Skyrocket

Pinside rating

This game received 7 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.740 /10

8.74

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #1 in the Pinside EM Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.77

Artwork: 8.986

Sounds/Music: 2.114

Other Aspects: 8.628


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8.605/10
6 years ago
Very good game all around.
Great PF lightshow with varying shots to activate features.
Fun enough to make you want to try again.
7.966/10
6 years ago
Never been a fan of EM's but lately I have gotten into them so started to look for one to buy. Was going to buy another until I saw this. Very colorful game with easy ruleset and not as unforgiving as a lot of EM's.
9.474/10
7 years ago
Wow, after seeing this on YouTube, Ron's pinball videos I had to pick one up. What a light show for an EM! The shots are varied and fun. The top gate and right outlane gates are fun and the double saucers are a blast. Add the variability of the Skyrocket and you have a great two player battle on your hands.

I know this is a rare game but for the life of me I cannot understand why it was manufactured in such small numbers.

It only lacks inlanes and a bonus counter otherwise it would be next to perfect. The outlines are killer, and seem to suck the ball in, but that just adds to the fun.

A must play machine for all EM fans and my new favorite EM as of this time.
8.947/10
7 years ago
A Harry Williams designed pinball game for Bally? Who would have known...

The Pros:
A progressive layout (shades of Stern v.1) that doesn't look like the standard issue Ted Zale layout of Bally at the time. The art package is great! I don't know who did it and the BG certainly looks like Christian Marche or Jerry Kelley put this pax with some wonderful warm and friendly colors. The layout has a bit of Fireball in it with the 2 saucers and the lane to the upper left, but wait... there is an orbit lane to the top with rollovers that activate PF features, SOLID! There are no inlanes on this table, so you'd better be able to use that center post and activate your tap pass feather touch! Hitting the saucers at the right time to maximize your score with the cycling lit inserts scoring as they run up the PF. You will need to prioritize hitting the center/side targets, or the left lane and then the upper left standup behind the gate to open the gate to the shooter lane as both the outlanes on this game are hungry hungry pin-hippos.

The Cons:
Try to find one if you can. It took me years.

The Takeaway:
A stunning and relatively rare game with a good deal of game in it when properly tuned. Harry Williams only designed 2 games for Bally. This and the similarly themed (and featured, but not laid out) Firecracker. I'm still looking for a firecracker and that game had decent production numbers as compared to this one. This game looks and plays great! On my want list.
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