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Rating #201 of 67 29 days ago

Holy cow! This game....This game...

It ate more quarters and hours from me during the 90's than any other pin.

The one at my college's rec room and I seemed to have a bond...

Anyway, I love the theme (was a big G 'n' R fan, still am kinda), one of the best looking cabs ever, great music (although the sound system and midi style is very dated now) and overall really fun to play.

One more game turned into 20 more games, easy.

Really high on my wishlist.

Rating #201 of 151 1 month ago

I find the artwork creepy (pun intended); I guess this can be seen as a good thing, I simply don't like it very much. Not a big fan of the layout either. The creature hole seems out of place. Add to that repetitive call outs and you will understand why I do not enjoy that pin very much.

On the plus side, some cool animations, good shaker implementation and… if you like spinners, you will love that game!

Rating #201 of 65 1 month ago

this game will kick your butt. small flippers, rollovers on the playfield, and tough outer lanes. great artwork, theme, and playfield layout. a great 60's Williams machine imo

Rating #201 of 6 1 month ago

You are safe with me! I did not like this game at first, once you learn the shots and stack your first multiball you are hooked. Defenitely a "one more game" type of machine.

Rating #201 of 6 1 month ago

Fun game, maybe a bit repetative. I will throw a game or two in it whenever i see one.

Rating #201 of 6 1 month ago

This was my third machine. As an out of the box single ball no speech machine i would rate it much lower. After adding multiball and speech with led and translucent rubbers with a steeper slope this game both looks and plays great. A classic peice of pinball history.

Rating #201 of 6 1 month ago

This is my favorite game. The theme just hits home for me as it brings back the good times while the series was on tv. Many modes and strategies for improving your score.

Rating #201 of 6 1 month ago

Playd it first in 2014 at nwps and didnt like it. Since had the oportunity to restore and tune one with a friend and changed my mind. Great music and sound, perfect theme, deep rules and to top it off its just plain fun.

Rating #201 of 6 1 month ago

Played a really nice example at 2015 nwps and really enjoyed it. Music and theme really brought me back to when i watched the series with my dad. Great flow and veriety of shots.

Rating #201 of 90 1 month ago

I fail to understand this game making the top 100. This game felt like another Stern special that was rushed out the door with minimal consideration towards game design and play ability. I got bored within a few minutes and completely lost interest within a few games.

Rating #201 of 90 1 month ago

I finally had a chance to spend a couple of hours on a good working copy of this machine thanks to Eighty Two in downtown LA. I'll admit that I was skeptical about how good this machine actually is since it is a wide body and I have found the most wide body machines are somehow lacking. But I'm a believer in this machine Once I got the pleasure pf playing through many of the features, I found myself completely hooked and looking forward to playing it more. I am even considering purchasing one when the time comes to get another machine.

Rating #201 of 10 1 month ago

I like the game, the throw-back concept, but this has the making of a "dud" written all over it. It's a lot of fun at first, however, before long, this machine is ultimately little more than a smooth running vintage-looking machine with absolutely no depth.

The miniature video board included near the left flipper is extremely tiny. I'm sure it saved them a lot of money of not needing to code corresponding videos, but the static nature of the back box ensures the simplicity of this game will never be compromised.

The board graphics are well drawn, and the game is well lit with clean audio (again, not a ton of variation here).

The likely issue with a game like this is the limited appeal it would have to those outside of the regulars within pinball community.

Rating #201 of 19 1 month ago

I have been able to put several games on this table lately. This machine has the old ruleset, and it is a bit of a "one shot wonder" with the ramp. There are several challenging shots, but I think that the scoring is a bit out of whack. Maybe the new code will solve my dislikes.

Rating #201 of 151 1 month ago

Disclaimer: will have to update this rating when a better code is released. The version I tested was far from polished, with repetitive call outs, etc. No skill shot?!

Sound quality seemed good to me, which is a prerequisite for a music pin. Layout is fine. Nothing ultra interesting, but nothing wrong either. May be a short ball save will be welcome each time gene vomits a ball. Got too many SDTM to count.

Overall, a solid pin, with decent artwork. The theme is nicely implemented. I like the references to its Bally ancestor. Kiss fans should be happy with this one. The others will wait for a polished code to get an opinion.

Rating #201 of 19 1 month ago

I bought this game without ever playing it before, and I'm glad I did. The shots are numerous and fun, the Path of Adventure is neat and challenging, and the sounds/callouts are amazing! The game is challenging enough to keep an experienced player coming back again and again, but it will also be fun for the uninitiated player. And above all, the Indiana Jones theme is great!

Rating #201 of 9 1 month ago

A unique game. A full video game (low rent, Pac-Man rip off), set within a full sized (low rent, limited) pintable. It is much more of a true video game than the Bally Mr and Mrs Pac-Man. But the Bally is much more of a true pinball.

The video game is really boring and primitive (Caveman an apt title), the pinball is boring and primitive too

A couple of games is enough on this to say you have played it. But I would not want to own one unless I had a very large collection for two key reasons

1. Poor overall gaming experience

2. Potential for fiendishly difficult repairs as it has the boards for a full video game and a full pinball in one package

Pinball manufacturers were not daft. This concept was quite rightly tried and quite rightly rejected.

