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Up the Irons - Stern Iron Maiden Owners and True Fans Club!


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1 year ago



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#3101 1 year ago
Quoted from jorant:

Really? How come?

The design causes phantom scoring at times and completely doesn't register at others. I've played a few premiums and one le in tournaments and they end up pulling it from the line up because of these issues. Definitely going Pro when I buy this title.

#3102 1 year ago

Once you get them adjusted perfectly (and there is little room for error if you want every hit to register), the newton balls work great and really add to the game--as you can hit them from all angles. Really nice to be able to ring up Mummy letters and jackpot hits from the side!

#3103 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Once you get them adjusted perfectly (and there is little room for error if you want every hit to register), the newton balls work great and really add to the game--as you can hit them from all angles. Really nice to be able to ring up Mummy letters and jackpot hits from the side!

What kind of problem are people having with the newton balls? Mine seem to work flawlessly. I have never heard a complaint about them until now.

#3104 1 year ago

Leaf switch gap is too big or too small, actuator arm isn't centered in the cup, and other maladies. Evidently someone took the time to get yours right at the factory...

#3105 1 year ago
Quoted from davisjl1979:

Has anyone attempted to add the newton ball from the premium onto the pro for the orb shot? I really like that feature in the premium.[quoted image][quoted image]

I don't think drilling the playfield would be a good idea... I love the mechanism but it needs a little adjusting in some machines.

#3106 1 year ago
Quoted from Kevlar:

I think everyone who has the newton ball wishes they didn't have one!

Not tru, I love it
Mine work perfectly!

#3107 1 year ago
Quoted from Kevlar:

I think everyone who has the newton ball wishes they didn't have one!

I have played both extensively and, by far, prefer the newton ball. It's actually more difficult to build up jackpots with it.

#3108 1 year ago

I love the newton ball. Premium is definitely the way to go with this machine. (unless it's a route machine, then I totally get it)

#3109 1 year ago

I think the Newton balls suck and are a horrible design, but they arent too bad with a little tweaking. I think the real bitch on the Premium and LE's could end up being all of the other moving parts down the road when they start failing.

#3110 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I think the Newton balls suck and are a horrible design, but they arent too bad with a little tweaking. I think the real bitch on the Premium and LE's could end up being all of the other moving parts down the road when they start failing.

Bah. Life is short, live for the moment! Playing the Pro after owning an LE is like playing playing a visual pinball version of the game. Missing all the kinetic feedback that the Prem/LE provides. If you have a Pro and love it just don't play an Prem or LE and you'll be fine.

..and get a Flu shot!

#3111 1 year ago
Quoted from jorant:

Really? How come?

Because the mech is rubbish
In my case and I suspect many others

The idea for a leaf switch to be activated by a post and spoon was meant for pops and has proven effective.

Stern engineers took a cheapskate solution for IMDN by copying a design intended for pops.

in IMDN the ball, rod, spring, pencil post can bind and get sticky. Even after complete disassembly clean and lube it can still bind.
the spoon leaf sw tolerance are to tight.
even if you get it adjusted okay the leaf is fine and flimsy can cause bounce and false hits.

Overall the mech is junk and needs to be replaced with something reliable.

#3112 1 year ago
Quoted from Fytr:

Bah. Life is short, live for the moment! Playing the Pro after owning an LE is like playing playing a visual pinball version of the game. Missing all the kinetic feedback that the Prem/LE provides. If you have a Pro and love it just don't play an Prem or LE and you'll be fine.
..and get a Flu shot!

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the overstatement of the day. Talk about premium coping at its finest.

#3113 1 year ago
Quoted from Billy16:

Leaf switch gap is too big or too small, actuator arm isn't centered in the cup, and other maladies. Evidently someone took the time to get yours right at the factory...

mine was actually having some of those issues (not properly centered), took me 10 minutes to adjust and it's working perfectly ever since (like the rest of the mechs). never played a pro but i definitely like getting power jackpots from different angles!

