Aerosmith (Pro) (Stern, 2017)

Aerosmith (Pro)

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This game received 195 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.226 /10

8.226

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: 8.021

Artwork: 8.68

Sounds/Music: 8.053

Other Aspects: 8.074



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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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8.796/10
4 days ago
Decent machine! I was surprised how well it played - And the Artwork package is awesome, so are the animations - I am not that much of an Aerosmith fan, though - which hinders me to buy one of those.
8.680/10
18 days ago
Excellent pin. Plenty of shots. Right ramp is super smooth. Good rules for modes, MBs, multipliers but hoping for a code update.
8.820/10
30 days ago
I always think a well designed pinball machine needs to stir the senses just by looking at it. The Aerosmith pin nails that objective. The whole package is just beautiful. It’s like a 60s VW hippy bus crashed into a pinball machine. I like Aerosmith, not a huge fan, but this whole vibe is just dialed in! Love it! The toybox is such a new and innovative feature. The only thing not new about it is the familiar Sparky voice for Jacky. I wish they would have gone a different direction for the voicing of this character. The lighting design is gorgeous. Well laid out playfield with satisfying shots. Rock N Roll and pinball are the perfect combo. John Borg and Dirty Donny knock it out of the park again! I would highly consider adding it to my home collection if I had the funds.
8.352/10
42 days ago
Aerosmith is probably my favorite of the music themed pins. I enjoy the band more than Metallica or AC/DC and I like the gameplay the best. Reminds me a lot of Star Trek but the modes are distinguished a bit better. The toy box collecting balls for multiball is a super cool toy and it surprises/impresses everyone the first time they see it. The art on this game is also fantastic. The blue is super nice and the nice detail on the hand drawn art is incredible. Overall a super fun game from stern.
8.064/10
44 days ago
like the music but its not in same league as metallica and AC/DC. it would be one of the first music pins to leave if I have to get rid of one
9.560/10
46 days ago
What a fun game to play! Talk about a game with enough to do to keep you coming back.
8.543/10
57 days ago
A REALLY great game from Stern, regardless of if you're an Aerosmith fan or not. I was surprised by how much I liked it. I'm not a Stern fanboy by a long-shot, but truly love this game.

PROS:
-GREAT shots all the over this deck.
-The shot into the jack-in-the-box rules!
-Lots of audio modes, as long as you don't mind listening to Aerosmith
-Beautiful artwork! Way to step up your game Stern!
-Upper playfield is cool! Not WH2O cool, but really cool for a newer release.

CONS:
-The animation is a bit generic in the backbox. Not a big deal, but it's clear it was one of Stern's early efforts.
-Hope you like the band. Also, the artwork is a bit 70s psychedelic, so to each his own.
5.576/10
60 days ago
I've played this game with an open mind many, many times, and I can't find almost anything to like about it.

THE GOOD
- The LED lights are used well.
- The lock shot is a new concept to me.
- It has a magnet and three bumpers?
- Gameplay can be kinda fast with some flow.

THE BAD
- The artwork and animations are Aerosmith cartoons.. Nuff said.
- The playfield is a long-worn-out layout of Stern. Zero creativity except the lock shot, which kinda sucks.
- The bash toy is lame, and the jester guy is annoying as hell.
- The lock launch works only half the time. 50% failure on the two machines I've played.
- Aeorosmith's songs just don't have the lastability for me.

