Aerosmith (Pro) (Stern, 2017)

Aerosmith (Pro)

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This game received 102 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.242 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Aerosmith". The group itself ranks #24 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8

Artwork: 8.725

Sounds/Music: 8.102

Other Aspects: 8.077

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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Aerosmith (Pro)". The other version is: Aerosmith (Premium/LE)

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19 hours ago
The game is fun period. The main toy and the gamble to increase your multiball before you drain is well thought out and the scoring seems balanced and you need to know what you are doing to score well. Having said all this I really wonder how much more Stern can cheap out on the build quality. It feels like you will rip the legs of giving the machine a few good bumps. Hard to give a bad score for the game because it is a blast to play but new buyers be aware these are starting to feel really cheap.
4 days ago
The cartoonish look put me off initially but the the theme is good and the machine is fun to play. Does the job for a few plays... at least !
5 days ago
I've finally been able to spend some proper time on Aerosmith and i'm inclined to say it's one of the best music themed machines out there. I personally prefer it to AC/DC, because although it fulfills many of the same tropes - picking songs, changing songs, tours, albums etc. - the multiballs and rules really make it pop much in the same way Metallic does. Ball locks are a big thing in this game - something AC/DC definitely lacks, and the main toy the 'toy box' is spectacular, and 90% reliable. I love the way you can play a 3 ball mulitball or risk losing it in order to lock up to 6 balls, and I feel this feature is executed better than on Mustang. The art on this game is perfect - just hoe pinball should look! (Again, miles ahead of DC). The display is also pretty good, as I was expecting not to like it. I prefer it to Jersey jack's displays, because rather than over complicating things it just shows you what you'd expect from a DMD, but more HD, colour and animation. I'm a drummer myself and it's great to see the drummer on the display do the fills in time with the music! Overall, a solid new pin and even though I only know one Aerosmith song really well, I will put money in it whenever I see it!
6 days ago
This is a top pin. I mean think about it. Its only anpro model.
Lightshow, music, ART on playfield and cabinet is unseen of. Shots, different multiball modes, spikes new soundsystem. Lcs screen. Ohhh man this pin is great. All metal ramps. Perfect clearcoated. Hole cliffy protector, cliffy ball pop protector from fabric. Well that was all the pros.
Oh did i mention, gameplay is great also?

Cons, havent found them yet.

Again, this pro is good, like met pro was back in the day.

10/10 for sure
10 days ago
Other than music it's my best game with ACDC
12 days ago
Great rock game. Just never and better than Kiss, Metallica, ACDC. It is very fast to say the least. Lighting and colors are incredible.
14 days ago
Pro is better than premium.
15 days ago
Game is much more fun than the theme would suggest. Not a huge fan of the band but love the game play and light show. Stern has really done great work with the lcd and animations. Code will only continue to get better.
18 days ago
Another winner from Stern. Amazing lighting as good as past premiums. Shots are very difficult. The toybox is amazing. Art is probably best thing in past 25 years of pinball at least.

Very creative multiball rules and Stern did a great job on the animations and new LCD display.

