The Mandalorian (LE)

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This game received 160 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.422 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "The Mandalorian". The group itself ranks #39 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.043

Artwork: 8.88

Sounds/Music: 8.525

Other Aspects: 8.355

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22 days ago
Definitely not for beginners, but when you start to feel the table this game is a blast, especially if you are a fan of the theme. It is not the typical combo-jackpot game, but more like an adventure. people complaining about the center shot... well get your second mb with a super skill shot and the 3rd from the foundry. the game is fast and action packed. useful to be comfortable with slap-save and basic nudging. and if you remove the blob, this machine is perfect to pravtice these skills. it needs 100+ games to start to shine (or at least I needed). thats why it is underrated I think. I love it, bolted to the floor.
4 months ago
This wasn’t a theme that I was particularly after but I bought my LE in a package deal. I’m glad I did, this game is underrated IMO. The shots are challenging and fun, layout is great. Very deep, especially with the topper. I like this game a lot and plan on keeping it for a very long time.
4 months ago
Nhill pinball museum
4 months ago
Too much of the playfield is mid field. The game is too much about ball control and aiming. I love the theme, I just wish half of the was further back in the playfield.
4 months ago
Top Maschine! The different game modes allows to play with new game players with low experience. All players have a lot of fun. High detailed artwork! You have to adjust the pin exact, or it will be hard to get fun. One of my top ten! Highly recommend to play this game. Again, again and again!
7 months ago
I own a Premium and was lucky enough to see and try an LE. I think it is the most beautiful by far of all, the combination of Arts and metal painting is 10. One last Code is missing to give this machine the place it deserves.
8 months ago
What a fun game! I was not expecting this title to hold my interest for as long as it has, even when having never seen a single episode of the show. This is such a fun Stern! A close 2nd to my favorite Stern, Jurassic Park.

Layout is unique and extremely fun to shoot. The shots are atypical and require some good precision or its flying towards the drain. As a shooter, this game is right up there with the best for me. The mini playfield, as simple as it is, works and is challenging and fun.

Rules are very well done and are well honed as of the latest 1.41 release. Theme is extremely well integrated and presented very very well. Sounds, clips, music, effects are all top notch on this one. Art is also very well done and the LE has a particularly attractive cabinet presentation and Randy Martinez did a great job on all 3 machines.

The topper truly is the icing on the cake and WORTH IT! It's the one topper that always gets compliments in my lineup as being the coolest.

Do yourself a favor and grab this one. Brian Eddy knocked another one out of the park and Dwight backed it up with some great code and moments.
1 year ago
Amazing looking game! Sound great, plays great, looks great and imo has a fantastic theme and great integration of the tv show! I will have to update the longevity rating the longer I have it but I’m very happy to own this!
1 year ago
With a good art package and theme integration, If you are a Mandalorian fan, you will like this game. If you are not, you will like this game for what it is, but it is more in the vein of Munsters than say Jurassic Park or Godzilla. Pretty standard fan layout. The Prem/LE add the Grogu force magnet and the Mandalorian helmet tilting playfield. These are not essential to gameplay but do make the experience on the Prem/LE a little more engaging.
1 year ago
I like the LE for the colors Nice to play but not so easy to understand the rules
1 year ago
Huge improvement over the Pro. The scoop ramp is great. The flow is really good. The upper playfield with w flippers and tilting really is good as well. Much better than the pro upper playfield.

Grogu also holds the ball and you can control the magnet with the flippers.

Overall it feels more solid, plays better, and is more fun. The beskar color rails and mirrored back glass is great.

Vast improvement over the Pro.
1 year ago
This game has a great ruleset. It also plays very fast can drain just as fast. Shots can be tight getting into some spots, but keeps you coming back for more
1 year ago
Awesome Game, Even better with the wire Ramps and the upper playfield having 2 Flippers. Very underrated game.
1 year ago
Love the rifle blade and artwork on the LE and new code makes is alot for fun and challenging to play
1 year ago
Awesome theme and great art work. Mini playfield is fun, but difficult to keep in play. Callouts need expanded and seem repetitive. Big issue with this playfield layout is the shots are tight in many cases and relatively close to the flippers. So when you miss a shot, it feels like there is a wall of posts that returns the ball back at the drain areas at lightning fast speed where you can not control it at all. Music is great and multiballs are good. Seems like there should have been a few more toys in the game other than just the Grogu.
1 year ago
Just have never been able to get into this one. Maybe it's how it's set up at the arcade. Cool theme though.
1 year ago
Well, if you're a Star Wars fan this is hands down the pin to have. The theme is spot on, and while I would have come up with some more creative multi ball names (Ice Spider, Jet Pack and Pirates Multiball are really horrible names) the theme is on point.

