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32 days ago
Fun theme and great ball flow/ novice or expert will love this pinball machine, the 2015 remake is a great option if you want new technology on older game theme. The Williams plays really nice so try them both before you buy.
33 days ago
Felt the need to rate this machine when I saw it rated higher than the original. I have played both. They are both great games with relatively little difference. What is the difference, Hard to define, just a feel. I like the feel of the original, thus I will rate it a hair lower than I rated the original. (tempted to give it a 1.0 to skew the average, but I won't).

To plagiarize from a forum I read:

If Ford decided to remake it's 1965 Mustang with current automobile technology, would you consider it better? Would you rate the remake Mustang higher than the original? The 1965 Mustang, and the 1997 MM are classics. Respect them.
33 days ago
I finally set this up and got some extensive time on it.It a unique,surprisingly fun game.I know I love a pinball but it really is pretty fun.I love the real bell to start the boxing match and it has some good shots.Its not a bad pickup.
33 days ago
Great pin.
33 days ago
This is probably my all time favorite pinball game followed closely by Midevil Madness. If I could have only one pinball machine, this would be it for me. The replay value is exceptional, and the layout is just so much fun. Try it and buy it if you can! I know one day I will!
33 days ago
Some how this game works, it's original playfield that's been thus copied to its beautiful art and spot on themeing. The music and sound effects to each ball are some of the best and truely adds a classic feel and although it's a 90s pin takes you back. Ramps are satisfying and there are plenty of shots to make. Call outs and humor is great. One of the best video modes and a fun easter egg at the end. The only downside to this game is the 2 ball multiball, but it's not a pure chaos make shots machine. It's pure build up, hard work and making shots. It's really quite fun if you accept the game as its own beast and don't want it to be something else. Truely a classic and gem but it's not for everyone. Best in a multicollection. Give this game more than 1 or 2 games. Once you feel the goals and enjoy you'll see why it's usually in the top 20
33 days ago
Very slick game, good variety of shots, great animation, neat call outs and sweet toys.
33 days ago
I'm not sure what I can add to the other comments, but this was a grail game for me to find and I ended up with a great one! The artwork is just outstanding, bright colors and a great space theme. Sure the ball times are short, but it's a great game to compete against your opponent. Nothing more satisfying than stealing their locked balls after they drain. Mine's not going anywhere.
34 days ago
While not a big fan of BoP, this game is better.

The Pros:
A substantially improved ruleset, DMD and music make this package even better theater than it was before. The programmers were kind enough to keep the old roms in the game as well as the new package.

The Cons:
No amount of rules will make this half of a playfield game play better. Still a 2 (maybe a 3 shot) game.

The Takeaway:
If you really LOVE BoP, got for it. but the physical limitations of the PF design will always keep this game from being better than "ok".
34 days ago
Fun game. Shooting the targets with the gun is a pretty neat gimmick. The voices are pretty killer. I had some trouble hitting some of the shots. It feels like maybe there's a learning curve on this one that I just didn't have time for. There is also a center curve ramp that creates a bump in the play field. Adjusting for the ball on that takes some getting used too. Interesting game. As a punk, I wasn't feeling lucky but it was still fun.
34 days ago
I love the theme, artwork, lighting, and bash targets. The trolls are great and the castle is really satisfying to hit. Great game.
34 days ago
I'm not sure why the low ratings. I bought the pro version because it actually requires some skill to bounce off the ropes for the pin. The LE version has a spinning disc = all luck.
This game is very straightforward. Not a deep rule set, but a fun break from some of the deeper ruled games. I think WWE is a much better title than some games ranked way ahead of it. For example, Dialed in, Roadshow and Twister!? It is hands down a better title than these 3. Dialed in gets a low rating from me mainly because of the theme and sounds.
34 days ago
Pretty fun game with a good theme. The boat idea is pretty neat and it feels great when you combo shots. The slightly smaller flippers generally piss me off, but that's because I'm not very good. Fun game.
34 days ago
I love the idea of the wrecking ball, but the game just felt odd. The theme was a bit confusing. Why is he building a time machine? Things aren't exactly co-cohesive. Not my favorite but I would give it another shot if I saw it in the wild again.
34 days ago
The machine I played had LED upgrades that lit the play field perfectly. Great game. Love the flipper "finger snap" to the music.
34 days ago
This is the game that got me into pinball. I loved it until the machine started to have issues at the location I was at. The Gimli launcher started to act up and the Balrog would sometimes not register shots. This game is crazy fun.
34 days ago
Actually not a bad game, not at all like TDK really except the crane and left orbit/targets. Quite fun and looks nice, new screen is nice as well. Didnt like the spinning disk with the car on top on the main disk - should have been a drop target IMO, but over all a fun game. Needs better code, but that should come, only real complaint is the price, if it was pro priced I may have considered one.
34 days ago
Very original and classic dual theme (Monster Movie with 50's Drive In Theme) that is very fun to play for all types of players. Ramp and combo shots are very smooth and satisfying, hitting the high speed right ramp over and over is great. Although it may seem repetitive, this game is much deeper than it first appears.
Fantastic artwork on play field and backbox. Playfield lighting is good but, the game could use better lighting at the top of the play field and in the Jet Bumpers.

Games can be very quick and challenging as there are lots of drains..but you keep coming back for more. Attaining that great game on Creature is extremely satisfying.

