Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (CE)

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This game received 96 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.499 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory". The group itself ranks #22 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.48

Artwork: 8.707

Sounds/Music: 8.081

Other Aspects: 8.515

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (CE)".
The other versions are: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (Standard) (regular version), Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (LE)

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17 days ago
I really wanted to like this game so much more than I did after playing it. For me this is a dream theme but it just doesn't play so hot IMO. The call outs are pretty monotone and the extra call outs in the CE are uninspiring. I am hoping someday to have some more time on this game to change my mind but for now, it is what it is.
19 days ago
Maybe I just don't get Pat Lawlor designs. The game looks great, but doesn't play great. It's not immediately apparent what to shoot or do in the game. The shots don't feel satisfying. It's like the flashy cabinet and big screen is there to make you feel like you are having a good time even though the actual pinball is not really fun. Very overrated game!
4 months ago
He knocked this one out of the ballpark!
5 months ago
Another really solid offering from JJP. I dislike the sound packages on some of their machines, because they feel like slot machines, but that seems to really work on this title. In terms of a layout the only thing I dislike are the drains off the in-lane pop bumpers. That actually gave me a really terrible first impression, because I had two of my three balls on my first game drain immediately on launch. That said, I'm glad I gave it more playtime, because it's a very sold game.
5 months ago
I love my Wonka CE. Perfect layout and shots. Not too tight. I love the theme and the machine has a magical feel to it. Incredible colors and lights. The animations and footage are very well done as well. Gobstopper and Wonkavator are amazing shots. Awesome Lawlor design. Only complaint is the Gobstopper has needed adjustment twice. Otherwise it’s a 10.
6 months ago
Nearly Flawless, should be in the top 5 all time! Best J.J.P to date. I've had em all with the exception of Dialed In.If Jersey Jack could incorporate a ball save a second or two after coming off one of the pops to negate a really cheap drain, the game would be pretty much perfect..Sooo much better than T.Z, M.B, Deadpool, A.F.M, M.M ect....This one is not leaving my collection!
11 months ago
this game is simply everything you want from a pinball... smooth shooting, theme integration. the game is amazing.
11 months ago
Just updated my CE with 2.0 code and it’s made the game open up quit a bit more.

This game will be in my collection probably forever. Unique layout, great theme integration, and BIG fun factor. Out of all the pins I’ve owned and played this one is my favorite.

The recent code is just bonus.
1 year ago
Had massive expectations and it just couldn't quite live up to it, which might be on me. Good machine, good animations, deep code - very hard to get to Pure Imagination. A good game, no doubt, but not in the 'great' catgegory for me. Expected more gimmicks with this theme and it being a JJP pin. Probably not gonna get it again.
1 year ago
This game is so much better than I expected. My first JJP but certainly not my last. Great theme, keeps you coming back for more. This one is bolted to the floor for me.
1 year ago
Best looking pinball machine at time of release. WW CE! I’ve seen nearly every top 100 on pinside both modded and original, family & friends have owned most, nothing looks better than this machine and it’s Radcals, sparkle playfield, mirrored back glass, etc. Theme, game modes, sound score and callouts are off the charts, could’ve used more low frequencies in the sound mix. I had to break down and buy the CE. It sad, but I will definitely need to buy another sparkling playfield cause this one will not survive the plays! The Candyman Can. This is my second favorite pin to date behind MM.
1 year ago
I just bought one of the last Wonka CE’s left. I am so glad I was able to get my hands on one of these. I own 9 other pins and have recently had the opportunity to play a different Jersey Jack game. It was my first time playing a Jersey Jack. I fell in love and ordered 2 games including this Willy Wonka CE. I am not a Willy Wonka crazed fan, but after playing this game. I instantly was engaged in the game play. I love the rules. It is a smooth shooter, but yet a difficult challenging set of rules. I also think the artwork in incredible. Lastly the lighting. Jersey jack games are so bright and have vivid colors. I am hooked. Keep them coming Jersey Jack!
1 year ago
The CE bring a lot more to the table such as better speech, art package is awesome, and trim level is above and beyond. Game shoots smooth as always I own the SE before the CE makes it that much better. One of jjp best shooters there’s a reason I bought this tittle twice, Flippers and slings are a bit week as always with jjp games need to up the power to make them feel better you won’t be let down with this tittle it’s a sleeper don’t be fool, Family’s favorite game from our line up.
1 year ago
The CE, like the LE, has the Wonkavator and the Cabinet Artwork is the best of the three. I like WOZ but my wife is drawn to this game, for good reason - it is very well integrated into the theme and has some good features. I think the Wonkavator/Superball lock makes this or the LE the version to have over the Standard. A great family game, based on the 1971 movie, not the 2005 Johnny Depp one. This is a wise choice. I don't find the value in the CE over the LE though.
1 year ago
I Loved this pinball so much I bought collectors edition. Can't get enough of this game.
1 year ago
It's very good, not great. Very different feel than Stern and Williams.
1 year ago
So, this was my first JJP purchase, though I'm patiently waiting for my GnR LE. I have room for ten pins and in the past Stern held many of those spots. Im now down to just two Sterns, with a mix of other manufactures and older titles....FH, AFM, IJ, JP, SW, etc. In a room surrounded by those great titles and others, this Wonka CE stands tall.....it's not even close! It's a beautiful machine, the build quality is great and it plays AWESOME. All of my friends and family that have seen it ....LOVE it! It's interesting to see some of the classic Pat Lawlor design ideas(FH steps feels similar to the Wonka skill shot) and other fun stuff(I thought I had playfield insert issues, until I remembered that there are magnets under the playfield redirecting the ball at times). Anyway, pinball ratings are always subjective and nothing is a 10...but this Wonka CE is very close! IMO...Pinball Masterpiece!
1 year ago
I’m sorry but this game is a snooze
1 year ago
Pat Lawlor has done it again. This game has so much to offer and do.
1 year ago
I would highly recommend this pin...smooth uncrowded shots and rules are well articulated. Great game for a variety of audiences yet has avenues that will challenge the pinball pros. There are moments in the buildup of multiballs where the lights and sounds put on quite an impressive show that totally immerses you into the moment. Great use of clips and sound bytes from the original movie. The music is superb and fits the theme well....enjoy!!!
1 year ago
Once you get some time on this game it opens up beautifully. Another top notch game by JJP!
1 year ago
Had a lot of fun playing this one, shots are pretty easy and not too punishing in spite of the tight lower play field.
1 year ago
Great game to start with but the CE makes it shine. The sparkle lightning and shot flow are amazing.
1 year ago
Just played at the arcade. Love the theme. A bit disappointed in the play and playfield layout. Lots of fun tough shots. Looking forward to playing it again. For all the hubbub there should be some uniqueness. Not sure I'd add it to my collection. Fun but not stellar.
1 year ago
Wonka is a fun game, but it is not very fast and it does not have a lot of flow. A lot of thought went into the game, but at times I feel like I am at a casino with the sounds it makes.
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