Star Trek (Pro)

Pinside rating

This game received 470 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.336 /10

8.336

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Star Trek". The group itself ranks #18 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.54

Artwork: 7.524

Sounds/Music: 8.133

Other Aspects: 8.69



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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Star Trek (Pro)".
The other version is: Star Trek (Premium/LE)


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7.924/10
27 days ago
Need the premium or le in this title. The rgb lights make this game.
7.892/10
37 days ago
Unlike most people, I'd have to say I liked the movies this pin is based on; though I have to say at the outset the artwork/translite and callouts lack creativity and passion. The best part of this pin is the gameplay itself: it's fast and furious, has AMAZING combos (the shot on the upper flipper feels awesome), and the rules are deep but easy to understand. The ship at the center of the upper playfield is fun to hit, though, given the theme, I do feel the game could have been spruced up so much more with more toys and figures on the playfield (no young Spock?). Overall though, a super fun pin, as justified by its top 20 ranking.
8.460/10
37 days ago
I love the way this shoots and it is sort of like a modern day Attack from Mars! Good use of lockdown bar button and the counting of the warp shot is genious!
9.172/10
40 days ago
This game is an absolute flow monster, and the speed is unmatched. The art isn't the greatest, but if you're looking for a game that will keep you on your toes while hitting combos you could only imagine - this is the game. I will say it's the best pro model of any Stern game i've played to date, hands down - If you're on the fence about losing some extra lighting and a difference in wireforms, don't worry the pro is a fantastic buy.
A blend of Attack from Mars with an amazing upper flipper to warp ramp, almost every shot is makeable from either flipper if you like to backhand - seriously this game will have you coming back for more all the time.
7.844/10
63 days ago
Fun game for basic and advanced players. Nice flow and fast game play. Good sound effects and speech from the 1st 2 movies.
8.040/10
84 days ago
Love the gameplay, not a huge fan of the theme/art.
8.992/10
3 months ago
I really like this game. The large ship that jostles about when hit is so cool. I put a few dollars into this machine and wanted to come back for more(place had like 20 pins so...gotta spread my quarters out).

I'm a huge fan of Star Trek. Not as big of a fan of the movie(s) this is based on, but it's not bad. The theme is great and any Trek fan would probably love to have this pin. In some ways the game is pretty basic, but those games appeal to me. Simple rules, great shots, good lighting, fun toys/targets, and decent artwork. Can't ask for much more. I only own older tables from the early 80s and 70s, but this is probably my 5th favorite modern Stern. Modern pins have a bit more going on, but this one is just plain fun.
8.832/10
4 months ago
One of my all time favorites. Looks great. Plays great. You see it and say man what’s this... walk up and see the ramps, see the spaceship.... damn i gotta play this.

Then the play doesn’t disappoint. Ramps are fast and fun. The warp ramp is sick and a slick shot from the 3rd flipper is repeatable if you can get in the groove.

Hitting the Vengeance and watching it rock and tilt is one of the best toys in pinball.

The modes and coding are so good. So easy to understand. Hit the flashing lights was never better. Complete 3 of the modes in a straight line on the big lights triangle in the middle of the flippers and you get double ramps, double spinners, or double bumpers. Pick your mode before each shot. Each mode is 3 deep. Super easy to get into and understand.

It looks great. It plays great.

Edited: have owned this game in my house for months now. The only thing it doesn't have is a video mode. Nearly perfect game. Have decked mine out with mods and a shaker. Fast, technical, brutal, fun, zero to not like.
7.701/10
4 months ago
Games played: ~5, >200 on Pinball Arcade

Layout/Toys:
Exceptional layout with good flow.
The warp ramp and the under the flipper shot are nice additions.
There aren't any toys on this game, but the focus is clearly on having easy and combo-able shots.
The only thing that would make the game more interesting is something like a captive ball instead of a target for the black hole.

Rules:
It's a mode based game with some follow the blinking lights rules.
Nothing special there and also there's not much else to do outside of modes.
The three in a row and three in a colum are a good idea, but there isn't really any incentive to go for columns instead of kobiyashi.
Multiballs along with punch it are ok as well.
Some things like upgrading modes need a lot more explaination during gameplay.

Display/Lighting/Integration:
Well the focus is on the colored mode lights so that's the majority of the lightshow.
Besides that there are some nice light swoops here and there.
Also the game can get way to bright sometimes, e.g. during super spinner.
The DMD work is pretty awesome with the looping background animation during modes.

Gameplay:
Shoots absolutely fantastic. That's the whole point of the game.

Art:
The playfield is intersting with the small white dots and lines, and solves the problem of not having randomly photoshopped characters. But then there is also just Star and not Star Trek, so whatever.
Translite is ok, cabinet looks good.

Sound:
Small beeps and boops (with high frequency) as the main sound as well as some mode sounds get annoying or repetitive quickly. Callouts contribute to that.
Music is completely unnoticable.

Theme:
I can't comment on how well the show has been integrated because I don't care about the show.
Compared to the other Star Trek games, this one feels a bit "disconnected" or too "general".

