Iron Man (Pro Vault Edition)

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This game received 197 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.292 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Iron Man". The group itself ranks #52 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.343

Artwork: 7.736

Sounds/Music: 8.113

Other Aspects: 8.577

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24 days ago
A game I never thought I’d like. I’m typically into games with deeper rules and longer play times. Well I happened onto this game with a trade and it surprised me. Relatively shallow rules, but they work so well. It shows how important rules are. While most progress resets after each drain , it means one good ball is all you need for a good score. It’s old school pinball in a modern package. The playfield is pretty lackluster, art, toys, mechs aren’t anything to write home about. The foil decals on the vaults look pretty slick. I absolutely hate the movie scene dmd trash that stern used to do. Colordmd helps but it still sucks. This game was made during a period when stern was trimming the fat and it shows, however the rules make it incredibly fun and each ball gets the adrenaline pumping.
7 months ago
nnot stand bash toys placed in the middle of the lower playfield....This one is dead center and pops up every minute makin it a MAJOR PITA ! Owned it for a week and shipped it out the door. The stupidity of placing the bash ruin sit for me.
8 months ago
I got this game through a trade and had only played it once or twice in an arcade previously. It is a difficult game and I was a little discouraged at first. Once I moved the drain posts down and set the game to five ball, the game was much more enjoyable. It is fast and unforgiving but I find myself wanting to play it more and more to accomplish all the goals. The music and sounds are amazing, especially the machine gun sounds during certain modes. If you're looking for a fast game with a lot of smooth flowing shots, this one is definitely for you!
10 months ago
If you do not have time to play, it is the right one.
Super flow, good music, and easy rules .
But game can be very short as it is very punitive.
1 year ago
Didn’t own for very long. Just couldn’t connect with it. Ball time too short. I’d imagine probably pretty brutal of a game to own for operators. I’d say that there could have been way more done with this franchise but didn’t come to fruition on this piece. Was coded probably as well as could have been given the design layout and IP.
2 years ago
this pin will kick your ass 9 games out of 10 (well 4 out of 5 for good players ;) ), a real adrenaline/fast machine, while sometimes your 3 balls are gone is less than 2 minutes (who said 1 !? lol), even if you've made no real error/mistake... mine is set sensitive, which add even more difficulty... code is simple & not deep, but not a prob to deal with this as it works well with that layout (even if few things may deserve an update)... with all that said, lastability is than high, because you always want to push that START button again & again, the other very good point is the overall ambiance with sound/music/lightning... :)
2 years ago
It's been said on here already, but this is my go to game. It is fast and I love everything about it. You can be an experienced player or complete amateur and still enjoy it. The art work and game quality is fantastic with rules that are enjoyable. It surprises me that this game is not rated higher in the top 100. This is a game that if I could only keep one, this would it. This is from someone who owns a rare Solar Fire (I know - its a different game/era all together, but I'm making the point). If you haven't, try it - you'll like it!
2 years ago
Fantastic game if you like fast, flowy, great shooting adrenaline games. Rules are not deep but that actually works in its favor. Its meant to be a fast blood pumping game that has great shots and great callouts to keep you up to speed on your progress along the way. Music is great...sound effects are top notch.

You start, and immediately are working towards a goal that inevitably can lead you to one or two wizard modes. Shoots smooth and fast to help obtain each objective which is clearly laid out for you. Its the opposite of a clunky slow mode based 123 game. Do any objective in any order and try to do all of them in one ball if you can! Best example of a 1-more-game I've ever played.
2 years ago
This game is so unique and incredible. I will never sell it. Bought mine new, pro vault version. It is so fast. Challenging for the better players but still so fun even for beginners to have a great game as well. Only takes one ball to have an amazing experience so you are always into the game. Mine has the code installed with AC/DC playing. Several types of multiball. Whiplash is awesome. Monger feature is fantastic and plays back in black when that multiball hits. War machine feature is so rewarding. I know all these new games are coming out. I have the Star Wars and JP. But Iron Man proves to be right up there with them in my opinion. Definitely recommend shaker and upgrading the speakers and subwoofer for this pinball.
2 years ago
I really like this game. Just bought a new re remake 2020. It’s fast and fun, not too deep. I personally like that. The outlanes are unforgiving. Don’t think they were designed for home use. My rating is based upon upgrades I made; red powder coat, interactive back glass, shaker motor, mirror blades, and color dmd. I also set the monger letters harder which delays that play making game much more fun. Love the fast action.
2 years ago
Fun, fast and challenging.
2 years ago
Amazing game, really fun. Maybe not too deep but love the callouts and the music. The default red dmd is terrible. Will need to upgrade to a color dmd.
2 years ago
Really fun, challenging game. For home ownership, only down side is the limited rule depth. But it is very fun for now.
2 years ago
Ok, I will sugarcoat this as best as I can.

