Aerosmith (Pro)

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This game received 272 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.018 /10

8.018

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Aerosmith". The group itself ranks #46 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.883

Artwork: 8.386

Sounds/Music: 8.042

Other Aspects: 7.737



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


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7.880/10
17 days ago
Aerosmith is a pretty good pin to me. The toy box is a great toy and when multiball starts you know it is going to be a ton of fun and the music is great. You can’t go wrong with listening to Aerosmith and playing pinball. Outside of that this game does not do anything that spectacular which is pretty disappointing considering it’s by John Borg who did tron and walking which I think are both better pins.
8.076/10
27 days ago
I played a lot on it, and this is a very cool game that always makes you want to come back to it.
A special mention for the box and the jumping ball pleasant to see and play
i recommend it, you have to play it
8.267/10
4 months ago
Well, let me first say that I'm not a big fan of band-themed pinball machines and that I don't like Aerosmith as a band. My first encounter with AS was bad, I played one game at the DPO in NL (dutch pinball open) like 2 years ago and walked away after that feeling not so impressed to say the least. The machine I played was a pro version. A year ago a local arcade had a premium edition and I started playing that one. I found it to be mediocre. In that period I wasn't into Stern machines at all.
Since then a lot has changed, I bought a "The Munsters" and a GOTG, both PRO and I became addicted to the flow and concept of those new Stern's. I love the several multiballs, the toys, playfield layout, big screens.
After a while I came to like Aerosmith very much, I played a 20 or so games on it in the local arcade before I decided that an Aerosmith might be an option for occupying a space in my gameroom.
So, after I decided my Munsters was ready to leave I put it up for trades. Candidates were: Deadpool, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith where Deadpool was favorite.
Within a week I came in contact with a guy in Switserland and after some whatsapping back and forth we decided to swap the machines and meet in the middle as we live 600 km's apart. We exchanged the machines on a parking lot of a soccer stadium and after shaking the really nice guy's hand we continued out journey back home.

So now I own an Aerosmith pro and I love it. I also own a GOTG pro and those two machines are a carbon copy of each other ruleset wise. And that's fine by me, I really love the Guardians, that machine has everything in it, a really nice toy, magnet, lots of shots, modes, lots of multiballs, mini wizard mode, and lots of fun. I find that also to be the case in the Aerosmith, I love that toybox, the callouts, playfield layout, lightshow, mutliballs.

What I don't love is the overall looks of the pro, the lighting is way off where I just love the lighting of the PREM/LE versions. So I replaced the leds on my PRO to match the PREM/LE versions and now it's great. It went from a mediocre looking machine to a great looking machine.

The breakdown:

Good:
- Gameplay
- Sound (there is an updated sound kit in mine, but on the other hand, I replace the stock speakers on all my machines)
- Artwork
- Toys (and orginality)
- I love the fact that I can decide if I play a 3,4,5 or 6 ball multiball
- Lightshow (after the led upgrade)
- Animations. I know most people dislike the flashplayer animations. I myself find them to be fitting the machine
- Fun, machine keeps getting me back for more.

Bad:
- Lighting, i think the lighting is really bad on this one. It suffers from those dull white GI leds
- Music, I dislike the band's music, so I put the volume down for the music.
- Theming, this is a personal thing, I dislike band pinballs as a whole

