Top 50 Modern Pinball Machines

Here’s our Top 50 must-have Pinball games that were made after 1990. We have used rating information for other tip pinball lists and current sales trends in our rankings. We’ll be updating the list regularly, in the meantime, take a look and see if your pin made the list.

1. Medieval Madness (Williams, 1997)

Medieval Madness is a Williams pinball machine released in June 1997. Designed by Brian Eddy and programmed by Lyman Sheats, Medieval Madness had a production run of 4,016 units. It was an immediate critical and popular success, earning well on location and achieving widespread popularity among collectors.

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2. Attack from Mars (Bally, 1995)

In this game, Martians began to invade the Earth, and it’s up to the player to destroy the Martian fleet, save all the major cities, and then head off to Mars to destroy the Martian empire and conquer Mars.

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3. Monster Bash (Williams, 1998)

Monster Bash features the monsters from Universal Studios including Dracula, Frankenstein, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Bride of Frankenstein, etc.It is a blast to play!

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4. The Addams Family (Bally, 1992)

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Addams Family is one of the most popular pinball machines of all time with over 20,000 machines built.

 

5. Twilight Zone (Bally, 1993)

Twilight Zone is a widebody pinball machine, designed by Pat Lawlor and based on the TV series of the same name. It was first released in 1993 by Midway (under the Bally label). This game is part of WMS’ SuperPin line of widebody games alongside Star Trek: The Next Generation and Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure.

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6. Iron Maiden (Stern, 2018)

Iron Maiden pinball machine is based on the the music of Iron Maiden.  It won the 2020 Stern Showdown, where it faced off with all other Stern pinball machines in head-to-head tournament based on fan votes.  

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7. Jurassic Park (Stern, 2019)

The third release based on the popular dinosaur movies is the highest rated.Stern’s version rates high with pinball players and is family friendly.What’s not to love?

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8. Metallica (Stern, 2013)

Metallica pinball includes 12 ‘Tallica songs with “Master of Puppets,” “One,” and “Fade To Black” among them. Features include an electric chair, snake, grave markers and lots of other bells and whistles along with art by our friend Dirty Donny.

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9. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Stern, 2020)

Cowabunga dude!The second attempt at this iconic title is a hit!
This machine is fun for all ages.
It has beautiful artwork and is challenging enough for even the best pinball players around.

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10. White Water (Williams, 1993)

White Water is a 1993 pinball game designed by Dennis Nordman and released by Williams. The theme is based on White water rafting, which is reflected in the game’s ‘wild’ ramps and very fast gameplay.

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11. Indiana Jones (Williams, 1993)

Indiana Jones pinball is a tribute to the saga of Indiana Jones and it holds in one game all four successful movies dedicated to the George Lucas’ character. In fact on the playfield there is an area dedicated to each of the four episodes: so one part is reserved for ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, one part for ‘Temple of Doom’, another one to ‘Last Crusade’ and finally one part dedicated to the last title: “Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”.

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12. Elvira’s House of Horrors (Stern, 2019)

This is the third Elvira themed pinball machine and it is packed with a lot of action.Stern only made a Premium version of this machine and it is gorgeous.

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13. Batman 66 (Stern, 2016)

Batman 66 is based on the original Batman series featuring the late Adam West as Batman.  It has stunning artwork and has a large color display that shows video clips from the show.  This is a must for any Batman fans!

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14. Theatre of Magic (Bally, 1995)

Theatre of Magic is a pinball machine produced by Midway (under the Bally brand name).It is based on the timeless magic theme and features a spinning magnetic box and other fun playfield toys.

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15. Star Trek: The Next Generation (Williams, 1993)

Star Trek: The Next Generation is a widebody pinball game, designed by Steve Ritchie and released in November 1993 by Williams Electronics. It was part of WMS’ SuperPin series (see also The Twilight Zone and Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure), and was based on the TV series.

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16. Spider-Man (Stern, 2007)

Inspired by the Marvel Universe Comic series, Spider-Man Vault Edition is an update of the pinball classic. The game features all-new art, animation and sound packages based on the legendary Ultimate Spider-Man comic series.

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17. Lord of the Rings (Stern, 2003)

The Lord of the Rings is a 2003 pinball game designed by George Gomez and distributed by Stern Pinball. It is based on the The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, which was first released in 2001. It features the highest possible score multiplier in pinball to date

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18. Star Trek (Stern, 2013)

Inspired by the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films, the newest Stern machine puts players in Captain James Kirks chair of the U.S.S. Enterprise, embarking on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation.

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19. Tales of the Arabian Nights (Williams, 1996)

Tales of the Arabian Nights is a 1996 pinball machine produced by Williams. The game is based on the stories of One Thousand and One Nights and features a blue jinn. The marketing slogan is “Your Wish is Granted”.

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20. Star Wars (Stern, 2017)

There have been multiple attempts at combining this iconic movie franchise with the fun of a pinball machine. The latest version from Stern is a great family friendly machine that will be a great collectible for years to come.  

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21. TRON: Legacy (Stern, 2011)

The TRON: Legacy Pinball features an incredible 3D backglass that brings the films characters and story to life. TRON: Legacy Pinball also features exciting sound bites from the films main characters, as well music from the films original score.

22. The Simpsons Pinball Party (Stern, 2003)

The Simpsons Pinball Party is based on the animated sitcom The Simpsons that airs on the Fox network. The game is said to feature one of the most complex rule sheets that were ever designed for a pinball machine featuring the ability to stack various modes and multi-balls on top of each other.

