Quoted from Hazoff:
the current folk who actually watch live pinball are the only folk who will ever watch live pinball, I mean theres no fuckin sound and you have to listen to a crew of dickheads babbling all night, well I just tuned in now and after the teaser I'm tuning out. Live Pinball
I'm glad I followed this thread now
Based on historical data (GOTG)
Iron Maiden’s Video content will be random footage of Gary just playing that mobile game you guys keep linking.
Aaaand history also says (AS/MET) that Eddie will sound like Jacky/Sparky
Sorta serious, sorta joking.
Quoted from chalkup8:
The Egyptian artwork is a nice inclusion.
Premium will have Egyptian cabinet/translite if I read the feature matrix right!
Iron Maiden sucks as a band IMO but I like cool art & pinball so I suspect if coded well an Egyptian premium will land here.
TWD is a show I cannot stand. Too stressful. But the game was something I had to have. Iron Maiden might be the same scenario.
Quoted from Frippertron:
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.
I prefer the Bee Gees music to Iron Maiden music
Maybe a retheme? Disco ball center target, cocaine jackpots & collect leisure suits instead of Eddies?
Please stop posting music links
I finally convinced myself to buy Iron Maiden
Your music video posts are giving me 2nd thoughts however
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.
Stern should do a "Luci" run by retheming Iron Maiden as Iron Maidens.
Not a single game delivered & I'm already starting VE rumors.
Maybe Stern will retheme this game as Riff Raff for the rest of us?
There's already an art package on a T-shirt to get Stern rolling.
Chop'n Blades Wizard mode!
Callouts by Dirt Nasty
TNA style sound effects by Hypercrush
12 song modes by Riff Raff himself.
Purple Drank powdercoated armor!
Xanax skillshot with Xanadu music
Keep the Egypt theme too!
Didn’t they double the Batman LE’s after they sold out?
I know it happened to a game. Not sure which one tho
I fired up Iron Maiden on Spotify today in hopes to find a new appreciation for this mullet music
Still sucks (IMO, no offense, Geneva convention, etc)
Those of you claiming to be fans... do you like the actual music or do you just like the "heavy metal" image/stereotype?
I'm likely to buy one if coded well & the Premium is loaded with ill shit + Egypt art, which rumors support.
But dang, are you Maiden fans really fans?
Quoted from Monte:
Don’t be ashamed, it’s ok if you’re a dude that enjoys soft music. Metal is complicated to understand, especially with a band as Maiden. Metal bands are the equivalent of modern day composers and have excellent musicians and singers. Some can’t fathom the composition or brilliance of this. You should stick with Air Supply or Toto. It’s easy for your mind and soul and far less scary! As a bonus, not many mullets in those.
I'm holding out for a Hall & Oats pinball
Sure, some may say "I cant go for that, no can do" but if the layout is good I'd tell Stern "You make my dreams come true"
Quoted from Concretehardt:
I don't like broccoli, I tried it again last night and its horrible! Question for you guys who claim to like broccoli, are you pretending to like it to make your wife happy by eating what she cooks? or are you just a poser pretending to eat things that are good for you? I guess what I am trying to say is that if I don't like broccoli its bad!... and you shouldn't like it either!
Music is often selling an image/stereotype.
That's what it has become.
Why else would an entire genre of artists wear cowboy boots & cowboy hats? Or baggy pants & neck tattoos. Isn't it weird the fans @ the concerts dress like the stereotype the artist is projecting?
To me it seems more like marketing than music.
Maybe thats why some folks are so sensitive to someone vocalizing a dislike for this band. It threatens the perceived image of self.
Also. I think Indica hash oil is easy to overdo (when visiting certain states)
There’s an Iron Maiden comic book?
There’s an Iron Maiden cell phone game?
It’s almost like they’re selling an image
The Oreo cookie commercial plays Notorious BIG now so nothing is sacred
Quoted from Chambahz:
The best take away on this whole music commentary thing is that Sterns newest title looks to be so great that even the non-Maiden fans want to get one!
The game looks magnificant & I am 99% sure one will land in my basement. Good pinball is good pinball.
Quoted from jkdblaze:
I actually feel kinda bad for you guys who hate Maiden's music. Looking at that playlist of 12 songs that I have loved for so many years, and the thought of playing a pin designed around it is incredible to me. I will probably have tears of joy streaming down my face playing this game!
Quoted from knockerlover:
or maybe I'm just weary of people saying they hate iron maiden in a thread about an iron maiden game..
This is the Iron Maiden thread.
Not the Iron Maiden strokefest thread.
This is where pinheads talk about Iron Maiden the pinball machine.
The good. The bad. The ugly.
Sorry it's not all strawberries, unicorns & eightballs.
This is the correct thread to discuss Iron Maiden. A game I look FW to and have said so several times.
TWD is a great game based on a show I cannot stand. It's too stressful for me. But the game is legit. I hope Maiden delivers too.
