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Iron Maiden Revealed

By Concretehardt

1 year ago

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Post #390 Stern Official Teaser Video Link for Iron Maiden Pinball Posted by Pinballrocks (1 year ago)

Post #798 Quick intro on Pro vs Premium vs LE Posted by TheLaw (1 year ago)

Post #920 Feature Matrix of Pro vs Premium vs LE Posted by Apollyon (1 year ago)

Post #1351 Link to short video clip of the Pro Model livestream on 3/27 Posted by Sparky (1 year ago)

Post #1675 Video of LE features missing from Pro that Prem/LE will have Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #1682 Link to hi-res PDF of the feature matrix for Iron Maiden Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #2080 Premium/LE different ramp cutout (Pharaoh head) picture Posted by Pinzzz (1 year ago)

Post #2146 Link to gameplay video from Pro version in Europe Posted by Concretehardt (1 year ago)

Post #2498 Deadflip video on YouTube link. Posted by FalconPunch (1 year ago)

Post #2665 Iron Maiden Pro live stream link from Stream #2 Posted by Asael (1 year ago)

Post #2685 Display font comparison - existing font vs metal font Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #3776 Pic of Iron Maiden LE cabinet and backglass Posted by jar155 (1 year ago)

Post #3940 Pics of the lifting ramp on the Le/Prem. Posted by theironmaiden (1 year ago)

Post #4264 High res LE pics. Posted by starbase (1 year ago)

Post #4864 LE broadcast from Dead Flip backup. Posted by DeadFlip (1 year ago)

Post #5313 Picture of screw-on Iron Maiden Shooter Rod end for the LEs Posted by BOBCADE (1 year ago)

Post #5345 Iron Maiden Pro cabinet splitting picture Posted by bigd1979 (1 year ago)

Post #5383 Leg reinforcement shopping list. Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #5554 Link to rules Posted by Eskaybee (1 year ago)

Post #6692 Spacing info for Newton Ball switches Posted by Chalkey (1 year ago)

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#168 1 year ago
Quoted from MikeTangoIndia:

Awesome!!! But why is there a tent setup?? Lol are you camping up there?? Haha

Wife probably said if anymore pins come in the the house his ass is sleeping up there.

#258 1 year ago

I actually prefer the older pins to watch. I like the quick, intense gameplay.

#804 1 year ago

Looks great! Congrats Keith on your first game with Stern!

#826 1 year ago

Wow! Awesome song list! The most impressive looking pin in awhile

#896 1 year ago

Love that left ramp through the pops! That thing is gonna cause fits of rage, in a good way.

#1419 1 year ago

For the record, Bruce Dickinson does NOT sing falsetto. He hits those high notes using full voice. He is a classically trained singer, no falsetto here! Think Bee Gees for falsetto or The Darkness.

#1430 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Ffs. Bruce is NOT a falsetto singer. King Diamond is. Rob Halford is. Dickinson isn't.
I get what yer saying, cause I used to feel the same way. But that's like the 5th time I've read that, and it's incorrect.

When Halford was young he didn't, but it's his own fault for making those songs so damn high.

#1435 1 year ago

I'm surprised nobody is complaining that they can't find an LE because Maiden is hoarding 50 of them.

#1439 1 year ago
Quoted from Asael:

From where do you have this? I am a Fan of Iron Maiden, but I think Bruce sings sometimes with a head voice, yes he does use his guts and all the rest too. And it doesn‘t realy matter to me, it sounds great.

Falsetto is very artificial sounding. Listen to King Diamond for a perfect metal example, like Gryzz said. Bruce never does this technique most trained singers will not do it and is frowned upon. Occasionally, in a live performance a person Bruce's age might cheese a note here or there and use falsetto if they feel like they can't hit the note. I graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC and have had voice lessons for years and years if you want my resume. I also stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night.

#1507 1 year ago
Quoted from RGR:

50 for the band?? Like how many band members are there?

Probably gifts for the crew.

#1723 1 year ago
Quoted from mattosborn:

Can't wait for the custom Di'Anno translite and the music replaced with beauties like this:
» YouTube video

Wish you picked a video of Di'anno in his prime. He was a bad ass back in the day.

#1879 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I love everything about this game except the music. On a serious note, I am wondering if it would be possible for Stern to secure the Archer license and do a "Archer Pinball" with what was supposed to be Archer from the start. Stern could use same design and layout like they did for Shrek and Family Guy. I would have pulled the trigger on an Archer, but I am on the fence with IMDN. I honestly think I would have to put in some System of Down or something via pinball browser just to tolerate the music.