#3114 1 year ago
Quoted from Hdmike444:

Not tru, I love it
Mine work perfectly!

Maybe not EVERYONE then

#3115 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

Because the mech is rubbish
In my case and I suspect many others
The idea for a leaf switch to be activated by a post and spoon was meant for pops and has proven effective.
Stern engineers took a cheapskate solution for IMDN by copying a design intended for pops.
in IMDN the ball, rod, spring, pencil post can bind and get sticky. Even after complete disassembly clean and lube it can still bind.
the spoon leaf sw tolerance are to tight.
even if you get it adjusted okay the leaf is fine and flimsy can cause bounce and false hits.
Overall the mech is junk and needs to be replaced with something reliable.

I've owned IMDN for 7 months and with a little tweaking, the mech has been great with hundreds of games. Perhaps you have a faulty mech.

#3116 1 year ago
Quoted from RA77:

n IMDN the ball, rod, spring, pencil post can bind and get sticky. Even after complete disassembly clean and lube it can still bind.

It only sticks when the retaining collar isn't adjusted right. Plus, it doesn't need any lubrication.

Rob

#3117 1 year ago
Quoted from Fytr:

Bah. Life is short, live for the moment! Playing the Pro after owning an LE is like playing playing a visual pinball version of the game. Missing all the kinetic feedback that the Prem/LE provides. If you have a Pro and love it just don't play an Prem or LE and you'll be fine.
..and get a Flu shot!

I prefer the pro, but that is probably because I learned the game on a pro. The Prem/LE adds confusion to a game I think I already know.

#3118 1 year ago
Quoted from dts:

I don't think drilling the playfield would be a good idea... I love the mechanism but it needs a little adjusting in some machines.

I agree. After thinking about how irreversible that would be, I've changed my mind. I liked how the newton ball slowed the ball on that shot, but I don't think it would be worth it.

#3119 1 year ago
Quoted from Fytr:

Bah. Life is short, live for the moment! Playing the Pro after owning an LE is like playing playing a visual pinball version of the game. Missing all the kinetic feedback that the Prem/LE provides. If you have a Pro and love it just don't play an Prem or LE and you'll be fine.
..and get a Flu shot!

I have a Premium and i love it so im not complaining at all. Im just saying that the game "could" possibly need a lot of maintenance down the road, time will tell. Im not worried about it, I'll just fix it if it does. IMDN is my favorite game of my collection.

Oh yeah, and no way on the flu shot! Lol

#3120 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

It only sticks when the retaining collar isn't adjusted right. Plus, it doesn't need any lubrication.
Rob

Thanks Rob
When time allows Ill pull it down again and have another go

#3121 1 year ago

Hey guys,

I’m trying to install some mirror blades on my Maiden, and the bottom of the mirror is hitting this piece pictured below. Can somebody tell me what this is used for, and is it ok if I remove it? They are on both sides.

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#3122 1 year ago
Quoted from JohnVee:

Hey guys,
I’m trying to install some mirror blades on my Maiden, and the bottom of the mirror is hitting this piece pictured below. Can somebody tell me what this is used for, and is it ok if I remove it? They are on both sides.
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Its ok i take mine off then reinstall to help hold the mirrors

#3123 1 year ago
Quoted from JohnVee:

Hey guys,
I’m trying to install some mirror blades on my Maiden, and the bottom of the mirror is hitting this piece pictured below. Can somebody tell me what this is used for, and is it ok if I remove it? They are on both sides.
[quoted image]

They are to help guide the playfield back into place when you put it back down.

#3124 1 year ago

I like the stern lollipop rails for this... anyone got pics of some installed?

#3125 1 year ago
Quoted from tilted81:

I like the stern lollipop rails for this... anyone got pics of some installed?

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#3126 1 year ago
Quoted from Delta9:

Its ok i take mine off then reinstall to help hold the mirrors

Quoted from Graysonsdad:

They are to help guide the playfield back into place when you put it back down.

