Who Dunnit

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This game received 278 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.808 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #105 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.725

Artwork: 7.734

Sounds/Music: 7.82

Other Aspects: 7.786

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4 months ago
I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much when I put my quarters into the game, but sometimes these occasions give you the biggest surprise and most enjoyment. I had a ball playing this game, and have now added it to my wish list. Definitely enjoy playing older games and this one is no exception
4 months ago
Just got the opportunity to play this game for the first time. I had zero expectations. I left wanting to own one. Can't wait to play it again! Very underated game.
5 months ago
I know that this in a underrated game, but I think is it great.
7 months ago
Fun "Clue"-like game where crimes are committed in a casino, named Tony's Palace, that the protagonist is trying to solve. Total of five cases are present. This pin seems to be story driven where you are trying to track down evidence and interrogate suspects, and is all played out on the DMD. Since you are watching the DMD a lot, the game doesn't have the greatest flow. The elevator ramp seems to be the focal point of the playfield, but the slot machine and roulette wheel are nice features and adds to the atmosphere of being in Tony's Palace. Not to mention one of the few titles where you can gamble your score. Music and lighting play to the 1930's scene. This is an underrated game in my eyes, and one to collect with a little more than 2,000 machines produced. I can see this being one for the home. The theme has broad appeal for the whole family. Biggest issue with this game seems to be more on the mechanical side with the slot reels not always working from extended use, which requires servicing. I think this game would greatly benefit from a ColorDMD upgrade, especially with the roulette wheel and having red actually look like red, instead of orange. Could see a lastability issue with suspect interrogations becoming repetitive once you cycle through all the dialogue multiple times. Fun game for what it is.
8 months ago
I like the deep backstory to this game with all the characters. Game play is pretty straight forward with solving the various murders. Roulette and slot reels add a nice casino component. The slot reels can have some issue keeping them going, but there's plenty of info out there on how to bulletproof them. Plastic ramps tend to break and replacements have been hard or impossible to get, though I think PPS and other vendors are working on filling that need. Animations looks great with a ColorDMD.
9 months ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 7 - Average

* The solving of crimes a lot of fun
* Fun to gamble a good chunk of your score on Roulette
* The centre ramp shot though easy to hit has good variation
* Love the super skill shot
* Casino theme with slots adds a nice touch
* Unique theme with large back story is very cool

* The Score can be just run up by playing roulette all day
* Rats shot a repeat of BSD shot and basically worthless
* Can be stop and go
* No wizard mode disappointing
* Parts really hard to come by

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* Lighting above Tony’s Palace sign and backboard area
* A toy Taxi from that era (1930’s)
* Dice or Roulette shooter rod

What To Look For When Buying
* Wear on the inserts for the characters and weapons
* Wear under the lift ramp
* Check for cracks in all ramps as none are available (particularly the centre ramp)
* Cracks in centre plastic scoop ramp as it’s unavailable
* Slot reels work as they should. Can be unreliable and difficult to work on
1 year ago
Little known but very fun game.
1 year ago
I really like this game as I have only played it a few times. Great concept and keep you playing.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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).
1 year 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)
2 years ago
Fun and unique game. It's a hidden gem and worth checking out.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
Very cool to play, one of the best, i love it and i love the theme.
2 years ago
Its a fun game at first but after some time it bored me.
3 years 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.
3 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.
3 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!
3 years ago
Really fun game for the family
3 years ago
Really stands out in a line-up!
3 years ago
Very nice overall package. Sound/music/speech and animations are excellent! I liked the art too.
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