Playfield: I am not sure what Borg was thinking about the top of the left sling basically pulling the ball to the left outlane. That is just mean...might as well put a magnet there to pull the ball to the outlane. This is the only game where I felt I needed to put a rubberband on the outlanes to have fun. I haven't yet, but I likely will sell before that point.

Rules: Lyman, can you please update the code to allow character progress carryover to the next ball. I am sure this game destroys you as much as anyone else, why not add that as an option. Otherwise people get pissed off and sell this machine. It is too shallow without that option as you have to be perfect (Karl @ IEPinball) to get to the wizard modes even on extra easy settings.
2 years ago
This is usually the first game I turn on in my collection when I go to play. A few warm up games on this and it feels like all my other games are slow motion. Always has that "just one more game" factor going for it, with plenty of different objectives to vary gameplay. I originally did a temporary trade with a friend for this game, but once it was in the house, I knew I wasn't giving it back. Fast, brutal, and fun. Can easily be as frustrating as entertaining. Finished Jericho only once, and have gotten double do or die a few times. Maybe one day when I'm a much better player, I'll try chasing the impossible do or die multiball.
2 years ago
Super fast game. Somewhat fun to play but just wasn't a lasting thrill to keep coming back to.
3 years ago
This is a farily fast pin. Left outlane is always hungry. I'm not a fan of Monger ans the lovely SDTM returns from it. This pin plays tough but it has decent flow once you dial in your shots.
3 years ago
Great remake. Fast and fun. Achievable objectives.
3 years ago
I enjoy Iron Man. It is just a fast paced fun game. I notice the kids like to play it the most of the pins we have available (which includes WOZ). You can't beat the Monger-Robot raising up in the play field to kick off a multi-ball. It is always exciting. Good sound effects, nice ramp shots, and rules are easy to follow. It is not an epic game, but if you had multiple pins, this is a good shooter to have in a collection for the price. The voice instructions are really good and little things like the War Machine cannon launch really change the rhythm and match the theme of Iron Man.
3 years ago
Playfield to open, not enough to do for the casual player.

Felt and looked. A little cheap and lacking something.

Pretty machine but just didn’t do it for me.
3 years ago
Definitely one of my top 5 of all time. Can't seem to get enough of this game. Love everything about it. Great mix of flow and skill shots.
3 years ago
Fast, fun, brutal, great! A palette cleanser in a largish collection, a maniacal torturer if the only game. It teases you with "just one more time" endlessly, abusing you raw with that one last shot to make that it won't let you have. But like the jackpot winner at the $5 slots who goes home rich, you'll get your Do-or-Die or Jericho moment to eventually get another high score on the board, once in a while.

With a subwoofer the audio is sublime. Art matters to me a lot, and the playfield is kinda just there in that regard, but I really like the BG -- it's simple, clean, elegant rather than gaudy. I'm a comics fan, IM in particular, and prefer this art rather than a comics treatment. It's just very well done, as was the movie.
4 years ago
I’m a new player but this was just plain fun. Theming is excellent and the sound track really added to play. I spent a few hours at Pinball Odyssey in south Miami playing their pins and returned to this one at the end to finish a great afternoon.
4 years ago
The toys seem cheap
4 years ago
My favorite game of all time!!! The sounds are awesome and a great light show with a lot of toys to shoot at. I love the call outs and the overall gameplay. If your a fan of the movies you will love it. The iron monger raising out of the Playfield never gets old. I recommend this game for sure!!!!
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