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Iron Maiden Pro


By QuarterGrabber

67 days ago



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#1 67 days ago

Hi I have not been on the form in ages. I don't know too much about any of the new games that are out. I was looking to maybe pick up an Iron Maiden Pro. I don't know too much about the differences between the pros and the premiums. Some games it makes no difference at all and some games there is a huge difference. Is the pro worth getting? Or should I put an extra 4000 in and get the premium? Thank you in advance

#2 67 days ago

Difficult choice.
The pro is a great game, it's not that like with some other types that too much is left out and it's too basic or boring. I have one and love it.

On the other hand, the premium has a mode extra and other lock mechs. Gameplay and strategy is different.

If that's worth $4000 that's your decision.. whatever you chose you will love it. If you get the pro then don't play a premium so you don't find what you're missing out

#3 67 days ago

You're going to get a lot of differing opinions here, it's all subjective since everyone likes different things in their games.

Both versions are fantastic, but if you have the cash for it I think the premium is 100% worth it. The sarcophagus shot and the underworld are just awesome and I miss them whenever I play a pro.

Either way you can't go wrong, neither are a bad choice. For what it's worth, used premiums seem to go for mid to low $6k USD, so that's an option too if you can find one in Canada.

#4 67 days ago

Extra $4k? First thing you need to do is find a new seller.

It may be an extra $1500. Whether it is worth it depends on your preferences. Personally I think the premium was worth it... still my favorite pin.

#5 67 days ago
Quoted from skink91:

Extra $4k? First thing you need to do is find a new seller.
It may be an extra $1500. Whether it is worth it depends on your preferences. Personally I think the premium was worth it... still my favorite pin.

I am in Canada. Up here the pros go for about 6,500. And the premiums go for about $9500 or $9600. So I guess that's a $3,000 difference, my mistake. I'm just wondering if the lock and a ramp that moves is worth $3,000?

#6 67 days ago

Prem owner here. I would never pay 4k more for it over a pro. I really like the added stuff in the prem but not that much.

Don't down play the difference in mummy as well. Being able to lock a ball, double switch hits and double your JP is really cool added touch.

#7 67 days ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

I am in Canada. Up here the pros go for about 6,500. And the premiums go for about $9500 or $9600. So I guess that's a $3,000 difference, my mistake. I'm just wondering if they lock and a ramp that moves is worth $3,000?

I should have noticed your location, sorry!

Also, the art package is quite different. It is, as Atrainn mentioned subjective. I know quite a few who don’t think it is worth it. I can’t imagine wanting to play the Pro vs. Premium now myself.

#8 67 days ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

I am in Canada. Up here the pros go for about 6,500. And the premiums go for about $9500 or $9600. So I guess that's a $3,000 difference, my mistake. I'm just wondering if the lock and a ramp that moves is worth $3,000?

That will depend 100% on you and your finances. If you have enough money to say a thousand bucks is no big deal then go for it. Otherwise is would be hard for me to pay almost 50٪ for it.

#9 67 days ago

I’m not saying this is 100% true in all cases, but if I had to guess, despite all the people you see chiming in on “if it’s worth the upgrade”, I would wager that the vast majority of machine owners don’t go back and forth for different machines. They either buy mostly pros or mostly premium/LE machines.

That should tell you something.

So forget about Iron Maiden specifically for a moment. Are you the type to spend 40-50% more on products you love to get the higher end package? Or not?

Edit: based on the language you’ve used so far, you sound like you’re looking for people to talk you into justifying the Premium...which makes me think that a Pro is probably right for you.

Disclaimer: I’m a Pro snob.

#10 67 days ago

Love my pro. The premium is the better game, but I honestly don’t miss the features when playing my pro. If I had to do it over again I’d still go pro.

#11 67 days ago

I haven’t seen a IMDN pro HUO sell for $6,500 yet and I think folks looking for $9,500 for a stock no mods HUO premium will probably wait a bit to sell. I think the price difference in my experience has been closer to $2,000 with some great premiums selling below $9K on pbrev recently.

I’ve owned an IMDN premium before and loved it but if I were looking today and there was a HUO pro for $6,500 sitting next to a HUO premium for $9,500 id take the pro all day long.

#12 67 days ago

I own and/or operate pros, premiums, and LEs of Stern Games. IMHO, stick with the PRO and save money on Iron Maiden.

The extra $$ are not worth it on Maiden (i.e. game play is not significantly enhanced with the premium). In other games, you may be losing an extra playfield (upper - Black Knight, Game of Thrones, etc. or lower - AC/DC, Munsters, etc.) or significant features. For me this is not the case with Maiden. Is it nice to play a premium or LE? Of course. Is it worth $1,500 to $3,000 more? I don't think so!

As a final note, the Pro is still an enjoyable game, however, a little on the easy side (long game play) for my tastes. I would go with Jurassic Park!

#13 67 days ago

Love my pro and think with this title it’s a great bang for your buck. I own premiums on other titles but on Iron Maiden I was completely satisfied with the pro.

#14 67 days ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

I am in Canada. Up here the pros go for about 6,500. And the premiums go for about $9500 or $9600. So I guess that's a $3,000 difference, my mistake. I'm just wondering if the lock and a ramp that moves is worth $3,000?

No, it is not worth the extra money. That being said, if Maiden is a band you really like and/or you really prefer the Premium artwork over the Pro--and plan to keep IMDN in your collection a long time, then go for the upgrade. No way it pencils out, but on the plus side the gameplay is more fun. If you just want a great playing pin and are happy to save the extra cash, get a Pro. It is arguably the best Pro since Metallica (I have not played JP yet).

#15 67 days ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

I am in Canada. Up here the pros go for about 6,500. And the premiums go for about $9500 or $9600.

Its a 2500 dollar difference. Actually more like 2K If u want to move it fast 7K for a Pro and 9K for a Pre
I would say go Pro on this pin. All the spinners and flippers are there, its mostly for unneeded mechs and better lighting, cab art.

#16 67 days ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

Hi I have not been on the form in ages. I don't know too much about any of the new games that are out. I was looking to maybe pick up an Iron Maiden Pro. I don't know too much about the differences between the pros and the premiums. Some games it makes no difference at all and some games there is a huge difference. Is the pro worth getting? Or should I put an extra 4000 in and get the premium? Thank you in advance

Holy crap he's back!!!!
Having owned the Pro , I thought it was a really good pin. I wasn't an Iron Maiden fan so at one point I got tired of the music (apologies to the Iron Maiden fans out there). I played it more that Guardians for sure. The pro is a very solid machine. My opinion get the pro and find something else to go with it down the line.

#17 66 days ago

Im a pro owner and love it. Most of my other games except dp are premium. Ive considered selling dp to buy a premium, but not my maiden. I love the pro, i dont miss the add ons, and i like the art package better. I do enjoy playing the premium when its in front of me though, because its a different strategy and it does have some cool mechs on it. Either way, UP THE IRONS!!!

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