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Tales of the Arabian Nights

Pinside rating

This game received 815 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.472 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #19 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.417

Artwork: 8.747

Sounds/Music: 8.07

Other Aspects: 8.441

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12 days ago
Stunningly beautiful game. The game seems to be a little to easy and repetitive due to the somwhat shallow rules.
37 days ago
I love this game it is one of my top 3 I would say. Surprised it isn't higher. Strikes that balance of lots to do without being ridiculously complicated. I hate games that have a lot of cheap drains and this isn't one of them it keeps the fun high being able to keep the ball in play.
45 days ago
Overall a smooth fun game.
Skill shot on the launch is entertaining.
Final battle with the Genie is a riot!
Numerous multi-ball’s to be had.
The Lamp seems to be in the way at first, until you realize it’s adding to the difficulty in a good way for longevity sake!
Love it!!!
45 days ago
Really want to like it but game is a bit choppy and dark.
52 days ago
One of the Best!!!
65 days ago
I so badly want this machine.
85 days ago
Game does not have good flow, lamp is awkward in the middle of the playfield. Everytime I play, I just wish it was actually aladdin themed.
86 days ago
Just can’t get into this one I’ve tried a handful of times .
4 months ago
Definitely a classic for sure. The toys are great and the artwork is absolutely magnificent. The rule set is very good. This is game is definitely a ton of fun.
4 months ago
This game is what it is. A real world under glass. So many cool toys. When working properly this game is smooth as butter.
As far as rules go, I am not really a competitive player and it just feels good to play.
It feels a bit like putting your quarters into an automaton and watching it do its thing

very pretty
5 months ago
The most beautiful pinball machine ever built. Had to own it just for that reason. The real "problem" why this isn't a keeper for most is that it takes only a few days to get to the wizard mode, which is probably not good if you only have a small collection and want more variety / challenge.
If you are a casual player and/or can play this at an arcade, give it a go. You won't be disappointed, cool shots and the shooting stars alone are a feature you should definately experience!
5 months ago
My friend has a TOTAN in his collection and I've been fortunate to play it quite a bit. It is a very fun game. The rule set is solid. It is easy to follow but also has enough variation to limit repetitiveness. The genie and the lamp are fun toys and the ramps and loops are satisfying. One of my favorite Bally/Williams titles.
5 months ago
This game is like a rancid gobstopper. Layers and layers of crud. Only the playfield artwork is OK.
5 months ago
Really a lot of fun and ahead of its time for a 1996 game.
6 months ago
This pin is definitely on my short list of games I would love to own. The theme, art, music, and gimmicks are really unique and immersive. The main ramp is perhaps the best ever, certainly one of the best. Nice ball locks, cool ball-save spikes and wicked cool disappearing ball to start multiball. It’s just a blast to play, and the rules are pretty easy to follow. 7 main modes, jewels to collect and other awards. Plus the skill shot requires skill. Everything just works together so well. This is a masterpiece of pinball. Some critics say it’s too easy or simple to beat. I feel some pins can be beatable and still be among the best ever. Scared Stiff isn’t too hard to finish the 6 modes and start the Stiff-o-Meter, but it’s just a blast to play. Only downside, very pricey and artwork is sorta weird. The backglass art depicts some kind of ancient, erotic picnic or something. But this pin is truly one of the best ever.
7 months ago
I bought this machine with great enthusiasm for the good press I had, I restored it with great enthusiasm, but once it was restored and I started playing, the disappointment was capital, easy play and simple rules, in fact I did not last a month at home, everything what is beautiful has it boring, the gems that you sometimes give them two at a time when you make the wish, so completing the missions becomes an easy task and you can easily reach the end several times in the same game, It has been one of the most disappointing games I have ever had. I can't understand why this game can be so high in the ranking
7 months ago
After 500 plays on this one I want one. If they ever remake it I would have it
7 months ago
Fun pin! One of those I could play over and over again! Great theme and music. The spinning lamp is cool! Favorite call out: "MY RUBY IS YOURS."
8 months ago
This is a wonderful pin. Artwork is very nice and always fun to play. I had an opportunity to pick up this pin and didn't, I regret it now. From the lamp, to the sword and the genie the pin is engaging.
8 months ago
The toys are cool and low scoring
8 months ago
Great game sold and searching for another.
Cool theme and shots.
A general fun game with unique aspects a top 10.
8 months ago
would love to own TOTAN. Not the deepest rules, but not easy to get to wizard mode eihter. A juicy lamp is the best!
9 months ago
The proud owner of Mike Chestnut's TOTAN, I am a huge fan of this game. Top 10 no doubt. Super fun. Beautiful. Engaging. Creative. All of the ingredients in a winning pin. Another pin that could use a little love with updating to bring out the best. My machine is brassed out with LEDs and spots. Put a spot on the Genie and enjoy the difference!!!
9 months ago
Really like this game considering the age it really stack up as a great pinball with nice shot play great art work with a great theme that compare well with modern pinballs and a good rule set a keeper in any pinball collection
9 months ago
Just started to play this one recently. The rules are confusing as there is so much that can be done on the playfield. But its very fun to play and the playfield is jam packed with quality toys and gimicks that really intract well with one and other. A very cool pin that is really enjoable to play.
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