The Scared Stiff Pinball Machine is by far my favorite game of all time. This particular pinball is awesome for a number of reasons including the best reason of all first up – it has Elvira “The Mistress of the Dark” doing a load of voice commentary. This game has some of the funniest sexual innuendo jokes of all time and sets itself apart from many other games for me due to the comedic aspects of the audio.
One of the best things about this game too is the fact it’s very easy to lock the ball for multiball, easy to hit the ramps, as well as hitting a shot into the “Terror from the Crate” box in the middle of the playfield. This helps the game be even more addictive due to it’s simple to get into nature and fun playfield.
The Terror from the Crate feature is fantastic and really helps you when you need to make points, get multiball or need a lifeline to keep playing. This is one feature I wish more games had – it’s somewhat of a fail safe option. The shot itself is easy to make and you’ll occasionally hit the door of the crate when you’re not even trying to which increases the appeal of this feature.
Who did what thanks to the IPDB website:
Pinball Manufacturer: Williams Year of Release: 1996 Design by: Dennis Nordman, Mark Weyna Art by: Greg Freres Dots/Animation by: Adam Rhine, Brian Morris Mechanics by: Win Schilling, Bob Brown, Joe Loveday Sound by: Paul Heitsch, Dave Zabriskie
Software by: Mike Boon, Cameron Silver