Don't take me too serious btw. I'm usually having a good time here.
Quoted from Hougie:
Lay it on us!! Up the pastel collars!!
Dude I just settled down. Let me make a few more friendly posts before I start dbagging it up again lol.
What prices are y'all hearing on Pro & Premium?
Referring to the "PITA wire money & wait" street price.
Quoted from Who-Dey:
They dont sell pins to Maiden Haters PW, you are sh*t out of luck pal!
I see what you're doing Whodey.
Since we wont receive anything Maiden related for another week or two you're willing to argue about the band until Stern throws us a bone.
I'm OK with it if errbody else is. We cant really bitch about code or QC yet anyways.
Quoted from Hougie:
$5,600 on the pro from a few distros. I don't know about the Prem.
Dang, might as well just use my CC to get 1.75% rewards & just order one online @ $5699
But I think I’m after that Premium. I think. It’s hard to say since code & features are unknown currently.
Has anyone received a quote for the Premium?
So if Iron Maiden is bad ass what is Pantera, Sepultura, Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Slipknot, Deftones, Ministry & shit even early NIN?
Serious question. No asshole motives on my part I promise.
Quoted from Diospinball:
Yeah, but with taxes its closer to 8k... And sadly I ordered mine I think a bit too soon. As I should have waited and chose the chicagoland dealer that was in the delivery area for my home... I got to drive 77 miles to pick mine up and then decrate it myself and set it up...
But, I just wanted to be one of the first to get a premium. Was super excited... I did get the cc processing fee waved though. And that saved me quite a bit of money.
You can order from an out of state distro to avoid tax & get "free" shipping.
I'm gonna buy mine on ebay I think. That should put my cost @ $7K flat after rewards & ebay bucks (delivered NIB w/$0 sales tax)
Quoted from Wildbill327:
What if your new game has a issue and you need to use your distributor for help, will your eBay distributor be on your side and helpful? Not sure if that’s worth the chance for what you will save on eBay.
Look at the distros.
Its the BIG ones.
Automated, GRG, so on...
In fact I'm going to buy Maiden from the same distro I bought my Aerosmith from.
But on ebay instead of their website.
Quoted from jeffsarcade:
Interesting that with all the eBay and PayPal fees that it is still street price. I might do the same if that's the case.
Agreed, interesting (weird) indeed.
Perhaps Stern made the MAP the same as the MSP (not MSRP)?
IMO they should allow coupon codes. Otherwise sellers pay $500 in ebay/PayPal fees to allow their customers to receive a $250 discount from their CC/eBay rewards.
There could be some bigger picture stuff I’m not seeing tho.
Quoted from pinnyheadhead:
Tip - Play your IMDN doggy style with ear plugs so you don’t have to look at or hear her.
Get your Golden Tee online so I can take all your money
Ah shit, just remembered I'm a terrible player & my kids are slowing my gameplay down a TON.
On a cereal note. Was there a stream today of Maiden?
My eyes/comprehension are failing me the older/higher I get.
Are there any moving interactive mechs & or sculpted toys?
Quoted from vireland:
The sarcophagus moves
I struggled to find that at first. Now I see it. I think. So it's like a Mick on a stick that moves 1 inch?
Quoted from vireland:
The passage at the top of the left ramp opens
Ah, there's a diverter of some sort. I can see it now, thanks! So where does the ball go if diverted?
Quoted from vireland:
The main ramp lifts up.
Is it like the bicycle girl ramp on TWD? What happens when the ramp is lifted?
Quoted from bigd1979:
Also get to hit the newton ball to knock out other balls onto the playfield
That's cool. How do the balls lock there?
Hey wait... is there a magnet by the pops/flasher?
So zero sculpted toys tho? Dang. What about that fella on the left?
Quoted from jeffsarcade:
Scoop under the lifting ramp.
Balls are diverted at the top of the left ramp to behind the backboard and they come out at that small ramp that leads to the sarcophagus. I believe you can lock 3 balls in the sarcophagus.
2 sculpted Eddies. Piece of Mind Eddie over the pops and Cyborg Eddie in the right ramp.
I need a video tho. My brain is just too underpowered to run Premium/LE simulations.
Thanks for the info guys.
Quoted from Gryszzz:
Cross Examination might be closin shit down. 79 if you are unfamiliar well adios.
I'm super confused now.
Quoted from Vino:
LE/PRE aside, I keep thinking this is super strong pro.
Im sure the mechs in action will be cool, but can’t go wrong to own one.
I'm sorta leaning towards agreeing with you. Time will tell.
I thought Iron Maiden was a bad ass heavy metal rock band.
I thought they rode into their concerts upon tall black horses covered in blood with cold breath & play guitars made of diamond polished razor blades while calling upon Satan.
What’s this shit about licensing, attorneys & rejected art that doesn’t fit the bands new commercialized image?
That’s not very metal at all.