Such a fun, challenging, and gorgeous pin.
22 days ago
Surprisingly enjoyable with plenty to do. Good vibe with the music. Maybe Stern could have used a different voice for Jackie as he sounds to much like Sparky, but it's no big deal. Lock saucer on pro is a bit skew whiff and awkward. Not looking to own but may do in future.
25 days ago
Really enjoyed playing this game. Great shots, nice flow. It's a lot like the band it's named after not great but doable...
31 days ago
I'm not a music/band theme person. I was really hooked on Metallica, so compared to that.. this pin falls short.
31 days ago
A very nice looking machine but sometimes it feels like the gaps are just a touch too small. Frustrating at times the music is great and the animations are eye catching. The Toys in the Attic portion of the playfield is cool with the way it shoots the balls into (hopefully) the trunk. Lots of great songs from their "good" to get the groove going.
31 days ago
Regardless if you like the theme or not this is a fun game to play, all of the shots shoot well, there is good flow and the scoring is quite balanced. The code 1.03 is a great out of the box code and can only get better with further refinements. The cons are there is really not much innovation shot wise on the game, we have seen all of these shots before resembles a lot like KISS, but shoots so much better. Love the risk/reward of the 6 ball multi-ball and the opportunities for stacking modes. Overall great new entry, I actually bought the machine as I was so impressed with the out of the box code on this one. I would rate this game right now as the third best music pin behind ACDC and MET with further code refinements could make a move ahead of one of these.
32 days ago
I just picked up this game. Although I'm not an Aerosmith fan I'm having a blast with it. Excellent toy (toy box), two metal ramps, color LCD, great sound out of the box. This is a win in my book.
34 days ago
This is a REALLY fun pin. Seems like a lot of copied features and layout elements from other games ... maybe pulling it all together for a better all around pin. The toybox is a cool feature and the 3 to 6 multiball adds some strategic fun to it. It is just something really odd that it plays a lot more fun than it looks. I hope to own this pin someday. The Premium with the upper playfield is better for home use in my opinion. I would play either version on location every time. The art is really good, but maybe too much detail ... sometimes a "little" less is better. Art is not a important feature for me, but it is good.
35 days ago
Very sharp and slick looking, but there are people that dig the art theme and some that don't- I am far into the "don't" camp. The jester guy(Jacksy?), I couldn't take it. And he keeps popping up. The basic feel is you're playing pinball while watching Aerosmith videos. Even if I was a huge Aerosmith fan, I can't believe this wouldn't get old. The toy chest, air launch lock is a nice touch- when it functions. I'll permit the powers that be to make one more rock themed pinball- Led Zeppelin and it better look Tolkien. Ok, maybe Van Halen- no Sammy!
37 days ago
Very good machine great audio and playfield!!
40 days ago
These Rock and Roll themed Sterns just do nothing for me. This one is better than Metallica and Kiss, but not up to AC/DC level. Plus it feels just like every other Stern. Light the arrow, shoot the arrow.
45 days ago
Another nice stern offering. A lot like MET though. Still very fun and of course I love the music.
46 days ago
I really like this game. Gimmicks are excellent. Love the toy box. Does miss a bit, which is aggravating, but still a blast to play. It's got a better look and feel than Kiss. I would have put Dream On. Not sure why that song is not there. Maybe too slow? Kiss has Black Diamond which starts slow. I would have found a way to put Dream On in the game. Needs more than 8 songs. As with anything, the same songs get a bit repetitive. Call outs are solid. Overall an excellent play. I would highly recommend this game.
48 days ago
Here is an example of a theme I hate but was saved by the fun gameplay. Can't wait to see how this progresses
57 days ago
Great fun, I much prefer the pro version over the premium
The elevator multi ball is more challenging to achieve and you can backhand the tight right ramp
Also the premium feels too much like KISS
Better flow and faster gameplay for the pro
58 days ago
Aerosmith Pro review:

John Borg did a good job designing all these shots. It feels like a mix of Indiana Jones and Metallica.

I do not know all the game rules. But they seem to be a little repetetive.

Jackys Toybox, which gets loaded by the airborne kicker is a great idea. Even if it is like an improved "Arc" assembly of IJ mixed with Sparky of Metallica.

I don't especially like whenever the bumpers are put in the left or right middle of the playfield. It kills a lot of the flow and opportunities for good shots. But it's OK.

In my opinion the miniplayfield makes the Premium/LE version a lot better than the Pro version. Mainly because you get a lot more ball control in general. I somehow miss that on the Pro version.

The game plays good but it could use some more flow which partially gets kind of stolen by the bumpers.

The artwork is a matter of taste. I like it. It is similar to Metallicas artwork. Obviously due to the fact that it both is done by "Dirty Donnie". It seems like he has really put a lot of effort in it. By the way Stetn has put great animations on the machine. Although I'd also be satisfied by the normal DMD animations.

I am not a huge fan of Aerosmith but the music is good and is very fitting to the gameplay. The quality of the sound is good and in my opinion better than on most of Sterns previous systems.

They used the lights good, and the game has some cool lightshows but until now it isn't quite as good as on GOT.
Maybe Stern improves that in the further programming.

Like I just mentioned, the game is kind of repetetive but it still is a lot of fun to play it! If you've got the chance to, play it!
59 days ago
I was totally jaded about new pins. This one is so fun, the analytical part of my brain just shut down. I do think Jacky's callouts could get old in a home play setting. Metallica had a lot more audio variety, with the band, the Snake and Sparky. I'll update my rating when I have more than 10 plays on AS, but my first impression is: hell yeah!
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