Twilight Zone (Bally, 1993)

Twilight Zone

Pinside rating

This game received 1326 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.730 /10

8.73

Top 100 ranking

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


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.871

Artwork: 8.743

Sounds/Music: 8.289

Other Aspects: 8.772



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There are 716 rating comments for this game.


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8.804

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9.096/10
5 days ago
Definitely one of the very best there is. You could say that based on the gameplay alone, but the artwork, callouts, and integration with the theme are all amazing.
10.000/10
9 days ago
What is there to say about this pin that has not been said before. It is the ultimate together with AFM. Challenging, unique theme, lots of humor, good built quality, the gumball machine and powerball. Will it ever have an equal in the future? Hard to beat. Sold it after 15 years playing to make room for fresh machines. Every pinhead should have it for a number of years. Don’t forget the song by Golden Earring that is the baasis for the soundtrack....nice!! Would I buy a remake? probably not....I played it so much that after all the years I still can playback the music, call outs and gameplay in my head....
9.437/10
14 days ago
Hard to pick your favorite game with so many great ones out there but if I was forced to choose one it would probably be TZ.
I have never owned one and feel like I've only scratched the surface while having a handful of killer games. This one and AF just feel like perfect pins!! I'm still learning how great these 90's pins are and TZ is the KingPin!!
9.560/10
24 days ago
One of the best rules out there. Would be perfect if it was not for the very cheap bumber outlane drains.
9.600/10
38 days ago
Best pinball ever made.
9.560/10
41 days ago
One of the greatest pins out there and is needed to be added to the short list of the my pin collection.
8.460/10
48 days ago
Can't wait for them to do a remake of this.
7.693/10
52 days ago
I have never understood the near universal acclaim for this machine. Maybe it is the fact that it is a widebody, but I remember a local arcade had a line of pins when I was younger, and this was my least favorite. I look forward to playing it more and maybe I will come around to it. I suppose if everyone liked the same two or three pins, no one could afford them.
9.660/10
55 days ago
Best game ever. No doubt about it...
9.440/10
78 days ago
Love at first sight. First pinball machine I ever remember. Promised myself there and then (aged 13) that one day i'll own this machine. Lucky enough it was the first I did own. My collection will forever have a TZ.
10.000/10
82 days ago
Absolutely, perfection!
8.000/10
89 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.
8.964/10
3 months 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
9.500/10
3 months 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.
9.312/10
3 months 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.
10.000/10
4 months 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!
9.680/10
4 months 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.
6.272/10
4 months 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...
8.000/10
5 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.
8.644/10
5 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.
9.420/10
5 months ago
So much to do in this game, keeps you busy for hours.
8.710/10
6 months ago
Very fun game, although hard to master. My son is a big fan of this one!
9.060/10
6 months ago
One of the best. What to say that hasn’t been said? I hope to own one of my own someday!
8.248/10
7 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.
9.200/10
7 months ago
A truly extraordinary device, either you love it or hate it
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