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7.191/10
21 days ago
Unfortunately, this game is another example of why potential buyers should wait to buy games instead of preordering titles out of hype.

Other than the art package for the backglass and cabinet, shot layout, average ruleset, and general music quality the game is well below average in comparison to most of the BLY/WMS games of the 90s in terms of layout, rules, and features. The lighting is especially terrible. Even most modern Stern games overperform this title. New collectors are slowly starting to "see the light of pinball God" but not without wasting $30-40K first in folly.
They are up for sale often now for a reason, even though some owners are trying to recover some of the loss.

Skip it, avoid the fanboy reviews here trying to defend their ego and purchase.
There are literally hundreds of games both EM and SS starting from the 1960s that have better quality than this title.
"New" is not "better".
Spooky needs to seriously step up their abilities for future titles.
All their games look like they were designed in people's basements.
AMH was a good (albeit very slow) start.
RZ, Dominoes, and The Jetsons are just barebones games passing through as even used games overtake their efforts. They do not look commercially viable as a product. They need a get a serious hit title very soon if they want to remain in the manufacturing business more than another 2-5 years.

Keep in mind, I like Rob Zombie and listened to his albums when half the people here on this website were in elementary school.

PinSide moderator staff must have drinking heavily and listening to White Zombie when they rated this game.
Maybe they wanted to $#%@ a chicken with their dildo bonus?
Living dead girl is right.
The game did not "rise" to the occasion in this case.
Captain Spaulding should be ashamed and get out his Viagra.
9.400/10
21 days ago
Simple game play yet draws you in like a carnival should.
8.832/10
22 days ago
I really like this pin and find it slightly under rated.I like f14 more than my whirlwind which was twice the price and over 100 pins lower on the top 100 list.fun,fast and a great light show.
8.940/10
22 days ago
The Shadow is a fantastic underrated game.
3.753/10
22 days ago
You might think it would be cool to own Williams last game produced...you'd be wrong. Pass
5.313/10
22 days ago
I tried. I'm a big fan in rooting for the uncool, unknown pins. While Frankenstein is hardly rare, it's not necessarily a popular one.

The shots feel awful. I don't even understand why they needed the 3rd flipper except for 1 shot. What a waste. The whole layout just feels forced and sloppy compared to anything from B/W at the time. Everyone disses DE games for copying B/W layouts like Whirlwind, TAF, etc... but this deck reveals why: they just didn't have a great feel for how to layout shots with good geometry.

The music is pretty poor (regardless of the MIDI version of the Winters' tune), the call outs repetitive, and the whole centerpiece of the game really isn't all that cool once you see it. The DMD animations are fair, and the art is pretty good (it's a Faris piece so it can't be that bad!), but overall I'd pass if I were you. To each his own I suppose.
7.034/10
22 days ago
MNF is no joke a fun game. It's never gonna rank up there in the Top 50 or even 100 but that's not the point. It's got a great theme and it exploits it well. 3 Ball multiball and a ramp shot that puts the ball between the goal posts! What's not to like?
9.740/10
22 days ago
Great game. Very challenging. One of my favorites!
9.460/10
22 days ago
By far one of Sterns best titles. Its just a great playing machine and very fun.
9.537/10
22 days ago
Great Ritchie game.
Deep and strategic rules set
Beautifull utilisation of LED colorchanging
I want to play again and again and again ...
My favorite Ritchie game with star trek
8.180/10
23 days ago
I played this a lot on location. Do not like the theme but the shots are fun and the castle is fun to destroy -just seems a bit repetitive. Taking the theme out I think it is a great pin and a classic - I just prefer AFM a bit more as I think the table lay outs are super similar.
7.848/10
23 days ago
Played this one a lot on location and by for the most love/hate pin for me. I loved all the different shots - seemed like a nice change in lay out from most games. Liked the lighting a ton as well. I am not a GB fan so the music and call outs were a bit annoying.

i HATE the large flipper gap. Some shots just could not be saved. Some of the balls were just way too quick.

I probably will play some more on location but not a title I would own. However I can see why this game is so polarizing for many.
2.868/10
23 days ago
What a let down......Best damn show on TV ever.....worst Fan Shape Layout on a pinball ever.
8.032/10
23 days ago
A very popular game with a deep rule set. Lots of toys on the playfield but it doesn't feel cluttered due to the wide body. Nice use of magnets.
9.740/10
23 days ago
This game never gets old and is always the most played game when I have people over. Fast, fun and a great theme that is expertly integrated.
8.040/10
23 days ago
Aerosmith Pro review:

John Borg did a good job designing all these shots. It feels like a mix of Indiana Jones and Metallica.

I do not know all the game rules. But they seem to be a little repetetive.

Jackys Toybox, which gets loaded by the airborne kicker is a great idea. Even if it is like an improved "Arc" assembly of IJ mixed with Sparky of Metallica.

I don't especially like whenever the bumpers are put in the left or right middle of the playfield. It kills a lot of the flow and opportunities for good shots. But it's OK.

In my opinion the miniplayfield makes the Premium/LE version a lot better than the Pro version. Mainly because you get a lot more ball control in general. I somehow miss that on the Pro version.

The game plays good but it could use some more flow which partially gets kind of stolen by the bumpers.

The artwork is a matter of taste. I like it. It is similar to Metallicas artwork. Obviously due to the fact that it both is done by "Dirty Donnie". It seems like he has really put a lot of effort in it. By the way Stetn has put great animations on the machine. Although I'd also be satisfied by the normal DMD animations.

