Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Premium/LE)

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This game received 507 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.794 /10

8.794

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast". The group itself ranks #6 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.913

Artwork: 8.782

Sounds/Music: 8.615

Other Aspects: 8.694


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Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Premium/LE)".
The other version is: Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro) (regular version)


Found 233 ratings (with comment) on this game

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7.747/10
13 days ago
I traded my Iron Maiden pro for a premium. WOW. As with most pins, the premium makes a HUGE difference in my opinion. The shots feel even better on the premium, and the pro is a pretty good shooter in itself but the premium is fantastic. I am NOT an Iron Maiden fan, but I am an Elwin fan so I had to get IM in my home and spend some quality time with it. Once I played the pro I knew I had to have a premium. The satanic theme is a real turn off for me. I'm modding out my premium with all Egyptian stuff and making the appearance more palatable for me. The music is growing on me. There is a reason this pin is in the top 10. My rating reflects the terrible theme. If this game could be re-themed, it would definitely be around 8.7 in my opinion.
9.900/10
22 days ago
absolutely amazing
9.320/10
28 days ago
I’m more of a 80’s and 90’s game guy but this machine rocks. Literally! Great music and sound, super interesting shots too make I look forward to playing this game every time I go to my local place that has it.
7.316/10
41 days ago
Played this game a lot more, and cannot get into it. The ramps seem like too much, which is not the case with Keith Elwin's Avengers. I dig Iron Maiden's artwork, but for me that was the strength of the game. I do feel this is a quality pin, but like I said about the other version I played, more like a top 50, not a top 10. The artwork is good not great, the shots are above average, and not supreme. I will also play this game again, longer, and if things change I will re-evaluate it. But both versions of this game have been subpar, and this is the one I have played more recent, and made me actually like the game less.
9.700/10
65 days ago
An amazing and rewarding pin. The layout is an absolute blast along with the rules. There's nothing complicated about the rule set which makes it a nice pallet cleanser.

I am not a big Iron Maiden fan but how they paired the music with the modes and multiballs is done very very well. Call-outs are also really good.

The Egyptian theme is way cool and artwork is well executed. This pin doesn't disappoint.
9.620/10
78 days ago
Iron Maiden is a great game and a excellent one if you enjoy their music. The shots are good, the flow is great... It's just an all around solid pinball machine and I love the fact that is it really based off Iron Maiden's mascot "Eddie" and not so much the band. I think this really works for this pin!
9.660/10
81 days ago
Fantastic game. Fast flowing and refreshing layout. Not a Maiden fan but the music is good and suits pinball well. The art package is one of my all time favourites. The artist is amazing! Excellent deep ruleset. This machine is on my list for purchase.
8.752/10
89 days ago
I am not a fan of the band Iron Maiden so had low expectations for this game. The masterpiece in playfield design by Keith Elwin in his first game is insanely impressive. This is by far my favorite game STERN has ever produced. Satisfying shots all across the playfield. Having four flippers always gives you something to shoot for. The shots on this game are so smooth and fast that you never get tired of shooting this pin. The design is original and very fun to play. The theme ends up not mattering that much when gameplay is THIS good.
9.720/10
4 months ago
Have owned this one now for over year, it's as close to perfection as I've seen in a pinball, and easily one of the best Sterns I have played. The layout is fantastic - nice flowing shots with repeatable loops and combos. Ramps are really satisfying to hit especially the one through the pops! Code is brilliant - it's walks this terrific line where both beginners and advanced players can enjoy it and get through a decent game. Sound and animations are excellent - you may not be a fan of the band, but their music fits superbly with pinball. Theming is similarly awesome, I really like how they made this an Egyption theme, and I have the premium version so the artwork ties in very nicely. Speaking of artwork, its phenomenal - Zombie Yeti definitely knocked it out of the park again.

No real negatives to speak of, certainly from a gameplay perspective - maybe the sound quality wasn't that great from factory, I had to install Pinwoofer and new speakers to get the most out of it. A couple of the mechs can be finicky requiring some adjustment, and perhaps there's not really a significant central "toy" but that's really it. Very minor things.

