As you can probably tell from the video review below, I love the Tales from the Crypt Pinball. It’s one of those games that brings back great memories of walking into a video store as a child and seeing the Crypt Keepers face staring back at me on the VHS tapes. I have always been a fan of Horror movies and what I love about this pinball is it incorporates a mix of horror, humor, amazing artwork and great sound. If you’re a fan of a horror based pinball machine that doesn’t take itself too seriously you’ll love this game. As I mentioned, the artwork is amazing. The more you look into it, the more you’ll see and the more you’ll realize how messed up it actually is.
One of the things you’ll either love or hate is the sound design. I don’t mean that all the sound is bad, it’s just that some people don’t like the Crypt Keeper’s cackling/laughing. I’ve read on a few pinball sites that it’s a deal breaker for some players. For me, I like it and it adds to the overall entertainment value of the machine. Another great benefit of the Tales from the Crypt Pinball is it’s quite easy to get into, so you won’t be going through quarters/coins too soon. The game is very enjoyable and the multiball is awesome. Once you get multiball, hitting the jackpots is not hard, so there’s a lot of fun to be had.
Who did what thanks to the IPDB website:
Pinball Manufacturer: Data East Year of Release: 1993 Company: Data East Design by: John Borg Art by: Kurt Andersen, Markus Rothkranz Dots/Animation by: Kurt Andersen, Jack Liddon Mechanics by: John Borg Music by: Brian Schmidt Sound by: Brian Schmidt
Software by: Kristina Donofrio, John Carpenter, Neil Falconer