Metallica (Pro) (Stern, 2013)

Metallica (Pro)

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This game received 536 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.525 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Metallica". The group itself ranks #9 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.479

Artwork: 8.529

Sounds/Music: 8.274

Other Aspects: 8.535

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This game is part of a group

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

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3 days ago
From all the music themed pinball machines, this one is the best by far....
5 days ago
This is one of my favorite "just one more" game. The combination of shots and layout are very good and punishing, so if you want to become a better player this is one of the games for you.
8 days ago
I owned a Metallica for about a year, and already with it going out the door for a trade, I know I will be getting one again. I love the band and all their music, but even if you don't, it's hard not to love this game. Great shots, badass original artwork from top to bottom that references tons of their songs and albums, amazing software including lots of hard to attain goals...the list goes on and on. Outside of LOTR and maybe one or two others, this is Stern's crowning achievement to date in my eyes. I have yet to find someone who really has anything bad to say about the game, Metallica fan or not. You won't be sorry getting one.
20 days ago
Too much focus on the snake but still a quality game. Some days I like it better than AFM, some days not. Bottom line is that it’s somewhat an AFM clone and it fits Stern’s general theme. Happy to have it but that’s because I don’t have a lot of similar titles with the same layout/goals. Will always give the nod to the original (AFM) in terms of scoring, but Metallica is a great machine to play. Not a big fan of the translate art. They definitely could have done a better job with that.
32 days ago
My #1 favorite game.
Sound, speech, game play, a complete package.
Great game to mod with spinny-Vinny Sparky, coffin and hameer mods.
Best use of cdmd imo.
Only thing that doesn't get a 10 is the cabinet for me.

Otherwise, perfection!!!
39 days ago
Metallica is an awesome game it has great rules, awesome toys, and great music.
46 days ago
I don't know why people like this pin, it's so boring. Other than the dude in the electric chair, nothing interesting about it.
46 days ago
Update! i just bought the PRO and i don't know where ive been without it. after buying five pins this year, i decided to sell a couple pins to save for a newer stern. after playing all the new sterns at pinball madness in banning, i decided metallica would be my upgrade pin. i was fortunate to find a killer deal on an almost new met pro. i am thrilled! this game is absolutely off the charts awesome. i still don't LOVE metallica music because there are a lot of heavy metal bands who are much better, but being a metal fan, this is the perfect music themed pin and the real only good music pin available, so ROCK ON!

this pin is super fun to play, especially for more experienced players who can hit shots regularly. very fast game with incredible lighting. all indicators are on point, and the game allows several different ways to accomplish multiball modes. always a fresh game with a lot of variance on modes to achieve. the sounds are amazing and the way the lighting reacts to shots is absolutely perfect. this game is my favorite as for the games interaction with the shots being placed. programming is absolutely spot on.

the game is gorgeous, challenging, and lastable. having a very clean LED model makes a difference. the ramps are stunning and well placed and the ball really flows on this machine. for a thrilling overall experience this pinball is a pure adrenaline rush!!! go get one NOW
66 days ago
Metallica is quite a fun game with the basic rules being easy to learn, while having deeper shots for more serious players. Sparky is a cool addition with his bobbling head and the shots are fun to make. The dmd animations are great and all the multiballs are fun. Not the deepest ruleset, which I generally prefer, but the multiballs and shots are too fun to gloss over. Solid game overall.
68 days ago
Easily the best Pinball I’ve ever played and I’ve owned many top tier pins. Mind you I’m sporting the Refinery edition Pro and I’ve modified the song list to suit my tastes. Upgraded speakers and subwoofer a must! Pure addiction. Impossible to just play one game!
73 days ago
Great game. i love the layout and the gameplay. i can recognize the same creativity of Lyman then in TWD
Very addictive pinball. the art is top notch
i was reluctant to buy this one as i don't like the music but it's possible to change it and so i'm very happy with this pin. i think i'm holding my third keeper with TWD and MM
3 months ago
One of my favorite games, one day I will own it.
3 months ago
The artwork shines here - very good. Neat grave cascading target shots. Nice and fast gameplay.
4 months ago
To me, "Aerosmith", "KISS" and "Metallica" are pretty much the same table. I played this one at a local bar. Three games. There wasn't anything that really stood out to me except for Sparky getting zapped. That sequence along with the drain sequence is neat. But there really isn't much to it. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing "different". Stern's "AC/DC" is still the end-all/be-all of "rock band pinball" to me. Compared to that table, anything else is just a quickee meant to capitalize on a recurring theme.
4 months ago
I picked up an LED pro a few weeks ago and I can't get enough. I'm still learning all the modes. Just a great game. I'm still looking for something comparable to add to the collection. I know it's all been said before, but this is truly a great game.
4 months ago
I play it when its around but never for more then a game or two not sure why.
5 months ago
Honestly, this game should get a 10 out of 10 just for bringing back in-line drop targets! This is the pin I always play on location, even though I am not a huge Metallica fan.
5 months ago
One of Sterns best! All around fun game.
5 months ago
I do not like the artwork but it is a damn fine pinball.
5 months ago
I added the color DMB, Invisiglass, upgraded speakers, flashing LED's, and this game is simply awesome....
6 months ago
Wath can i say, The perfect machine, deep and fun.
7 months ago
A game I never thought I'd own, and one I kinda avoided for the last three years. Well, once I came back to give it a try finally I instantly fell in love. The fan layout is by far my fave, and it's similarities to Attack From Mars made it an instant classic for me. Not a fan of the new Metallica music but was a huge fan when I was a kid, so I'm glad the majority of the tunes are classics. The center shot is a dream and the left ramp is such a huge challenge to hit consistently. I am now an owner and a believer, and understand why this shot up the top 100 charts as fast as it did. It truly is one of the funnest games of all modern pinball!
7 months ago
This game is just AWESOME!
7 months ago
Love Metallica! The sound track is just awesome... I mean its Metallica! The play field art is so fitting and colorful. Every time i play this game i feel like it makes me a better pin baller, its just so easy for a newb to dive in, yet the rules are complex enough to really dig deep. Amazing all around game!!
8 months ago
The best pinball by stern!
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