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“For am EM had plenty to keep you busy”


“Comments based on the 2-Player version "Jungle Princess":

I've owned this game for a few years now, and it was the first EM I played in a long time, so I wanted to wait a while before rating it. This is a fun game. Gameplay isn't difficult to grasp, you want to knock down the monkeys and hit the double-point lanes and kick-out holes for big numbers, but hard to pull off. So many balls end with 1 monkey to go or you just got the last monkey and then drain. Ugh! Game has a lot of pink but looks good, I really like the way the backglass looks and although there is a scantily clad female, she looks strong and in control. (I have little girls so this was a concern)

The 4 flippers are a nice touch and give you different parts of the playfield to target, and if you use them wrong you pay with a drain.

Overall a really fun game that is fast, has good replay ability, and those great sounding Gottlieb chimes!”


“I've owned this game for a few years now, and it was the first EM I played in a long time, so I wanted to wait a while before rating it. This is a fun game. Gameplay isn't difficult to grasp, you want to knock down the monkeys and hit the double-point lanes and kick-out holes for big numbers, but hard to pull off. So many balls end with 1 monkey to go or you just got the last monkey and then drain. Ugh! Game has a lot of pink but looks good, I really like the way the backglass looks and although there is a scantily clad female, she looks strong and in control. (I have little girls so this was a concern)

The 4 flippers are a nice touch and give you different parts of the playfield to target, and if you use them wrong you pay with a drain.

Overall a really fun game that is fast, has good replay ability, and those great sounding Gottlieb chimes!”

  • Rando currently owns this game.

  • “Overall a great pin, but there's no point in blowing stacks more to get the Gold Version as the regular Addams Family can be easily modded into a Gold SCE.”


    “A pin that everyone will enjoy. One of only two alphanumeric pins that I enjoy.

    Pros:
    - nice toys
    - spooky theme represented well
    - obviously a good pin if it got its sequel pin
    - few larger free spaces provide additional modding potential
    - easy play, simple rules

    Cons:
    - sound quality, albeit still not bad considering release date
    - tough maintenance
    - alphanumeric display”

  • snowvictim currently owns this game.

  • “Definitely a must-have for any fan of the original series!

    Pros:
    - lots of references to old Twilight Zone episodes (keeps with the theme)
    - some really freaky mechanisms (this game is insane!)
    - powerball
    - Battle the Power
    - comfortable skillshot
    - 4 flippers
    - lots of modding potential

    Cons:
    - repetitive main tune (can get really annoying sometimes)
    - the Rod-Serling-wannabe can get on your nerves
    - cabinet art could be more interesting
    - some of the target shot sounds are poor
    - jet bumper layout can be a niusance for some players”

  • snowvictim currently owns this game.

  • “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.”

  • KingDaddy has this game on the wishlist.

  • “I have only had this game for a few months now, so my opinion might still change. So far I think this is an excellent game. The diverters and the "Arkanoid" style mini PF is nothing short of genius. The sounds are very entertaining to a point where I think it sort of makes my memories of the movie better. My game has some sanctum wear, but I have made it play perfect, this is a design negative for me. But with a bit of brainstorming and a bit of smooth duct tape it can be overcome! This game is very fast, it can give you an intense "pinball rush"! If you do pick one of these up, be sure to get some LED's, this game really benefits from it a lot. The rule set of the game is fairly deep, just what you would expect from a mid nineties game. And probably the most important thing, The Shadow is an insane amount of fun and completing the modes is very rewarding!”

  • Hawkulous currently owns this game.

  • “Miserable.”


    “Not really sure about this game. I like the metal ramps and there are some fun things about it. I absolutely hate the disc in the ring. It's randomn enough with out the disc. I think that really takes away from the game. I think this game could do well on location but is not something I would want in a home environment. To much repetition with the ring.”


    “Found a super nice Elvira. Love the gameplay. One of Nordman's better pins, second behind Wh20 in my book. Wish it had a full orbit shot though.
    The artwork on this backglass and pf is second to none. Just amazing. Love the theme and goofy factor involved. Not a huge fan of the boogy men. They look cheap and do nothing. Maybe something else could've been used in that part of the pf?
    Overall a top system 11, if not the top. Up there with Taxi and Pinbot.”

  • Blackbeard currently owns this game.

  • “First comment is regarding the artwork. Backglass is fantastic. Playfield art is also very nice. With the colored inserts this game really pops in the dark.

    As for gameplay, the game is pretty quick and the gap between the flippers is huge! Getting extra balls is harder than it seems as it is just so hard to consistently hit the center target.

    My main criticism is that I think the rules could have been better, a little bit deeper. Maybe more going on when pairing the lights.

    It is though a beautiful game with great back box animation. There is something unique about AAB play as the feeling of being on the last ball and just getting another ball to continue the game. A classic game.

    Better than Cross Town? I prefer the art of this game but I do love the 300 point shot on Cross Town so it's a tough call.”

  • Shapeshifter currently owns this game.

  • “Great Pin, Lots to do

    One of Sterns Best Pins ..”

  • TheCnyPinGuy has owned this game in the past.

