The Internet Pinball Machine Database — also known as the IPDB — is a comprehensive, searchable encyclopedia of virtually every pinball machine ever commercially made. The database currently includes 72,949 images of 6,336 games, 5,165 other game related files, and links to other pinball websites, grouped by machine. The database also includes pitch & bat baseball games, cocktail table machines, bingos, and payout machines … when they have a pinball theme.
Solid information but requires a login just to view
Doesn’t help that the website looks haven’t changed and looks like something someone out together on Geocities in the 90s (albeit less noisy). But having to log in just to view the data is a bit cumbersome. Outside if that you won’t as of this date find a better source of comprehensive information on pinball machines.
its a must
this website is literally the first place i go for info on a machine. Nothing flashy but it definitely serves its purpose.
Truely priceless archive of information
An accurate collection of information and files on almost every game every made.
I Constantly Use IPDB
I use the IPDB for my Podcast and I find it the most important resource for the hobby. There are some gaps in the history of each pin but those are few and often less ‘important’ tidbits.
I rated it 4 stars only because i find the 1990’s style user interface bothersome and tired. Looking at photos of the machines is a CHORE!
A Useful Tool but Archaic
IPDB is my number one pinball website for information. I generally use it at least weekly. It is, without a doubt, the most comprehensive source of pinball machine information on the Internet.
However,I cannot rate it above “very good” due to the archaic nature of the interface. The design is extremely antiquated, and while the information within the database is top-notch the fact that it continues to offer functionality akin to a website from the 1990s means that a lot of people will be put off and frustrated when trying to use the system.
I still recommend IPDB for any research purpose (it is very good after all), but I do hope the interface receives an update to make the system easier to navigate and faster for those to find what they are looking for.