Sound Stage

Pinside rating

This game received 7 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 6.542 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #270 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 6.554

Artwork: 6.556

Sounds/Music: 1.5

Other Aspects: 6.513

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1 year ago
I went into this game with low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. Most of what is said of Chicago Coin isn't good, but this must be an exception.

Bonus is valuable in this game, as is the prominent but risky spinning disk. Mechanically this game has some fun quirks, like that spinning disk scores points by using a rotating shutter and a photocell! The game also uses a combination of traditional open relays, and the more modern enclosed relays plugged into a board, the industry was certainly changing.

I never got into using the upper right part of the playfield where the kickout hole was, seemed like somewhat wasted space, but the rest of the layout is pretty good! I wish there was a way to win an extra ball without the ball draining, but oh well. Interesting that on a music themed game you collect letters A-F. Seems like they could have found somewhere to add a letter G to make it fit that alphabet.

The chimes are an oddity, being a doorbell mechanism. They sound fine, but just seems cheap compared to real chimes...and if you have dogs that might get interesting.

The art is nice, especially the cabinet art. The music theme is why we bought it for a friend, having the guitars, notes, etc on the side is much nicer than the random shapes on many EM cabinets.

Overall this was a pretty addictive game that was hard to let go of. It was bought with the intention of fixing it for a friend, but I sure wanted to keep it.
2 years ago
Points for a creative layout but not particularly fun to play or look at.
7 years ago
A decent layout, a spinning disk, some lanes, a kickout hole and some stand-up targets make this a pretty average game. The layout is good, you can reach the upper pf via the right lane but due to a lack of stuff to aim at this game gets old fast.
8 years ago
The spinner shot can be big points, but it can pose as a huge risk also. Very unique for an EM to have something actually move. Layout leaves much to be desired but by far not the worst EM I have ever played.
9 years ago
The Sound Stage design is one of the worst games I have ever played...

The Pros:
Ummm... yeah... No T-Rex.

The Cons:
Looks, plays and feels like... well... junk.

The Takeaway:
Take me away to another pinball game.
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