Metallica (Premium/LE) (Stern, 2013)

Metallica (Premium/LE)

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This game received 572 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.624 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Metallica". The group itself ranks #7 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.576

Artwork: 8.679

Sounds/Music: 8.496

Other Aspects: 8.655

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This game is part of a group

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

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9 days ago
Blows the Pro out of the water if you ask me. That hammer trick is one of those "a-ha" moments in Pinball that get rarer the longer you're in the hobby. This moment happened for me in Buffalo in November 2018.
32 days ago
I love Metallica the band, love music themed pins in general, and wanted to love this. The cartoon look ruins it. Maybe if I see Master of Puppets or the Road Case I'll feel different. The gameplay was better than average, and I love the music, but might as well make a Beavis and Butthead pin with the art. (no offense to the artist, just not my taste. For me, theme and look are critical for owning a machine. Its a big investment of $ and as important, space. Gotta love the whole package.
63 days ago
This pin for me is a mixed bag of emotions. Although I do love the theming since I love Metallica, the repetitive bashing of certain shots really feels like woodchopping after a while.
This fact breaks the table beyond being great, so it’s a really good pinballers choice, but there are better pins for the home collection.
Besides this, everything else has been commented several times.
3 months ago
Metallica justifiably ranks as one of the truly great pinball machines
Superb selection of interactive toys, lots of fun to play
5 months ago
Not much of a Metallica fan, however I am a pinball fan, so I can't help but like this game. The art is absolutely perfect all over, so that's a plus. Layout is also killer, I wish Stern would embrace metal/wireform ramps over plastic in all of their titles. The rules are pretty simple to grasp but there's also a lot of strategy involved that I won't claim to have mastered yet. Toys are great, hammer is quite the spectacle. The themeing isn't great for me as I don't know their songs, and music themes are harder to get invested in for non-fans, unlike films and tv themes pins which are more accessible.

All in all though, this is a great pinball machine, especially for fans, but also for the Pinball player. This one is a little better than the pro due to the toys, but both play good games.
6 months ago
Definitely very high up on my wanted list. That hammer slamming balls into the!! Awesome game.
6 months ago
I can't fault it. I want one. Great theme, great depth to the rules, and satisfying shots.
7 months ago
Metallica is a blast to play. Playfield layout is super. I used to be a fan of the music when I was younger, it’s not really my thing anymore but I don’t mind the music too much. Overall a blast to play.
7 months ago
It's my favourite Stern pinball machine
8 months ago
Recently picked up Master of Puppets LE after months of playing pro's the extras on the Prem and LE are great and im so happy I went with the full feature game. LE has a gorgeous backglass and side art all combined with the best music package to date (until iron maiden :) for me). We've all played Met and after a ton of games I knew I had to own it and will never regret it!
8 months ago
Easily one of my favorite machines of all time. Played it a bunch on location and was not impressed...this is one where you really need to hear the music and callouts to get into the game.
9 months ago
Great Rules ! Some of the best in pinball. I really like the ramp shots. They are very smooth on my LE. The Geometry of the play field is excellent and all shots feel makeable when needed. This is a game that demands mods (kinda like Tron). The various ones from pinball refinery work really well an external subwoofer is a plus as well.
9 months ago
I don't understand the appeal of this machine other than the music and novelty of band-themed tables. Gameplay is meh at best.
9 months ago
Great game great band great music the theme is super cool wish it had the color change smd s a few cool mods available just a fun game the interaction is funny the voices of the band just make the game even better I really like that you can choose more aggressive words and it always has something different to say
9 months ago
What can you say about Metallica that has not already been said??? This game is top 10 all day long. It truly is a pinball masterpiece. Many great games lack something, whether it be art or sounds, but this pin hits all the high notes in art, animations, music, layout and rules. Simply one of the best games ever created.
9 months ago
It's MET. Duh!
10 months ago
Metallica has everything anyone should want in a pinball machine! Toys, modes, art, shots, music! Not the most challenging but definitely top of the list for lastability!
10 months ago
I'd gone through my entire life with no desire whatsoever to purchase a NIB pinball machine until the moment I saw Metallica LE! Which says a lot about the Dirty Donny art package - which is a throwback to the iconic pins of the 70s IMO...we'd been waiting a long time for something like this. The art combined with the prospect of one of the most iconic sound packages in pinball history was enough for me to purchase the game never having played it.

So for it to arrive & play the way it did was a dream realised. Jon Borg has applied the magic touch to 2 games in my collection that are all time keepers - GnR & METLE. This is pinball personified.
10 months ago
Maby the best music pin out there.Wery fun to play.I like this bether than Ac dc.Nice toys,and the light show is amazing.Nice flow,and the playfield is wery nice.This rating is for premium road case.

I have played met a lot now.Its groving on me.I love it.
10 months ago
Not a Metalica, or Stern fan. So my rating is probably not fair. For a Stern, I like it. Lots of fun toys. I frequently compete well on in, even tho I don't know the rules. A fast machine.
11 months ago
Metallica definitely belongs in top 20 all time. This is My favorite music themed pin ever made. Game Design. LE version. Characters are on point. Probably the best rock band of modern era and you get all the creative monster members to rock. Theme. Amazing with all the humerous call outs from rockin lineup! Fun factor. From locking the ball to the Coffin drop to electrocuting sparky to ball eating freak snake on steroids your in for some freaky fun. Playfield. Monster artwork is awesome. The music themed monster characters are dialed in as some of best you’ll see on a pinball machine. Sound and Vision. Flashing lights from super LED packgage is on point. Shaker motor and low frequency bass rumbles you through the experience.
1 year ago
Awesome Game. Lots of toys and lots of fun !
1 year ago
One the best pinball machines ever made hands down. Deep rule and tough shots very challenging!
1 year ago
Played this at a friends house several times and could not get enough. Sought out my personal favorite, the "road case" version and have been playing it like crazy ever since. It totally has the "I need to play again" feel!
1 year ago
Stern comes with nice pins with great lightning/sound, I enjoy this game but miss a third flipper.
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