Overall: very nice machine of which I am glad it was added to my collection.
8.564/10
5 months ago
Really liked the game. Considering the Pro as my next game.
8.319/10
6 months ago
Starting off, I am not a Aerosmith fan, and despite of this it’s a really fun game. Shots are marketable and satisfying, while the rule set remains deep enough to keep it challenging and give it that last ability. Several multiball modes that can rack up the points. All in all it’s a fun game to play.
4.991/10
6 months ago
Not being a huge fan of Aerosmith I still like this game. It's actually one of the better Stern playfield of recent years. But just like none of my favorite bands will ever end up in the rock hall of fame.... so too will none of them ever grace a pinball machine.
8.416/10
7 months ago
Aerosmith is a very fun game to play. I've owned it and sold it and bought it again. The overall gameplay is smooth. The shoots are not easy and you have to play it a lot to get the shots dialed in. The art and music is great. My only gripe with this game is I would like to see Stern continue to develop the code. The Crank it Up shot only adds time to an existing mode for example as opposed to Metallica where the game enters an entire different mode when hitting Crank It Up when lit. The code seems unfinished and thus the game is hollow. Come one Stern, what say you? We need deeper rules on this one. If this game had a deeper rule set it would be right there with Ghost Busters and Metallica!! Both amazing games. This said, its still extremely fun and I always enjoy going to it.
8.031/10
7 months ago
Great music! Fun pin.
8.421/10
8 months ago
The art on this pin is amazing. It is one of the things we really love. The play is very similar to other borg pins. You have to play through the song and move on to the next one. Has a very cool muli-ball lock with the toy chest and a virtual lock in the elevator. We really enjoyed this pin for the last 4 months we have owned it. I would recommend picking this up if you get a change. It will surprise you especially if you like borg pins.
7.592/10
9 months ago
Didn't fancy the game when I seen it online. Played for real, I liked the artwork, the music and the gameplay, I like the toy, quite good flow, I like the layout. It seems better built than most Sterns, one surprisingly better than a lot of sterns. Put a bit more coin into it, I think it is definitely better than most Sterns, hence the now upped rating.
8.481/10
10 months ago
I think this game could be rated higher, but a few categories are sure to bring it down.

First the bad, not many callouts or variations there. I think they’re all by Jackie? I heard an update made him say more, but it doesn’t seem like there are many callouts at all in this game that are special, except when Jackie says something funny, which is hit or miss.

And the animations are pretty weak. I do like the sexy women, but other than that, this is by far the weakest effort in the LCD age. I know you don’t look at the screen that much when you’re playing, but I’d like more variation here. It’s really static.

Now the good: this game rocks! I love this game and always have a super good time playing it. The music is stellar (I’m a fan) and keeps you pumped. Maybe because the music is so good that I’m just not paying attention to the callouts?

The toy box is an excellent toy and the flow is pretty good. Shots feel nice.

The game is gorgeous. The rules are well thought out and straight forward, but not too thin or boring. The game makes sense. Dive in and enjoy!

I don’t think it’s a long term keeper unless you have a large collection, but I want one someday. So fun!
8.619/10
10 months ago
Man, I love Aerosmith pinball. It's a simple setup that offers a lot of repeat fun. A couple of shots are quite challenging (man, that left loop and the right ramp). The toy box multi ball gimmick is great.
8.956/10
11 months ago
Nice underrated game from Stern! It has cool artwork and toy. Unlike Metallica and Iron Maiden, Aerosmith has a simpler gameplay, making it more suitable to less advanced players
8.220/10
1 year ago
Rightfully so, the music just makes this game fun to play.
8.064/10
1 year ago
Not a huge Aerosmith fan, but I enjoy this game despite it. I still mark out for the launcher and toybox. I do like how you can opt out of multiball to build up the number of balls. I do gravitate to this when I see it at a location and will drop a few bucks in it each time.
7.568/10
1 year ago
Another surprise game for a band I don’t really care for
9.800/10
1 year ago
Fantastic gameplay!
Excellent flow
Love The Toybox 6 ball multiball
Strong Theme
Better than LE - Elevator is a more rewarding shot
8.300/10
1 year ago
Not a huge Aerosmith fan but this pin is great looking and fun playing. May not be as deep as other pins to say the least, but this one if just a smooth shooting fun pin. I am bias to ratings as I am more concerned with a pins overall feel and Aerosmith was a enjoyable pin. Jackie figure may be similar to Metallica in terms of call outs and concept but the toy chest is a nice feature overall. Does not get boring at all.
9.340/10
1 year ago
I have had this pin for about 6 months now and enjoy it more every time I play it, it can end quickly though and this is frustrating when you are playing well and it drains very quickly from a rebound or similar. Elevator multi ball is hard to come by, by a the video on the colour display adds to the achievement. The six ball multi is great fun but you have a better chance of getting a high score by taking the lesser multi ball options when they come up. The toy box is very impressive and again the video adds to the fun. Will be in my collection for some time. A lot of fun with a fantastic modern pin
8.716/10
1 year ago
I would own this in a bigger collection. Beautiful machine, and it is a lot of fun with friends. Not sure if it would last too long in a small collection, but it is pretty cool. Love Jackie box and gambling multiball.
6.799/10
1 year ago
Pros:
It’s a fun and cute game. Toys and elevator multiballs are fun; though the locking balls rule for elevator isn’t very fun or creative. The newer code made the two wizard modes greater and more energetic. That’s about the only positivitives I have for this game.

