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6.995/10
9 days ago
Many pinheads believe that Medieval Madness has it all. I think it has charm and a great sense of theater, but it is not the best pinball game ever made. Not by a long shot. MM looks and sounds fantastic, but it is not the highes end player's game that many people put it up on a pedestal for. The re-make feels like the original, plays like the original and has some updated animations.

The Pros:
Good game play and goals that are reachable, but so hard to achieve... most of the time. Always a challenge. Novice players get into it and have a great time as well. One of the few games to offer fun to all levels. The theme is executed, perfectly. Stack your hurry ups and score HUGE points. A perfect example of getting the balance right so that new players can step up to it and enjoy it enough to get hooked. Deep enough to give higher end players something to aspire to. No wonder why ops won't sell their games. This game looks and sounds fantastic.

The Cons:
In tournament mode, the unbalancing strategy is to hit the castle over and over with glancing shots for bigger scores. Strong flippers are a must for the right ramp. The price these games go for are silly expensive! This is a pinball game, not a museum piece! Out of Eddy's 3 designs... this one is the one I like the least.

The Takeaway:
Get one if you can and leave it in your will to someone who will love it as much as you do. Now I'm going to go out on a limb here... but MM is the lesser of the 3 games designed by Brian Eddy. Playing this game over and over in tourneys, bashing the castle over and over... not that there are not other things to do, there is a whole lot more to do... but points is points! Medieval Madness is a good game... but out of Brian Eddy's 3 tables, this is the least of the 3 and not what I would call a truly great game or even an "A" lister. For the entertainment offered, The Shadow and AFM are both better players. Gameplay suffers from "Bash the gate" syndrome for good scores. IMHO, this game is a top 50 game, but not anywhere near the top 10 and with absolute certainty... not #1. A perfect game for rich dudes that like to be entertained by their museum pieces. I'm sure it'll look great next to their Big Bang Bar.

Clarification:
The reason I am rating this game so low is because it is "exploitable" and has a scoring imbalance in the ruleset that takes away from the brilliant gem that this game should be. The game may look like, but it does not PLAY like a true "A" title. That is just how I feel about this deck. This is my opinion and only that. Take it for what it is.

HELLO... MYSTERY PROGRAMMER!!!

Update:
The more and more I play this game, the more and more the unbalanced nature of the scoring becomes apparent. All that would need to happen to make a huge difference in this game is to reduce the scoring on the castle (by half? 1,2,3,4,5,10 million a pop and KOP hits to 250k, heck, a quarter of it's current value may be an even better way to do this. .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 5= 12.5 million instead of 80!) to make this game much more balanced and bring out the rest of the layout and strategies that this game should provide to the skilled player. MYSTERY PROGRAMMER?!?!? WHERE ARE YOU?!?!? You think they could have found someone to do this for the remake. At this point, I walk by this game now, when I used to line up to play it. Scores reduced accordingly.

Ah innocence, Those were the days...

Austin, this review is in your memory.

Update #2:
I go to this game in a tourney when I am looking for a relatively easy win. After you defeat the King of Payne what do you do? Well you keep on banging on that castle for 750k a hit. This never stops for the rest of the game. That is all there is to do on this game when you are looking for the big win. Rinse and repeat up and down the middle to the win.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwnnnn...
6.995/10
9 days ago
Many pinheads believe that Medieval Madness has it all. I think it has charm and a great sense of theater, but it is not the best pinball game ever made. Not by a long shot. MM looks and sounds fantastic, but it is not the highes end player's game that many people put it up on a pedestal for. The re-make feels like the original, plays like the original and has some updated animations.

The Pros:
Good game play and goals that are reachable, but so hard to achieve... most of the time. Always a challenge. Novice players get into it and have a great time as well. One of the few games to offer fun to all levels. The theme is executed, perfectly. Stack your hurry ups and score HUGE points. A perfect example of getting the balance right so that new players can step up to it and enjoy it enough to get hooked. Deep enough to give higher end players something to aspire to. No wonder why ops won't sell their games. This game looks and sounds fantastic.

The Cons:
In tournament mode, the unbalancing strategy is to hit the castle over and over with glancing shots for bigger scores. Strong flippers are a must for the right ramp. The price these games go for are silly expensive! This is a pinball game, not a museum piece! Out of Eddy's 3 designs... this one is the one I like the least.

The Takeaway:
Get one if you can and leave it in your will to someone who will love it as much as you do. Now I'm going to go out on a limb here... but MM is the lesser of the 3 games designed by Brian Eddy. Playing this game over and over in tourneys, bashing the castle over and over... not that there are not other things to do, there is a whole lot more to do... but points is points! Medieval Madness is a good game... but out of Brian Eddy's 3 tables, this is the least of the 3 and not what I would call a truly great game or even an "A" lister. For the entertainment offered, The Shadow and AFM are both better players. Gameplay suffers from "Bash the gate" syndrome for good scores. IMHO, this game is a top 50 game, but not anywhere near the top 10 and with absolute certainty... not #1. A perfect game for rich dudes that like to be entertained by their museum pieces. I'm sure it'll look great next to their Big Bang Bar.

