Tales of the Arabian Nights

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This game received 882 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.484 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #28 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.437

Artwork: 8.722

Sounds/Music: 8.073

Other Aspects: 8.486

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23 days ago
popadiuk's best for sure. the spiral ramp and genie magnet ball drop are uncanny features which have never been matched in pinball. this game is pure fun, and I'll play it every time i get a chance to
33 days ago
One of the greatest of all time.

The quests are fun and challenging, high scores can come from a variety of gameplans, and for the time, it is very complex and nuanced.

The sound effects get a little annoying at times but what pin doesn't get a little repetitive after the thousandth quarter.

Just the look of the cabinet and the pace of the game are outstanding.
63 days ago
No doubt this is a great Williams title but like Addams Family it seems overrated. I always appreciate the mechs and playing it but the money people want for this machine and the way some people describe it, you would think it's a much better game than it is.

Definitely a recomended game on location!
76 days ago
Very nice machine to see! I really enjoyed owning this machine for a while. John made a real piece of art (again!) with this machine. I really like the gameplay of it which is a bit simple of course but since I didn't have to much experience playing pinball this machine was a lot of fun to play. When I have a larger collection I would really like to get it back in my collection. but after playing it for a little over a year I will choose a more challenging game.
76 days ago
This is one of the most iconic classic pinball machines of all time.

The layout is unlike any other I have seen, there is a nice bit of flow and hitting that ramp is always very satisfying. The Genie with that magnet taking the ball beneath the playfield is an awesome toy. I love the lightning spies that keep the ball from going into the outlanes.

The rules are pretty complicated for a WPC-95 game but still easy enough for a casual player to understand. Rescue the Princess is one of my favorite wizard modes. It is pretty hard to beat as well in comparison to other WPC-95 wizard modes like Rule the Universe for example.

The artwork on this game couldn't be any better (especially the animations) and the theming is brilliantly done.

Overall this is a cult classic of pinball, a very enjoyable game for beginners, casual players and above. It is a very good example of how a pinball machine is supposed to be made, especially in terms of gamecode.
3 months ago
For its era, TOTAN has a lot to offer. Many of the features are original to the game, and make for a unique playing experience. The color scheme is bright, although the artwork is a bit busy. At least it's an original concept, and not another licensed game. Playfield layout is exceptional, with my one irk being that it isn't too easy to access the pop bumpers. The loops and ramps more than compensate for it, though. It's one of the best, if not THE best, wpc games out there. The price point is up there, but it plays more fluidly than a lot of the new machines. One of my all-time favorites, hands down!
4 months ago
A great game from over 25 years ago still impressive and likable. Great use of theme, music and sounds, shots are really nice in general. Rated where it should be or also could be higher
4 months ago
I get confused when I don't see this as a top 10 pin but thats ok I guess lol. I absolutely adore TOTAN and while its not a sleeper this game has probably passed by so many new pinheads who joined during the covid-era. TOTAN embodied 90s theming, and simplicity. I put this game up there with Attack From Mars and Medieval Madness in terms of hall of fame games. I could play this pin all night.

It's biggest flaw is just how John P puts stuff in games that are disruptive but do absolutely nothing. In this case, the genie lamp. Another example is the soccer ball in WCS94. Cool looking, add to the theme but utterly useless for the most part. I wouldn't change a thing! LOL
4 months ago
One of the most beautiful pinball machines in history plagued by wobbly gameplay. That damn genie lamp right in the middle! It totally disrupts the flow of the game and just makes it annoying in the long run. A single ramp entrance is also a shame, even if it serves several places. It's such a shame, it could have been perfect...
7 months ago
Pretty good music, but i personally think its ok, just ok.
9 months ago
What a classy pinball machine. Very impressed. The shots are wonderful and feel really smooth—like gliding on a magic carpet.
10 months ago
Nice game, great music and sound fx, but I always loose the multi balls very fast.
10 months ago
Legendary game, fun but a bit repetitive
10 months ago
TOTAN definitely has some WOW factors. I played it for the first time a few months ago at the Pinball Hall of Fame and immediately knew I wanted to spend some quality time with this pin at home. I love the theme and the music and the artwork. The ramps have that Whitewater feel, sort of. And then there are magnets! Wow. And the Genie magnet drops the ball under the playfield. Game play is surprising when you've never played it before. I can't wait to see if people gravitate to this pin over my others. I love the call outs. I installed a color DMD today...this is an absolutely needed mod and makes a BIG difference. TOTAN is a beauty. Mine already has a few issues so it is scary to think of what kind of maintenance will be needed. Popadiuk designed some quirky pins for sure and I love that! Update: so I found I could easily save the princess, and I did love that. The shots just feel good. The ramps feel good. The sound and art package are amazing. However, on a pin of this age, it's a pretty big commitment to get it back to new condition. For me, in my small line up, at my skill and technical level, it just makes more sense to have newer pins. I'm crazy about TOTAN, but it's not the one I want to play every day or even every other day, although I did play it every 3 days. So, I traded it to a guy that is committed to making it perfect and he said it will NEVER leave his collection! He had that same star struck look on his face that I had when he brought the Rick and Morty BSE to my house for the trade. Complete and utter joy! - That's the problem with getting a Totan in CA btw, you have to have them shipped in. Collectors here NEVER let them go!
11 months ago
Bolted down at home because we HEP’d this baby out. More than 18k wrapped into it. Wife loves this machine.
11 months ago
I love this table. Probably the most expensive table to buy in Australia and for good reason. Lots going on here. Highly recommended if you can afford to buy one.
1 year ago
oh baby, man do I love to play this pin! this is def a top 5 for me, wish to own this machine one day as it’s theme is amazing and insanely fun to play!
1 year ago
An all-around masterpiece. Every aspect of this game was well thought-out and implemented.
1 year ago
This is a classic! Awesome!
1 year ago
Deserves a higher rating than 29th. Wish I owned this and hope CGC does a remake. This game is on route at a local bar. Numerous other games on location including new Sterns. Always play this the most. Ramps and shots and callouts are great but does need color dmd.
1 year ago
Always Top 20
1 year ago
Great game
1 year ago
A great 'looker', but an average 'player'.
1 year ago
So much fun! Awesome machine!!!
1 year ago
One of the most gorgeous tables ever made with some challenging shots....timeless classic.
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