Cons:
Fonts on the display are horrible. While the music is good, The sound effects and call outs are probably the game’s weakest point - Jacky is completely ear wrenching, and the spinner effects are probably the worst in modern pinball. The super mode effects (except spinner) are cool and energetic so I’ll give it that. The rules really aren’t that great; they really lack synergy and they don’t give you that one more game feeling.

Theme is par at best. I like Aerosmith but the music doesn’t really fit well with pinball.

Overall it’s got its moments of fun, but too far and few in between is it not so fun, at least in a small home collection. Good game to pop a few bucks in and enjoy on location for sure, but certainly not a game I like at home.
8.404/10
1 year ago
So I finally feel like I have enough plays on this to give a honest review and I have some mixed feelings about it. When i first played it I really enjoyed it but now that I understand the rules a little more I feel like they are not as good as I thought and lacking in areas. I do really enjoy the toybox toy and the launcher seems to work well. The pro version is the one i have been playing but played a premium at a convention and thought it was much better with the way they did the elevator. The pro model I play in my league is a little beat up and both the elevator and scoop seems to shoot down the middle every time. The elevator give a ball save that I feel is wasted every time because of this and I have had balls come out of the scoop and drain during competitive play a lot which is very frustrating. Also is the machine is not leveled correctly the pop bumpers with catch it a lot of times when I dont believe it was meant to.

The artwork is awesome on the playfield especially and would look great in my collection at home but after getting to know it better Im not sure i would pick one up if I saw it for sale even for a decent price.
8.072/10
1 year ago
Decent game feels like MET-lite to me. It offers tremendous playfield artwork and is a very good looking game overall. I find the animations to be decent, if simple and comical, almost Scooby-Doo-like. The rules are a bit repetitive and uninspired. The two main multiballs are fun though, and the toy box is a cool toy. If you are a fan of Aerosmith music, this a very nice pin to own. If not, this is still a decent game, with some pretty good flow and some fun shots. I really like the lock lane for the trunk, it's in an odd location that isn't a gimme to hit consistently. I do feel the placement of the pop bumpers is strange. Unless you soft plunge the ball, plunged balls or auto-plunged balls enter the pops before your flippers ever touch the ball. Sometimes, the ball exits the pops and goes SDTM. Also, because there is a post between the two pops on the right, the ball cannot exit the pops and travel into the lock lane or elsewhere. It seems like a useless place to put them, except to create a shot-thru-the-pops, which is popular. This is a good pinball machine, with great hand-drawn art. But it's a less impressive cousin to Metallica in rules, layout and shots. Deserves a spot in the top 50, however, and makes a beautiful addition to your music-pin collection along with MET, AC/DC, KISS, GNR and Iron Maiden. If only Dream On had made the song list! Maybe an updated ROM with a Dream On mode to unlock???
7.424/10
1 year ago
A fun game, but not addictive in any way! Not very clear when it comes to rules/objectives and points! Some of the songs are also poorly chosen! Seriously "The dude is like a lady" even Aerosmith have made better songs than that!
6.134/10
1 year ago
I just don't like playing this game. It feels like I should like this deck but none of the shots make me super happy and every time I look up at the screen I just can't get over how bad the animations are to my eye. The toy chest is awesome but aside from that nothing grabs me.

I'll keep playing it on route and maybe one day something will click but until that day comes I can't recommend this game.
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