Top ten best pinball games

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Here is a current list of the top ten, best rated, pinball games from the pinball database website. The list contains some great machines, but may be missing some of the more popular pinball games from the 90’s. Star Trek, Midevil Madness, and Adams Family certainly belong on the list, but what about Champion Pub and The Shadow? What do you think? Reply with your list of all-time top 10 pinball games. Which games do you think are missing that should be included? Here’s the list of the highest rated pinball games from IPDB. Do you agree? Submit your vote below.

  1. Twilight Zone
  2. Star Trek: The Next Generation
  3. Medieval Madness
  4. Centaur
  5. The Addams Family
  6. The Champion Pub
  7. Cirqus Voltaire
  8. Creature from the Black Lagoon
  9. Theatre of Magic
  10. The Shadow


25 Comments on “Top ten best pinball games”

  1. My personal list? Doesn’t match that well. Unranked, here are the machines I’ve had the most fun on:

    Austin Powers
    Indiana Jones
    Johnny Mnemonic
    Dr. Who

    Where is the love? I hate Champion Pub, where does that lame game come from. Good audio is key, and that simply doesn’t have it. Theatre of Magic and Cirqus Volaire are equally annoying. I like TNG and the Addams, it pretty much ends there.

  2. What about Gottlieb’s Haunted House? It’s one of my all-time favorites for its 3 playfields, and still ranks as the machine I’d most like to own someday.

    While I agree with much the IPDB top 10, I’ll add that the Star Trek 25th Anniversary table was awesome. Also great is a fairly new table, Pirates of the Caribbean, which among other cool features lets you sink ships on the playfield.

  3. Wheres Indiana Jones?? Should easily be in the top 10?

    My Picks

    Attack from mars
    Twilight Zone
    Medievil Madness
    Indiana Jones
    Adams Family
    Monster Bash
    Simpsons Party
    Star Trek

  4. Although I agree TZ and ST:TNG are among the greatest ever. Not one person in any of these lists have mentioned Bram Stoker’s Dracula. A very nice machine with great graphics and sound “Love Never Dies”. I particularly liked the feature of having two different multi-balls going at once. There is a pinball game I cannot remember from the early 70s. It was a wide bodied spaced theme game with a picture of a space shuttle on the top board i believe. It may have been named Space Station Number 5 but am far from sure. Another one amongst the tens of other great machines was an early one named Space Invaders which was most certainly better than its counterpart video game. Thank You. Mike Y.

  5. Certainly not my top 10….id have Indianajones,Terminator 2,Dracula and Attack From Mars in there for sure!

  6. Monster Bash needs to be included in the top 3. That’s my #1. Whoever that jackass is whining about Champion Pub making the list needs to get a life. Sound isn’t THAT important to playing pinball, it’s the gameplay that counts most. But now that he mentioned it, the sound of Champion Pub was pretty entertaining. It’s in MY top 10 too. The shadow is good, but there are better games out there.

  7. Hi, this is my top 10:
    1 Twilight Zone
    2 The Addams Family
    3 Medieval Madness
    4 Cirqus Voltaire
    5 Attack from Mars
    6 The Shadow
    7 Indiana Jones (Williams)
    8 The Flintstones
    9 Creature from the Black Lagoon
    10 Spiderman (Stern)

  8. Theatre of Magic and Tales of the Arabian Nights were definitely my 1 and 2 growing up.

  9. where is TSPP and IJ and LOTR on that list? , I agree that STTNG is a great game, but CV in the top ten?????!!!!! very simplistic gameplay!!!

  10. The Black Knight from late 70’s or early 80’s featured “magna saves”, magnetic spots that you could activate to save balls from the sides. It had two tiers and several mystery scores. Dracula “Love never Dies” theme was a pleasure to take through its entire story board. Jurassic Park and the Terminator with Arnold and…”get the CPU” were fun, eh?

  11. How about Black Knight (1980)? The first Magna-save, first multilevel, great art work, multiball and good voice track.

  12. Tales of the Arabian Nights
    Theater of Magic
    Midievil Madness
    Attack From Mars
    World Cup
    Bobby Orr Power Play Hockey

  13. I have “The Machine, Bride of Pinbot” which is a great game, no doubt about it. Then I bought the next in the series from Japan without playing “Jackbot” which is rubbish and a big mistake. I think “Getaway, High Speed 2” was a good fast game, but it has been many years since I have played it. Played “Theater of Magic” lately and couldn’t see the big appeal.

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