Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro) (Stern, 2018)

Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast (Pro)

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This game received 210 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.570 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast". The group itself ranks #4 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.572

Artwork: 8.814

Sounds/Music: 8.208

Other Aspects: 8.457

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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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15 hours ago
Only knock on this game is the Theme. But damn, this is one of the best shooting games I have ever played. It just plays so nice! With flow so sweet you would think it was made from honey. Love everything about this game, just wish it stayed Archer, or some other theme.... funny enough though I think Iron Maiden music fits pinball pretty well.
4 days ago
Very fun game that just sucks you in completely. Shots are very clear, and multi-ball is great.

Great music selection, and animations are wonderful.
5 days ago
So here it is the pinball community love affair with a new game. Played the game a number of times at two different locations and here are my thoughts. The good great artwork but that does nothing for gameplay. The playfield let's be honest there is nothing new, interesting or unique. There is nothing that couldn't be found in an early 80's machine. The playfield elements two Metallica like ramps whoopie. A center ramp that features slamming the ball into a target on the back wall......really? Upper flippers to spin the ball around orbits. No interactive toys and a captive ball right out of the 1970's. The only way pinball will get better is if people stop giving manufacturers such praise for making sub par nothing special games. Iron Maiden a game so run of the mill it is only as good as the most below average modern Stern titles.
16 days ago
The game is one of the best, if not the best in the modern Stern collection. Above that is the great support and improved code updates for this title, I can't remember a game in the past that was so well supported. If there is one negative, the game does need to be setup pretty tough to limit long ball times but overall this game is awesome. The music isn't everyone's cup of tea, but if you are truly a fan of the band it is a no brainer, if you aren't it is still an awesome game just plug your ears or change out the music if you really want to, lol...
29 days ago
Very good pinball !! I was not a fan of the music and i begin to appreciate the songs... this pinball is fast, fun, different of the others !!
38 days ago
Just an unbelievable game. Amazing new layout that feels so different from recent sterns. Art is awesome and so are the callouts. This really is modern classic.
45 days ago
I played the Pro and Prem as soon as they were out on site, and loved both EVERY SINGLE time I played it. So I finally bit the bullet and bought my first NIB.

The layout is genius. The top 2 flippers integrate with the rest of the playfield so well - they don't feel like an add-on just to hit a single shot. The feeds from them, if you choose not to flip, also return to the lower flippers giving you an additional option as to whether to flip or not.
The rules are so well thought out and cater for both the complete beginner or the top-level players. As you play through the game it becomes harder to progress - but the rewards are so much greater as well, so it doesn't feel like 'chopping wood', or that you're in limbo waiting to reach the next objective (GoT for example). The modes are different enough that they don't have the feeling of just being there for the sake of it.
Trooper MB is probably the best thought out MB I can think of.
There's no bash toy, no magnets, no 'gimmick'- but so what? The game plays extremely well without one.

The playfield itself is colourful and well lit, making it very easy to track the ball at all times, which is not always the case.
The animations are a significant improvement from other original animations since the introduction of the LCD screens - they really fit the theme and match to what's happening on the playfield.

The music I can take or leave, and I'm not a fan of choosing a song at the start of a ball if it has no bearing on the actual gameplay (same as Met). If you want to listen to a particular song while playing pinball play it on your phone, jukebox, iPlayer whatever - no need to use the pinball. I'd prefer it similar to song choice in AcDc, or even have it that whatever song you choose at the start of play - your score is doubled when you're in the corresponding mode?
There are much more options as to how you can set up your speakers in the menus so people can fine tune the sound experience to their liking.
There must be close to 1,000 unique callouts in the machine, and all can be heard through the sound test menu.

I can't see this being a machine I'd get bored with, as reaching the Ultimate Wizard mode is going to take some time to get to.

The fact that the Pro has service rails instead of pegs, brackets fitted to the inside corners of the cabinet, inserts aren't ghosting - shows that Stern are actually listening to the gripes people have had in the past about build quality - even if they never admitted there was a problem!

Overall a superb game and one that should be the benchmark for all future games to aspire to, or pass.
45 days ago
Iron Maiden is an amazing title from Stern Pinball. Super fun shots. Ripping loops and spinners is a blast. Four flippers makes for a challenging, but fun game. Lots of shots. Ramps are a little bit tricky to hit. Code is fantastic and pretty deep with all the modes this game has. Was a bit unsure about the theme, but it works well for pinball. Not a huge Iron Maiden fan, but music has grown and me and fits this machine well. Very entertaining pin to play. Keeps me coming back for more.
45 days ago
For fans of the band, this has got to be one of the best games ever.

However, I am not a fan of the band...I don't dislike their music but I'd never come into contact with any of it and couldn't name a single song. This being said, layout is absolutely killer, hats off to the designer because it's the most interesting layout Stern has given us since Tron and X-Men. Art is awesome, what it's all about is lost on me but you can't deny it looks great. Not much in the way of toys on the pro, but the layout more than makes up for this. One thing I wasn't so keen on though was the communication of the ruleset...rules were fine themselves but I found it difficult to know which shots to shoot for or to prioritize...found myself back to the basic 'shoot the flashing shots' technique because I had no idea how to do anything or how to progress.

