Star Trek (Pro)

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This game received 439 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.278 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Star Trek". The group itself ranks #15 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.471

Artwork: 7.474

Sounds/Music: 8.1

Other Aspects: 8.597

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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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19 days 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.
42 days 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.
69 days 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.
83 days 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.
4 months ago
Great game that is extremely fast and fun. Only complaint would be that the modes can be a bit repetitive.
6 months 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.
6 months ago
A great Steve Ritchie game. It's fast and fun with different avenues of going after points or objectives.
6 months ago
The bad

Not the best looking machine out there. The playfield is generic and has only one toy. Can get wood choppy, at times and don't know If it would ever stay in my collection for more than a year.

The good

One of my all time favorites for flow. Wide, flowy ramps and orbits make this machine a combo lovers dream machine. This machine never fails to get the adrenaline flowing. Off the charts on the fun meter with the soundtrack and call outs.

Classic Ritchie.
7 months ago
Gosh what can I say about one of the best machines ever made IMO... maybe i'm swayed so high on this since I own it but man spent days playing this game and it just never gets old...perfection IMO
8 months ago
Great mode based game. Star Trek has tons of flow and just feels good. The shots are fairly simple to hit, but combo-ing shots to double and triple scores is no easy feat. The latest code has fixed some gameplay issues. Overall, I think Steve Richie and crew really did an excellent job. The latest custom code makes the game feel much more epic with the movie soundtrack and actors callouts. The light show is one of my favorites. Welcome aboard!
10 months ago
I must say that I was a bit skeptical when I arrive in front of this pin. I'm not a fan of Star Trek even not sci-fi in space fan, even though my father was a big fan of Star Trek. But when I layed hands on it, it felt pretty good. The shot are well spread. There's not too much stuff on the bottom of the playfield, so you don't feel like if you miss, you'll end up losing your ball. When starting a mod, shots are well indicated. The flow of the game is neat, ball is fast but not no time to react fast. I'll be sure to play it each and every time I see it on location
10 months ago
Played this game with my friends at the Asheville Pinball Museum. It was really fun and we all agreed it was the one of the best games in the place. The lighting is too bright for my taste, there was one very bright light at the top of the playing field that was blinding.
11 months ago
A real interesting playing experience. The game does not look particularly cool or spectacular. Playfield comes across as pretty average, compared to other Sterns, both in terms of structure and cosmetics.
But once the action starts- wow ! This is a fast game with awesome flow and speedy ramps.

I think this is probably the one or second best Sterns I've played regarding to overall smoothness in playfield geometry and, which deserves a second mention; flow.

An interesting and addictive game with some really funny DMD-animations. On top of that this game has an awesome light show.

The theme, which I'm not a fan of, and ugly cabinet/backglass art is the only reason I don´t consider this a homegame.
But on route and for casual play, this title ranks among the better ones.
11 months ago
Very good looking stern. They finally decided to get rid of those awful photoshop faces from the playfield.
Plays very fast and has a great flow. Very good dots and sounds.

