Who Dunnit

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This game received 262 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.741 /10


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This game ranks #99 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.665

Artwork: 7.672

Sounds/Music: 7.603

Other Aspects: 7.693

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2 years ago
Just picked this machine up and I really enjoy all the modes and although none of the shots are high in difficulty or insanely rewarding the game is just a blast. Perfect game to have if you have family who don't play pinball often. The novice mode is a great feature. All the different multiballs and slots are fun. Music is great but I really enjoy the endgame blues music. Playfield aren't is kind of like a board game box but that's the fun of it.
2 years ago
This is a good sleeper game that most people pass on because of the theme and roulette(point gambling). A very deep set of rules keep the game interesting. Love the noir look and sound. Can usually be picked up for a lot less than games from the same era.
2 years ago
Cool game, a bit too stop and go, but its a fun game overall. Worth owning at some point. Probably better in a larger collection.
2 years ago
Cool noir theme. Mixing Clue with pinball is a great idea. This one is a lot of stop and go, but can also play very fast. Game has some unique features, betting and losing all your points on roulette.....can be very risky. Using the center scoop to control the elevator movements is a nice feature, and the start of multiball is a blast. Good lights and sound, and nice DMD animations. I enjoy this game, while friends and family are divided on it. If you get a chance to play one, then check it out.
2 years ago
Table with great unique atmosphere of noir detective story, which is awesome. The "back loop ramp" in the center of playfield is also unique idea. Plus part of "gambling" and chance with slot machine and rulette. Rules could be deeper and more complex, thats true.

For me its great fun and awesome pin, really different than other pins.
3 years ago
Once modded and getting started this pin is underrated. You can buy pinballmachines for + 6000$ that are much more boring.
3 years ago
Really cool and unique game. I had fun playing it because I really dig the theme and how they combined a mystery game into a pinball game. I'm not sure how long it would last in a small collection, however. Plus i'm sure if you play it enough, it may be become easier to guess the clues. Could become repetitive. I will always play it when I see one, though. Great game.
3 years ago
My favorite pinball protagonist, Nick Spade. You play a detective trying to solve murders by gathering clues and interrogating witnesses, while also being a degenerate gambler, what's better than that?? He always sounds annoyed when you don't answer the phone. Great Noire vibe to this one and love the sounds/music even if the sounds are pretty cheesy, the callouts save it for me. The real slot machine is great and the reverse scoop ramp is very unique. The scoring is way unbalanced though, like bride of pinbot you could win billions or lose billions. Playfield toys are really non existent, ramps and shots are pretty basic but the DMD animations are the real treat of playing this. It's hard to watch them while playing and not get distracted! Usual suspects get repetitive but you still never know for sure WHO dunnit!
3 years ago
Fun but too slow for me... and finally borring.
3 years ago

- Prototype software doesn't put a cap on the Jackpot values, which makes Multiball the focus of the game rather than other features.
- Slot machine is a nice touch, plus awards from it are really helpful.
- Roof hurry-up is an awesome mode. 100m for each shot in multiball? Sign me up!
- Roulette can play a huge impact on scores.

- As with Junkyard, prototype was much better than the final product.
- You can collect Extra Balls over and over if the slot reward is set to it.
- Great tournament game because of the proto's jackpot sharing. Another A division must!
- Roulette can score much more than Multiball or anything else in the production ROMs.
3 years ago
WHO dunnit feels like playing a mix of pinball versions of Clue and The Maltese Falcon (or whatever noir PI film you like). The theming makes the game a unique experience, even if some of the shots are a little awkward.

The elevator ramps located dead center in the PF are a unique feature, but they can be a hindrance to game flow. Still, I like the concept, especially when I'm in the mood to play something a different. The phone shots and the large orbit are run-of-the-mill, but not bad.

I also liked the casino features like playing roulette with bonuses and spinning slots (though, the casino theme seems out of place for a murder mystery oriented game). Figuring out who the killer is in each case presents engaging modes with enough sideshow modes to be satisfying.