Sound is great. Vids are great. LE is a gorgeous package. The child mystery vid plays too long.

I'm still learning the scoring ins and outs, but ABSOLUTELY go for the super skill shot. You complete all 3 parts and you're golden. You can start Multiball and get 75,000,000-100,000,000 off the bat (if you play well).

Overall this pin plays pretty tough with many more nuanced shots than a typical open fan layout. RFM or Spider Man this is not. Make a bad shot and you'll know out. While it's tempting to shoot on the fly, backhands will always be your friend on Mando.

The Super Jackpot shot is nerve racking and amazing. So satisfying to hit.

I think the code is pretty solid. There are some exploits where you can get awarded 6x playfield then possibly hit a doubler (not confirmed, but excited if true). Not sure

Overall it's definitely a challenge to play again and again as everything is tough, but accessible. This replaced a Jurassic Park Premium in my lineup and I couldn't be happier. JP is a slog thru the mud. Mando isn't.

I did add a Grogu mod, which this should have come from the factory with but Stern doesn't want to cover issues. I get it.

Still this is a 1 more game feeling pin for me. It's tough and sometimes infuriating but when you're on, it's an amazing journey thru the Star Wars universe.
1 year ago
Well, I hope this machine improves the code, a very nice machine, yes, but I think there is a lot of repetitive shooting for the multiball
1 year ago
Shots are tight. Code is great because it is different. You use your beskar to buy advantages.
1 year ago
Saw the LE today. What a beautiful machine! Play is even better than the pro.
1 year ago
I got the chance to play the Mandalorian with Dean Grover last night.

The Pros:
A killer theme that is incredibly well implemented. The kids will love it, the guys will love it, the baby yoda fans will love it, even the Bill Burr fans will love it. This game really has it all for license appeal. That alone will guarantee it will sell like hotcakes. Now for the real news. This game is fun to play. The variance of shots within the fan is solid and the lighting does an incredible job of guiding the player about the game's shot layout. There are some "dummy" shots up the middle, and a whole bunch of not so wide shots that require accurate aim. Brian Eddy has only made fan layouts since The Shadow, but this fan layout is varied and balanced between wider, narrower, easier and more difficult shots. Out of his fan layouts, this is his best one for stern. The upper flipper playfield is well balanced between skill and time in the no-draino area of the playfield. Utilization of this area during multiball and wizard modes is very well done. Keep moving. Up and down and all around that game! Gameplay modes with co-op and "Impossible mode" will keep this design fresh and make the legs on this game even longer. 3 vs. 1 player... why not! Now if you could only set the impossible mode on one player and regular play on others. 3 Mini-wi modes leading to a larger wizard mode. I like it! The ball speed on this deck is "wicked fast!" (Say it like Daddy Bald Freckles...) and Apollo Creed sounds fantastic.

The Cons:
Standard fan layout with a bit of clunk here and there. Some of the plastic posts holding up the ramps seem to be loose and may break. This alone may be reason to get a preem/le. just a few shots up the middle for the gimme multiball. I get it. Casual players need to feel like they can achieve success with this game, so throw them a multi-bone (I just made that up...). It's a feel thing. You can make a pinball game for the masses that doesn't feel like a Data East game from 1990. I just don't care for it. At least it isn't a mystery award for the win.

The Takeaway:
Another winner for Stern. The game looks and plays great. I don't watch the show, but playing this game makes me want to. That is always a good sign. More than anything this design proves that "IT'S THE RULES!" that make the game. Big ups to Dean and the Stern programming team. This game is a lot of fun to play! I am very curious to see how the Preem/ LE compares to this pro.