I never realized Maidens' music was so polarizing. Metal fans regard them as a band EVERYONE likes. I guess I can understand how Bruce's vocals can wear thin on some people in large doses, but to each his own. I've always loved them since I was a little kid so I'm not the most objective reviewer. Vocals aside, the music kicks ass! Harmony leads, killer galloping bass lines, technical drumming, what's not to like? I think the music is gonna be perfect for a pin and some of you haters might come around. Sorry for the ramble. I can't wait to play this pin. Up the Irons!

#1912 1 year ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I would recommend Number of the Beast.
Start to finish. Every track is a winner. Arguably the weakest track is the opener, Invaders, and it’s still a killer tune.
When people ask me “what is the best metal album” or they want to start listening to metal, I always say NOTB.
I jumped off the Maiden train 25 years ago, when Adrian Smith left the band (f**k off Gers!) but those first 5 albums are classics for sure.

I agree with NOTB being fantastic, but I've actually had more success turning people onto Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. It seems to be noobie friendly and a massively underrated album as well.

#1919 1 year ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Hopefully Killers or Number of the beast for the LE..

Killers will probably be a no, since they didn't include any of the songs off that album. Which is a shame since it's my favorite artwork.

#1940 1 year ago
Quoted from kpg:

Have any of you guys heard of the Iron Maidens?
They are an all female tribute band to Iron Maiden. They are super well known and make big money touring around the world.
I know as I have hired them a few times for some concerts I promoted at a couple House of Blues venues. Kind of a side thing I did for a while was booking touring and some well known national touring bands several years ago.
Anyway, they are pretty awesome, especially when Nita Strauss was with them playing in the Dave Murray spot.
Google or YouTube them and Nita.... You'll thank me later
Super cool chicks and die hard Maiden fans.. they kill it.

Best assets in music? They discovered what the curve in the top a guitar is for.

#1961 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

Awesome Thanks for the post
Would be very cool to see where the all LE allocation ends up
The Auto'd have to be worth more, Wish I could get Maiden to sign mine !

I really hope most are going to close friends, family, or road crew of the band and not a cash grab. Steve Harris and Gene Simmons are very different people, but it's his IP and he can do whatever the hell he likes.

#1972 1 year ago

Awesome! Wonder who is the lucky person getting the first one off the line? Are the first ones going to Germany?

#1986 1 year ago
Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

** Elwin on Maiden's Music: **
If you listen to the Coast2Coast podcast interview with Keith Elwin, the subject of Iron Maiden's music and its appeal to Elwin personally comes up.
When asked if *he* likes the music, he replies with a fairly transparent dodge:
"I think it's good music for pinball."
That wasn't the question, Keith.

I noticed that too. Oh well, not every kind of music appeals to everyone. I myself can't stand The Beatles but it doesn't mean I don't respect their significance.

#2088 1 year ago

Maiden is classic METAL. If you don't like it, that's cool. I'm sure a Barry Manilow pin will be made eventually, just for you guys.

#2100 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

This isn't metal enough for you?
» YouTube video

God, I love the Paul stuff! They really should have included at least one of his songs. That's my only gripe.

#2105 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Yeah when I ran into people complaining that he wasn't in it (Complaining in a Iron Maiden thread by fans oh heavens!) I took some listens and it seems waaaay better. The bruce era stuff I'm hearing really seems too theatrical...like Spinal Tap.

People are split. It's probably 75/25 but Paul had great songs! Nobody can deny those two great albums. I appreciate both eras

#2112 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

If Iron Maiden is Heavy Metal music, then what is this? Whenever i hear someone mention heavy metal, this is the crap I imagine and I have no idea why. Haha
» YouTube video
I see a band like maiden as more like 80s rock, but I don’t claim to be a music genre expert.
Although I really don’t care for their vocals, I can totally see maidens music growing on me like AC/DC did.

Dude that's like blackish metal and not very good at that. Metal is a diverse genre. Vocals can be very soft or a death metal growl and everything in between. It really is more diverse than any other genre in rock. Prepare to be amazed!

#2153 1 year ago
Quoted from DEN:

» YouTube video
Our Danish distributor got some Iron Maiden pros at storage now, one of them is allready on location.
Little gameplay footage with mr. Stern-Denmark

Wow! That is shooting really crisp. Looks great.

#2179 1 year ago

So, what do you think Soren?

#2181 1 year ago
Quoted from PW79:

The game looks magnificant & I am 99% sure one will land in my basement. Good pinball is good pinball.

I think Larry, Moe, and Shemp would agree.

#2214 1 year ago

I'm loving that bonus countdown!