I'd recommend playing and owning WHO dunnit to anyone - just be prepared for that center ramp set to be annoying at times.
3 years ago
It's an interesting and fun game for awhile, but it is not a keeper for me.
Sounds/lights/dots are some of the best ever, non pinheads & your lady will eat it up so on that end it's a good pin to own. But play wise, it does get old, and it gets annoying. Super heavy on locking in a good jackpot score and then just jackpot city...too many jackpots. All the little things like exploring the sewer, collecting equipment, that all sounds great but it isn't integrated well enough in the scoring to make it worth the time. And that's not even going into being able to bet all your points in roulette which, again, doesn't work as well as you think it will. Mechanically it's a bit of a bear to deal with because of the reels, and the constant abuse the center ramp takes which cannot be replaced anymore. It's a fun one for awhile, and I really wanted to love it, but I put up a huge score on it one night and literally never had any want/need to play it again after.
3 years ago
This one could not hold my attention. Maybe I would like better if I had time to figure it out. It does not have the bling I like that other pins have.
4 years ago
I like this pin very much. It has a very nice comics atmosphere. I would like to own one too sometimes!
4 years ago
I've always liked this game. Sure, it sucks to gamble 2 billion points and lose...but that's part of the game! You don't have to do it, and if you are paying attention you can anticipate your success.
I find it humorous to read players bashing this pin because it is "too easy" to catch the killer. I intentionally don't always choose the killer, because I would rather try to collect all the clues (and earn an extra ball) first. This is my 3rd pin and it will not be leaving my collection!
4 years ago
'Whoplayedit' certainly fits for me, this is not a pin I would go back to over and over. Has some cool features like the roulette wheel and I like the little touch of making the pop sound effects that of an old EM but this game really doesn't do it for me!
4 years ago
This is an innovative game - it gets you to embrace a back-story for different characters in a way that has never been done before. In general, it is highly successful in this respect. The music is excellent and the overall noire theme is well executed aesthetically. it is an excellent game for people new to pinball - it has a more forgiving layout than most and the narrative aspect of it helps too. For the price, this game gives great bang for the buck.
4 years ago
Whodunnit? well it wasn't me. I have a friend who calls this game 'Whyplayit?'
some people rave about this game (ok one person) while others rag all over it. i'm in neither camp, but will just say that i don't particularly miss this one in my collection.

it's certainly original in theme and layout, the elevator ramp is a nice touch, as is the roulette wheel with the possibility to lose as well as to win points. but it's too generous with the extra balls, like the 'free spin' down both outlanes, and the soundbites get a bit repetitive in my opinion.

still, it's quite fun and i certainly wouldn't walk past one on location without stopping for a game or two.
4 years ago
I dont like unlimited continues, but I guess you need to catch all the bad guys!
4 years ago
The board game CLUE in pinball machine form. Fun, clever, unique. I love this game.
4 years ago
I find a nice one close to me at the right price..yes.
4 years ago
It is a cool game but it has a few issues. One of them being that it has a luck based system (roulette) and it feels out of place. Another is that you have to remember clues and know what is going on. If you only focus on the ball and hitting it, you don't know what is going on above on the display. Oh yeah, and if you can't hear the sound, then you have no chance at hearing the clues or questions.

The PF is actually smooth, and a lot of ramps. The slot machine is a bit cool but still luck based.

Lastly, it is another 'big points' game. Scores are hard to judge because everything is in millions. You think getting a million points is good, then you realize that you need several hundred to even earn a replay!

Play it for the interesting theme, but I would stay away from the roulette part.

"And that's it, I was on the case."
4 years ago
This is a fun game with an outstanding theme. The digital versions can't do it justice, the elevator ramp (while a little annoying that it's the entire center playfield) feels so much better on a real machine. A ton of shots return the balls to the flipper, so it's a little easy to keep the ball in play. I haven't played so much that I can pick the suspect easily every single time, so every time I play this I enjoy the story.

A big problem is all of my big scores came from roulette. It's not some minor score, I've gained (or lost) multiple billions of points from roulette. It's a HUGE swing in the game. Obviously not a tournament game, but it's not really trying to be. You have to chop a LOT of wood if you ignore roulette to get a similar score.

This game also has my favorite callout ever: I never answer the phone!
4 years ago
This game could have been better if they scrapped the gambling and made the game less predictable.
4 years ago
I have mixed feelings about that one. I love the theme, enjoy the elevator. Seeking clues is fun. Hearing the phone ringing is cool. Artwork is decent and layout is original. The theme is well executed.
On the other hand, the roulette is out of place. Animations are fun at start, but grow old quickly. A pin I enjoy playing on location but would not consider owning or selecting for a tourney.
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