Ok great, thanks guys.

#3127 1 year ago

This game is the best. It’s ALWAYS fun to play. The layout has great shots and nearly no cheap drains, but I don’t think the code gets enough credit. It could be my favorite mix of modes, achieveable wizard modes, difficult wizard modes, stacking, side achievements, etc.

I’m not sure if timballs was on the code team, but if he was, sign me up for whatever is next from him.

#3128 1 year ago

FFIW. After a few initial tweaks my newton ball mechs have been fine for 5 months now. I play it almost every day.

#3129 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

This game is the best. It’s ALWAYS fun to play. The layout has great shots and nearly no cheap drains, but I don’t think the code gets enough credit. It could be my favorite mix of modes, achieveable wizard modes, difficult wizard modes, stacking, side achievements, etc.
I’m not sure if timballs was on the code team, but if he was, sign me up for whatever is next from him.

Totally agree, this game is a blast to play. I dont like to make statements like bolted down anymore because we all know that things change and not many games are truly bolted to the floor, but i really dont ever see me letting this game go ever. Its always fun to play like you said and it just never gets old. All of the modes are fun to play except Flight of Icarus. I love busting Eddie out of jail in Hallowed be thy name, that never ever gets old.

#3130 1 year ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

This game is the best. It’s ALWAYS fun to play. The layout has great shots and nearly no cheap drains, but I don’t think the code gets enough credit. It could be my favorite mix of modes, achieveable wizard modes, difficult wizard modes, stacking, side achievements, etc.
I’m not sure if timballs was on the code team, but if he was, sign me up for whatever is next from him.

I do wish the software credits and even side contributions were better documented from Stern.

#3131 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

Totally agree, this game is a blast to play. I dont like to make statements like bolted down anymore because we all know that things change and not many games are truly bolted to the floor, but i really dont ever see me letting this game go ever. Its always fun to play like you said and it just never gets old. All of the modes are fun to play except Flight of Icarus. I love busting Eddie out of jail in Hallowed be thy name, that never ever gets old.

FOI could certainly be updated to be more fun.

Quoted from vireland:

I do wish the software credits and even side contributions were better documented from Stern.

They are in SW and can be viewed with a flipper code.

Rob

#3132 1 year ago

I'm joining the club in about 7 days (:
Merry christmas

#3133 1 year ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

FOI could certainly be updated to be more fun.

They are in SW and can be viewed with a flipper code.
Rob

Which is great for that one title, but I mean Stern should have a policy of detailed software credits for ALL their modern titles, at least from here forward if we can't get back to at least 2010.

#3134 1 year ago
Quoted from Hdmike444:

Also who makes plastic protectors for maiden now, hoping for some colored ones maybe. And I don’t see shooter lane protectors from cliffy yet, any options? Also is the Pharoah protector a must, I’m assuming so.
Anything else I need to order. I have blades, colored tree mod, shaker coming, will definitely switch to titan rubbers just need to figure out colors.

hdmike444
I set my site up officially and started making these again - https://truecolorprotectors.com/products/iron-maiden-truecolor-plastic-protectors

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#3135 1 year ago

I just added these two insert-coloring mods to the Iron Maiden lens tree mod thread (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/iron-maiden-colored-mode-lens-tree-mod#post-4665122). They'll be in the Pin Monk store here on pinside (https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1170-pin-monk) next week:

FIREBALL BRACKET
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EDDIE CARDS
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#3136 1 year ago

Uh ya.... im on board

#3137 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

I just added these two insert-coloring mods to the Iron Maiden lens tree mod thread (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/iron-maiden-colored-mode-lens-tree-mod#post-4665122). They'll be in the Pin Monk store here on pinside (https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1170-pin-monk) next week:
FIREBALL BRACKET
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EDDIE CARDS
[quoted image]

Damn it., I’ve been thinking about selling but after re-leveling the game and seeing these .. ughh.. and I’m out of space!

