Who Dunnit

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This game received 280 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.765 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #102 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.68

Artwork: 7.709

Sounds/Music: 7.695

Other Aspects: 7.733

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13 days ago
I really like this game as I have only played it a few times. Great concept and keep you playing.
3 months ago
I wanted to really like this game because of the theme. I kept it for a short while because it just didn't pull me in with its slower gameplay. Still a decent game though.
5 months ago
I've had this pin for about a month now and it quickly became my most played game. It has one large ramp, a spinning slot machine in the middle of the playfield, four scoops, Tony's palace (which has a really unique shot into to a branching ramp) a 3 ball multi ball mode and two sweet loop shots all make this game enjoyable for many, many plays. The playfield has cool toys and features, the artwork is nice. The DMD has cool videos and brief cinematic sequences that I imagine would look awesome in color. Even if you are not a fan of the murder mystery theme, the roulette wheel and slot machine along with Who Dunnit's many satisfying shots, make this game addictive and very fun to play.

*Will update if the market goes up on this game, but for the 3000-3200 price tag on this one, it is a great buy for any pill-baller.
5 months ago
I really like this pin. It's quite different from many others. The missions could be repetitive but it''s difficult to terminate all of them. i don't like the roulette because the lucky or unlucky color may affect the final score.
7 months ago
No doubt this is a neat and unique game. Kitzrow's callouts are awesome as always. It's a shame no wizard mode was coded, as once you play the game enough, you are just doing the same thing with no real reward. Love the idea of the roulette.
8 months ago
I owned a Who Dunnit for many years and found it to be a really fun machine to play. Novices and kids loved the theme and the play - but strong players will find it a bit too easy and the scoring isn't ideally balanced. Only other real knock is the music and call-outs are repetitive. If you don't like that haunting who-dunnit mystery music, this isn't a game for you to buy. But what an awesome theme in a machine with a great amount of virtual toys and variety. Roulette, slots, up and down elevators - all while solving the crime and then catching the perp. This game really puts it all together and even though I played it a thousand times or more, I miss having one. One of the better overall games of its era, in my opinion. And one with broad appeal (though you are solving murders).
8 months ago
This game gets a lot of flack but it has some elements that work well if you have a big lineup. The ability to gamble basically your whole score is very unique. You could score a really big amount and then almost lose it all in one roulette wheel spin. Peter Gunn music never gets old. Has mod upgrade potential with making the roulette wheel spin. If you can pickup one for a decent price give it a spin! (rimshot)
1 year ago
I think this game is under-rated. The animations (especially with a Color DMD) are better than most games. It is more left-brained than most games but there's still enough lights and sounds for those that need the sensory stimulation. The Roulette feature is one of my favorites; where else can you actually enhance your score by hundreds of millions or have it reduced by that much OR not take the risk if you are close to that Replay number. The mechanical slot machine wheels is also unique and it adds a lot of fun to the play of this game.
1 year ago
Fun and unique game. It's a hidden gem and worth checking out.
1 year ago
I've never been able to quite figure this game out. It has all the elements of a fun game, yet I don't particularly enjoy it that much. I've played hundreds of games on it, but never been able to figure out if any of the clues in the mysteries have anything to do with actually picking suspects. Some I know actually adore this as their favorite game but I can't wrap my head around it. It's overall quality is good, especially in the sound department. And it's worst aspect may simply be it's terrible lighting aspects which isn't that important anyways. I don't know. I don't actively dislike and avoid it the way I would with Monster Bash (a very popular game) but nor would this be a machine I gravitate towards immediately.
1 year ago
Fun theme feels a bit like a Choose Your Own Adventure combined with Clue. Only problem is, it's not as fully realized as it could have been. Shots are pretty good, and the game plays well and the slot machine is fun. The game features 5 scoops and a ramp that raises and lowers, similar to the bicycle girl ramp on TWD premium. Skill shot is fun and challenging. Was able to add one of these for a fairly low price, and with modest expectations, this game has impressed so far. The jazzy, moody music is fantastic. Until they remake this one with improved code and complexity, or make "Clue," this 1995 game from Bally will have to fill the murder mystery genre. Glad we found one.
1 year ago
One of the most interactive DMD games I've played. Picking the correct suspect is fun and the dialogue is well done and not repetitive for the most part. Love the various multiballs. The elevator shots can be a bit tiresome and I really wish this had some sort of wizard mode after capturing all suspects or solving all the cases. Other than that, a very underrated game with a lot to do. Definitely a family fave.
1 year ago
Very cool to play, one of the best, i love it and i love the theme.
1 year ago
Its a fun game at first but after some time it bored me.
1 year ago
This pin is totally underrated, the graphics are awesome and the gameplay is a lot of fun. There are plenty of toys implemented into the game and deserves better recognition. The theme is very unique are it delivers it flawlessly adding a decent challenge to accomplish the goal.
2 years ago
Very fun game. While it may be somewhat shallow in rules, it tells a good story (multiple one's actually) and is very friendly to novice players. I love the lightwork and call outs, the slots, telephone, and that elevator ding is so unique. Game play gets old after many plays but is always fun to play a few. Great after game music and lightshow, unless you get a high score. That music is just meh. Sad I sold mine years ago.
2 years ago
Great game from the Golden age of Bally pinballs. It really stands out from other games for its unique qualities. Great family game too. Toys and gimmicks that only come on limited edition games these days. Despite being a perennial top 100 game, this pin is CRIMINALLY UNDERRATED. Games from that era that are similar to it go for $8,000.

