Star Trek (Premium/LE)

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This game received 520 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.550 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Star Trek". The group itself ranks #13 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.62

Artwork: 8.098

Sounds/Music: 8.217

Other Aspects: 8.871

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

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18 days ago
OK, I've owned a perfect STTNG with all the best mods, (laser cannons, pinsound, etc) and this game is it, yet a little smaller (not a wide body) and A LOT faster!. This is the twin sister you want from Steve's past designs! For anyone that wants fast pinball like Iron Man, yet has deep rules and code, look no further. The light show alone on my LE is amazing. Lasers, color changing LEDs and flashers makes this game a stand out not only in attract mode, but in game play. Of course the mod community improves on this game is spades, but stern alone, with code 1.62 makes this game awesome. The side art of the cabinet is beautiful, body armor with LEDs, and the mirrored backglass again, is just perfect. It is actually a shame they don't go this far on the new sterns as they did with this LE as far as cosmetics. Guess adding better speakers is it now, but there are plenty of options on that department now for these "older" games, thankfully!. If you get to play, play it, you won't be disappointed, and if you get the chance to buy, buy it, yes TMNT and a slew of other pins are coming, but for cool star trek nostalgia and super fast keep you on your toes pinball, its tough to find a better pin.
21 days ago
I own the Pro myself and could also play the LE. The difference is actually only the light show and that he has a kickback at the bottom left. is as much fun as the pro. Pointy pin
57 days ago
I just can't get over how great the layout is on this game. The ramps are positioned perfectly and can be made from either left or right flipper shots. The warp ramp is so addicting to hit and is so rewarding to combo. The light show is stellar and really puts it in a class all by itself. The different modes are great, except that they seem repetitive. Most of the modes require to hit certain shots on the playfield and are similar from one mode to another. The sound is superb and callouts do not get repetitive. Finally the DMD is probably my biggest gripe. Some may like the old school dot matrix style, but really should have been in color. But it is easily fixed with a color dmd. I will go out on a limb and declare that this is Sterns best, modern pinball machine to date.
69 days ago
Maybe im biased because I I grew up watching Star Trek as a youngling - but this machine is on my Wishlist to add to the man cave - played the Premium in a few comps and cant fault anything with it ... ( it will be mine one day - live long and prosper )
74 days ago
Rating based on the LE version - definately the one to get if you like something that truly feels unique. The lighted cabinet sides really make this stand out, and backbox & backglass are just beautiful. Combine this with a true combo shooter (scoring supports this!) and you have one hell of a machine. This is a flow monster that has me hitting start over and over again.
81 days ago
Have owned this machine for a few months and absolutely love it so far. It is fast and somewhat forgiving which allows the player to really go for those whippy combos. The lighting is amazing and the Vanquish toy is cool and fun to bang on. Theme is well incorporated. I read an earlier review that compares Star Trek to Spiderman (which I also own and love), and I think the comparison is fair. I'd have to give the nod to Spiderman which is my all time favorite machine but this Star Trek pin has the same feel and is really nice to have as a new flavor of the same style of game.
7 months ago
Best example of a “flow” layout. Repeatable warp ramp is one of the best uses of the third flipper in a game. The rules are both easy to understand and diverse. The achievable mini wizard provides great lastability for intermediate players. They copied this layout concept for several games, but Star Trek is the best of the bunch. I knocked points for art because they totally phoned in the art package.
7 months ago
Nice flow in the game. I really enyoyed it. Fast and very accurate. One of the best stern games I’ve played.
8 months ago
I've had my premium for 3 years and it's still bolted to the floor. The rule structure allows you to attack the game from a lot of different ways which is great for lastability in a home environment. The light show on the pre/le is second to none - it's simply amazing! I just can't see myself ever letting this one go.
10 months ago
Great game by Stern! I highly recommend the premium over the pro if for no other reason the awesome detailed lighting especially under the playfield. The LEDs are amazing they way they sink up during game play. Fun flowing game with fairly simple shots. Maybe to easy. A shaker motor and blackout mod will really enhance the game. I love the cab art and wasn't a fan of the back glass so I added the Ulrich translate on mine. My only beef with the game is its a little to easy to play and the rules are very simple. Not a lot of depth here. Still a fun game and I highly recommend!
10 months ago
If you are a star trek fan, you have to own one. The gameplay and fun are there in spades. Star trek isn't a theme that strikes a cord with me, however.
10 months ago
Not for me
10 months ago
I've been playing this game a lot lately at the local arcade. It took me a while to warm up to, but man it's fun to shoot. The deep rule set makes working through the modes very gratifying, and I love the warp ramp! At first I hated it, but once I got the shot a little bit dialed in it totally changed my mind. I'm not a fan of the far left lock shot as I seem to struggle with it the most. I do like that once a mode is complete the player can raise the upper right flipper and shoot back into the shooter lane to select the mode.
11 months ago
My new favorite pinball. I have a LOTR and a funhouse which are both awesome, but Star Trek is so smooth, has a great layout, tons of great multi-balls and keeps me coming back for more. The artwork, narration and dmd graphics are second to none. The game pulls you in and makes you feel like your part of the crew battling the Vengence, Khan, the Klingons, etc. This game is a rising star, sure to break into the top 10 as soon as more people discover it!
1 year 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.

I’m amending my rating and comments. The game I played at Asheville’s Pinball Museum was the basic game. The Premium doesn’t present the same too bright in the upper right corner lighting problem as the basic. Also almost all the LEDs change color for the different missions, and they look spectacular.
1 year ago
This game with a color DMD display really shines and play well due to the different ramp shots and toys on the playfield. This is definitely a keeper pinball and should be in the list a “A” title pinball games.
1 year ago
Fun, Fast, and pretty Furious. Don't beam me up yet Scotty, cause I need to put allot more time on this machine.
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
Flow. Flow. Flow. Love to shoot this game. In my top 10-15 games for sure. The Trek callouts and are great. And only Attack From Mars rivals it for light show/sounds/vibrations when you are starting multiball or achieving something cool.
1 year ago
This game has become the favorite in my 4 game collection. Based upon my current skill level I can now get decent game play on average of around 15 min per game. My overall skills are improving based on this games layout and play, not as challenging to shoot the special shots, but enough so that it is still challenging. Sound and quotes are great as is the lighting. Based on my rating one can see I really like this game and can see it remaining in my collection a very very long time.
1 year ago
I really like Star Trek, the series. The game is the best Richie game.
1 year ago
Excellent theme, smooth layout, excellent full RGB light show and a very singular feeling when playing this pinball.
1 year ago
By far my favorite pinball to date! For me ,that is saying something! No I'm not a die hard star trek fan either, this pinball has a way of really getting you bn into the game and makes you want to continue doing better and better to save the enterprise haha
1 year ago
The added features included in the Premium/LE model are great but not worth the money. I'd rather play the Premium on location but I own the Pro. This is easily one of the best modern pins available. It does a great job of catering to players of all skill levels and keeping you interested game after game.
1 year ago
I own the pro because there really isn't much to set the two versions apart in terms of gameplay. This being said, I do enjoy the strobing light in multiball, and the asteroids and enterprise look nice. I can take or leave the full RGB lighting - looks awesome dwhen lit but when not lit every single light on the game is now grey instead of the colours on the pro. Playfield art is very lackluster but the rest of the game looks awesome.

Massive fan of the rules, themeing, flow, shots and lastability, which i find identical in the LE as I do with the pro. Haven't got to the third tier of modes yet (seeing If I can get that without drilling downwards), so the pro version of this game wont leave my collection for a while!
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