Twilight Zone (Bally, 1993)

Twilight Zone

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This game received 1315 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.729 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #4 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.865

Artwork: 8.746

Sounds/Music: 8.295

Other Aspects: 8.77

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19 days ago
Absolutely, perfection!
27 days ago
Classic game and probably one of the best wide body games made. Very fun layout. Gumball machine is great and really like the Powerball. the upper playfield is fun. Would own this game in a heartbeat if I could. Very challenging to get to the wizard mode. Never get bored of this one.
36 days ago
I've been playing this game in my local league. It's tough to get the hang of, and the rear shots are difficult to make but I find the game to be fun and as I learn it I am liking it more
40 days ago
I’m lucky enough to own an original 3 magnet game which adds some cool variation to the start of multiballs and spiral awards.The game itself is a masterpiece it truly epitomises every aspect we regard for evaluating and enjoying the game of pinball. If you haven’t played a twilight zone you must.
56 days ago
Twilight Zone is one of those games where everything just works perfect together. There are many different modes and a lot to shoot for. The Powerball is a great unique feature in the game. Playfield layout is great, except for the ball shooting down the left outlane sometimes from the pop bumpers. The music, voices and light show in this game is top notch.
61 days ago
This game is #1 in my opinion! but I have played all of the other games yet. I just love the game and the toys on the playfield especially the bubble gum machine. Awesome game and theme!
84 days ago
Although incredibly frustrating at times this is one of the top 5 games ever made. Endlessly playable and one of the most unique and memorable pins. Pat Lawlor innovation all over this thing and endless eye candy. Game can be start and stop as folks often mention in regard to Lawlor pins, but just the sheer amount of shots and things happening almost demands the game slow things down for you. There's no nicer looking machine out there and no game more fun to play.
85 days ago
I'm going to go against the flow and say this one is not my favorite. I can just never get into it. The mini-playfield is cool, but the magnetic flippers are hard to use. I don't really follow the rules and don't know what I'm supposed to do. Maybe this is one of those machines where you have to fully understand the rule set to have a lot of fun. I have never found a twilight zone that didn't sound like shitake mushrooms. Maybe it's just the age of the machines but I find the sound quality on these to be sub-par. I'm also not a huge fan of the playfield art. I like the theme though...
3 months ago
Getting Lost in the Zone is always a challenge to achieve. I find this pin to be a spectacular piece of American Art. IMO the rules are actually pretty simple, hit slot machine, hit ramp, hit piano hit ramp etc... Until you get lost in the Zone. I've actually gone back and watched all the episodes of Twilight Zone so i could relate to what is happening on the Playfield. The integration of Theme is excellent to say the least. Once again another machine that you have to be accurate in your shots.

I've had several of the newer Sterns, AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Man, Spiderman, however just find the original classics to be outstanding.
3 months ago
One of the best pins ever made. SO much to do, so much to experience. The whole package is great but the vertical zig zag playing is not my favourite. The theme is superb.
3 months ago
So much to do in this game, keeps you busy for hours.
4 months ago
Very fun game, although hard to master. My son is a big fan of this one!
4 months ago
One of the best. What to say that hasn’t been said? I hope to own one of my own someday!
4 months ago
Have played on location only a dozen or so times. Fun but not as much as others rating this high. Probably need more time with it.
5 months ago
A truly extraordinary device, either you love it or hate it
5 months ago
Great loaded that it reminds me of a modern JJP game
5 months ago
This game still holds up today! Power Ball Speed is Awsome!
5 months ago
Tons of toys and can be fun at times but too much stop and go for my liking. Lost in the Zone is one of the best multiballs in all of pinball. Great looking playfield and cabinet with tons of very cool mods you can add to make it look even better. Powerball and upper playfield with magnet flippers are such a great additions that no other pinball has. Overall I love the them and look and enjoy playing it but wish it had a bit more flow overall. Still a great game and one I play anytime I see it.
5 months ago
Twilight Zone is my all-time favorite game that won't leave my collection. I put it just slightly ahead of Monster Bash. It's hard to find something negative for me on this game. My biggest criticism is not having a ball save and the cabinet artwork is just okay, lol. Beyond that, this game was just so WOW when I first saw it many years ago and it always keeps me coming back. Lawlor really nailed it out of the park with this one and I'm yet to see this level of innovation.
6 months ago
The game is cool but grossly overated. When i look back at the tv show or even the movie the pinball game is way off the mark. The TV show is more serious and the pinball game is way to campy. I'm not threading the concept and the game itself ...
6 months ago
It took about 2.5 months for things to “click” for me on the Twilight Zone. Now that they have, I can fairly rate it. I’ve always been a big fan of the show, and the game presents it as a pinball very well. The rules aren’t intuitive and it takes a little while to get the game opened up. But once it’s revved up, getting multiballs going, hitting some jackpots, surviving risky shots in the pop can be a rush! It’s stop and go, but in a good way. Allows you to see many animations and enjoy the jackpot sights and sounds. My only wish was that there was more show content represented since there were so many more iconic shows available. Will look to add the TV mod with black and white episode clips to fill this void for me down the road. For now, Ill keep playing it and try to get over the 1 billion point threshold.
6 months ago
What to say is a great game and will stay in my collection.
6 months ago
Quite the challenge lovely table been number one for decades for a reason
7 months ago
A really excellent game that just doesn’t justify the price tag. Great coding and art though.
7 months ago
The powerball is very unique. Upper playfield works well.
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