These are tough to find on the market because people don't seem to sell them much. If you can get one...do it!
2 years ago
Really fun game for the family
2 years ago
Really stands out in a line-up!
2 years ago
Very nice overall package. Sound/music/speech and animations are excellent! I liked the art too.
2 years ago
An all round good game. Outstanding animations and themeing, with tonnes of voice work and good art. The unorthodox layout and ruleset perhaps don't have quite as much lastability as other games of it's time, but it's still a good game that I'll keep coming back to. Not a fan of the roulette betting feature or the over-exaggerated scoring. A murder mystery theme doesn't fit the billion scoring like Attack from Mars does, should be much lower similar to Medieval or No good Gofers in my view. Still a little underrated gem from the golden era of Bally/Williams machines.
3 years ago
While playing this machine, two things stood out most for me: Extremely long ball times and a theme that gets old very quickly. Not a good combination.

It's strange, as I really like the idea of a Who Dunnit pinball, but it just didn't work for me. I even left with credits on the machine, because I didn't feel like playing through the same clues again. This was all within one hour of gameplay.

I did like the flow of the game, as well as the elevator in the middle. It makes this game unique, but it's not enough to keep me interested.

Finally, the artwork is so-so. The playfield seems uninspired to me and the cabinet might even be called ugly.

My final verdict is: not recommended.
3 years ago
I bought this game as a home use only with very limited plays. It looks beautiful and has a good theme. The play through is quite good but can get repetitive. I found it most difficult to catch the criminal to complete the case. The music and lightshow are great! I like the options of the roulette table and slot machine. Hitting the ringing phone can be satisfying. I wish it came with a color dmd.
3 years ago
I think Who Dunnit has a nice theme going for it, some great sound, lighting, and how it integrates the DMD and all the animations is really just top notch. Lots a cool toys scattered around the playfield from a slot machine, to phones, but my favorite feature is the center ramp. I like aiming for it and just hitting it all the time. Also I like the multiple loops that you need to shoot for too. And while the theme is cool and I think the artwork is competent, it just really doesn't stand out or pop for me. I do like the feeling the game goes for as a detective movie, and thanks to the dmd animations you really do feel like you're in an interactive detective pinball game(which I guess you are in). I think for the lighting to best be experienced would be a dark room, as when the ax gets tossed at you to start multiball the lights on the game go out and that's a cool effect. I also like that this have novice and expert mode. In novice mode you get a guaranteed 3 minutes of play and I like to choose that mode and play head to head with people, as I think its just more fun than always switching after a ball. I know a few games had this feature, but I wish it caught on a bit more. And to me that is one of the best features for this game. Not my favorite all time pinball game, but it is a fun one to play. I will say while I think the DMD and the animations are great and varied, it also to me does take away the replay value, as it just gets old seeing footage over and over. So I personally couldn't do any real marathon plays on this machine.
3 years ago
This machine is is an unsung hero. The Cluedo theme and music are great - unique in pinball. Its true that the central ramp over-dominates the playfield and gameplay, but the fruit machine and roulette features add something different to go alongside the process of capturing the murderer. Differnet, unique and special.
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