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23. AC/DC (Stern, 2012)

One of the most popular music themed pinball machines.It is definitely a hit and a must have for AC/DC fans.

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24. Funhouse (Willliams, 1990)

As its title suggests, the game is themed after the concept of a funhouse, a walk-through amusement park featuring many attractions.

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25. Guardians of the Galaxy (Stern, 2017)

Guardians of the Galaxy pinball machine is based on the movie.It has very colorful artwork and would look great in your game room.

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26. Pirates of the Caribbean (Stern , 2006)

Pirates of the Caribbean pinball machine is one of our best selling pinball machines ever! It is a great family friendly machine based on Disney’s successful movie franchise.

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27. Deadpool (Stern, 2018)

Deadpool pinball machine hs beautiful artwork and is based on the comic character.

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28. Cactus Canyon (Bally, 1998)

Cactus Canyon is a very rare machine that was produced right before Williams/Bally ending pinball production.It is a western themed machine and features a train that moves down a track, a mine, and popup bad guy targets.

29. The Walking Dead (Stern, 2014)

The Walking Dead is based on the hit AMC TV series. Love the show? Then you will love the pinball machine.

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30. Fish Tales (Williams, 1992)

The game’s theme is fishing, with a general goal of catching as many fish and telling the biggest lies about their size possible. The machine’s backglass is topped with a plastic fish that thrashes its tail when the player achieves certain goals, and the players launches balls with an autoplunger shaped like a fishing rod.

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31. Game of Thrones (Stern, 2015)

If you enjoy watching Game of Thrones, then this is the pinball machine for you!

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32. Stranger Things (Stern, 2019)

Are you a fan of the Stranger Things series on Netflix? Sneak in a few games on the Stranger Things pinball machine in between binge watching sessions.

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33. Scared Stiff (Bally, 1996)

Scared Stiff is a 1996 pinball game designed by Dennis Nordman and released by Midway (under the Bally label), featuring horrorshow-hostess Elvira. It is the follow-up to 1989’s Elvira and the Party Monsters, also designed by Nordman.

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34. Kiss (Stern, 2015)

If you enjoy watching Game of Thrones, then this is the pinball machine for you!

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35. Munsters (Stern, 2019)

The Munsters pinball machine brings you back to the days of black and white TV. The machine features beautiful artwork and tons of playfield action.

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36. Creature from the Black Lagoon (Bally, 1992)

Creature from the Black Lagoon is a pinball machine designed by John Trudeau (“Dr. Flash”) and released by Midway (under the Bally brand name). It is loosely based on the movie of the same name. The game’s theme is 1950’s drive-in theater.

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37. Aerosmith (Stern, 2017)

Stern brings this iconic band to the pinball machine platform with beautiful artwork and some unique playfield toys. If you like Aerosmith music, you will enjoy this machine.

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38. Iron Man (Stern, 2010)

Iron Man Pinball brings you action and adventure in the Super Hero Marvel style. Iron Man Pinball is a full-sized arcade pinball machine that provides non-stop action for pinball players of all ages and skill levels. Join billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., as Iron Man, the metallic super hero, on a thrilling action-packed adventure as he battles his enemies.

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39. The Beatles (Stern, 2018)

“Ladies and gentleman… The Beatles!” This was a long awaited music themed pinball machine.
Incredible artwork, great music, and a throwback style of play will make this the ultimate Beatles collectible. The Beatles pinball machine will immerse players in 1960’s Beatlemania and feature nine timeless hit songs from that era.

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40. Ghostbusters (Stern, 2016)

Who you going to call? The Ghostbusters machine is a great movie themed machine that is fun for the whole family.

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41. Family Guy (Stern, 2007)

Family Guy pinball is based on the animated series of the same name. Some of the table’s main features include a “TV Challenge” drop hole, a beer can giant target, an Evil Monkey’s Lair ramp, and Stewie’s Mini Pinball.

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42. World Cup Soccer (Bally, 1994)

World Cup Soccer pinball machine is based on the 1994 FIFA World Cup. It is a great family pinball machine for those with kids who play sports.

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43. Cirqus Voltaire (Bally, 1997)

Cirqus Voltaire is a 1997 pinball game, designed by John Popadiuk and released by Midway Games (under the Bally label). The theme involves the player performing many different marvels in order to join the circus.

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44. Guns N’ Roses (Data East, 1994)

Guns N’ Roses was a pinball machine based on the rock group Guns N’ Roses. The artwork featured photos by Robert John from his book Guns N’ Roses: The Photographic History. This game was a widebody pinball game with several unique twists. Among them, was an old fashioned revolver, which players used to start the game as opposed to the typical plunger.

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45. Mustang (2014)

Players will experience the thrill of building an amazing collection of the most desirable Mustangs; including GT’s, Mach 1’s, Cobras, Boss Mustangs and the 2015 Mustang

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46. Sopranos (Stern, 2005)

THE SOPRANOS pinball, offers would be wise guys a dynamic interactive experience into the world of the critically acclaimed and award-winning HBO hit television series THE SOPRANOS

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47. Transformers (Stern, 2011)

This pinball machine is more than meets the eye. It is a great, family-friendly machine.

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48. X-Men (Stern, 2012)

One of many great comic book themes that have been made into pinball machines.

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49. No Fear (Williams, 1995)

No Fear: Dangerous Sports is a 1995 pinball game designed by Steve Ritchie and released by Williams. It is based on the clothing line. This game has an extreme sports theme.

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50. Dirty Harry (Williams, 1995)

Dirty Harry pinball is based on the fictional character of the same name. If you are a Clint Eastwood fan, this machine is a must have.

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