I guess if I screwed up and bought this, I'd rate it higher out of buyer's remorse. I can't see any other reason this even makes the top 50. Honestly, I see this is one of the worst machines stern has made in years. I liked my Buck Hunter better.
9.456/10
78 days ago
My first new in box game. Great game, one of my favorites in my 15 game collection.
7.904/10
81 days ago
Fun game - I would play this over a Ghostbusters any day (although I really want to like Ghostbusters the Zombie Yeti artwork is so good and I love the theme). Flows well and feels really nice to shoot. Toybox is a cool toy as well.
6.071/10
81 days ago
Looks great and music is good but just nothing special
9.520/10
87 days ago
It's my first Stern Pro Nib.
Aerosmith ils not my first choice,but i took it and it been a really good surprise .
The artwork is awesome like the musics!
The gameplay is effective and the flow is one the best!
Not dissapointed about the purchase,Only one word:
Walk this way
8.232/10
3 months ago
I had a good feeling with this pin. I'm not a real fan of this band but it track are good for anyone.
It's a good pinball that deserve more time!
7.182/10
3 months ago
Nice lcd, artwork and playfield not whaw, decent flow
8.859/10
3 months ago
Aerosmith is one of Borg and Lonnie's best. The layout is absolutely fantastic - I love that each ramp can be hit with either flipper, the execution of the skill shot is the best as I've seen in any modern game - it's challenging and rewarding, and the fact that there are essentially three different skill shots that are really well integrated into the rules is amazing. I love being able to build my box locks and then quickly try and lock them via the skill shot before the auto fire kicks on. Likewise, if I'm close to getting a lock for the elevator it's really fun trying to get one of those orbit shots via a quick skill shot. The rules are nothing special but they really fit the layout and the theme well. they are straight-forward, but at the same time the little bit of nuance with what is added to the game if you complete certain modes is really well integrated. The game is just straight out fun to play despite it's basic rule set. The art is fantastic despite it being based on Aerosmith. I'm just glad I can tolerate Aerosmith music so I can play this fun game. If it was any other theme or band that actually resonated with me I'd own this pin in a heart beat.
8.379/10
3 months ago
Aerosmith is a fun game it has great artwork, great sounds and music, and the toy box is a cool toy. But, I won't own a Aerosmith because I think it's too similar to kiss and the rules are not that great and it's just toy box all day long no point in playing love in a elevator because it's not worth points.
9.380/10
3 months ago
Pros:
Love the toy box, great artwork, decent theme integration, lots of information on the LCD screen, challenging layout.

Cons:
I have problems doing the "lock" shot; I am more likely to lock ball by chance...
6.751/10
4 months ago
Surprisingly fun as a cookie cutter layout. More or less Kiss. Bad geometry for the ball lock. Seems to slopped in more than made on purpose.
9.520/10
4 months ago
A real players game. Modes within modes. A heap of ways to combine things. The wizard modes are a quite difficult to reach and are a bit hard when you get there, but that should keep interest. Art of course is great. Nice open playfield with challenging ramps. Fast and flowy but with pitstops for a breather. Great game!
9.320/10
4 months ago
Awesome art work.... all around a fun pin....
9.280/10
4 months ago
good fun game
8.064/10
4 months ago
Beautiful game. Has a cool 70's retro vibe about it. I'm not particularly fond of Aerosmith as a band but it fits the game well. The LCD animations are fun. Code needs work. All the inserts function but it has several annoying bugs & inconsistencies. Sometimes I regret buying it due to software. My TSPP, FGY & LOTR never reset & never feel incomplete, glitchy or abandoned. Cannot honestly say the same for Aerosmith. I enjoy the game but I'm dissapointed in Stern's coding & unlikely to ever purchase an early release in the future. It seems only VE's are worth buying now days (VE's are usually very polished & coded)

Update: Still no skill shot, still no smart button integration to speak of, still no attract mode, still no outline sounds, still has the KISS bug(s). Bummer. It’s a cool game. When will it they finish baking it?
8.740/10
4 months ago
I think this game is the perfect balance of fun and challenge. I have spent quite a bit of time on this machine and still think "I can do this better, I have to play again". The lock shot and right ramp are a challenge, but rewarding when you get them. Picking your song gives you options but not enough to confuse you. I wasn't a huge aerosmith fan but the music is great.
8.760/10
5 months ago
Can't wait to play with the premium
8.328/10
5 months ago
This game is fun to play. At first I didn't like it at all. Then played it again a few months later and thought why I didn't like it. Great multi balls and good flow. Only thing sometimes SDTM from pop bumpers. Good shot selections and but none are too difficult. Artwork and theme is awesome. LCD display doesn't distract from the game play like I have seen on most others. Just gives you the info you need. Not a big Aerosmith fan.,only like some songs. Could have put a couple more songs in. The only thing is with the song selection it is the same shots just in different orders. Overall a fun machine to play and would consider owning one, but Met Prem would be first.
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