I am not a huge fan of Aerosmith but the music is good and is very fitting to the gameplay. The quality of the sound is good and in my opinion better than on most of Sterns previous systems.

They used the lights good, and the game has some cool lightshows but until now it isn't quite as good as on GOT.
Maybe Stern improves that in the further programming.

Like I just mentioned, the game is kind of repetetive but it still is a lot of fun to play it! If you've got the chance to, play it!
8.400/10
23 days ago
Aerosmith Premium/LE review:

John Borg did a good job designing all these shots. It feels like a mix of Indiana Jones and Metallica.

I do not know all the game rules. But they seem to be a little repetetive.

Jackys Toybox, which gets loaded by the airborne kicker is a great idea. Even if it is like an improved "Arc" assembly of IJ mixed with Sparky of Metallica.

I don't especially like whenever the bumpers are put in the left or right middle of the playfield. It kills a lot of the flow and opportunities for good shots. But it's OK.

In my opinion the miniplayfield makes the Premium/LE version a lot better than the Pro version. Mainly because you get a lot more ball control in general. One thing I love about the Stern games is, that you can get separate flipper control with sensitive pushing of the flipperbuttons. I am glad, that they didn't change that in the new system.

The game plays good but it could use some more flow which partially gets kind of stolen by the bumpers.

The artwork is a matter of taste. I like it. It is similar to Metallicas artwork. Obviously due to the fact that it both is done by "Dirty Donnie". It seems like he has really put a lot of effort in it. By the way Stetn has put great animations on the machine. Although I'd also be satisfied by the normal DMD animations.

I am not a huge fan of Aerosmith but the music is good and is very fitting to the gameplay. The quality of the sound is good and in my opinion better than on most of Sterns previous systems.

They used the lights good, and the game has some cool lightshows but until now it isn't quite as good as on GOT.
Maybe Stern improves that in the further programming.

Like I just mentioned, the game is kind of repetetive but it still is a lot of fun to play it! If you've got the chance to, play it!
7.960/10
24 days ago
Cool game, worth a shot
8.159/10
24 days ago
I loved the movie and enjoy ramps so overall like this game. HATED the back glass and got the alternative and now love looking at it (before that wanted to throw a rock through it). Got the swear from and although do not hear a ton of swearing it does make the game more fun. The left side of the PF is tough - dangerous and tough shots but for HUO who really cares - you can just hit start again. I wanted to build my collection to 5-7 pins and cannot afford to spend $7k+ on every game so read through threads on good (relatively) inexpensive games and this was the best theme. Got for $2,600 from a fellow pinsider and super happy to have in the collection as a fun, wide body game.
8.880/10
24 days ago
Very underrated pin. Watched this series and jumped on the game when I found one. Lot of different modes to keep it fun and the shaker adds a nice dimension. Lots of different images from the series on the game. I really love this pin and bummed the ex got it in the divorce!!! Trying to get her to sell it back to me now that the color DMD has come out! Data East gets a bad rap - but is one of their best titles. The door knocker shooter looks cool and is a nice unique touch.
8.900/10
24 days ago
I love the overall combination of this game. Have some nice bright LEDs and everything is easy to see. Love all the sounds and call outs and having 3 different toys. It is a must to get the air deflector mod to get rid of the sneeze guard. I like more of a start and stop game as I like to try and control shots and enjoy looking up at the DMD at times . Those that hate stop and start will not like this game.

Next to TZ my favorite pin for overall categories.
8.880/10
24 days ago
I actually like the WOZ a lot - my friends and family love it. I played a ton on location as I am consider buying one. The ones I payed seemed to have certain issues (i.e. monkey not picking up the ball) but I am sure for HUO these would not surface as much. The lighting is amazing! I used to dislike wide bodies but now have TZ and DM and appreciate the more room and less speed. However the shots in WOZ don't feel as good/strong as in other pins. It may be I would need to adjust the flipper strength. I also do not like having only 1 flipper on the upper left PF - seems I cannot reach the ball but maybe that is a skilled shot I need to figure out more. Still considering getting this game but the $ to acquire is steep even though it seems worth the money.
8.120/10
24 days ago
This is my first pin purchase I bought HUO w/o ever playing it. I was pleasantly surprised how much I like it as I love the Simpsons. The upper PF is fun and I like having 2 flippers there (as for example only having 1 on the WOZ upper PFs). The game is deep however not necessarily easy to follow where to shoot. The reverse flipper mode is a blast and it wasn't until after I sold the game I read to cross my arms....damn it!! lol.

I enjoyed the pin while I had it but do not really miss it. I would have liked call outs from other characters and they seem a bit limited but still fun. I really liked the 5 flippers. If you are a Simpsons fan you should like the pin.
8.443/10
24 days ago
I am not a ST fan but enjoy the game. It is a feel good game in that someone who is not great at pinball can miss one shot but hit another. Ramps are fun. The Back glass is horrible and I got an alternative one. Also got lighted speakers and set to blue so game looks much better. Huge difference in Pro vs. LE and I am kicking myself a bit for going with the Pro - however the price difference was $2,600 so opted to save the coin. Down the road may sell the Pro and get an LE as the lighting and other effects are amazing. I also love kickers and the LE having a real one is nice. However overall for the money this is a fun game and the shots are not too difficult and seem very satisfying hitting them.
8.960/10
24 days ago
I was totally jaded about new pins. This one is so fun, the analytical part of my brain just shut down. I do think Jacky's callouts could get old in a home play setting. Metallica had a lot more audio variety, with the band, the Snake and Sparky. I'll update my rating when I have more than 10 plays on AS, but my first impression is: hell yeah!
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