Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro)

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This game received 473 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.674 /10


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This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast". The group itself ranks #10 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.716

Artwork: 8.76

Sounds/Music: 8.422

Other Aspects: 8.566

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

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13 days ago
If you like Maiden music this might be the best game ever
33 days ago
this might be sterns best game they have ever made.
37 days ago
Up front - not a massive fan of Iron Maiden - but I do enjoy the music. Again, like GnR - if it's on the radio or in a shuffle, I don't change the channel or skip it - so this theme is not 'made for me'. However - I still really enjoyed this game. The overall music/sound/callout package is awesome - love the callouts. Not sure if it was just the way the one I had was set up, but it seemed as though I'd either have an amazing, long lasting game - working my way trough the modes, or a super brutal game that was over in a minute. Either way it went, it was always fun. Some great, challenging shots - especially trying to repeatedly loop the orbits and ramps. The playfield/cabinet/backglass artwork is top notch - lots of great album and band artwork to draw upon for this one and it shows. The multi-ball modes are a lot of fun - less chaotic than strategic. The layout itself is very unique including having the pop bumpers in the mid-left area of the playfield along with a spinner. The 'moment' that I really enjoyed the most was locking all 3 balls for a 'Trooper' multi-ball and watching them 'charge' from behind the post when it kicks in along with the music - gets me pumped every time. Downsides to this game? Well, the animation/display work is just OK - especially when compared to JP2 or BKSOR. Also, there are a couple of hang-up prone areas (rear outer orbit, drop target bank) - could've just been the game I had though. Couldn't really tell you which Elwin game is my favorite, they're all home runs so far in my opinion, Iron Maiden included. Hoping to add this to the collection permanently some day.
46 days ago
Have had this game in my collection for at least two years and it’s been one of my primary go to options ever since. Awesome rules, great layout, and just a lot of fun. I had little-to-no-interest in the theme of this game before buying or hearing about it. However, it’s a testament to the overall design and package that this game is now one of my favorites of all time.
49 days ago
Best bang for your buck!
50 days ago
So much fun to play & it doesn’t get of the best pins in my line up!
53 days ago
Great looking game that plays well - even the music (that’s not my style) seemed to fit in nicely.
74 days ago
fun game with really great playability!
82 days ago
Not a huge fan of Iron Maiden music before the game came out, but the loop shots are fantastic and the game code and wizard modes are so fun that I keep coming back, now I don't change the radio station when a maiden song comes on. I might even know the words and sing along. This game rocks!
3 months ago
I came to this one cold. I plunked down a buck and proceeded to see if I would like it. Full disclosure: I'm NOT a fan of "Iron Maiden" or that style of music and thusly I wasn't drawn to this game by the theme. I started playing and something happened that I wasn't expecting, I scored a five ball multi-ball right off the bat! This rarely happens but I "got in the zone" and managed to keep almost all of the balls going! Long story short, I stumbled onto the "upper reaches" of this game and saw a glimmering of it's potential! This is a player's game. Although newbies and casual players can and will play this machine, it doesn't reveal it's true potential unless one is practiced on this game, skilled, very lucky (me) or a combination of the above.
3 months ago
Great game with a unique layout that both looks and plays great. Very good rules plus nice animations, and if you like the music like I do it checks all the boxes. Definitely a long-term keeper.
3 months ago
I won a Stern Pinball Pro in a raffle and had my choice of any machine Stern is currently making and I chose this one. I made the right choice over Ninja Turtles and they couldn't have paid me to take the Munsters. Iron Maiden is a sweet game and has one of the coolest play fields. The play field is unlike any game that came before it and I look forward to see what else Keith Elwin will design. The music is great and even if you are not a fan of Iron Maiden, it is still a great machine. The artwork is sick and looks like an album cover. Beginners can get into multiball fairly easily, and it has a pretty deep rule set. The ramps are a bit tight, but otherwise it plays great.
3 months ago
Fast and tough, the left side shots are very difficult but I love this pin. Thought I would hate it as a non-maiden fan musically, but it grew on me quick!
4 months ago
The artwork and playfield is spectacular. I am just not into the music. AC/DC lasted 6 years in my collection and this one only made it two months. The auto plunger shot only worked 40% of the time, even after the fix, and this was frustrating.
4 months ago
fantastic game. that’s all
4 months ago
Really need the Le or premium on this title. Not nearly the same game.
4 months ago
Love this game - lots of shot variety. Very intense and a total "one more game" experience. Several shots are tough to make (between the pops) and can be frustrating, but I really enjoy the challenge. The aggressive music enhances the play intensity and speed for a high speed rush. Rules are deep and clear enough for the average player to keep up but complex enough to keep interest over the longer haul. Definitely one of my favorites!
5 months ago
This is one of my all time favs. So much fun to play and so many things to try and complete. This is an instant classic for me.
5 months ago
Less features then less mechs...and less issues.
I think i prefer pro over prem/LE
6 months ago
As an Iron Maiden fan, the artwork, theme and music is perfect for a great pinball machine and I think Elwin and his team got many things right when designing this. Good shot geometry and the rules are pretty deep and well done. Some interesting plays for a skilled player which can award massive points if done right. I have a love/hate relationship to the left ramp which can be lethal if missed, but also makes it really rewarding when you have a good day hitting that with consistency.

