Star Trek: The Next Generation (Williams, 1993)

Star Trek: The Next Generation

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This game received 790 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.497 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #14 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.574

Artwork: 8.148

Sounds/Music: 8.464

Other Aspects: 8.531

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5 days ago
Another game a truly love, i am more of an Original Series fan..and have only seen a few episodes and films from the next gen crew but this game is a blast to play and is a lasting memory from my hometown bowling alley..great shots, great features, awesome layout and callouts..highly recommend!
8 days ago
Top of my current wish list!! I still remember the day the first episode aired!!!! The theme fits perfectly with the game. Find a well tuned game and it will kick your a**! STTNG is an overall great game that new players will enjoy and seasoned vets will play "just one more time".
12 days ago
Fantastic machine. Total Package.. LED's and alternate translate put it over the top.
54 days ago
Game is decent to play, definitely a good Pin but not stellar
78 days ago
One of the first pins I ever bought and still one of my all time favorites. It’s a deep game and perfect for a home collection if you have to patience to maintain it. The theme and mood of the game is awesome. As far as upkeep goes, the cannons can be problematic. This is a very exciting and satisfying machine overall.
81 days ago
For the most part this game is great! I enjoy getting the Frontier Mode. The sound track is off the chain!
3 months ago
One of my all-time favorite pins. If not for the difficulty in maintaining this machine I'd probably have one. I love the dual phasers and large amount of things to do. The theming is perfect and for the show, but I wish it was a little more violent. The backglass art is perfect but the stuff on the field could be a little bit better. The sound is amazing and I don't think I'll ever get tired of the TNG theme playing over and over.
4 months ago
Great pinball. I am not a fan of the show or the movie, but I like the pin. Great sound and callouts, great ships and a good gameplay
4 months ago
Great game especially if you're a fan of the show. Theming is perfect, the voice callouts are epic and include the entire crew. Like most widebodies, the game can feel floaty if your not connecting on shots. Get in some rhythm and this game is a blast. The modes are varied and collecting artifacts is always a challenge. A must own for any pinball fan, Treky or not. This is my second time owning STTNG.
4 months ago
There is little not to like about this game.
5 months ago
The pros:
Audio package is amazing with all the voice actors! Game music is great. Art is very good and all unique from what i can tell. Playfield has some great shots and toys. Ruleset is decent as there's plenty of spectacle on this game to make it stand out.

The cons:
The cannons/inlanes/outlanes arrangement puts me off this game alot. So many unavoidable drains and those cannons, whilst awesome when in use, are blocking massive playfield real estate. The game is more enjoyable once the shots are dialed in, sometimes If I havent played in a while the ball finds the edges of targets and posts almost constantly, and whilst that's mainly my fault for not playing better, it does give the impression of less flow when compared to some of Ritchie's other games. Also this machine breaks down alot...there's no rating for that so i haven't taken any points off for it, but this game goes down 2 or 3 times per pinball show I attend.
6 months ago
in my top 10 for sure.
7 months ago
My all time favorite game, and I've played a lot! Shots, flow, rules. sounds and music all top notch. A true Steve Ritchie classic!
7 months ago
This game is one of my favorites. Steve Ritchie games are always fun and this one has the added benefit of being a theme that I love.
7 months ago
I bought a very modded pin so haven’t spent much time on a stock pin. It is an awesome experience. Probably one of the coolest pin experiences ever. The pin is just excellent , fun and fast. A ton to do and great for the family
8 months ago
I love the show, so I may be biased, but I really enjoy this machine. Lots of fun modes to play, and its a great player really. Good use of characters and artwork to really take advantage of the licensing.
9 months ago
Resistance is futile. Sadly I've yet to play a TNG that's fully functional and properly lit. Still on the wishlist!
9 months ago
I know this is a popular, high-ranking game, but I just can't get into this one. Many shots are cool, and the code is actually good, deep and with decent modes. But the playfield is cluttered, to me, and it feels clunky and very difficult. I experience some cheap drains and the games I've played on location have been poorly lit and felt dated. This game hasn't aged well, in my opinion. Many Williams games from the early 1990's are better. I respect the fact that people really like this game. It's just not my personal cup of tea. Nice theme integration.
9 months ago
Best sound call outs in pinball? I vote yes. Whether you love Star Trek or not, this game is a gem. Love it.
10 months ago
Being a huge Trekkie this game was a no brained for me. The laser cannons anthe Picard manuver offer some difficult shots and Picardy opening monologue is
Perfect. This is a really fun game!!
10 months ago
Fun and very deep, beautiful machine, after many years i have this game, is always fun to play.
10 months ago
Have had this for over a year now, so can adequately put a review in.

What else to say about this, a work of art by the Master Steve Ritchie. Just an amazingly fun game, that is both super deep; and just pulse pounding exciting. So many different ways to play this; I've played it close to 800 times in a year, and it gets better each time I play it.

Outlanes can be tough; but you can adjust kickback setting, I keep it at hard because the game is more fun that way to me. Excellent them integration; I'm not a trekkie; so really didn't think I would dig the pin; but with a color DMD and Flipper Fidelity speakers, this is a true treat to play.

It's fully dialed in; and that is a must; as that right flipper ramp shot into the ship ball lock, is just so damn satisfying.

One negative, might be the reliance on the right scoop straight ahead to start modes; but once you lock in the shots, this has flow for days; best flowing wide body I have every played...A huge thumbs up and really shows that B/W and SR are the kings of Pin.
10 months ago
Fun and realy DEEP. The rules are awsome.
11 months ago
Like Indiana Jones, I have to give this game a 10.0. I still like MM, TWOZ and TZ better, but there is nothing I can ding this one on.
11 months ago
Fun mode based pin with quite a bit to do. Modes are pretty fun and collecting the artifacts is good incentive to play them. Cool layout and fun shots. The side ramp is super satisfying and is probably the best side ramp in pinball. Overall a fun mode based pin.
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