In summary:
Good: Layout, art, sound package, ramps, captive balls, loops, multiple flippers.
Bad: Rules aren't immediately obvious, theme (for me).
45 days ago
Played this a lot and own it now. Very fun and challenging pin. Although I’m not a fan of the band the music still is good. The theme is very cool. Playfield laid out great. Shots are challenging. Multiballs are a blast.

Excellent pin, very glad I got an opportunity to buy is reasonable.
51 days ago
I am a true Maiden fan! The rating is maybe not so objective. But, I personally think it is, despite the band, one of the best games I've played so far!
60 days ago
Just put over 15 games or so on this between me and my wife. We both agreed we didn't care for it all that much. We played it at Geeks Mania in Madison. It wasn't a terrible game, but didn't get my adrenaline going like MET does. If I get more time on it maybe I'll revisit my review. Don't like the band or music so it was hard to warm up to the pin. This is one pin where I can understand why others like it but it just isn't for me.
63 days ago
Lots of fun, not a fan of the band but that doesn’t detract from gameplay. Rules are a bit hard to pick up on. Fast paced but not a drain can actually have some nice ball times.
65 days ago
Really a great game ! Best stern ever !!
66 days ago
I hate Iron Maiden. Too bad the theme ruins this for me. The layout and shots on the game I played were really fun. The four flippers really makes it interesting and gives a lot of shot variety.
72 days ago
Fun game but really hard. great game
73 days ago
I have owned a pro since the minute they hit the market and wanted to wait to rate this pin.
First off, I enjoy Iron Maiden and their music. But, this pin has such an amazing layout with 4 flippers and flow for days.
I added a shaker and mirror blades and that is it. Plays amazing right out of the box. I highly recommend this pin.
83 days ago
Wish the theme was one I was excited about, this is a great game!
85 days ago
I wanted to like this game heard so many good things about it. I Played it at a few shows and liked it. (Volume very low)
I have been playing for the last week. As we were able to get one for our league. And sorry to say... I hate this game. It doesn't play bad. But even though I like iron Maidens music. In a pinball machine it is repetitive and annoying as hell. Callout voices are terrible.
The music, modes and lightshows all blend together. To basically not give you a clear idea of what's going on.
Every mode basically feels exactly the same.
No real toys to speak of.
The layout is fun, and new. The art is great. But it honestly is not a machine I would ever want to own.
85 days ago
Best Game from Stern.
86 days ago
A really nice game! Great flow due to a well designed playfield. That 4th flipper at the top really ads to the overall gameplay/impression!
86 days ago
I couldn't name a single Iron MAiden song, but this game has quickly become my all time favorite game. The flow is incredible, even with tight shows. There are a boatload of nuances to the scoring I discover daily. The super skillshot to the left outlane or making the loop with upper right flipper is worth 2x if you don't hold left flipper(which makes it harder). The artwork and overall polish to the game is second to none imo. You don't have to be a maiden fan to love this game. The callouts are fun without being able to relate them to maiden or their songs. Same for the artwork.
88 days ago
3 months ago
Fun game, I have found it gets old quick. Possibly due to not being terribly attracted to the theme. The left ramp is almost impossible to shoot, but there are definitely some satisfying shots to he had in other areas of the playfield.
3 months ago
Grew up looking at my brother's Iron Maiden posters plastered all over his bedroom, so I'm def a huge fan of the band. But themes do not get automatic love & praise from me anymore (see Star Wars). It's more important how it plays, the rules, and if the game is fun to shoot.

The layout is unique for a modern Stern. That's very refreshing to see. It's a great shooter. KE did a great job on his first pin, looking forward to see what he comes up with next. While the layout is fun, the scoring rules take the game to another level. Very well executed, with huge jackpots & multiple multiballs. Again this is very well designed. And the artwork is just outstanding, and might be the best of any modern pin. It's a home run.

With that said, after plenty of time on this pin, I just can't see myself owning one. What you see is what you get. No toys or cool mechs on the playfield. Even the upgrades on the premium/LE are just locking mechs, diverters, and opening ramp flaps. That's basic stuff in my opinion, especially for a modern pin. And where is the complete RGB GI/Insert lighting? IM is severely lacking in the lightshow department.

The coolness lies in the scoring rules, game flow, unique shots, the artwork & music. Nothing wrong with that. This game does all that stuff very well. In fact, this is Stern's best game since Metallica or TWD.

What kills the game for me is that it's just too easy. Shots are easy to make, modes & multiballs repeat themselves on a single play, that can last over 30 mins. It's not me either. I've seen unskilled players but up long ball times as well. I prefer a challenge, and at home it might get a little stale.

But anytime I see it on location, I'm dropping money in it for sure.
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