South Park

Pinside rating

This game received 222 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.140 /10

7.14

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #247 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 6.968

Artwork: 7.344

Sounds/Music: 7.017

Other Aspects: 7.146


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6.965

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9.000/10
44 days ago
This is a fun filled game. The rule set is very easy. But not every pinball has to have a deep ruleset. Lots of toys and fun to be had.
7.021/10
75 days ago
South park is a good theme, but the game is kind of boring to play. The modes are all quite boring both to get to and play. You start a mode by shooting the corresponding shot over and over, then once you start it, you usually just have to keep shooting the same shot you used to start it even more. There aren't too many modes in the game to get to the wizard mode. The sounds are good and match the show but could get annoying for some. The toilet toy is kinda cool to see the ball go into but nothing too spectacular. This game feels cheesy and somewhat boring to me, despite being a fan of the theme.
7.460/10
89 days ago
You gotta like the theme!
Or should that be a question…
When it comes to buying machines, two things really need to be taken into consideration:
1. How good (or bad) does it play? Is it fun enough where you won’t get bored of it or is it repetitive and lackluster.
2. Does the theme appeal to you? Are you a fan of the licensed product or the art style (if it’s not a IP based machine)? Do you only drink coffee but bought a Pepsi-Man Pinball even though Pepsi tastes like malted battery acid to you?
I wish they had made a Pepsi-Man pinball!!!

