The Walking Dead (Pro)

Pinside rating

This game received 415 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.086 /10

8.086

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "The Walking Dead". The group itself ranks #32 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.179

Artwork: 7.838

Sounds/Music: 7.509

Other Aspects: 8.319


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8.018

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "The Walking Dead (Pro)".
The other version is: The Walking Dead (Premium/LE)


Found 222 ratings (with comment) on this game

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9.136/10
5 days ago
Overall one of my favorite games in my collection. Game is brutal but keeps you coming back for more. Shots and code are top notch. Only think holding it back is art and lack of TV show assets, but there are mods that will enhance this. Pretty safe to say this is bolted to my floor.
7.039/10
20 days ago
I admittedly only played this once, because when I played it, I did not enjoy it. The design felt a bit low effort compared to a lot of modern Stern games. The playfield art is very ugly in my opinion, and the huge zombie in the middle of the playfield is cheesy. If you want a big monster to hit in the middle of your playfield, play monster bash.
9.660/10
5 months ago
i love kill walkers
9.456/10
5 months ago
my favorite game
9.120/10
6 months ago
Si fun i love the red color the toys, playfield , hard to play rules not easy not for everyone but one of my best
6.227/10
7 months ago
Maybe it was specific to the one I was playing, but the ball kept getting stuck in different areas of the playfield and had a few other issues that may have affected gameplay. Overall, it did not play as well as the Star Trek Pro that was sitting next to it. I was a fan of TWD TV show, but for whatever reason the theme did not translate over to a pinball machine for me and did not hold my attention for very long.
8.990/10
10 months ago
I thought Flash Gordon was a tough game!

Too much drains but still coming back.
Still working on strategy, better to achieve your goals in Multiball rather singleball, otherwise DRAIN!!
Its like going to war everytime you push the button.
Code is amazing.
Crossbows/Arrow Hurry-ups, great call outs.

Fantastic but very brutal.
Update:03-12-2021
Sold TWD, still a great game but too brutal and shots are not always logical and little bit lack of flow.Especially BG ramp feels dodgy.Now i have JPPro, longer ball play(necessary) but great flow and every shot or flow has a meaning.Very thoughtout.
couldn't be happier!!
8.404/10
10 months ago
One of the better horror-themed pinball tables in regards to playability.
8.480/10
11 months ago
Frustratingly FUN!
9.700/10
1 year ago
One of the best pinball, I love it. Nothing for beginners, shots have to be precise, and control is very important on this machine.
9.220/10
1 year ago
Played for the first time last night - so fun! I didn't know much about it but I will be back to play again for sure.
9.840/10
1 year ago
L Y M A N . Great code and rules, fast brutal and in your face. My kind of pinball.
9.020/10
1 year ago
This was my second Borg/Lyman game... and it is about as perfect of a game as I've owned. I was a fan of the early TWD show but eventually stopped watching it, that did not hamper my appreciation of the game at all however. Never have I ever own a game I wanted to flip over and burn to the ground one minute and then the very next have me hooting and hollering in absolute joy the next. The game is just amazing, the rules are perfectly implemented, the theme integration is fantastic, the multi-ball's and mini-wizard modes a joy... I'd have it back in a heart beat in the future. As much as I'd like to try the Premium at home, I'm not sure I want the start and stops that it adds with the extra magnet and the crossbow. I'm not much of a mod guy at all but I threw some clear drop-targets in on this game along with clear rubber rings and I thought it really helped brighten up a dark game. This game is not for the faint of heart or inexperienced, it is a hard, hard game and offers outlane drains and SDTM drains like they're going out of style, in the end, it is all worth it. Highly highly recommend.
8.048/10
1 year ago
Really fun game. Layout is familiar but with a few unique quirks. Theme translates well for the most part. Love the rules.
9.320/10
1 year ago
This can be a super ball busting game but the rules are pretty perfect. Modes, multikills, & MBs are all done very well.
Nit picking wise; the ball out out of pops can be a bit of a bitch, even when set up correctly. But hey, you learn some great ball dig skills that way.
Things that don't bother me that may bother you; the audio.
The whole "Bubba" thing doesn't bother me at all. I'd rather listen to Bubba than Rick very aboot "Coral" all day.
5.808/10
1 year ago
Has grown on me. When you get it flowing it really can be a fun game. The oversized zombie right in the front is dumb.the prison yard magnet is cool.