Clarification:
The reason I am rating this game so low is because it is "exploitable" and has a scoring imbalance in the ruleset that takes away from the brilliant gem that this game should be. The game may look like, but it does not PLAY like a true "A" title. That is just how I feel about this deck. This is my opinion and only that. Take it for what it is.

HELLO... MYSTERY PROGRAMMER!!!

Update:
The more and more I play this game, the more and more the unbalanced nature of the scoring becomes apparent. All that would need to happen to make a huge difference in this game is to reduce the scoring on the castle (by half? 1,2,3,4,5,10 million a pop and KOP hits to 250k, heck, a quarter of it's current value may be an even better way to do this. .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 5= 12.5 million instead of 80!) to make this game much more balanced and bring out the rest of the layout and strategies that this game should provide to the skilled player. MYSTERY PROGRAMMER?!?!? WHERE ARE YOU?!?!? You think they could have found someone to do this for the remake. At this point, I walk by this game now, when I used to line up to play it. Scores reduced accordingly.

Ah innocence, Those were the days...

Austin, this review is in your memory.

Update #2:
I go to this game in a tourney when I am looking for a relatively easy win. After you defeat the King of Payne what do you do? Well you keep on banging on that castle for 750k a hit. This never stops for the rest of the game. That is all there is to do on this game when you are looking for the big win. Rinse and repeat up and down the middle to the win.

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwnnnn...
9.140/10
10 days ago
Great rock game. Just never and better than Kiss, Metallica, ACDC. It is very fast to say the least. Lighting and colors are incredible.
7.761/10
11 days ago
Mad World is a game that makes sure that you play it a bit before it shows itself to you. The trick is... you have to really work it for it to shine.

The Pros: A true skill shot from the plunge and an ingenious lock mechanism that makes what you do on this table matter. I didn't "get" this table until I realized I could lock more than one ball in the free ball gate lane. Now the game feeds the balls back to the shooter lane, but you can also choose to play this game in a multiball manner. Considering that the yellow mushroom targets advance the balls in the free ball lane, you can have 4-5 balls on the pf at once! Wacky artwork from Art Steinholm compliments the creativity of Master Zale on this table quite nicely!

The Cons:
The mechs seemed "soft" to me. Hi-tap this table to get more out of it! This game can be boring if not maintained properly.

The Takeaway:
A simple game with a really cool novelty/gimmick on it. It may take some time and work to get it, but once you do, it's awesome!
5.507/10
11 days ago
Bowl-O is a game that REALLY needs to be in top shape to perform.

The Pros:
The art package is a great example of Christian Marche's craft. Skillfull and strategy and flipper post skills are required. Bowling is FUN!

The Cons:
This game can be downright boring if not set up properly. Everything must be bouncy and crispy. IF the rubbers and mechs are not on point, your game WILL suffer. There are lots of design parts on this game that are successful, however, the magic doesn't seem to come together with them.

The Takeaway:
Love this game and you may get some pinball love right back at you.
9.660/10
11 days ago
Dialed In is the game that Jersey Jack has been needing to make since day 1.

The Pros:
A great looking, sounding and playing game that proves once again that Pat Lawlor is the most creative pinball designer to design modern pinball. Give that guy some resources, and he is going to run with it! A players layout with lots to shoot for and even more to consider and stack up for righteous playability. The animations are in line with the theme and while a few might not "get it" at first, this is a theme that everyone can relate to. The immersive qualities of this tech are self evident when the selfie mode starts. the camera looks for the player's and other people's faces when the game starts to crank out pics on the screen. Bringing people in... that's how you do it! There are lots of modes, multiballs and the wizard mode is in there already. John Youssi brings the look and Keith Johnson at the help of the programming team means that a player's player is making this game play as it should. Just like the rules, the theme is layered as well. Natural disasters and all sorts of strange occurances are happening. How do you deal with them with the thematic tools of your celphone? I feel like this harkens to Roadshow where the game was about travelling across America and all of these interesting things happen as you go. This is all up to you and makes me believe this is a thinking man's game. With nearly 20 shots and a true skill shot on the PF, this game has got it all.

The Cons:
Some of the thoughtless knee-jerk reactions from people who haven't really considered what this game is really about. That and being able to afford it. At the same time, 8k for a game seems to be the going rate for something built as solidly as a JJP pinball game.

The Takeaway:
Is Pat Lawlor the secret sauce that needed to happen at JJP? I'm going to say yes. This game has the layout, an accessable theme for all ages and the wow factor that hasn't happened in pinball since The Addams Family. Here's to the engineering woes of the past being in the past and let's see how this game earns on the street. I for one, can't wait to really get to know it! This may be my first NIB game.
6.537/10
11 days ago
While I am not much for the theme of this game, This is a great design that plays much better than I had anticipated.