Lastability/Fun:
Very fun game because of the flow and combos (even incentivized in code).
When playing the modes over and over again it becomes a bit boring.
8.303/10
5 months ago
Flows really well, esp. multiple warp shots. Nice balance of ramps and targets. Really like the sounds and call outs. Even though I'm an original-series star trek fan, I enjoyed the recent ST movies with Chris Pine et al., and this game represents the movie well.
6.313/10
5 months ago
I was in the hobby when this came out new, same year as WOZ. I remember all the excitement around WOZ and getting to play that game for the first time at my nearest pinball arcade. I remember being very underwhelmed by WOZ, however the arcade also had the newest Stern game which was this. I spent the rest of the night playing star trek. Years later I finally had the budget to buy newer games and this was the one. The thrill of the fast pace of this game, the flow, the sounds, the vengeance ship, klingon multiball, is just amazing for the first few games. However after owning for a while, I started playing less and less. As good as the game was I was just not getting better at it and would usually have the same game all the time, sometimes completing all the modes at level 1 and making it to the wizard mode and most of the times not. It doesn't help that although I'm a huge star trek fan, the reboot movies were not my favorite. Just like this game, they were shiny and fast paced, but I'm not going to picking them back up to watch years later. Also changing out the backglass translite for an alternate is a must for the pro, can't think of a more boring backglass.
8.896/10
5 months ago
Love the sound effects, animations and smooth shots. Vengeance is a blast! Character call-outs really add to the game.
9.303/10
6 months ago
Special place for this one because it is what got me hooked on pinball in my early 20s after having not played since being a kid. Really fun, good shot variety and the Klingon multiball actually feels rewarding because lighting the locks isn’t super easy and you need to do it again to get the last lock. Sounds are great. Not a lot of cheap drains so you can really get in a flow. The back glass for me is very meh I feel like they could have done a way better job on that, otherwise I love it highly recommend.
8.160/10
7 months ago
My 3rd pin.

Traded my TF LE for it and in the limited amount of time that I had it (I had to trade it to get my AF) it's a very fun game with a lot of different modes. The Enterprise is a great toy on the field. I wish I would've got to keep it around longer as it's a great game to play and learn.
6.434/10
7 months ago
Amazing shooting game, pretty horrendous art and audio.
8.508/10
7 months ago
It's a game that I keep coming back to, and it keeps making me smile. Sure, all the modes are the same, but I don't care. Great game for beginners and advanced players -- one people gravitate to on route and in game rooms. Knocked it down for the backglass and the original sound track, but the gameplay rocks.
8.580/10
8 months ago
Great layout great lighting great set of rules .... very nice lay out .... very hard game to beat
10.000/10
8 months ago
I'm an absolute Star Trek fan and have searched a long time until I got this machine and it was worth the wait. A super pin, super fast good animations, is a lot of fun if you can often hit the warp ramp and the ramps are very fast. The playing area is very clear and very bright. Cool multiball and just doesn't get boring. will never give the pin back.
8.745/10
9 months ago
So I have had a pro for about 2 months now and am in love with it. Its 100% Steve Ritchie. The lightshow is awesome, I could only imagine it in full RGB like the LE. The sound effects are topnotch as well as the dots.
What I love about the game the most is thats its simple to learn. It feels like a old Williams game, brought to modern standards.
Of the modern Sterns, this is hands down the best of the DMDS.
9.376/10
10 months ago
Great game. Warp ramp is satisfying to make over and over again. Callouts are good. This game is a lot like Spider-Man and Evan a bit too much for me but other than I have no huge issue with this pin.
8.516/10
11 months ago
If you are a star trek fan, this is a must buy. It is great for the price point, and there isn't much fall off from the LE.
8.556/10
11 months ago
I'm more of an EM guy and I gotta say this is far and away my favorite of the newer games. Outstanding.

One of the big turnoffs of newer games is how opaque the rules are. Not here. You'll need to figure out a few things (Captain's Chair, away team, etc.) but for the most part the game guides you along very well - and in a fun way! - with lights pointing the way.

I'm a big Trek fan but I still haven't seen any of the new movies besides the first one, but it doesn't feel necessary. I'm sure I'd get more out of it, but it's fun anyway. Love the Prime Directive one. "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero" is genuinely creepy. And the game does not get bogged down with endless DMD animations. Looking at you, basically every game newer than this one.

THIS LAYOUT THOUGH is where the game is and it is awesome. It's fast, but it's as fast as you want it to be. You can try for as many combos as you want (I love the secret ones) or you can slow the pace down. But if you're an android like Data you could keep the ball in constant motion.

Ok, downsides: you're going to want the left kickback and the fiber optics that the LE games have. The backglass is boring.

Overall though this is my favorite game made since, oh, about 1990. Engage! (Oh wait wrong Star Trek. And this is second to Attack from Mars for newer games. Anyway close enough.)

*Wife approval* "Why do you like this game so much?" she asks. She's not annoyed; she genuinely wonders why I'm so bonkers over it. "Because look *moves fingers in arrows around the playfield* if you play perfectly the ball never stops, and blah blah..." She loses interest and plays something else, but comes back to this one sometimes. Can't win 'em all.
9.600/10
11 months ago
So fast and so fun! Ability to combo on this machine is unreal, plays like a dream. The Vengeance is a great toy and love that it fires back at you. This was my first pin and won't leave my collection for a long time. I play it daily.
8.772/10
1 year ago
Great game that is extremely fast and fun. Only complaint would be that the modes can be a bit repetitive.
7.438/10
1 year ago
Not a fan, I know this game is rated high. Compicated and deep sure but its too damn complicated for a casual player like myself. The artwork is terrible not that that should make or break a game but I'd have expected the playfield to at least look a look a little better. Each mode seems redundant and I just don't see the draw of this game nor do I see how its rated as high as it is. Maybe I'll change my mind but until then its not a game that I enjoy playing.

Update Feb 21:
As my skills have improved I've learned to appreciate this game more as well as play a better version of it. I changed a few of my ratings based upon this but still dock it severely for the blah artwork.
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