Rating #201 of 59 1 month ago

An incomplete pipe dream by scam artist John Popadiuk that was used to extort over a million dollars of capital and sweat equity by people of all walks of life. Why someone would want to tarnish their name and ruin their small legacy they established designing a few cool games in the past by spreading so many lies and misinformation in an effort to defraud the pinball community he once legitimately made his living off of is beyond me. Whoever did the artwork did a decent job. The rest of the game was haphazardly assembled by a team of die hards who were either trying to get the game finished for the fans, or trying to help the fraud continue. I'm not sure what the real answer is there. But I'm told what appeared at the NW pinball show was nothing more than a complete and utter failure and embarrassment with most everything turned off, not functioning and a mylar overlay that wasn't done right or well at all. Disgusting.

Rating #201 of 21 1 month ago

One of my favorite games. I love the artwork!!

Rating #201 of 7 1 month ago

I PLAYED this game at the Northwest Pinball show. After all the hype behind this game I was really looking forward to seeing and playing the game in person. At first glance the game looked phenomenal, the artwork and theming was beautiful and the animations on the LCD display were fantastic, but that's as good as it gets. The playfield is a Mylar overlay that he'd not been secured properly and made playing a game nearly impossible. Most of the major toys were missing and parts of the playfield he'd been purposely blocked off so the ball could not enter areas that would cause the game to lock up. The skill shot was so frustrating that I eventually gave up and dropped the ball into the flippers so that I could start the game. All in all the game felt like more of a working piece of art rather than an actual pinball machine

Rating #201 of 16 1 month ago

Really nice to finally have a new game with great flow and an entire field to play in. The frustrating thing about this game is all the negatives are by design. Everything you would want in this pinball machine is in the Premium and LE edition. Drop targets, ball locks, floating ball, animated props, and more. That would make the Premium/LE a perfect 10 but good luck finding one on route and prepare to pay over $2500 more to buy your own. Stern should go back to the days when the differences between Standard and Limited were only cosmetic.

Rating #201 of 341 1 month ago

Pure work of Art.

Great Music!

Totally unique cabinet.

Fun to play and quite a challenge!

Rating #201 of 171 1 month ago

Overall KISS is a fun play. My main complaint would be that when you lock the ball into the Demon's head, it often comes back dangerously or even straight down the middle. I would understand if this would only happen when the lock is NOT lit, but we should never be punished for locking a ball. It is also not much of a "lock" if the ball comes screaming back at you. I believe the Premium and LE actually do lock the ball so perhaps we are all suckers for playing the Pro version.

Rating #201 of 151 1 month ago

A decent game I could simply not love. Multiball is easy to reach (not a bad thing) but scoring seems unbalanced (?): spinner rules, for what I know.

Rating #201 of 55 1 month ago

I got in my first 10 games of Defender. 10 quickly turned into 20.

* Asymmetry: excellent

* Backhands: very good. Not sweepable, but you can backhand both target banks

* Ball Control/Hazards: Really neat to "sometimes" have a drop target in low to hit, otherwise on the "easy" side of ball control with a wide open playfield: (similar to Nine Ball, Pinbot)

* Ball Time: (I wasn't on a fast 6.5° leveled machine, so hard to know. Being an early Williams, I'd guess an average ball time)

* Drops (Sweepable): fair. I think I got a few 2-3 combos but certainly not ALL 5.

* Flow/Stop n Go: good. There are locks and releases for multi-ball of expected 1-2 second length.

* Fun/Lastability: Very good. I didn't understand the rules, and I was really enjoying the geometry of the PF.

* Inlane Flow: great. Standard Williams great flow.

* Lateral movement/Nudging: unknown. I didn't try much nudging. Not too much lateral (iirc) since there are drops on both sides, instead of standups.

* Multiball - entering: good. Not easy, not hard. I think I got into multiball every 3rd game or so.

* Multiball - enjoyment: Excellent. Open PF designs shine for multiball play. Good detain shots with the 1-2-3-4 lanes

* Orbit Shots: fair. inner orbit TO pops, but otherwise no orbit shot

* Originality: high - completely unique PF design and rules

* Pop bumpers: excellent. TWO top middle that can help AND hurt you

* Scoring Balance: unknown, no jackpots afaik, so I assume it's good point balance

* Skill shot: none. confined 1-2-3-4 lanes with lane change.

* Sound/Callouts/Voice: no voice ! great sounds from Defender vid. No background sound attempt at all.

* Spinners: none.

* ThemeArt/Lights: good. Didn't pay attention to know if it's great or not. Interesting big RED plastic in middle of PF with 4? flashers below it.

* Toys/Gimmicks: excellent. smart drops, smart bomb button that kills the drops, manual-ball-save, 2 drops that pop up in middle of PF and upper PF.

Pros: Innovative, captures the vid game

Cons: Not enough made, no voice (this would have put the game over the top) -- but it's ok. WHY? Because the vid was VERY quiet as well other than the sounds in the game. One speaker middle of BG seems weird to me. Looks awesome though.

Rating #201 of 16 1 month ago

The theme and flow of this game are the highlights. which says a lot and explains why this 29 year old game holds such a high rating. The cons are the cabinet art, topper, and music. If you like to mod pins, this machine is the perfect foundation for that -- I know as I modified the heck out of this pin and it is all super cool! The theme from COPS would be much better background music for this pin -- maybe a sound mod that offers that option will somday become available someday.

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