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SlugFest

Pinside rating

This game received 88 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.695 /10

7.695

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #120 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.899

Artwork: 7.416

Sounds/Music: 6.992

Other Aspects: 7.964



Pinside staff rating

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6.662

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9.200/10
45 days ago
Great machine and it is fun to play, especially if you like baseball. This is the best pitch and bat machine out there. I have this machine with the card dispenser, my friends who are not into pinball love it. I added the famous Billy Ripkin Jr. card to the display and a Kirby Puckett card. It is simple to play and has a lot of humor. Some people say it is not a pinball machine and shouldn't be on here, but I'd rather play this than the Munsters or Stranger Things.
7.130/10
63 days ago
Best Pitch and Bat with respect to game features. Similar to some other P&B creative ball control to vary pitches. The heckler and card dispenser are also a treat.

This is definitely one of the more popular pins played when individuals new to hobby come over. Also great two player competitive fun.

If you have a larger collection (10+ pins), one P&B is a necessity and Slugfest is definitely a great option.
9.224/10
4 months ago
This is definitely not a 1 person game, although you can play it by yourself. But what a blast to play against someone! The calls out are great. I love the boo/trash talk button as the pitcher. The art work is hilarious and I keep picking up more jokes they represent ask I look at it more. The winning baseball cards is fantastic and has my son and all the kids in the neighborhood going crazy over it. Absolutely love it!
8.067/10
5 months ago
Oh man I have so many memories of playing this game for hours as a kid hoping to get a baseball card to drop out when I hit a home run!

This was such a cool aspect that you could pitch, and hit your way around the bases and keep up the score just like baseball. This was a very well executed game and I always enjoyed playing it.

PLAY BALL!
7.294/10
5 months ago
It’s a fun two player game. Tends to get old pretty quick if you are playing one player games. It’s a great machine to have around when your friends come over to cook out and watch the Braves try to secure their spot in the World Series.
6.661/10
8 months ago
This is basically a more modern pitch and bat game. Fun, easy to follow rules, and a 'must' for baseball fans.
3.183/10
9 months ago
Overall a fun game. No major thrills, but a good time none the less. Fun gor kids too.
8.941/10
9 months ago
Everything about it screams 90ies. Fantastic machine. Head to head play is incredible, the base stealing option adds loads of fun and i love that there's a "Boo" button. I enjoy pitch and bats in general and this one is a keeper.
9.432/10
9 months ago
Great game for head to head competition.
9.507/10
9 months ago
Obviously a pitch and bat...but for what it is...it’s fun. Definitely more fun with 2 player but fun nonetheless. If your looking for your first pinball machine...pass on this. But if you’re looking for a pitch and bat...this one knocks it out of the park!
9.416/10
9 months ago
So I have contemplated buying a Slugfest for years. This is a game I really enjoyed when I was younger. As far as pitch and bat games go.. I know some people prefer the older ones but for me this is as good as they come. I love the DMD animations. The callouts are great. The art package is good for what it is.. I don't think there is much more they could have done with the theme. Sound is solid. WPC boardset is reliable and easy enough to work on. Lighting definitely benefits from an LED upgrade. 2 player mode is a ton of fun to play with my son. Word of advice is that it is slightly wider than a standard body pinball even with the head off. Learned that the hard way when I had to have my wife rip the door off while I held the machine on at the bottom of the stairs!
6.706/10
1 year ago
Some what if a gimmick hybrid game, but still a crowd favorite. These seem to me to be harder to come by in arcades these days. It’s worth one or two plays, nothing spectacular, but fun. Don’t expect a true game of pinball as this is not true pinball. It’s this odd hybrid between pinball, arcade machine, and ticket redemption.
5.448/10
1 year ago
remember playing this in early 90's. probably loved it because if was giving me baseball cards. without the cards now, the game is very play once and forget. could not imagine having in my collection taking room for a once a month thing.
6.318/10
1 year ago
Own a 1959 United Deluxe pitch and bat..This game is dull and boring compared to the earlier models. Suggest you play a correct older game. WAY more fun!
8.623/10
1 year ago
I practically built two sets of Topps baseball cards playing this game back in the 90s. The card award kept me coming back. Hard to really classify this one as a pinball. I could time the swing to control the ball fairly well - slap as hit to left, center, or right fields. Home runs off that ramp were a bit of a challenge, but when you did you got rewarded with that *smack* of a bunch of cards being dispensed.
4.624/10
1 year ago
This was the only "pinball machine" at the kids party/arcade I attended and I was sorely disappointed. It would have been fantastic if I were looking for a pitch and bat game, or some other novelty game, and not looking to play pinball. I'm not sure how this is considered a pinball machine, other than the fact it does have pinballs in it, or why it is ranked on the pin 100. I would have rather played the worst ranked pin on the list than this. Some people obviously love it but it is not my cup of tea.
9.840/10
1 year ago
Best pitch and bat ever made. That being said this game is only at it's prime being played as a two player game. One player is boring but playing with somebody is a blast!!!
8.663/10
1 year ago
Very fun machine to play with friends. As others have said best pitch and bat game with the most features. Love the “ BOO “ button and smacking the heckler. Great humour in the art, just all around a well executed game that holds up just as well today as it did 25 years ago.
8.096/10
1 year ago
Just an overall SUPER FUN GAME... could be themed better, and could have a bit more to do but overall its just fun!
1.000/10
2 years ago
Not a pin
8.610/10
2 years ago
First pin I ever purchased over 15 years ago and I still have a blast playing this thing. Its kinda hard to rate this machine because its just a pitch and bat baseball game. So theres not much too it, but that's kinda the point. The worst thing about it I'd say is I don't really care too much for the "backglass". Everything else I love. Best pitch and bat machine by far. The card dispenser is a neat additional for sure. Fun on single player or 2 player. Great party game and you can easily play tournaments with your friends.
9.750/10
3 years ago
This is the ultimate Pitch and Bat game! Everyone who sees this game HAS to play it! I used to play the old school Pitch and Bat games with my Father. When he died last year, I bought this to remind my of him. This game has many options compared to the others including stealing bases and having to deal with hecklers! It also spits out baseball cards upon reaching certain levels. My suggestion is to LED it as it needs additional lighting in order to enjoy it to its fullest. A great game for all ages!
9.400/10
3 years ago
This is a great pitch and bat game...my entire family loves playing...whats really great is you can play against each other....
8.883/10
3 years ago
Slugfest was a real surprise. I half expected we would play it a little and quickly trade it but I think it has a permanent home in the collection. It's not exactly pinball but it is pinball-ish. It's a great WPC game and it's incredibly simple but the competition can get intense with 2 players. The kids love it. I love it. I mean... it rewards you with baseball cards when you hit home runs. That had to be so cool in the early 90s. The lighting is really my only complaint but I'm not sure how they would have done it differently in 1991 with all of that open space.
8.940/10
3 years ago
If you love pitch and bats, this is a great modern addition. Even better it offers head-to-head play. Probably not for serious pin-heads, but great for family and bros hanging out. I have owned two of these. Super fun game
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