WWE Wrestlemania (Pro)

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This game received 96 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 6.515 /10

6.515

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "WWE Wrestlemania". The group itself ranks #220 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 6.41

Artwork: 6.248

Sounds/Music: 6.559

Other Aspects: 6.311



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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "WWE Wrestlemania (Pro)".
The other version is: WWE Wrestlemania LE (Legends of Wrestlemania)


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7.333/10
3 months ago
After reading all the negative reviews, I was expecting this game to be pretty bad. However, after finding one on location, I had a chance to try it out for myself. I liked the layout and though the ring playfield was fun. It's too bad the only way to get all the superstar wrestlers is with the LE, because with some small rule tweak I would have considered adding a Pro to my collection.
6.377/10
3 months ago
I heard a rumor that this game was originally designed to be Hunger games but for licensing or some other reason(s) it was changed to the wrestling theme , cant imagine that the Hunger games theme could have save this games layout though , as others have mentioned odd ball shots & the ball falling down form high to low , I play it when I see it at shows or on location but don't have any desire to ever own one
6.665/10
3 months ago
I tried out this game and found it to be... underwhelming. While the upper "ring" gimmick is inventive, there is a certain inevitability to what happens. It's not a bad game! It's just that it's not a great game either! I agree with some others that the 'ring" takes up too much of the field for what you get. This is not one that I would choose to play if there were other options.
5.137/10
1 year ago
I don't like the theme, the layout and the sound. On the pinball that I have tested, the ball dropped often from the wireforms. Disappointed
7.271/10
1 year ago
It's a neat playfield layout but it just doesn't play well. There's a lot of ball rolling around not doing much. There are some weird shots on this one.
2.393/10
1 year ago
What a let down. I loved wrestling in the 80’s and this machine is just clunky and awful. Weird layout and not fun to play.
9.840/10
1 year ago
WWE Pinball Is a good game It would have better if it had AJ styles on the artwork but still a fun game
3.973/10
2 years ago
From theme to layout to rules to “toys”, this game is really subpar. Obviously a product of an era that resulted in many forgettable titles, WWE might have appeal to diehard wrestling fans but is otherwise forgettable at best.
6.114/10
2 years ago
An ok game ruined by a horrible theme.
6.921/10
2 years ago
I'm not a huge fan of the run of Stern machines over the last decade and a half - the sameiness in the playfield and the kind of cheap feel make a lot of them feel like more of the same, and the lack of original theming sometimes makes it feel like you're playing with somebody else's collectible and not a pinball machine. I'm no Wrestling fan, at all, so I don't really get the nuances of this theme. But the reason I kind of like this more than most of the recent Sterns is because of the wrestling ring. (Yes, I do know what the wrestling ring is). It feels like a throwback somehow to an unproduced 1950's wrestling themed pinball machine, with the symmetry and the cute upper playfield action making the game a lot more fun. (Maybe that's the trick with Sterns of the modern era; the ones with upper playfields or third flippers, like Family Guy and Ripley's Believe It or Not!, are fun, while the two flipper rock and roll games are yawners). In any event, the series of theatrical wrestling matches seems to match the theme well, and that's a cute trick, even if I don't know the actual WWE personalities, the match concept works pretty well. Just a nice design -- for me, in spite of the theme, not because of it.
8.560/10
2 years ago
I play almost WWE daily. Easy to beat once you know what to do, but not a deep-deep dive kind of game. Is the most perfectly themed machine ever. Grab one if you can. This one can only go up in terms of desirability.

Got a great deal on this wonderfully themed pin. It sits next to GOT Premium. Similar vintage, but not as good... Needs one more software upgrade. Added art blades and a shaker motor and it greatly improved fun factor.
7.642/10
2 years ago
WrestleMania mini playfield is very cool but the rules are bad on the game it just turns into tag team all day long and I am not a fan of the artwork.
5.341/10
2 years ago
I have never understood why people like wrestling. To each their own, but it's just a bunch of guys in shorts knocking each other over surely? The art is terrible, as is obvious the theme does nothing for me, the layout is unconventional (not always a bad thing but it's not great here) and the game feels a bit rushed out. The ring is a cool feature for a few games, but honestly unless it was the only machine for miles I wouldn't be drawn back to it.
4.887/10
2 years ago
I've played this a couple of times soon after it came out but didn't give it much of a chance. So I just went to a location that had this game and I figured it was time I learn a little more about it. I played a little over 20 games, to make sure I wasn't going to miss anything.

