Theatre of Magic

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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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5 years ago
Owned one 1 year ago but sold has had some trunk problems but i missed this pin so much... and bought new one in mint condition.
TOM is such a nice pinball, very fast balls, nice ramp and trunk shots.
This is one of my most favourite game ever...
5 years ago
Very nice pin which plays fast. On the cons i do not like the music very much.
5 years ago
This is a beautiful game to look at with some really great toys and a fantastic theme. However the rules kill the lastability and then the fun with this one.

This is a mode based game where you can just time out the modes to get to the end. Most folks will just shoot left orbit over and over again for points with minimal risk.
5 years ago
Great game. Like to play it alone and with friends. I have it in my collection and will keep it for at least some time.
5 years ago
This is a good theme and has the toys to keep it fun. I would like it to be brighter and flashier.
5 years ago
Fun game the only complaint is the grand finale is kinda lame
5 years ago
I like this one
5 years ago
Great game! I've only played a routed machine on location that had some issues... it might well be one of my favorites if I were to play one that were properly tuned up.
5 years ago
Great old school pin. Keeps you coming back for more
5 years ago
Great game. Great artwork. Would love to have this in my collection sometime. Great flow. Worthy of a top ten machine.
5 years ago
This game has so many unique and different gadgets and gizmos, the game flows really well and the rules are easy to follow whilst the game itself still maintains a degree of difficulty.
Very addictive, only a matter of time till I own one!
5 years ago
Great great game. Has my favorite effect, the mirror on the lanes that make it look like the ball is traveling against gravity. Good call outs and just fun gimmicks. Some ytricky shots, but multiball is easy to get and lots of fun. A definite keeper, in my Top 10.
5 years ago
Absolutely first-rate machine. A fun, fast-paced, good-looking game from the golden era.

Pros: Plays quite fast, especially around the inner loop. Extensive and varied set of objectives to reach wizard mode (and several others that aren't required). Lots of different shots to hit. Fun toys. Artwork fits the theme perfectly.

Cons: Illusion modes are a bit simplistic. Music is annoying.
5 years ago
Great machine, wow those awesome magnets!! Good machine that is very involving with easy rules. Does not punish missed shots too badly and will even grab a ball headed for a drain... when the magnets are on.. love that!!
5 years ago
Easy. Too easy...
5 years ago
Great game
5 years ago
This a great machine that seems to get almost everything right. It has an interesting theme and great art package. The DMD animations are very solid and fun to watch. The playfield has good artwork and there are lots of interesting shots to hit. The announcer is a bit annoying with some of the repetitive call outs, but that's the only small complaint I have. A solid machine that anyone lucky enough to own should cherish!
5 years ago
A great machine, a great theme everyone can relate to. It has nice flowing ramps, it’s not the deepest game, but sometimes I just like the fun factor of playing pinball and this machine delivers it in spades.
6 years ago
I had this one in my collection for a few years now and it is one of my favorites. The flow is fun and animations are great. It is one that I won't sell anytime soon.
6 years ago
love it ...but should be rated under tales of arabian nights :P a good time ...spent a few nights till the sun came up playing this pin ...lots to do... great theme... enjoyable for sure ....just cant get that.... what the hell am i still doing up panic off any new pin made today like this one ...your mind goes to a magical place and then the birds are chirping ...well worth the money ...i will be keeping mine ...if you get the chance play this pin .
6 years ago
I just got this game for my collection. There are so many secrets - such a deep rule set, so many surprises. This is my new favorite pin. I rate it higher than Medieval and Scared Stiff. Really worth owning as a collectible.
6 years ago
My wife and kids love this game. It's the favourite.

However. I find it so easy.

As a magician it's brilliant in my collection. Has brilliant features. But wish it had more.

It's great fun though.
6 years ago
Love this so much more than TOTAN. It's a fantastic flowing game that feels really well balanced . And all the modes are really different.

It does get a little boring, but I always come back to it when I just want to play and not think too much about it.
6 years ago
TOM has a great theme. that being said one of the huge selling points is the toys. the trunk, and the wand saves are some very nice elements that tie into the theme. the game w/ led's pops for sure. very creative all around design, and some good incorporation of flow to boot.

the bad-
ive owned the game 2 times and its never lasted. great to look at, nice novelty pin, but the game gets old. some of the animations are dull, and the game to me just seems too easy. i could see how this would be someones "grail" pin though. just not for me i guess.
6 years ago
By far one of the nicest looking machines of all time. However the machine gets boring very quickly and doesn't have much lastability. The ruleset is very easy and not very deep. Nice to play from time to time but would not want to own one.
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