Star Trek (Premium/LE) (Stern, 2013)

Star Trek (Premium/LE)

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This game received 494 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.512 /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: 8.566

Artwork: 8.088

Sounds/Music: 8.213

Other Aspects: 8.824

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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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26 days ago
I really like Star Trek, the series. The game is the best Richie game.
33 days ago
Here is a perfect example of Stern going super cheap. The ramps are plastic which ruins the lastability of the game. Then they ripped off Attrack from Mars by shooting up the middle and attacking the ship but why are you attacking the Enterprise makes no sense.

This game does NOT even hold a candle to STNG. Not even close.
3 months ago
The next generation machine is way better than this thing
4 months ago
What a light show!
Pretty good rules, the vengeance ship is terrific
5 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months 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!
7 months ago
Where do I start! Light show is one of best in pinball and one of best looking games out there. One of best shooting games with superb flow and just an overall blast to play, super fast! Premium looks amazing with alternate translite. Blackout mod and interactive Vengence mod are just icing on the cake. Klingon Multiball on blackout mode is just awesome. Do yourself a favor and get one today, you will not be disappointed.
9 months ago
I have been lucky enough to own all top 12 pins on the top 100 list besides dialed in. I recently picked up a brand new Stern Star Trek premium. I waited a long time on this title since the theme does nothing for me. However, good things come to those who wait. This is quite the shooter. Flow for days. Love the upper flipper shot for the Warp. Rules are great and seem balanced. Color changing leds for different modes is fantastic. Installed color dmd and shaker. Just an awesome game. Highly recommended!!
9 months ago
The best premium/le in all of pinball. Stern added so much to the premium and le. Today they really don’t add anything worth spending the extra cash on (Aerosmith), but you should really save up the extra cash to get a premium. Great looking, sounding, and playing game.
10 months ago
After years of hearing good things about this game, I finally got a chance to play it. I own Spider-Man, and I had heard this feels like a better, more involved version of Spider-Man, and I agree. Of all the games I played this weekend for the first time (Houdini, GOTG, DI) this was the best. DI is more sophisticated, and both GOTG and Houdini are better looking (to me), but Star Trek was a fantastic shooter and a great game. Incredibly smooth, flowing ramps and shots. Steve Richie knows how to build a great shooting, flowing pin. Spider-Man is good, Star Trek is great. Rules are a bit deeper than Spidey, and I only took points off for the playfield (just ok to me) and some toys (the space rocks/asteroids are silly). But I was really impressed with this game, and I now want to add it to my collection asap.
10 months ago
Solid pinball but lacking that something special. Not huge Star Trek fan, but who didn’t love Wrath of Khan? I don’t think that is in this pin, just calling out high point of entire Star Trek Universe.
Ramps seem the focus, yet their appearance seems underwhelming. Maybe they were going for futuristic and wanted them transparent but something changed their mind during development. The gameplay itself is decent, software seems mostly dependable. Music was okay, not sure what they could have done to improve but it is just okay. Voice talent is a plus, but I think this series of Star Trek is more action then character development-so I have little attachment to these actors-except Scotty. Thumbs marginally down on this one.
10 months ago
In the everlasting debate over stern pro/premiums, I would have to give the premium/le more marks here, the left side upkicker sets up your shots more and the extra features and lights add more immersion. Solid game all around. The code is there but its very rinse and repeat after the first kobiashi wizard mode but that's just being picky.
11 months ago
Great Game by Steve Ritchie Love the Enterprise Action
11 months ago
I am not a Trek movie or TV super-fan, but I really enjoyed this pin. This is a fast table with a lot going on. However, I didn’t feel overwhelmed by the playfield. The game play seemed to make sense and the shots were attainable. I think long term the shots might get repetitive, but I think there is far more to the game than I was able to soak in having only played about 15 games in two different locations. I also like the small details like the shape of the mission lights as the Enterprise crew badge and the outline kicker being labeled as “reengage”. Lots of fun Easter eggs. I’ll definitely play again!
1 year ago
Star Trek is a pretty fun mode based game. All the modes are just shooting lit arrows on the playfield so they can get a little repetative. It’s not too bad though cause the flow on this game is great so the shots are all satisfying to hit. The game is simple to understand but getting to the final wizard mode is very hard cause you have to beat all the modes 3 times and they get harder with each attempt. Overall a fun game if you are looking for a game with good flow and easy to understand rules.
1 year ago
Possibly the best Steve Ritchie flow game ever... and that's saying A LOT! Great art package by Greg Freres, and integrates the films with a game about as good as possible. Rules can be a bit repetitive, but the game fun factor keeps me playing more regardless. Fantastic effort by a great team! Proud to own this one.
1 year ago
Great Game Best LE Stern has ever made!!!!
1 year ago
Love the game, a keeper. Great light show, even a rotating pf laser. Super cool red lights shoot from each side of the cabinet. Armor looks great, love the way the blue powder coat armor looks, esp when firing the red cabinet-side dot lights. Music is very good and from the movies. Wish they had put some of the ST original series music, like when Commander Decker was going inside the Doomsday Machine, and other TOS fight/battle music, as it's so groovy and cheesy and would make it all the more thrilling and, funny and nastalgic, imo.. Understandably they wanted this to fit the new movies only (but I like breakin' the law, breakin the...I mean rules in such trivial matters if it brings fun/something extra, as afterall it would still be "ST"). The toys on the LE - star ships, meteors, are plentiful and very cool. Although a Klingon battle cruiser and a Romulan Warbird would look better/super-tough (whether in movie or not, imo). Makes it pop and brings a sense of thrill and wonderment. Now, if they ever make a modern Star Trek the Original Series machine - or a Super Duper Shore Leave TOS LE that comes w/ a green gal, a case of Tronya/Romulan ale and a tribble for the ol' hookah - count me in!
1 year ago
The best LE Stern ever made. Case closed. Challenge me....The ModFather
1 year ago
This is currently my favorite game out there. I love the way it looks and the way it plays. There are several different 'mission' game modes to choose from that have you aiming for different targets depending on the mission you're doing. The lighting on this game is beautiful and I love the Star Trek theme and how it's integrated into the game play. I only wish so many others didn't love the game as much as I do so that I could actually afford to buy one. ;)
1 year ago
I owned the pro for 6 months then I sold it, that was about 2 years ago. After buying and selling several machines since (including woz) I now regret selling my star trek pro.

