Top 50 Pinball List

Here’s our Top 50 must-have Pinball games of all time. 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

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

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. Twilight Zone

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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4. Metallica

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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5. TRON: Legacy

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.

6. Star Trek (Premium/LE)

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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7. Monster Bash

MIn 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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8. The Addams Family

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. Lord of the Rings

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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10. AC/DC

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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11. Spider-Man

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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12. Indiana Jones

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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13. Star Trek: The Next Generation

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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14. White Water

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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15. The Simpsons Pinball Party

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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16. Scared Stiff

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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17. Revenge From Mars

Revenge from Mars is a 2000 pinball machine manufactured by Midway (under the Bally label). It is the sequel to Attack from Mars, that also has the same theme.

18. Funhouse

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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19. Cirqus Voltaire

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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20. Theatre of Magic

Theatre of Magic is a pinball machine produced by Midway (under the Bally brand name).

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21. Tales of the Arabian Nights

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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22. The Shadow

The Shadow is a 1994 pinball game designed by Brian Eddy and released by Midway (under the Bally label). It is based on the 1994 movie of the same name.

23. Creature from the Black Lagoon

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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24. Iron Man

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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25. Wizard of Oz

JJP has assembled an impressive group of talented veterans who are creating a game with all the toys mechanisms play action and fun that will be played and loved for generations to come.

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26. X-Men

X-Men Pinball is based on the Comic Books, which have a tremendous fan and collector following. The theme and art lend themselves to Pinball. The art on our X-Men pinball is fantastic, bright, different than any recent games. This game has a lot of mechanical action, with great devices, magnets, etc.

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27. Transformers

Transformers pinball machine is based on the popular action figures and movie franchise.

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28. Family Guy

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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29. Judge Dredd

Judge Dredd is a four-player pinball game produced by Bally Manufacturing in 1993, based on the British comic strip Judge Dredd in 2000.

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30. Congo

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31. Fish Tales

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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32. The Getaway: High Speed II

The Getaway: High Speed II is a sequel to 1986’s popular High Speed.

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33. Johnny Mnemonic

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34. No Good Gofers

No Good Gofers was Pat Lawlor’s final design for Williams before their eventual closing in 1999. The game revolves around Buzz and Bud, two gofers who are reaking havoc on any and all golfers playing on their “turf”. The gofers “pop-up” during gameplay to taunt the player, as well as provide entry ways to locks.

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35. Guns N’ Roses

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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36. Pirates of the Caribbean

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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37. Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Bram Stoker’s Dracula pinball is based in the 1992 film of the same name. The game is characterized by its unusual blood-red DMD display (most other games at the time used orange for their color) as well as a “Multi-Multi-Ball” mode, where up to three different multiball variations can be activated at the same time, with each successive active mode providing a jackpot multiplier of up to 3x.

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38. Champion Pub

Champion Pub is a great boxing themed pinball machine. The goal is to advace through rounds by knocking out opponents to become the Pub Champion. Only a few of these machines were made.

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39. Mustang

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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40. Sopranos

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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41. World Cup Soccer

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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42. Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is a pinball machine produced by Data East Pinball. It is based on the motion picture of the same name.

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43. Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a pinball machine designed by Bill Pfutzenreuter (Pfutz) and Barry Oursler, and released by Midway (under the Bally brand name) in September 1992. It is based on the television series of the same name.

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44. Bride of Pinbot

The Machine: Bride of Pin*Bot is a 1991 pinball game designed by Python Anghelo and John Trudeau (Dr. Flash), and released by Williams. It is the second game in the Pin*Bot series, and is the last game produced by Williams to use a segmented score display rather than a dot-matrix screen.

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45. Avengers

For almost 50 years The Avengers have delighted fans through comic books, television series and movies. Stern is thrilled to bring the franchise to pinball and provide fans with a new medium through which to enjoy The Avengers.

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46. NASCAR

NASCAR pinball is based on the popular sport of stockcar racing. It is a fast-paced machine with lots of action!

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47. No Fear

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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48. Who Dunnit

Who Dunnit pinball machine with a 1940s style and murder mystery theme. The playfield features up to five different murder mysteries by revealing clues by sending the ball to an elevator, phone, or slot machine. The machine accepts up to four players, and features 4-ball play.

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49. Dirty Harry

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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50. Pinball Magic

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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