Star Trek (Premium/LE)

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This game received 557 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 #17 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.624

Artwork: 8.09

Sounds/Music: 8.211

Other Aspects: 8.859

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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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21 days ago
This game was super fun from the get go! The room was a little dark so it was hard to see some areas, but was still able to make a lot of shots. They just seem to set up well and I really liked that if you miss the shot by just a little the ball doesn't fly back down the middle. Even a novice player can enjoy longish ball times. Would definitely look to add this to my collection.
27 days ago
A true Steve Richie wonder. I love the flow on this game and getting Klingon Multiball is definately one of those pinball moments I look for in a pinball machine.
68 days ago
This is a fantastic game! I've always enjoyed this game and play it every time I get the chance...and now I own a Premium. I don't know why I waited so long. The shots are fantastic and feel great. This game is a flow monster. Every made shot whips around ready for the next one. 3 shot combos just happen by themselves on this game. The theme is a winner. Who doesn't like Star Trek. Yes, they are the new movies, but still they are based on the great theme. Add in the custom sound package with the film scores and this game is taken to another level. The cabinet artwork on the Premium, plus the beautiful powder coating (on a Premium...c'mon Stern do this again) make it a beauty. The playfield artwork is functional, and the weakest part of the game. Callouts are part film and part custom and all good. Color DMD shines in this game. Lastability...we will see. But I've been putting off buying one for so long, that I'm pretty sure this is a long term or forever game. This game is just pure pinball fun. Steve Ritchie's best.
3 months ago
My fav pin I've played to date, the RGB lighting is simply outstanding. Rules make this fun for both the casual flipper hack who visits and also for those who want to discover a further depth in scoring and objectives.

So glad to have finally found the perfect ST Prem for my home collection!
4 months ago
It's a Ritchie as it's best. The limited edition is a eye candy. RGB general illumination is awesome. Vengeance toy is cool. One of my best pin in collection
4 months ago
A really fast and fun shooter. Lighting, effects and modes are great. The LE adds another level of lighting, effects and trim that is awesome.
4 months ago
After a year of going back and forth on this table I finally pulled the trigger and grabbed my buddies HUO STLE from him. What a fun game to play. This LE has to be one of Sterns best offerings with the mirrored bg,powder coating,laser side armor and led badges this is truly a visually stunning machine. Gameplay encompasses the two movies perfectly. So many great shots to be had. Warp ramp can get the ball moving with multiple shots. The light show is mesmerizing at times. Toys are great and very well done. A super solid shooter that with some work you can progress through the modes and have a ton of fun with this pin. While I was on the fence adding this one to my collection it may never leave. “Live long and prosper”
4 months ago
Love this game its one of my all time favorites
5 months ago
This one of my first experiences with Stern modern machines and hated it. Confusing, clip art, etc.

BUT, this is the only game I have owned all 3 versions!!! After learning the Pro, it started to grow on me . . . It was popular title at the arcade and upgraded to a premium . . . Now have an LE at home.

The premium is only stern I know that is powder coated. Add to that a beautiful art package (Perhaps better than LE). But LE adds great laser cuts rails and internal light.

So many ways to play the game. I’m a decent player and feel I just scratch the surface with some the rules

Game flows well (Steve Ritchie) and feels familiar to layouts past and present . . . .
5 months ago
A good example of simple yet, very fun layout. Great sound effects. Ramps are smooth as all get out. The ship is fun to bash. Its just a fun game.
6 months ago
Very familiar layout that works again for Star Trek. Great theme integration but uninspired rules that make every mission feel exactly the same. The Vengeance toy is fun but offers very little to the game, only wobbling a bit when hit.

A fast, fun game that is worth your time, just not enough variety for me.
6 months ago
Had a premium with shaker, laser and color display. Smooth shooting machine with IMPRESSIVE sound quality and with the RBG lighting just a pleasure to watch. This might be one of the few games regret selling and keeping an eye out for possible replacement.

Build quality on a few items was crappy though- Broken steel bracket on the up/down target and broken wiring on the ship.
7 months ago
Played Premium at Einstein's in Richmond, TX
8 months ago
(I'm repeating my review for the Pro model here as they're very similar. The premium does have better lights, a USS Enterprise ship on one side, the left side saucer kicks to a wireform-to-inlane instead of down to the flippers, and some random moon rocks. It really doesn't play differently, and the cosmetic upgrade is pretty minor as well.)

Has to be the smoothest shooter ever made. The ramps seem like they're made of ice. Except for the Warp ramp, the other two appear to have a lower profile than your average pinball ramp, so almost anything you send at 'em is going up and around. It's a great idea I wish more tables used. The layout is fine otherwise, but it's stuff you've seen before. The center drop target to scoring (and kick-back) area under the ship is AFM-like, the shot behind the upper flipper is a neat idea (something Stern would re-use for TMNT about 6 years later), and I like both the saucer and spinner shot on the left. It's a great shooting game, hands down.

And while shots are the most important thing, the praise runs out there. The light show is pretty good yet seems stuck in the past compared to WoZ of the same year, the art in all three areas (playfield, cabinet, backglass) is bland and cookie-cutter, and the call outs are weak considering how much they had to work with. The rules are fine, but a bit on the simple side. Play five games of this in a row, and four of them will feel alike.

It's a game that does one thing really well, and thankfully it's the most important thing. Beyond that, though, it's lacking.
10 months ago
Played a few rounds in a row and it's super ready to get into. Pick your game and go. Ramps are awesome. Challenge to hit but not impossible or frustrating. Rule sets are easy to follow. The warp ramp is fun. Reminiscent of the RPM loop ong Getaway. Hitting the ship is fun. Multi all is achievable and definitely fun. This is a well done game with lots to offer. In a lineup of 30 of good games, I'd play this a lot.
11 months ago
Really fun game! Golly does it rumble! Lighting is great and the Lazer mode is awesome. Lots of different mulitballs which I love. Wish I could see the pop bumpers a little better but doesn't really mess with you. Alot of different modes/missions. But feel like the main goal is to just shoot the ship over and over.
1 year ago
This game flows really well, and has a straightforward yet sufficiently deep rule-set. The lighting effects are great, and the use of RGB LEDs is impressive, especially for the year it was released. I'm not crazy about the artwork, but this could be due to theming. I would have honestly preferred a classic Star Trek pin from a theme perspective, but understand that the most recent cast and franchise entry probably appeals to a broader audience. The game does feel a bit "bare", and could use a few more toys. The main ship is very satisfying to hit, but I think it would be fun to include a Klingon Bird of Prey or other ships from the movie. The metal "asteroids" don't really stand out. Overall, fun to play and always on my list for a few rounds.
1 year ago
What a great all around game. It has that Steve Richie flow, jam packed with things to do. Can easily be approached by a novice or advanced player and both have a blast playing. The rescore of the audio is a must in this game oh my is it out of this world. I just can’t believe I waited so long to own one.
1 year ago
Brought the LE home this week. Such a beautiful machine. The light show, the sounds, the all perfect. The shots and flow are the best in pinball in my opinion. Although not part of the Stern code, the Film score you can easily load onto this machine is a huge boon. Feels so immersive. The animations in this game are also amazing. The style is fun and comical...and when paired to the shots, feels well timed. The multi-balls are very fun as well. So great to see a kickback in this machine.
1 year 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.
1 year 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
1 year 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.
1 year 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 )
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
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