The Pros:
A great skillshot to start out every ball makes me happy! This fan layout is very well done and makes the most of what it has in spades. I have to give this team a great deal of credit for maximizing the BOM and working with a limited budget. The magno/walled chamber is placed very well and the right ramp/kicker maximizes space, essentially making two shots with the ramp and the kicker (why have we not seen this before?). The Noid is there and there is quite a bit to do with different modes and things to shoot for.

The Cons:
By their own admission, this is a marketing/advertising piece. The software is not that well sussed out and it may never get an update. Are the rules balanced? Probably not. The Spooky people have also stated that most people playing this game will not care as pinball is "fun" for them and nothing else.

The Takeaway:
I am all for Spooky keeping their doors open and making pinball. In fact, I hope they take this layout and make it into another table with a different theme. There are some incredibly well thought out shots and in many ways this deck reminds me of AFM. Yeah, I said it. While not the most impressive game to date, what has impressed me is that Spooky continues to make pinball games in a way that no one else can. I for one am cheering them on!
6.642/10
12 days 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.
7.124/10
12 days ago
One of my least favorite Sega Pinball Games, was glad to see it replaced at my local barcade with Popeye. Yes, that is true! It just does not flow great, the filing cabinet is the gimmick they came up with from a show based of the paranormal?
6.981/10
12 days ago
A very unique piece of pinball history, if you do not know what it is when you start to play it then you will be shocked, lol. Not sure how much fun it was, I played three or four games just because I had never seen it before but it was mainly to make sure I was seeing what I thought I was.
5.632/10
12 days ago
A true novelty game, if you ever seen it out in the wild watch people point at it excitedly, start a game and then struggle to even play all the balls before they walk away.
7.931/10
12 days ago
This game would be excellent if someone could write a new ruleset for it. Layout is nice, looks great, good smooth shots and neat toys. Plenty of space to add custom mods if you so desire. Beating the game is very difficult on default settings and some of the modes are not as much fun as the should be. Ball control is key with this one, not for the faint of heart.
7.372/10
12 days ago
Pro is better than premium.
7.648/10
12 days ago
Fun game with the right amount of rule depth.
9.460/10
12 days ago
I let Monster Bash go to bring this one in, so I was hoping that it would fill the void well. I feel that it is harder than MB. I like the shots, the art, and the sounds. It is very fun to play. With the trolls, it may edge out Attack From Mars.
10.000/10
13 days ago
Of all the games I played at Northwest Pinball show this was one of the most fun, 2nd only to WOZ. Quite disapointed with many competitors new units out there. Great job Jersey Jack!
6.941/10
13 days ago
I think that Spy Hunter is an OK game. Not too deep and it is a little weird with the flippers over to the right. It is not bad at all though, but it makes way more sense in a larger collection. I had one and really enjoyed it for a few months. Then when it was time to let it go nobody really wanted it. Not a bad game, but not a great game either.
8.361/10
13 days ago
LOVE LOVE LOVE this game!
NEVER gets old!
A true classic!
1.556/10
13 days ago
Reminds me of an old EM machine from the 50's . I just don't get some of the 80's machines which so many hold in high regard. I played this a few times back in the 90's and remember disliking it very very much .
1.000/10
13 days ago
My uncle had this game in his pizza shop for years back in the 80's. I despised it then , and I despise it now. THe 80's really had some crappy pins IMHO theres a reason the estimated value is $800. Not because its a to p 50 game. hint hint
2.490/10
13 days ago
Another big disappointment when this game came out for me. I was a fan of the movie and thought this game would be amazing . For some reason I think expectations were too high and just turned me off. At first glance the game looks like the artwork and playfield was just rushed into production without much thought or inspiration. The gameplay wasn't really terrible but its just not a theme I could ever get into.
2.115/10
13 days ago
Sorry I just don't get how this game is rated so high. Better than Guns n Roses, Taxi, Tommy, etc etc etc?
you gotta be kidding me! To me its another TERRIBLE game from the 80's. NOt much going on. No great payability, shots and gameplay variation are lacking. Overall theme isn't for me. Sorry to offend anyone who holds this game in high regard but Its almost as bad as flash Gordon imo
6.624/10
13 days ago
One of the best DE games, and very underrated as many DE games are in my opinion. Probably in the top 5 for me personally up there with TOmmy and Star Wars. Looks amazing with LED upgraded lighting. Play is a lot of fun, good variation of shots, great artwork and coloring . Just a fun game period and a classic IMO
1.150/10
13 days ago
Again, I hate negative reviews, but I feel like I must rate this low. My crazy uncle has this machine in his basement along with many, many 70's and 80's pins. He thinks the world of this game but I could never get into it. In fact I despise the game... its terrible. For me it has no flow, the shot selections stink, its just not fun for me. I know everyone has their opinion but honestly this is one of the worst games of the 80's I've played. And ive played most of them over the y ears.
3.010/10
13 days ago
I hate doing negative reviews, especially on pins which some consider "classics". BUt I played this game over the weekend and I just don't get how its rated higher than many of the classic games I grew up playing in the late 80's early 90's...
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