The premium/ LE is the way to go with this design. The gist of it is this. The pro is the less exciting/ less random fan layout. And while fan layouts work, they can be predictable. Predictable games become boring. The Preem/LE, while still a fan, has more randomness up top with the yoder-magnet and the tilting playfield. There are some interesting rule choices to earn/make. But more than anything else, this is a fan layout with some more modern code. I prefer the preem/LE to the pro. But as a pinball game is concerned. This is a good game. Not a great game. A good game that is tourney worthy.
1 year ago
after b.eddys "remake" of AFM (NST), this pin is something real new. with this pin b.eddy has arrived in the present. ruleset is quite easy to understand, but very challenging to move forward. that's the way i like pinball.
1 year ago
Great theme. Only played this a couple of times so its hard to make a real judgement. From what I can tell this will be a much sought after game for a long time.
1 year ago
First things First, Brian Eddy designs awesome pinball machines. The LE must be seen in person and played. It is the best looking Stern to date, mirrored back glass, foiled cab art, all the bells and whistles. The upcoming holographic topper is expected to interact with game play and pinned as the best topper ever made.

As with MM, lots of multiballs. They keep you connected and interested during gameplay. Upper playfield is challenging and surprisingly fun. The articulating platform is similar to JJ pirates and makes since using it with this theme. A great way to defeat modes or advance levels, like a mini game. Ramps are also a critical fun factor element of pinball. Like MM lots of ramp shots, Brian uses them to activate modes. The modes are incredible, gaining copyright use to original content is critical and worth the investment. Mando will take you through the entire series to date, including Luke Skywalker’s battle. Very cool. Not gaining exclusive rights to use Og film content in JJ pirates was deciding factor why I chose not to pre-order.The sound system in the LE is best stock machine where all frequencies are utilized. The Mando theme song will be hummed by everyone, incredible sound mixing and use during gameplay. Lighting is just the right amount with appropriate use of variation, more use of interacting light, the better. More bang for the buck. Mando LE is Lit, literally. No need to mod the lighting, please don’t. The game is fast but not so fast that you have to destroy your machine to save your drains. Many would’ve liked to see Grogu animated, there’s a mod for that. However, after seeing in person and playing, it’s great as. I pre-ordered this machine, was canceled at wire transfer. However, I found someone local that sold at fair price. Nice job pinsiders, vendors…do the right thing please. The game makers should be rewarded for their hardwork! Keep it up pin builders. Great job Brian, Stern and Team. Im giving it a well deserved 10.
1 year ago
As a huge Star Wars fan Mandalorian has been the best thing to come from the franchise since the original trilogy. So I was really excited for this title but when I saw the reveal images I was a little disappointed, then when I watched the reveal stream I was really disappointed it just didn’t look fun, shots looked lame being a fan layout again and the upper playfield + stationary grogu left me feeling underwhelmed, I left the stream thing is this another missed opportunity again for Star Wars + Pinball?

Well after playing one extensively I have never been happier to be so wrong! Yes the layout is pretty much a fan but the shots are fun to hit, loop and combo, this game flows far better than it looks, the center shot to left orbit is fast fun and easy to start or chain combos and loops, the right and left ramps are both extremely satisfying to hit and both have a vastly different feel and return but the standout shot is the Ambush up/down scoop on the Prem/LE.

The shot is repeatable when the scoop is down and looping it 3 or 4 times is not easy but when you manage too it is as satisfying if not better than looping the Warp Ramp on Star Trek, which was my favourite shot in pinball until Mando took the top spot.

Code is superb and possibly Dwights best code package ever, the theme integration with the weapons/flamethrower and action button is brilliant and the RPG elements he has added with Beskar and the ability to cash it in at the foundary for pinball staples like add-a-balls, extra balls and outlane saves completely freshens up what is historically hit this switch so many times to activate to purchasable RPG element is completely new and fresh and fits the theme perfectly.

Artwork is fantastic and a nice change from Zombie Yeti, as much as I love ZY my collection was starting to look a little similar so having some kickass artwork from Randy Martinez is a nice shake up to my collection and looks brilliant in the too. The music and sound package is also phenomenal and adds to the wonderful theme integration present on this pin, it’s one of the most complete packages Stern have produced in a long time!

All in all this might be my new favourite game as a complete package there hasn’t been anything like Mando in a long time, excited to see what Dwight has in store for v.99 and v1.0.
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