I've realized I don't enjoy games with long ball times and code that puts you puts you on a journey like hobbit or woz. I like to just fire up the machine and have fun, shorter ball times and most importantly - speed and flow.

I'm now on the hunt for a star trek premium. The pro is great too, the playfield layout is about the same.
1 year ago
The gAme next to my all time favorite Metalica Prem. it holds on to close second now to becoming my favorite second game of all time/ The LE is the right choice for Lens flair ! It rocks from the guts to the metalicblue powder coating / all the shots are fun to shoot / no cannon needed and the kickback from the magnet at the Vengance ship is just wow.. the Playfield art is a little weak . so is the Backglass . goes a little blurry towards the back of the ship. perhaps that is a warp effect? The Lights on this game are a sight to behold right down to the side art on the flipper protectors / clearcoating of these are great too. Compared to what I see of the new LE Star wars . this is a step upward from that but SWle came after STle/ weird . Great game Top 5 for sure
1 year ago
Sweet game. Excellent flow, the warp ramp rocks. Kilngon multi ball with the laser on the play field is cool. The artwork leaves a lot to be desired, but other than that its a great playing machine.
1 year ago
I am rating based on the LE package. This game is awesome! The fastest pin I have ever played. I put a lexan play field protector on it and it just made it look nicer and made the game even faster. A must have mod in my opinion. The art and lighting is amazing. The game looks and feels futuristic. Game play and sound are fantastic! I highly recommend.
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