The ramps are really smooth and if you are on your game that's really where this game shines. Hit the orbits and ramps and it really is a fun game. But if you're off your game and can't find the shots, this game can really suck. (More than bricking on other games).
7.088/10
1 year ago
Enjoyed this game even though I never really got into the show. Not bad!
7.376/10
1 year ago
I thought maybe a little more could have been squeezed out of this zombie show/comic for a pin especially with the playfield art. The zombie head in the barn just made me laugh, but out of over a 150 pinball games, this is the one my daughter eventually found and would not leave at the arcade we went to. She let me play a few games, the shots and gameplay were fun, I could see why she liked it.
This could be one I eventually buy used, if the fan base theme doesn't make it too expensive later.
7.059/10
1 year ago
Maybe the premium is better but I really just did not enjoy this game. I love the show and I hoped I would love the game as much. This is a game that should have been made with the newer LCD screen. The small LED screen just doesn't do it justice. There are so many gross things about this game, the red LED screen just sucks in my opinion. Other than that, game play is fast but it isn't a very intuitive game to me. The rules are deep but I just couldn't get into them. It could be that as soon as I get interested my ball drains. The barn is cool, and the well zombie is kind of neat but they could have done much more on this one. I like a tough game as much as anyone but this one is over the top. If you like WIDE open playfield and a lot of drains this one is for you.
7.384/10
1 year ago
I enjoy this game a lot - especially at barcade locations set to free play. If I had to pay $1/game, I wouldn’t be playing it as much - it can be a drain-fest. When I get lucky and get to play a ball for awhile, this machine is a blast!

The animations are pretty gruesome - I suppose that should be a given for a zombie-themed game, but luckily, zombies consuming entrails is shown in dot matrix and not HD!
9.184/10
1 year ago
The Walking Dead pinball while bashed on release, over time has become one of the best Stern pins, as well as one of the best pins ever made. Fans of the AMC TV show will certainly like the cabinet art on the Premium/Standard edition (Season 3), and will appreciate the cabinet art (Season 1) on the LE. Translites for all of them are serviceable at best, but reminiscent of the translite art from the mid 2000's Stern machines. Playfield art layout of the map is unique, but a bunch of photoshopped no-name zombies won't get anything but a 'meh'. What will blow people's minds is the fast and furious gameplay! Beautiful arcing orbits, along with awesome ramps, makes this pin a blast to shoot. You will be blasting away zombies in what is essentially you playing the role of a no-name survivor in the world of the AMC TV show, trying to survive and be the "Last Man Standing". To do this you will be required to take down Walkers constantly, hitting lit shots to kill zombies and do combo takedowns, to quickly amass the kills needed to start the wizard mode(s). Horde mode is easily one of the best wizard modes in pinball, further showing off the excellent lighting in the game with lots of blood red colors as the walkers slowly approach you. DMD animation is incredibly brutal, as you shoot/stab/smash zombie heads in very cartoonish but explicit animations not for the squeamish. TWD may be the best coded game in pinball. Over the course of several years, Lyman Sheats coded this masterpiece (v 1.60). There is so much to do, so many scoring potential with the multipliers, and every single area of the playfield is used (like the supply box to activate Bloodbath). Speaking of shots, this game has a ton of things to shoot for including a disgusting Well Walker bash toy that exposes his guts on hit, if you have the Premium or LE. In addition to the Well Walker, you can also shoot the doors to a prison and reveal an additional zombie bash toy head. The Premium/LE models also include a zombie head revealed under the bicycle girl ramp, as well as the use of a crossbow ball launcher mech near the apron; which also functions as an in-game Walker Bomb, to help with mode completion. Along with the mediocre artwork, the voice overs are what really drops scores for this game. The AMC theme song is present, and the mode music is really good, but the in-game narrator is really bad and over the top (in a bad way). Overall, TWD is a game that doesn't look good or have good voice over calls, but is a brutally hard and fast game with legendary game code, to place this as one of the best games of all time and a game that will have you coming back for more with its fun factor & challenge.
6.798/10
1 year ago
I want to like it because it is nice to play something once in awhile that isn't cartoony and goofy, but it is an absolute drain monster to the point that it gets frustrating. I never watched the show, so that is neither here nor there for me. I like the toys a lot they are fun to bash. Never been a big fan of plastic ramps they seem cheap. I like that the rules are deep enough, but not overly complex. I just end up getting frustrated with it due to how many dud games you get. I only play it at this one local place where all games are 50 cents, I would never pay $1 per play.
8.300/10
1 year ago
A real modern classic. Excellent, deep rule set.
8.000/10
1 year ago
Great game. Pro is good in this title.
8.940/10
1 year ago
Great game.. solid shots.. hard at times.. but rewarding... who dosen't like zombies!
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