#3138 1 year ago

I spent time playing the pro a lot today and I want this game pretty badly. I can get a pro locally, however I really think I want the full features of the premium/LE. Such a blast of a game

#3139 1 year ago

I’d like to find an LE I can trade a GBLE

#3140 1 year ago
Quoted from Mancave:

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Looks good, but I was thinking the Union Jack stern ones

#3141 1 year ago
Quoted from patrickvc:

I’d like to find an LE I can trade a GBLE

You're asking for a Ferrari in trade for a Mustang that was top of the recall list.

#3142 1 year ago

Cash added of course

#3143 1 year ago

All recalls on this mustang have been done

#3144 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

I just added these two insert-coloring mods to the Iron Maiden lens tree mod thread (https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/iron-maiden-colored-mode-lens-tree-mod#post-4665122). They'll be in the Pin Monk store here on pinside (https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1170-pin-monk) next week:
FIREBALL BRACKET
[quoted image]
EDDIE CARDS
[quoted image]

They look great Victor. I'm in for both sets when you start selling them.

#3145 1 year ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Damn it., I’ve been thinking about selling but after re-leveling the game and seeing these .. ughh.. and I’m out of space!

Don’t do that, you’ll just have to buy one again later!

#3146 1 year ago

Okay.... So, it looks like I got to make my first major repair on my Iron Maiden... Major for me that is. It should just be a minor repair. Also I got another weird issue for you all to hear about.
So the upper flipper one of the soldered wires broke on it. And I think I just need to re-attach it... Its the two grey wires that go on the coil and not the other one. Anything special I need to do to solder it. Do I need to strip the wire and rethread it into the little holes... Just curious as I've never soldered pinball wires before.

And my second issue is few about few days now, when I've been playing. Sometimes the game does a ball search sometimes it doesn't. Well... I found out why it did the ball search.
when I took the balls out of game so I can raise the playfield there were only 5 balls in the tray... But, there were no balls in the sarcophagus lock or the little tunnel leading to it or the playfield... Somehow the ball got loose somewhere, and fell beneath the playfield. When I lifted it up it dropped into hte cabinet. Weird...
Just really weird.

#3147 1 year ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Okay.... So, it looks like I got to make my first major repair on my Iron Maiden... Major for me that is. It should just be a minor repair. Also I got another weird issue for you all to hear about.
So the upper flipper one of the soldered wires broke on it. And I think I just need to re-attach it... Its the two grey wires that go on the coil and not the other one. Anything special I need to do to solder it. Do I need to strip the wire and rethread it into the little holes... Just curious as I've never soldered pinball wires before.
And my second issue is few about few days now, when I've been playing. Sometimes the game does a ball search sometimes it doesn't. Well... I found out why it did the ball search.
when I took the balls out of game so I can raise the playfield there were only 5 balls in the tray... But, there were no balls in the sarcophagus lock or the little tunnel leading to it or the playfield... Somehow the ball got loose somewhere, and fell beneath the playfield. When I lifted it up it dropped into hte cabinet. Weird...
Just really weird.

I'm getting quite a few balls getting caught in between the sarcophagus lock and the plastic - it's jamming the sarcophagus lock and I'm sure eventually will lead to motor burnout, or something breaking. Anybody have a suggested fix for this?

#3148 1 year ago

Down to 7 toppers left limited edition pm if interested

#3149 1 year ago

Did I read somewhere where Keith's image was in place of Eddie at the end of the game somewhere?
If I remember correctly, there was a setting somewhere that needed to be changed?

#3150 1 year ago
Quoted from hank35:

Did I read somewhere where Keith's image was in place of Eddie at the end of the game somewhere?
If I remember correctly, there was a setting somewhere that needed to be changed?

In Fear of the Dark mode it will randomly have a spook chasing Keith from a side perspective. You can up the frequency in the settings to make it less rare.

The post is here:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/up-the-irons-the-iron-maiden-pinball-official-owners-club/page/62#post-4716347

(It's also in the key post index for this thread for easy finding)

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