Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (LE)

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This game received 238 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.540 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st 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: 8.628

Artwork: 8.634

Sounds/Music: 8.213

Other Aspects: 8.575

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

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4 days ago
Great theming, shots are fair and there’s plenty of variety. JJP quality is phenomenal, I love the look of this thing and the sound quality is great as well. A well balanced machine that’s loads of fun to play.
35 days ago
One of the best out there. My personal favorite. I didn’t want to get at first because of the theme. Don’t let that stop you. This game shoots fantastic! Great rules! Plus the theme plays out pretty good too. This one is the ultimate “one more game”!
74 days ago
So this game comes as complete surprise to me. My wife saw this game on YouTube and really wanted me to try and get one. I was having a hard time paying the JJP price tag as I have only owned stern and had never played a wonka before. The theme while good wasn’t a dream theme or anything for me either. I ended up finding one within a few hours drive of me, so I took the plunge. WOW! This game has so much more going on then it looks like from an initial glance. When I went to pick up the game my first thought was this doesn’t have that much going on. I was very wrong. This game is loaded with amazing shots, magnets, toys and has 4 flippers that allow you to make some cool looping shots. The theme is implicated in this game so well that I had to go re watch the movie right away. I love the call outs, sounds, music and videos. The game shoots buttery smooth and is just a joy to play. It does feel different then the sterns I have owned but that’s ok by me. Wonka is just so much fun. The build quality is the stuff of dreams. I cycle through games very fast and my wife told me if I sell this I am a deadman lol. It is has enough things for a casual to have fun, but the rules are incredibly deep and gives me something to sink my teeth into. This is a great game for home use. I very pleased with this game. Bravo Jersey Jack. The last thing I can say about this game is it received more plays in 2 weeks then some of my games I have owned for close to a year. My dad was visiting when I first got it and I couldn’t peel him off if it. My wife has also been playing a lot which isn’t very common.
Go get a wonka!
79 days ago
This game is beautiful. The lighting is amazing, the music is fun, if you like Willy Wonka, you can't do better than this. The only complaint is that the balls drain down the middle A LOT.
3 months ago
This game is so much fun! Perfect theme integration. Tons of shots and deep rules to keep you coming back for more! Will be in my collection for a long time!
3 months ago
Fun game, but something about it makes me never to want to own this game.
3 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 - 10 - very high

* Lighting. Beautiful colors suit the theme
* The variety in shots is great. Fun the rip the spinner from the upper left flipper in particular
* Gobstopper mechanism very cool
* Lots of modes and Multiball options
* Ransom mode hilarious

* Lack of original actors voices apart from clips
* Candy man song would have been a good addition
* Feed out of the pops goes sdtm on some but not on mine being a later run

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* Holograffic art blades from pingraffix
* Factory mod for diverter
* Gobstopper shooter rod

What To Look For When Buying
* Check for any cabinet artwork damage and imperfections, even brand new in box
* Check playfield art around every star post in the game in particular but other posts too
* Broken Oompa Loompa figure near captive ball is common
3 months ago
As of 2022, probably my favorite JJP game. I grew up with the movie and this game does not disappoint. The game plays as smooth as glass, has some great shots, and puts a smile on my face. One of the best theme integrations ever in pinball with all of the darkness from the original movie perfectly placed strategically throughout the game. Truly beautiful artwork, perfect call outs and wonderful animations. As a Pat Lawlor fan, this one is up there for me. Currently, Wonka gets the most time in our larger collection.
4 months ago
I've played every JJP except POTC but WW is by far the best new pin I've played ( new to me anyway ) in the last couple of years. ( yes I ve played GZ ).
4 months ago
Almost a perfect game. The sound design could have been better, but it's a top 10 game for sure.
5 months ago
The sound on this game is so weird. To me it sounds like a slot machine.
5 months ago
I really enjoy this game but I feel like it plays very slow compared to other machines in my collection. I love all the toys and quality of machine is top notch.
6 months ago
On a well setup machine this game is quite good. It has a lot going on. Like, the most. The shots are fun to make. Even tho it looks and seems cramped you can hit the ramps and combos pretty easily. A nice WW will be very smooth and player friendly as well as rewarding for making shots.

The rules are like jjp rules. Freaking complicated and hard to understand. The fallouts make it easy to know what to hit. The blinking lights do as well. But the scoring is hard to understand (per the JJP norm). It's a good thing it's fun to walk up and hit.

The oompa in the pops is a really cool idea. The tv is great. The gobstopper is less awesome. It's not very interactive but it's a cool piece and the lock mech is fun, if not hard to hit.

All said and done it's a highly playable, well appointed machine and if there is well maintained one you can play, you 100% should spend some time on it.
7 months ago
This game is the complete package. Awesome theme, amazing flow/shots, deep code, and stellar art/sound/music. It’s the current gem of my collection, and a game I will hold on to for longer than usual (which is 3-6 months). Kudos to JJP! I owned GNR LE before this game, and find that WW is a much better shooter with a superior layout. Buy one if you can!
7 months ago
A very family fun pin
7 months ago
Only have 20or so plays on it and I am still learning the game. The shots have great flow. Ripping the spinner off of the upper left flipper is a real feel good shot.
8 months ago
Comment pending .
11 months ago
This game is definitely a fun game to play. The rules are a bit harder to understand. It is definitely one I like to come back to. However, I notice the LE near me is out of order more than I would like to see.
1 year ago
Ive had Willy Wonka in the house a week now. First 2 or 3 days I played a few games a day since it was a busy week and I was recuperating from getting the machine into the house - this is one heavy pin, man. Then on the weekend I had a few hours and with that time playing and looking up rules, checking YouTube, etc, the play started to come together.

WW has that "one more game feel" that I haven't felt in a long time. Damn this pin is fun to flip!!

Its a beautiful machine, everything about it and Im fortunate to love the theme. The shots are great, ramps buttery and it has very nice flow. Ill have to update this rating sometime in the future since I know Im still in the honeymoon stage, but so fun to flip, enjoying learning the rules and combos and I love the company of Gene Wilder. This one is staying for a while.
1 year ago
If TAF and TZ had a baby it would look like Wonka. I have this one in my office and play it over and over and over again, it never gets old because there are so many different strategies you can attack it with. The overall integration of theme is one of the best all time. Such a magical experience when you start stacking multiballs and modes. Tons of fun!
1 year ago
Love it I will own one
1 year ago
Not a big fan of JJ machines. Theme is awesome. Play field is creative and exciting. Game flow is ok. Need more time to formalize opinion.
1 year ago
This game has a ton of features, toys and depth of rules, but was surprising when this one fell flat for the whole family. I thought the kids, especially my 5 year old son, would love the candy theme...but my kids ended up finding the game a bit too hard (especially with the upper right flipper shot which is a bit tough to see) as well as a lot of SDTM drains from the plunge, pops and even off of the newton ball shot. This is a beautiful game with tons of bells and whistles but even for advanced players the shots where good, but just something about the callouts and music made this really boring and repetitive. Maybe some code updates will change that.
1 year ago
Awesome game.. need lighting installed... and not loving the backglass.. super fun and one ill keep for some time
1 year ago
I just keep coming back to this game over and over - love the variety of shots and all the hidden areas to shoot!
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