#2260 1 year ago

So, what do you Danes think of the game? Is the code as complete as advertised? DOZENS of people want to know!

#2267 1 year ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

Any feedback on the gameplay?
Short/long ball times?

I think they are ringers, man! Agents of the Evil Empire.

#2273 1 year ago
Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

Interesting: "easy."
Could this be true? Keith Elwin is famous for, among other things, posting some absurd score on MET (3B?). He would probably say that table is "easy." Still, if he knows MET is easy, would he not design his own layout to be more challenging? Hitting the launch ramp is easy, but using it to strike the center target is probably not. The "Clairvoyant" shot (beside the pops, between two posts) is apt to be hard, as is the left ramp. Consecutive loops (on either loop) are apt to be hard, as are the two Jackpot shot shots from the upper-left flipper. Watching both gameplay clips posted on YouTube, I counted *one* successful trip up the left ramp. That suggests "hard" to me. As for scoring and advancing through the objectives, I would again assume Keith of all people would make that challenging.
I'm waiting for a proper "review" from either a player using a routed table or an owner, but perhaps that's asking a lot as either sort of person in this case is likely to be Danish. Still, he might post his review in Danish, and we might then try to translate his review with Google Translate. Too much work? Perhaps.

I guess I'm just surprised on the radio silence from the Danes. Thought they would give us their thoughts. Not everyone is glued to this forum, unfortunately.

#2278 1 year ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

Up the Irons an homage to West Ham? FFS....might be a deal breaker.

Yup, Up the Irons! Is a clever homage to Steve Harris' favorite football/soccer team West Ham United from London's East End.

#2305 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Thats awesome, and dont forget thats a bunch of near 60 year old guys now also still out there jamming and putting on a killer show.

Their drummer Nicko will be 66 in less than two months. I know this because I have the same birthday as him.

#2342 1 year ago
Quoted from ttown:

Riple you may need to move, those prices are out of control!

You don't need to move Riple, just buy a bunch of early solid states like I do. There really is a bang for your buck there that people don't appreciate. You don't only have to buy new games. There are decades of great affordable pins, just waiting for you. It's nice to expand your collection to include all different eras. Prepare to be amazed!

#2363 1 year ago

It was politics fellas! Once everything is good to go we won't have to worry. Steve Harris has always been picky and that's his right. Once all this is hammered out we will see all the maiden pins in all their glory!

#2407 1 year ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

They certainly don't play enough:
-Black Sabbath
-Van Halen
Can't hardly listen anymore. XM40 sucks too, but I'll take what I can get....every once in awhile they play Deicide.

When Satan Lives is such a good live album!

#2444 1 year ago

Looks cool as hell so far fellas. I'm getting pumped to finally play one.

#2451 1 year ago
Quoted from hoby1:

Seems like some really long ball times.

Most of these guys are better than the average Joe. You need to consider that.

#2713 1 year ago

So, a question for you guys that have played it already. How difficult did you find hitting the left ramp through the pops?

#2859 1 year ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

...and they sold all of 4, had 46 remaining on their website for 2 years, and then had to remove them entirely in embarrassment. No idea where they went, but certainly not to paying fans willing to pay thousands more for a signed index card shoved into an apron.

Really? Wow! I never heard that. That's the cost of greed for you, eh Gene? I wonder where the rest went. You know Gene Simmons wouldn't give a flyer away for free.

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#3305 1 year ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Its going to be amazing .

Unless the reason the LE is being held up is Steve Harris wants a big fat photo of the band with their shirts off on the backglass and playfield.

#3669 1 year ago

It sounds like they had to rework some aspect of the art for approval. Either that or Steve Harris has been difficult to get a hold of for the past few weeks. Licensing is a time consuming bitch. Hopefully the wait is worth it. I really hope you guys that are paying for the premium/LE get your money's worth.

#3832 1 year ago

I will reserve judgement until better pics are available. It might not be the side art but the red powder coat that is making some people say it's too colorful. I don't know, I still think it looks pretty cool. With all the hype and waiting did any of you guys honestly think this was going to exceed expectations? With how well the pro has been received and the excessive wait time for the premium/LE reveal, it's all not exactly working in their favor right now.

#3965 1 year ago

I don't know guys but that gold armor mock up is waaaay better than the red and completely removes the whole Christmas vibe.

#4158 1 year ago

For the money you guys are slapping down for an LE it would be nice if it was more feasible for Stern to take a more custom approach. Choosing your own armor color, ramp and habitrail color etc. This would make for a truly limited and special product, but like I said probably not feasible.

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#6860 1 year ago

How about gold armor. I thought that looked real nice in the mock ups.

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