Theatre of Magic

Pinside rating

This game received 940 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.434 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #24 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.606

Artwork: 8.554

Sounds/Music: 7.929

Other Aspects: 8.455

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14 years ago
Has to be the most gorgeous cabinet out there . A gold magicians trunk. It just looks stunning !
Gameplay - captive ball and spinner are really satisfying shots. Playfield is fast , especially the shot around the trunk. Has some great toys.

Pros - its the gameplay it is a bit hit the trunk, for beginners its a thrill, but once you have had it a whie it gets a bit boring. If you play sporadically and want an easier game then this is for you
15 years ago
I just played this again after selling it a few years back. It was at a local pizza place and in excellent condition. First game set the high score and beat the machine. Now I remember why I sold it. Great game easy to beat, but it is just beautiful to look at! The modes are fun and the shots smooth. Still love the trap door! Love the magnet on the trunk too. It just doesn't hold up to games like Lord of the Rings or Addams Family for me. Still if I had the space I might just try to find one again.
15 years ago
Magic is a classic theme and the TOM trunk is the best designed toy in one game. Three sides of which are unique and the overall use of magnets was well thought.
16 years ago
To say this is a good game is an understatement. This is such a well designed machine that all the shots almost seem to shoot themselves. Once you catch the flow of this game, you'll have a hard time following the ball, it's that fast. The artwork is amazing and so are the sounds and music. But... There's some things I'm less fond of. For starters, there's next to no humor in the game. This is rather typical for John Popadiuk games I think. Another thing I particularly dislike is the wizard mode. It's... Boring. Sorry, can't make much more of it than that. But all in all it's a fun game, and like I said, the shot layout and incredible flow more than make up for all the negative aspects I mentioned.
17 years ago
Always have loved this game.....great theme, fun game play, overall terrific pin.
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