Star Trek: The Next Generation

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This game received 896 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.495 /10

8.495

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #22 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.603

Artwork: 8.104

Sounds/Music: 8.422

Other Aspects: 8.54


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9.136/10
28 days ago
Usually a theme pulls me into the table - I never had any interest in Star Trek until I played this table.

Great playfield, varied missions, incredibly fun cannons, some hard some easy shots and of course great, recognisable call outs and sounds from the series.

One of my all time favorites - thank you Mr. Data!
9.220/10
81 days ago
Love the widebody. So many shots, so many challenges. Great callous and theming take me right back to the 90s. Great pin.
9.760/10
88 days ago
STTNG delivers one of the most amazing pinball experiences.

This widebody superpin is just packed with theme enriching shots and goodness.

From tihe moment you select your shooter award, the ball hudles in a enterprise like spiral onto the playfield.

Call outs from the full cast complement every mode and moment.

Picard maneuver shot, quite possibly the best shot in pinball, the classic "Steve Ritchie" shot is dialed in to the bnest potential that only this wide body could deliver on. Achiving > warp 9 is an exeprience in itself.

Dual phasers are the ultimate toy, again fitting the theme perfectly. Multiple multiball encounters in the neutral zone.. super spinners, borg multiball, stacking multiball with Q.. easter eggs such as breakout and riker poker.. I could go on and on, but really you just need to own this pin to fully appreciate this complete package.

The only thing holding me back from a perfect score would be perhaps some slight adjustments to the rules to better balance some scoring aspects for more competative play, particularly when Extra balls might not be available. Also some cases where the music could shift more seamlessly to the next mode, in rare occasions, it feels like a software adjustment could mitigate this.
6.510/10
88 days ago
For me this game hasn't aged well and the more recent Stern release is just a better example of a Star Trek game for me... In my country (the UK) people want upwards of £6000 for this machine and I honestly don't get the facination with it. Save your money and buy something better with your cash!
9.360/10
3 months ago
very fun gale and also one of my favourites
9.620/10
3 months ago
This is one of the best machine of the early 90. Together with TZ will complement excelent and you will have the best of this era ( and better than new 2000 machines) the price is quiet accessible for the quality and fun you are getting. I will recommend to everyone. I prefer it over IJ
8.960/10
3 months ago
As a fan of TNG, the callouts are as good as it gets in pinball. Theme integration is also about as good as it gets.

I always thought this would be my first pin, but after playing more pinball over the years, I find it plays a bit clunky. “Fluid” is not a word I would use to describe this pin... other than that glorious initial helix loop of course.

Still, a marvelous piece for any collection. The dual cannon shot is one of my favorite gimmicks in pinball. So satisfying to land, but so frustrating when you miss.... and then Data rubs it in! But them when he tries again and Picard cuts him off? “Thank you Mr. Data” That, my friends, is a god-tier pinball callout.
9.080/10
4 months ago
Widebody games are fun.
Games for collections. The right outlane sucks.
The final frontier is a funny end. Very easy
9.100/10
5 months ago
So huge
6.118/10
7 months ago
Very cool ball plunge and ramp. Good theming. I like the long shots in this game. I liked it very much but, in the end it didn't hold my attention like the modern games do.
9.260/10
7 months ago
Excellent game. I live for Borg multiball. Makes all the difference to have the actual cast doing the voices. The music is just as good as the show, but it tends to grind on me after a while, due to the repetition. A giant pain to maintain, but an absolute pleasure to play.
9.660/10
8 months ago
This is one of the best Williams Dmd pin, absolute iconic. It's fun to play, great missions, perfect game level, just awesome. Toys are two shooters, ramps have flow.

One of ritchies best
7.904/10
8 months ago
Fun pin that is a bit dated now (but isn't dated enough to be a classic). Loaded playfield has lots to do, but mods are a bit clunky, but the shots are fun.
9.700/10
8 months ago
This game has been on my wish list ever since I first got exposed to pinball back in 2004 (about 9 years before I ever bought my first pinball machine). I have been lucky enough to recently aquire a really nice machine that needed a little work but is in great physical shape! I am a huge Star Wars and Star Trek fan (yes, you can like both) and I believe that this pinball machine nailed the essence of the STTNG show and experience better than any other Star Trek themed machine ever made! This game is so much fun to play, fast paced, great music (STTNG theme song and REAL STTNG character voices, even Jean Luke Pikard!). The game has DATA, Q, etc. I love this game and in my mind it is a top 10 machine (Honestly number 2 on my list only because Deadpool is so amazing)! I highly recomend if you have the chance to play it, go for it and even better yet, if you can buy one, snatch it up, you will never get tired of playing this game. Everyone that sells it, misses it and wants it back. In fact, the guy I bought it from keeps contacting me and asking if I ever want to get rid of it to please sell it back to him (not happening but I humor him, LOL)! STTNG gets an A++ in my opinion!
8.916/10
9 months ago
Great wide body game, fast and fun. Music and call outs are great. The borg mode is awesome. Will own again.
8.803/10
10 months ago
Such a good game which like LOTR benefits from having the cast from the TV show doing the callouts.