The only complaints I have is that the main shot in the middle feels a bit clunky, atleast on the pro. Maybe they could have come up with something better. The revive shot is a bit too dangerous to go for, so that is usually left untouched, atleast for me. I think the should have added a good 10+ songs to choose from.

I have yet to reach "run to the hills", but I will absolutely keep trying. Even if I keep screwing up, I still get to experiance the great music and theme.
6 months ago
I think Keith Elwin did a tremendous job with his first game and also appreciate that the Pro plays well comparably to the premium / LE. As an arcade owner, people like this game despite the theme (rock pins don't seem to earn well and Iron Maiden, perhaps even less). It earns so so. I appreciated the non "cookie cutter" layout of the game and innovative rules sets. As a collector, this game would not (did not) last long in my collection as the theme did not resonate with me and the game is too easy.

Pros - Great innovative layout, lots of multi balls, cool animations, multiple satisfying shots, multiple flippers . . .

Cons - Long game times, theme (another tired rock pin) with repetitive songs
8 months ago
So I finally bought an IMDN prem after only playing the pro a hand full of times. This game is one of THE BEST pins ever made from purely a gameplay perspective. The shot layout is GENIOUS. If you can master dropping the back flippers while cradling the front during multiball you can absolutely CRUSH jackpots. If you don’t learn this technique you’ll be blocking your own shots with the rear flippers. This is the ONLY pin I’ve ever played where it’s absolutely crucial to push yourself to learn this specific flipper technique and I LOVE that. This game has made me a more focused and strategic player and I love THAT. The whole art package is cool. Premium LE is the way to go IMO...the pro lacks a bit of magic due to lack of immersive mechs. I’ll include one negative: I very much dislike the animations and display font. It stinks. The callouts could be better as well. But this game absolutely NAILS all of the most important aspects of pinball in my opinion. The elements that suffer do not detract from the fact that this is GREAT PINBALL.
8 months ago
Games played: ~50

Awesome to see another good use of 4 flippers similar to TZ.
The three center shots are very very easy, but compared to that the left spinner and the upper left flipper shots are very very difficult. This breaks the game a little bit since those three center shots are used for the majority of game features and the rest is not.
There are no toys, but the layout makes up for that.

The rule set base of this game is not that special, but the reward structure makes it very interesting.
A big focus is put on starting and actually completing the modes and challenges to collect soul shards and tomb awards.
There seems to be a weird thing in this ruleset that starting the first set of modes/multiballs/challenges is too easy but after that is becomes too difficult, so not a linear difficulty curve.

There are distinct rule areas on this game so learning the color for each one helps a lot.
Otherwise the light show is not that important.
The display animations are just weird, like few different styles thrown together without any creative direction. E.g. compare collecting eddie letters, collecting mummy letters, aces high, and cyborg MB.
Unfortunately it often repeats animations for obvious things like spelling every mummy letter when the hit was already shown in the lights and with a callout.
The flasher or whatever that is in the pop bumper looks absolutely stupid.

The game can be played in a way too safe way by just shooting the center ramp and spinner for the first however many shots.
Only after the the first modes the game requires something different to be hit.
Focusing on the small bits in the game (upper loop awards, revive, drop target sweep) between the normal gameplay of modes and multiballs keeps the game interesting.
Especially shooting for the upper loops is a well designed feature since those can be tried every time the center ramp or spinner are shot, they feel awesome to hit repeatedly and missing them is not that punishing.

Very interesting choice to go with the egypt theme on the playfield - and very well executed.
Cabinet art is awesome.

It's a really good choice that the dude does all the announcements and mumbling in the background and the lady screams whenever something important is happening. Makes it easy to focus on what to shoot for.
Nice idea that the song can be changed each ball.

An egypt theme without the band would probably be a lot cooler, since in this game it forces it to e.g. have modes about pilots and boats, while the ball rolls over sand.

A game that is very easy to get into and keeps the challenge up. The mix of small goals (soul shards) and wizard mode goals keeps this interesting for a long time.
8 months ago
My current favorite. Super fast, deep, and mean! Love all the combo's on this thing. Elwin killed it on this machine.
9 months ago
I love this game. Of all the Metal and Rock N Roll pins this is my favorite. Metallica's a close second.

What makes Legacy of the Beast work is its flow. Gameplay and flow is almost karmic. Smooth game and a great selection of Maiden songs. It would have been nice had they added more tracks and Rules are a bit tough to figure out at first. But it really doesn't matter because the game flow is so good

Definitely one I'd buy
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