  • “another "pretty" JPOP pin that takes art and pinball functionality into a silverball journey on a magic carpet defeating the genie while awarding points”


    “This is a close second to Whirlwind as the best System 11 game. Not unlike Whirlwind, the theme is embraced as eloquently as possible. The rule set is simple - pick up passengers and go for the jackpot - yet extremely challenging. The figure eight ramps add a symmetry to the game that works extremely well. The artwork overall is also as good as it gets - the Translite art has something shadowy and noire-esque undertones. This is Pinball at its very best.”

  • KingDaddy currently owns this game.

  • “To me, this is Pinball at its very best. This was the second game designed by Pat Lawlor, and as good as anything he authored. The theme is executed ingeniously, with counter-rotating "turntables" and a working fan topper to simulate a tornado. It has the trademark Lawlor lateral upper flipper lined up with a ramp. With six jet-bumpers, the game plays fast. Wizard mode, too. All things considered - innovative design, addictive gameplay, beautiful artwork - this "best System 11 game" might just be one of the top games of all-time.”

  • KingDaddy currently owns this game.

  • “I love the playable backglass playfield


    Pat Lawlor is my favorite designer for always pushing the boundaries of the silverball”


    “Great game!!!”

  • frankmac currently owns this game.

  • “This game is an underrated gem that lays low on the radar simply because it is a 2 player game. Most people trash this game not only because it is a 2 player game but they try it out only as a 1 player game and then they move on.

    This game is a MUST play in 2 player mode to have loads of fun! This is a trash talkin bet your money with your friends good time!

    This game is GORGEOUS to look at and has a fabulous theme. There are 4 (2 inch) flippers. Two are at the bottom and two mid field to take shots at the roto target. You build up a bonus with the two roll overs with a roto target in the middle of the top of the game. There are two ways to build up the bonus for each side. One is the roll overs. The roto target will display 1-5 and a "Star target" target as well There are 10 inserts that light up the red side and the yellow side. they start out at 1X what ever is on the roto then 10X and then 100X. Lets say there is a 3 on the roto on the red side and the red is on the bottom. Well the bonus will go up 3 spaces. 4 spaces if the roto is on 4 etc. When you hit the roto itself it will score 1X, 10X or 100X depending on which insert is lit up. If you hit the roto on 100X it will collect the points and rest itself. There are 4 bullseye targets. These will give you 100 points and spin the roto. When the ball drains it will also spin the roto. The pop bumpers (red and yellow) light up for 10 points when the 10X or 100X bonus is lit on either corresponding side. The green pop bumper is lit and alternates I believe when both yellow and red pop bumpers are lit for 10. ( I may be wrong on this)

    There are 3 ways to score red or yellow target roto target values. The first one is hitting the roto number itself. The second would be midfield there are "collect red" and "collect yellow" stationary targets. The third way are the two outlanes. One is labeled "Collect Red" and the other one is "Collect Yellow".

    The last important thing you need to know is the "Star" target that appears on the roto target. If you hit it or collect then the "Same Player Shoots Again" is lit and you get to shoot again.

    Here's what makes this game a cursing / trash talking fun time with two players. You build up the bonus but the ball drains before you can collect the 100X bonus. The second player comes into play and can steal the bonus you just built up and leave you back at 1X.

    This game is a good game with one player I would rate the game play at 7.7 out of 10. This game is a 10/10 with two players! This game is also very rare because they only made 1700 of them and you just don;t see them around anymore for sale. I believe that most of them got parted out to fix other games unfortunately.”

  • Rat_Tomago currently owns this game.

  • “This is the ugliest game and worst theme that Gottlieb ever put out. Now after you get past all this you have one awesome playing game. This game is all about the snap targets, the sling shots and keeping the ball out of the viscous outlanes. The top roll over lanes are labeled A-B-C-D-E. You want to get all the rollovers so you can protect yourself on the outlanes. When the outlane rollovers are lit up they score 500 points instead of 50. The snap targets go back and forth and if you light up certain targets then you light the bumpers so they are worth 10 instead of 1 and the stationary targets can be lit up for 100 points instead of 10. This is one of those games that will have you coming back for more and cursing the game as you do so. The best part about this game is at parties. People will lay down money to bet against one another. This game is highly addictive and very cheap to buy one in the wild. This game normally has a well worn playfield when found and for a good reason because this game is a BLAST!”

  • Rat_Tomago has owned this game in the past.

  • “This game is a one trick pony. It has a slot machine in the top area. The artwork is pointy and ugly. I just really dislike this game and the rules. It leaves me cold. I borrowed this machine for a few weeks and I just wanted it out of my house.”


    “This is a fun game with multiball. The artwork is typical ugly pointy people but man is this game fun. Zipper flippers and did I mention multiball?”


    “This is a hard game with lack of modes but is still a blast to play. This is a game with the "just one more game" thing going for it.

    I also love the boat ramps, hitting them one after another just feels so gratifying. But the theme and cornyness isn't for everyone”


    “I love Playing this game when i see it on location but I can see this getting boring in a small collection.
    With that said this game has amazing flow and pretty straight forward rules. It's just plain pinball fun”


    “As a Universal Monster Fan this is the perfect pin for me.

    It's rules and layout are very similar to MM & AFM but that's not a bad thing.”

  • timtim has this game on the wishlist.


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