Playfield is tight, but very well thought out. Even though its only a two ball multiball, the tighter play field layout, upper ramp to swamp bowl , "Find the Creature, Save the Girl" multiball ruleset and the Creature appearance make this much more challenging, exciting and rewarding then many other machines easier attainable and more repetitive multi ball modes.
34 days ago
This remake, really doesnt seem to play near as good as original.
34 days ago
It's a solid game but the shots aren't satisfying for me. I'm not sure if that's poor design or a lack of skill on my part but I can never seem to get into it. I love the Game of Thrones theme song and the rules are easy to understand. Just missing that "it" factor for me.
35 days ago
FACES is certainly an interesting game with a layout oft compared to Grand Prix (WMS) and Sonic did use WMS style parts. The open gate on the left makes for an interesting orbit to flipper shot and timed right you can return the ball right back through the spinners. Lighting them by advancing the bonus to max really gets scoring going but the game is all about bonus. Going to mod my game for tournament so that it grants points instead of extra balls as the reward for collecting faces.
35 days ago
Since many may not ever have the opportunity to play this machine, I will provide an objective review based on both personal gameplay and history.

The game was "under development" for 5+ years.
It had three major periods of change and ownership including the licensing.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent on trying to "jumpstart" the process from 2011-2017.

The direct end result:

The theme is outstanding and a combination of the features of ToM, TOTAN, and CV, but...

The game still does not work properly.
Physically the game shot flow is still clunky.
Mechanically the game needs redesign.
The game does not have completed code.
The current game has incomplete major features, and is missing playfield assemblies.
The simplest example, is multiball is impossible, because there is no means to lock balls, even virtually.
Not a good start.
The only thing that keeps this game from getting a "1 out of 10" is the artwork and baseline design, which you cannot rate as a low score.
People are being a bit non-objective, out of jealousy, anger, lack of experience or stupidity.

The artwork is the standout in all areas, playfield, translite, and cabinet.
These are all superb, almost breathtaking.
Animations and LCD images are also very good, but incomplete.

Sound quality and music is excellent.
Sound calls are incomplete.

The bottom line is this remains a prototype game, barely out of the whitewood stage, not much further progressed than the original prototype which was debuted in 2011. It simply was never fully playtested. American Pinball still rushed it out the door to not look like fools, close their involvement with Mr. Popadiuk, and try to provide a product as promised. There was not much else they could do.

In fact, there are LESS features that what was originally included, some of which previously existed, and somewhat worked.

A person cannot evaluate the original prototype to this game, and I say "played the game back in 2011", pintard reviewers, it is not the same game!
Also, rating anyone rating game BEFORE it was released and no one has played except a dozen people locked behind closed doors in the past 2 years is a complete bell ringer, a person is uninformed, and should not be believed.
In essence, that person is announcing to the world, "I am a pinball monkey spanker, hear me, hear me LIONMAN!"

Back on point.
Without significant overhaul by both technical mechanical engineers and programmers, the game is not a fully functional pinball machine, but a little more than an extremely expensive Christmas tree.

Original owners are selling the game for a multitude of reasons, but mostly to get their money back while the hype is alive.
I would.

Ultimate value of the game for pinball history is unknown at this time, but I would suspect between $20-25K for the next 5 years by "deep pocket" collectors who want to have bragging rights, not the original owners. It is hard to see respectable long time collectors who were not part of the original boondoggle to be proud of this title in their collection. It does have bad karma.

My nickname for this game is "The albatross of pinball".
When Ri¢hie Ri¢h is a better pinball game than this title, that is fairly indicative of the situation.
It will always have its place in pinball history, but not every story is a good one.
35 days ago
I really wanted to like this game. I just couldn't. I love the Rob Zombie theme and I really dig his music. The machine itself it built very well and I think Spooky did a great job with it. I wish them the best and am anxious to see their next pin. There are just a few fatal flaws in this game. The right orbit it just too tight. There is no fixing that. The code is decent but also has some fatal flaws. Ball search after 10-15 seconds. Drop target not resetting to where it was before mode start. Identical modes. Repetitive call outs.

Overall this is a very neat game, just not one that couldn't last in my home.
35 days ago
I'll offer my first impression after a dozen games played on location. Overall I like it. A good variety of shots and well integrated into the various song modes. I like the choice to play multiball or try to lock more balls. I like the crank it up scoop shot objective to increase the value of your mode shots. Screen animations and call outs are cool. I did not experience unfriendly kickouts from the elevator - although I often shot it right back into the elevator multiple times - it was a challenge to send it elsewhere. I do agree that the lock shot is not ideal and can be gotten by luck, but not a major issue for me.

I like the music theme overall, and song choice was decent. I enjoy playing along to music and most songs worked for me. The art was good overall and the machine looks pretty cool.

I could not get to far into the game since the tilt was ridiculously tight on the one I played. But overall it was a rather fun. Hard to say about lastability - will need to play it more and see how rules develop.
35 days ago
As with many multi-player EMs, single ball games are hit or miss. A great (lucky) ball followed by 2 drains makes for frustrating play. Gap between flippers is huge. Outlanes are greedy. Great art package, just wish there were more skill involved, not just luck. As a decent player, I find games like Lucky Hand much more satisfying. Atlantis can be brutal, but good shots are more often rewarded with a break through game. Games that never reward skill won't last long in my collection.
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