Maybe Stern can retheme Archer into A Black Sabbath pin. Can you imagine Sweet Leaf & War Pigs playing while Ozzy mumbled some shit irrelevant to the game and a topper of a headless bat flapped during multi Ball?
Shit, who am I kidding? Sharon probably just told Ozzy to clean his room & go to bed lol
Quoted from Billy16:
Stern is not going to be able to keep up with the demand for quite some time. Those true believers who got their Pro orders in early were smart to do so (I didn't think I was going to like this pin all that much--boy was I wrong, so now I wait). Cranking out LE's and Premiums is only going to slow things down even more. Nice problem to have if you are Stern.
It really does look cool. Layout & art for the win.
My wife goes out of town in June.
Odds are, unless there's code or QC issues, my wife is gonna be pissed when she returns.
(I like to get my pins when she's gone)
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:
What else are you going to get? Think about it, you pull this stunt three times, you get in trouble three times. But if you buy three pins, when she returns you get in trouble once. Granted it's a big one but once. Stay with me, you probably have raised the bar so high, that you could buy a pin the next year she goes away and she'd only give you a shrug at that point. That's a win-win-win-annuatized_wins situation. Something to think about
Been there, done that.
Now TWD, AS & my Golden Tee were all “wife out of town” purchases.
And to add an extra layer of terrible into the story of my shitty character... my wife was in the hospital when I bought Aerosmith (from birthing my 10lb baby boy).
Shit, I forgot to warn her about WWF & Baywatch way back in the day too.
Sometimes I feel like she doesn’t want me to have any fun lol
Well folks you heard it here
Iron Maiden fans shave their armpit hair & eat junk food
This is why I like the Captain & Tennille so much
Quoted from Diospinball:
Surprised by what? I'm quite frankly surprised a lot of men are paying attention to a picture of me. I wish it had the same effect on women... But, its like when I wear either of my Flash Gordon T-shirts... Only men ever come up to me and tell me what an awesome shirt it is, and it happens all the time... But, never EVER has a woman told me what a great Flash Gordon shirt I have... Sometimes they do compliment my pecs... But, I mean come on... Of course they would.... Let's focus on pinball here guys... Enough arm pit hair talk and avatar talk.
You own a shirt?
$7300 should not result in flat plastics
($5700 shouldn't either)
Archer had a left outlane kickback didn't it?
Quoted from MikeTangoIndia:
So when Stern puts the Eddie dolls on the playfield it’s because they are super smart, gifted engineers, but when a hobbyist puts the same dolls on the playfield they become “lame figurines”? I’m confused. :thinking
My LOTR looks terrible with the factory figures IMO.
Clearly I'm part of a double standard but its how I see it
Rumor is Stern engineers resolved the splitting cab issue already.
They discovered Maiden is so metal, so bad ass, so big in South America, that cabinets require additional reinforcement
WWE LE looks cool IMO
I put a deposit down on one but backed out because I remembered Stern doesn't finish games.
Turns out I made a really good choice.
Kpg you bring up a good point about the lighting.
I'm watching YT videos & the LE is hard to see.
Of course video vs real life will differ but your point does carry to the videos I've watched.
Have you played a Pro?
Quoted from Shapeshifter:
Here it is.
Well fuck, guess I'mma get a Maiden pin even tho I dislike their music.
Good pinball is good pinball & this here looks like good pinball.
I think gold powder or brass armor would set this Egypt package off like a mofo. Gotta say tho the black looks purdy balanced too tho.
Don't like the yellow T-molding?
Buy black or gold.
The stuff is cheap & easy to swap.
Might look good in real life as is.
I heard LE owners are required to shave their armpits before unboxing Maiden.
Is this true?
Quoted from CyberNinja24:
Anyone else put blades in yet? I’ve put blades in lots of games and never seen it this snug. My cabinet honestly feels too small on the sides and front to back.
Oh well. Fantastic game. Finished product looks sharp.
My AS fits weird too
I can see, well I think I see, the PF is closer to the left of the cabinet than the right side on your game.
Quoted from musketd:
Supposed to be coming in the pro although it will function different and not the same as the premium when I talked to Keith
This is why early buying is a suckers game
My Aerosmith is still lacking & 1 yr without an update
WWE LE can be had in the $4K's these days
Now Maiden is having modes removed?
Woe is me. Woe is me.
I fucked up buying Aerosmith
Look at the code love Maiden is getting
Congrats to the owners of a well coded game from what I can gather
Quoted from Who-Dey:
Sell it and get a IMDN then so you wont be so unhappy. I love my AS and im looking forward to the code update this summer.
No, I'm not throwing more $$ @ Stern. I'm keeping AS but buying nothing until it & whatever I buy next is done. Then moving FW no early buying again. The trust is lost.
My fear is GOTG & Maiden will be complete awesome games when AS is finished & then I have no choice but to buy 2x new games.
Poor me right? Ha
Anyway, congrats Maiden owners.
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