Star Trek: The Next Generation

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This game received 903 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.483 /10


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: 8.094

Sounds/Music: 8.418

Other Aspects: 8.527

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3 years 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
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Perfect game. Lots to do and great call outs. Fun machine and one of the best integrations of themes.
3 years ago
Resistance is futile.
3 years ago
I didn’t like this game before I became a collector. Now I do. I think I was too unfamiliar with the feel of widebodies. They shoot differently, with more space and shot variety, at least on this game. Excellent layout, possibly Richie’s best ever. Fun shots, cool ramps and wireforms. Modes are distinct, and the music and callouts are immersive. How you feel about the art depends how much you like this hand-drawn style. It’s not bad, the playfield looks pretty good. I’m not a fan of the translite, but there are alternates. I finally own one of these now, a nice example. I’m learning more and more about it, and I understand the appeal now.
3 years 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!!
3 years ago
Fun and very deep, beautiful machine, after many years i have this game, is always fun to play.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Fun and realy DEEP. The rules are awsome.
3 years 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.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Great shots, theme, and toys... The audio is probably the best, most fitting in any game. With the drain reducers, this game belongs in every collection.
3 years ago
I have never been a fan of star trek next generation it looks cool but I just don't like the way it feels when you play it.
4 years ago
really fun widebody pin. plenty of shots, and very satisfying when you hit them. i love the sound as it reacts to the player, and always a rush to loop the ball around. nice fast widebody with a fun theme! i want one
4 years ago
Just cant get into this one. Too floaty, too much going on. The cannon wasn't that great on T2 and the need to put two of them on this game doesn't make sense to me. just not that much fun
4 years ago
Simply a great game, so many different ways to play and enjoy.
4 years ago
unbeliveble pin!! great theme
one the best williams!!
4 years ago
Great game..lots of stuff goin on. Love the launch wireform from the start.
4 years ago
Love the show, love the game, lots to do, but not too complicated. I play this game at least once every time im at the arcade.
4 years ago
State of the art. One of the most successful merge of rules, music, lightning and action put together in a pinball machine. Still a reference piece.
4 years ago
Star Trek is an awesome pin that really feels like it was ahead of its time. My one major complaint are the dreaded outlanes as I often feel cheated when I am playing well and without warning the ball drains and there's no way I could have avoided it. However, everything else really stands out, the sound, the feel, the rule set. Great pin.
4 years ago
Just picked this game up after selling two of my other pins. This game has it all, not only are replacement parts available and mods that can be done, but it has just simple fun game play that anyone would like, but hard to master. You don't have to be a star trek fan to enjoy this game. Ramps, multiball, dot-matrix mini games, as well has hidden easter eggs in the coding of the game. Glad I sold my pins for this gem. One of Williams finest designs, period.
4 years ago
Love the cannon and wide body. Didn't like that the video game mode was always the same pattern and could be memorized. Overall a great pin though as of late find myself not playing it much now that I have newer pins...
4 years ago
I'm not a Next Gen fan AT ALL, but overall, this pin is pretty awesome. From video mode to shooting the cannons, the deeper you get into this game the more fun it is. Once again, if you see this game, play it! You'll be glad that you did.
4 years ago
I am not a huge Star Trek fan but I added this to my collection anyway and boy am I glad I did. I love this game and the rule set is just so damn addictive. Lots to do and see and with the added voice ROM it makes you grin...we will never surrender.....unless you pay us enough
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