Star Trek: The Next Generation

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This game received 872 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.489 /10

8.489

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #23 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.587

Artwork: 8.106

Sounds/Music: 8.408

Other Aspects: 8.539



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8.475

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9.100/10
27 days ago
So huge
6.118/10
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
6 months ago
Great game i think one of the best from a golden age of pinball!! 1993 who great games
5.765/10
7 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
8 months ago
This game was badass for its time but it’s still pretty cool
8.976/10
9 months 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
9 months 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
10 months 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
10 months ago
Another great Williams DMD. Good fun with the dual cannons and game modes.
9.700/10
11 months 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.
8.328/10
1 year ago
A hard game, but keeps you coming back for more. If you master this game, you’re already a wizard. The ColorDMD looks awesome on this game. Frustrating for a beginner, but very addictive.
9.600/10
1 year ago
First pin I bought. It's an amazing use of the theme, and perhaps the best wife body ever made. Think it's a better game than TZ. Sound is incredible, ball launch perhaps the best in a pin, varied gameplay, shots, and modes, just an amazing amount of depth overall. It's hard and unforgiving, but it will make you a better player, AND provide hours of gameplay without getting repetitive.
8.680/10
1 year ago
The best game i have ever played. Brilliant design and I’m really not into Star Trek as a tv-show or movie.
9.140/10
1 year ago
Challenging Gameplay with plenty of shots. Each game can be different (go for Modes, different Multiballs, Loops, Warp....). Borg Multiball with its lightning effects (and if you hit the Borg ship it is shooting back) each and every time spectacular. Outlanes are brutal; therefore I do recommend the Outlanes extensions.
Since years in my collection due to a good reason.
9.040/10
1 year ago
Star Trek: TNG is excellent, all around. Rare pin where the licensing got all the actors’ likenesses, their voices and just about everything from the series. Would have preferred a Borg Cube vs the use of the Renegade Borg ship, but understand it was either a licensing issue or the fact that a cube didn’t fit as well at a large enough size to look formidable. STTNG is a wide body Superpin that uses the entire playfield and a full integration with the series including The Borg, Romulans, Klingons and Ferengi.
Great modes, humor, toys, call outs, etc.. Plenty to do keeps this fresh. Love the Borg integration. The cannons are ok, but they should be called photon torpedo launchers (ha!).
8.324/10
1 year ago
The Star Trek license has been used a few times in pinball, this one is a top contender. The ramps shots are tough for me, but that shouldn't mean anything to anybody else.
8.860/10
1 year ago
Bought this game solely to keep for a short time and then flip. Never spent much time on a decent example of the title. I got it cleaned up and playing 100%, and started playing some games. So much for the flip, I'm probably never selling this pin. Since it was a Williams widebody, I thought it would be fairly easy like my DM. No such luck, this game is a drain monster, fast, and brutal. This game feels like the Cadillac of pinballs in terms of build quality. Glad I got my hands on one.
9.300/10
1 year ago
Epic B/W game that hits the sweet spot with enough depth to keep in a collection and approachable for new players. Original custom cast callouts are spot on with subtle humor, and the score is really well done, as it instills urgency and isn’t overly repetitive. Excellent use of the wide-body format since it doesn’t play slow or hang at the top of the playfield forever.
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