Some did not like the cabinet art. I think it's spot on.
11 months ago
This game continues to surprise me! I am not a Star Trek fan but this is one of my favorite new games that have come out over the past several years! The game has tons of flow, as expected from Steve Ritchie, and the shots feel butter smooth when you make them. This game would have been a must for me if it had a theme for a movie/tv show that I like!
11 months ago
Such a great game. Love the flow and combos. I don't think SR (or anyone else ) has made a game that does a better job of rewarding players who can keep the ball moving, hitting shots without having to stop and aim. The music and call outs are excellent, the light show is bright (sometimes a little too bright) and colorful. Overall definitely a top 10 pin for me. WARP 1, WARP 2, WARP 3....
1 year ago
Flow, flow, flow. And more flow. It's not as complex or deep as STTNG. It's arguably a more refined, smoother Spider-Man with easier to hit ramps. I won't argue with those who feel it's too simple and gets boring. I can see how some would feel that way. But, this is the smoothest shooting pin I've ever played, even smoother than Dialed In!. The 3 ramps are satisfying to hit and feel fast and buttery, thanks to wide openings and plastic materials. The Warp ramp is my favorite ramp shot in pinball. It's a fairly simple game, yes. But, it's great for what it is. The premium features more bling, with the fancy lasers and light show. The LE has the blue cabinet and laser-cut rails. But the pro is essentially the same game. Only a kickback and VUK is lacking in gameplay. The alternate translits are fantastic. The blades and mods really add to the art package too. The tinfoil potatoes (asteroids) on the premium and LE are a bit silly. The Vengeance enemy ship is pretty cool, and fun to destroy. Yes, it does get old as a bash toy, but so do most bash toys. If you enjoy fast, smooth shooting pins, this one is my pick for best ever. It's ranked #12 overall, so there is no doubting the overall sentiment - this is a winner. It just isn't super complex or deep. It may not be the best pin in a very small collection, but in a large one? No question!
1 year ago
Fun game. Lots of action and shake.
1 year ago
I love Star Trek, excited to see it, found it boring after 3 shots. A wasted opportunity.
1 year ago
I am adding this pin to my wish list. I played it on location and found it very approachable and satisfying. The shots are like butter, and the playfield geometry is outstanding. It feels very rewarding to make the shots. The game is simple on its face, but has some nice depth with missions and wizard modes. The multiballs feel great. I wish the music were better, but fortunately that can be fixed as there is a thread that shows you how to add the movie sound track to the pin which makes it even better!
1 year ago
Love the flow to this game. Pretty simply rule set. The play field art is basic I feel they could have done more with it. I am not a fan of the movies or show but this game is just really fun to play. I would like to own one and I don’t think it would get boring.
1 year ago
After 1 week in my house I can tell you that my Star Trek Pro is fantastic!

1. There is a unique loop around the back of the machine that actually goes behind the playfield, which allows for a buttery smooth loop.
2. You can shoot the ball behind the third flipper. This provides a very unique shot and way to lock the ball.
3. Although the machine is cheaply built, I can see this as being extremely reliable. There are not a ton of moving parts.
4. I love the third flipper and the warp ramp, it gives you something to shoot for.
5. The basic rules are straight forward and easy to understand.
6. The DMD animations on this one are pretty cool. I like how there are 3 different animations for each of the 3 levels of a mission.
7. I really like the sound on this. This sounds more like a 90s Bally Williams with DCS sound than a mid 2000s Stern.
8. The Vengeance is a cool toy.
9. This machine seems like something newbies could hammer away on and understand but a more advanced player could be entertained by. Great machine for home use.

1. The art package on this is terrible. How do you make a playfield with literally no art, no aliens, no spaceships for Star Trek.
2. The Translite is terrible. The first accessory I ordered for my machine was a new translate.
3. The cabinet art is sub-par... I don't care about the actor's faces.
4. The advanced rules on this machine are a bit confusing. In the week I've had it I understand the basics, but there are 3 sets of targets... shields, weapons, and light locks. Light locks is pretty straight forward, but the other 2 are not self explanatory. The machine saves my ball way more than it should and that is presumably related to the shields, but it's not easy to understand. Also don't understand away team or black hole yet.
5. The plastic ramps are cheap. I understand cost cutting but I really wish there was something better here.
6. The plastic apron seems cheap... wish they didn't have to cut corners here.
7. I really wish they threw on an Enterprise Ship and maybe a Klingon ship or 2. $50 worth of toys on this machine would have been awesome.
8. I think Stern is planning for the plastics on these to be a problem down the line... they have gone to the effort of printing unique numbers on each for easy replacement ordering.
9. Stern support on this is less than stellar even though they are still making it as a vault. Mine was purchased used, and is missing the Kirk Decal on the Left of the Backbox. I am getting the runaround from them trying to get a replacement ordered.

All in all this is a great game. I have 2 machines at home, this Star Trek Pro and an AFMr SE. I am planning on trading out the AFM this year but keeping the Star Trek. Great machine and I would strongly recommend if you can get one at around the 4k mark.
1 year ago
In my top 5. Great attract mode too.
1 year ago
Game was just ok for me. Game was good for a tournament, but got boring after several plays. Rules are good. Art wasn't great. Theme doesn't do anything for me. An ok game, but not one I'd buy.
1 year ago
Fun game. Would be a decent addition to any line-up. Doesn't quite reach the quality of Star Trek: Next Generation, but still plays like a fun Steve Ritchie game.
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