I understand the basics, you have to hit either the drop target or the standup's in the ring to weaken your opponent and then try to make it in the hole to finish him off. There are a few different multiballs that are achieved in different ways. to get to the next opponent knock down the drops. The frustrating part of this game is trying to make it in the damn hole in the ring. I felt like I spent half the time trying to finish the match then exploring what else the game had to offer. which really wasn't much since the ring took up the majority of the playfield and where all the points were.

I don't mind gimmicky games, I even have the champion pub. That at least that isn't based on one main toy like WWE. I really don't know that many grown men/women that have disposable income, that like TV wrestling. There might be some, but not enough to justify this theme. I didn't like TV wrestling when I was a kid and still hasn't changed.

That being said, it was a fun game to play with others at least after the first few beers. Kind of reminds me of one of those movies that was so bad it was good. I thought they did a fantastic job with the integration. The volume was turned down so it was really hard to hear what was going on, but from what I could hear the sound wasn't bad. Think they were bold to try something so different.

I think if you got better at the upper playfield, mainly getting good at putting the stupid ball in the hole then it might be fun. Then you can progress further and I'm sure there are other aspects that would stand out. It's just hard for me to want to get better, when it feels so random.

final note :I'd say the only reason to own this game is if your a fan of TV wrestling, if your even considering getting one PLAY IT FIRST.
7.085/10
2 years ago
A yearning to keep the ball up in the ring at all times, cant get enough of it.
6.444/10
2 years ago
I'm a big wresting fan and did not enjoy this machine at all.
6.278/10
2 years ago
Probably the least played game in our league, I am not sure I have ever seen anyone pick it unless it was as a joke. It certainly captures the look of a wrestling pinball machine but that Gimmick is a) not that fun and b) takes up a huge portion of the playfield.
7.876/10
2 years ago
Not much to distinguish this from the LE in my opinion but I find it fun to play and look forward to working out what more there is about the game to discover.
5.742/10
3 years ago
I'm a pretty big wrestling mark, and I was hoping that the game played better than everyone said. I finally got a bunch of games on Wrestlemania Pro, and while I wasn't completely blown away, I wasn't completely disappointed, either. I thought it shot like a Stern game. But yes, WAY too much time is spent in the upper ring, and most of that time it feels like you are waiting for a lucky shot rather than a skilled shot to put the ball where it needs to go. This isn't something that could be fixed with code, I'm afraid, and that assumes that a code update is forthcoming (which it probably isn't). All of the features on the main playfield aren't all that inviting to shoot, and are dominated/overshadowed by the ring feature--you spend most of the time out of the ring trying to get back into the ring, just because it seems like the most logical shot to shoot! Perhaps there needs to be more modes? I dunno. Sounds and wrestler integration in the game are very well done, and the dots are great. The game has captured the feel of the WWE universe correctly. I wish I could love this game and go against the grain, but I just can't.
3.350/10
3 years ago
Slow, boring, tedious.
9.860/10
3 years ago
The latest code makes for a very fun pin. The rules are not particularly deep, but when you want to take a break from a deeper game like Game of Thrones or Ghostbusters, WWE is the ticket. The pro is better than the LE because there is no upper play field spinner. This means carefully timed shots off the 'ropes' can land the ball in the center hole for a 3 count pin. All in all a very good game that should be in the top 50.
7.201/10
3 years ago
Fairly good use of the theme. Art package, sounds, and playfield are all tied together nicely. Shots are tight. And game play is challenging. Light show is nice, and the Spike system is interesting. New code is decent enough, and I personally enjoy the layout. Think it gets beat up due to theme.
7.769/10
3 years ago
People are quick to knock this game because the original code was confusing and difficult. After the code update, this game is a lot better. The new code makes much better use of the lower playfield and de-emphasizes the ring. The game is very challenging to try to get through and it uses the theme well. It could still use some bug fixes and a couple tweaks here and there, but as it sits, it is a fun challenging game IMHO.
4.367/10
3 years ago
The worst modern game i have played, the ring is a disaster, boring and poorly executed. I haven't tried the new code yet, but the ring dominates the playfield so I can't see it improving a whole lot.
4.384/10
3 years ago
Fun pinball machine for a few games, but gets repetitive and boring very fast.
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