Have had the chance to play all of Elwins pins now and this one is still my favourite. Awesome, awesome game.
9.039/10
4 months ago
Love this game so much (premium). Played at Logan Arcade in Chicago. Typically when I can't get on Godzilla at Logan, I gravitate towards this game, which always has less of a line, and I do not know why! It's almost as good. Great shots, awesome "one more game" feeling, and even though I don't love Iron Maiden as a band, their music is perfect for pinball. Love this game.
8.796/10
5 months ago
The game is just fun! I am not a huge Iron Maiden fan and I typically stay away from band themed games but this one is just well designed. I have been looking for one for a while. It's up there with Godzilla in my opinion. I was pleasantly surprised at how good the game was.
10.000/10
5 months ago
... the best pinball on the market... fun..fun...fun... after +- 50 games you get addicted.... now i have +- 200! can not stop to play again and again and again.... i thing better than Godzilla and dead pool ...
10.000/10
5 months ago
Best game ever!
9.760/10
5 months ago
Another great new Stern pinball release. If it were more kid friendly, I would really want one at home. Really the only knock I have is that it scares the little ones.
9.740/10
6 months ago
I have to admit I didn’t connect with this one right away. I heard this was a masterpiece and kept giving it another chance. Shots are tough and takes getting used to. One trip to Cyborg Multiball and I was hooked. One of the best cabinets made. I know a lot of people knock the music, but it works for pinball. There’s not much better than playing to Can I Play with Madness! I love the four flipper layout and the loops are very fulfilling. Only downside I can think of is it’s missing that interactive mech ti set it apart. I think that’s part of the appeal as it doesn’t need and large mech to make the game fun and appealing. The gameplay really works with this one. I love the shot thru the pops on this one. The plunge needs a little tweaking to get it lines up for the loop, but once dialed in, it’s butter!
9.616/10
6 months ago
Great game. Have owned for a year now. Still learning more and more about it. I will be holding on to this game for awhile
10.000/10
7 months ago
Iron maiden premium machine beautiful, fast game, exciting music, fantastic shots, it's the kind of machine that the more you play the more you want…indispensable in any collection!
8.840/10
7 months ago
Not a fan of the music but the theming is great and the layout is simply incredible
8.466/10
7 months ago
I played Iron Maiden Prem multiple times at FlipOut in London along with Avengers Infinity Quest Prem and Godzilla Pro, which were in the same room.

Keith Elwin definitely has a signature style, which is about using loops and ball guides to create a wide variety of novel ball paths. As his first machine, Iron Maiden shows this style in its infancy, with several interesting shots off a third and fourth flipper. There are also some interesting mechs, in particular the ramp with bullseye that becomes a subterranean tunnel and a moving ball lock. For this title, Elwin did, however, stick to some traditional features, such as a ‘shoot up the middle’ shot and a trio of pop bumpers off to the right-hand-side.

Unlike Avengers Infinity Quest, which I’d rate lower than Iron Maiden, there is a well established theme and the pin is not simply a collection of (very interesting) shots and mechanics. The LCD animations provide lots of personality too. I can’t comment on the music because the Iron Maiden I played had the sounds hacked - it played I Will Survive in the Hallowed be Thy Name song slot. Having now listened to the Iron Maiden song that should have accompanied the mode, I much prefer Gloria Gaynor accompanying my play!
9.620/10
7 months ago
I own the premium of this machine... it's one of my favorite two pins. Godzilla and IM. Elwin has hit a home run IMHO with Iron Maiden. Maiden has a lot to do, the shots, the rule set, the depth, and the art work on the premium for me was the most attractive. It's not a beginner pin, but accessible and enjoyable for new comers. The ramp shot, underworld shot, the Orb and the ramps for the sarcophagus make this a really shooters paradise. With the added art blades and pin stadiums, this is also one of the best looking PF's of all my pins. Play it if you haven't!!!
9.137/10
7 months ago
Loved this game, just a blast to play. Music is great, even if not a Maiden fan
9.392/10
7 months ago
Excellent the best for compétition
8.256/10
8 months ago
Couple hard shots
9.400/10
8 months ago
Fantastic game and prob my favourite of the 'Modern era' Stern games (SPike 2). Took a few games to really work out how it flows and what is supposed to happen (lots flashing a lot of the time) but the game flows really well and brings you along for the ride with a lot of variation and ways to start different modes and scoring mechanism.... First time I starrted playing I didn't stop for nearly 2 hours (multiple credits obviously)... Brilliant game. Good selection of toys and moving elements also.
9.740/10
8 months ago
Love it. Extremely fast lots of scoring.
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