There are many people who buy machines because it’s “popular” or “valuable” and have no interest in the theme of it. Take for example that the 1990’s Addams Family movies weren’t actually very good, many people never even saw them but they want the pinball machine because it’s $$$$$!!!! and because it is incredibly fun.
Some properties can sell the machine without the game being all that great. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, for example.
South Park is Okay.
It’s better if you like South Park!
I do, but it’s certainly no top 100 game… maybe not even top 250.
But that’s not saying it’s a turd sandwich made by giant douches.
It’s fun, it entertains, but a casual fan would have a hard time adding this to their collection. The one major selling point is the Vchip option, or rather deactivating it so the swearing can begin in earnest!
Is it a $3000 machine? No, but some people will pay that much or more. Value is only based on how stupid you are willing to be in order to own something.
I’m not that stupid, I passed on one at $2400 because it was too much, even if I am a South Park fan.
In perfect operating condition, that would be a decent price, but the one I looked at worked, but needed a lot of little fixes… and flipper rebuilds.
Most people get rid of machines they are tired of. Most of the time to make room for something new. This one ends up being traded out a lot, and can frequently be found in operation out in the wild, which probably says something positive and negative about South Park.
7.288/10
4 months ago
Clearly based around the most basic crude humor from the first season of the show, which is to be expected since it was made in 1999. I love the show and would love to see an updated version of this game that involves the more clever comedy of the show. Even Matt and Trey knew that "Oh my god, you killed Kenny!" would only go so far. Still, the game is fun for a few plays and has a good amount of nostalgia factor.
6.646/10
5 months ago
This game is a weird collection of clunky shots and massive scoops.
8.800/10
5 months ago
hello I played pinball in 1999 and I had never seen the series I was childish I saw the series and I liked it in 2003 so I finally had the opportunity to buy it it is an excellent game and the theme is even the art of the board is consistent with the series if you liked the series it is a nice game to have
7.196/10
6 months ago
Good theme and is fun to play. Its no surprise that this was a huge hit for Sega.
9.076/10
8 months ago
Very fun game that matches the theme well. If you like the show and the early episodes then you will enjoy this pin a ton. 6 ball multi ball with 4 different multi ball modes makes this a heavy multi ball game. Most shots are fairly easy but the Stan Pat Lawlor style pop bumber shot is tough to complete. Not the deepest game but represents the theme well and gets a ton of laughs.
8.552/10
9 months ago
I wish another South Park game would come out. This game certainly has it flaws, but it is still fun to play. I would put this in my top 50, I think this game is criminally underrated. I'm a sucker for a good theme that resonates with me and I really enjoy it. I would rather play this than so many other games out there. If you are a fan of the show, you will probably like the game.
8.112/10
1 year ago
Bought one of these for my brother in 2006 as he was a big South Park fan. You have to know what you're getting into with South Park. It's rude, it's crude, and so is the pinball machine. It's not an overly-difficult machine and most shots are easy to make. It's great if you're a South Park fan.
8.900/10
1 year ago
Love this game so glad it's in my collection! :-)
7.523/10
1 year ago
South Park is a great game for players who are not hard core about complexity and difficulty. Casual players would find it fun and a great introduction to pinball. It's a fast game that shoots fairly easily, which is why most people dump on it. It is a little repetitive, and I wouldn't want it to be the only machine in my collection, but there are a lot worse games than this.
4.555/10
1 year ago
A massively wasted opportunity. I absolutely love South Park and pretty much everything Matt Stone&Trey Parker have done. Sadly this is a terrible machine. There are limitless opportunities with this great theme as the incredible machine from Zen Pinball on Playstation shows. Really wish some one would do this theme properly, would be an instant buy.
6.088/10
1 year ago
Can't stand South Park. Callouts and sounds are repetitive and annoying. I do like the game layout and it shoots well. Wide open easy shots.
7.600/10
1 year ago
The game says funny things the screen is funny and the game is about toilet and farts
6.850/10
1 year ago
Its an overall "meh" experience, its an easy game with a lot of what feels like not so good design and slowness. This game is riding on its theme.
6.247/10
2 years ago
Game is just a straight Mr. Hanky, I tried to enjoy the game since I’m a fan of the show but it’s just not there. It also doesn’t help that’s an early interpretation of what the show was. That being said, it could be forgiven if the game was at all fun. Maybe there is a perfect version of this game out there that is really dialed in, but I just couldn’t get behind it.
8.312/10
2 years ago
No serious pinhead likes this game. Not sure why. Is it the call outs? The poo? The cheezy poofs? Well, I have to say it was one of the most popular games I ever had. I regret selling it now, but hindsight is 20/20. Anyone that was not a serious pinball player went to it first. Guests would play that game first over any other. This was at a time when I had Twilight Zone, Theatre of Magic, and Centaur II. I think some of the more serious games get intimidating to new players, but South Park had people laughing and coming back over and over. Great multiball, fun to play a casual game, but perfect for parties. Wish I still had it.
6.965/10
2 years ago
Not a South Park hater or a big fan. I guess in moderation would be the operative word. With this pin, moderation is not really its strong suit. It can be obnoxious and repetitive, probably because the theme is really well integrated. The shots are easy enough, so its ok to kill some time with if you see one on location. Don't see one in my home collection anytime soon, but if you are a mega South Park fan I think you would be satisfied with this pin.
4.668/10
2 years ago
As someone who like the show, you’d think I’d like the pin....nope. It’s been said hundreds of times but the game is just SO repetitive and the sounds are ridiculously obnoxious—-not funny obnoxious, just annoying obnoxious (“woman I just have you sweet lovin’ a minute ago”). The game is clearly aimed at beginners and I see why it did well on location but it is just NOT a great game for a collection. The shots are quite easy, but just feel...off to me. The art is fair (it’s not like South Park is known for its incredible animation), and there are a few funny gags (having the pop bumpers make farting sound effects is hilarious—-for awhile), but Stern just didn’t put in enough audio variety. Even at a lower price, this game gets a hard pass for me.
8.760/10
2 years ago
This game has a simple rule set that is easy to remember. It makes it fun playing as you always know what you have to complete to make it to the next level of play. The theme is great with lots of hooks to the show!
7.684/10
2 years ago
I feel like this pin is fairly simple, and I like that in ways, but I much prefer a deeper game that requires more skill and thought. Still, this is what South Park should be. I do enjoy the shots and the playfield gimmicks. The sounds get a bit repetitive, but that's OK overall. I definitely look forward to putting more games in on this, but it hasn't left enough of an impression for me to want it in my personal collection.
6.812/10
2 years ago
The first pinball I’ve ever owned but strange luck. Gameplay is fun but gets monotonous after a few plays. Ramp for multiball/Mr. Hankey is hard to get.
6.224/10
2 years ago
I fully agree with many of the comments of this game, but for some strange reason I enjoy it. Something entertaining about this pin and it makes no sense. Its repetitive and can be annoying at times but as a fan of the show I do enjoy this pin in my collection. I see this sticking around for awhile.
5.546/10
2 years ago
Funny game to play a few times, cool toys.
Art is bad. if you are a fan of the show you will like it, if not steer clear.
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