I guess being a fan of the show helps because I love it when the music cranks up. The there incorporation is first class and everything seems to make sense.

The shots flow as you'd expect and the Alpha and Beta ramp shots are particularly satisfying. Borg multiball is fantastic with the sinister voice of the collective and darkening of the playfield.

I'm not a massive fan of the cannons and the machine is quite temperamental to maintain. However getting through to the final frontier is great fun and building up warp levels can be quite exhilarating.

There are better games out there but for a 90's machine it's an impressive bit of kit.

I'd advice anyone purchasing to get the lane extenders because it's brutal for side drains.
7.633/10
11 months ago
Star wars is one of those pinball machines you never really get tired of playing but you can't understand why.
9.660/10
11 months ago
Great game i think one of the best from a golden age of pinball!! 1993 who great games
5.765/10
11 months ago
I know at one point everyone loved this game because it the toys were new and exciting but unfortunately the game hasn't aged well at all. Clunky and repetitive. Some fun shots but not as fun as I remember it being. Maybe newer games are just more fun than some of these old timers.
6.931/10
1 year ago
This game was badass for its time but it’s still pretty cool
8.976/10
1 year ago
This is a sentimental favourite for my son and I, having watched all the Strek Trek series together. Fantastic theme integration with call outs and music, along with modes all combine to create an awesome machine. There are a variety of multiballs and Final Frontier wizard mode allowing players numerous gameplay strategies. Dual cannons and a Borg ship that fires balls back at you, as well as a shuttle, Klingon and Romulan ships all adds to world under glass. And there is nothing sweeter than hitting a Picard maneuver!

The outlanes can be challenging at first however a fun and rewarding game that never gets old. Engage!
9.800/10
1 year ago
Star Trek TNG is well deserving to be ranked as a top tier DMD game. The callouts from the original cast members is spot on. Sinking a shot from both rotating cannons is very satisfying. The variety of missions and multiballs keeps things interesting. Cabinet art is spot on. Backbox art lets the player know all the actors are in the game. The game has an appropriate amount of toys from Klingon ship, Romulan ship, Borg ship and a Federation shuttle. The Borg multiball is definitely the highlight of the game starting with cannon shots then going to a multiball. Completing all missions rewards the player with the Final Frontier 6 ball multiball.

I recommend installing cometpinball’s led kit, really makes the machine pop! Also, the laser sights for the cannons. If you plan to own, this widebody is HEAVY! Plan on having to rewire the cannons at some point, after a thousand turns the original wires become brittle.
9.040/10
1 year ago
As a huge STTNG fan, this is the one machine that is never leaving - despite the fact that I find the game play difficult. Fast, frustrating and fun. I've never been a huge fan of tie-in games, this one is different as I feel the theme is a well integrated as any I have ever seen. The fact that all of the actors lent their voice to the game is just stellar. I have a nice copy that I have (IMHO) tastefully modded up - painted Borg ship, upgraded the playfield ships with better and more attractively lit versions, etc. Stunning with LED's. Pride of place in my small collection.
8.564/10
1 year ago
Another great Williams DMD. Good fun with the dual cannons and game modes.
9.700/10
1 year ago
My favorite machine. Enjoyable missions with good variety (favorite and most thematic is "Rescue" where each contact made loads someone onto a shuttle and ramp shots launch them to safety!).
Plentiful and varied multi-balls (Cardassian 2-ball, Ferengi add-a-ball, Borg 3-ball and the "Final Frontier" 6-ball wizard mode).
Playfield is a bit dark, but I've swapped a few bulbs for LEDs and brightened mine up.
If I could change something, I'd add a more interesting game to the "holodeck" than flying a shuttle through a tunnel in 3rd person view. I still remember the feeling of disappointment the first time I started a holodeck mission and saw what it was. I wasn't expecting Stephen Hawking to materialize next to the machine or anything, but something more than a 8-bit driving game from the 1970s. That said, you can play Poker or Breakout (another 1970s 8-bit game) instead.
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