Metallica (Premium/LE)

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This game received 643 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.710 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Metallica". The group itself ranks #12 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.702

Artwork: 8.683

Sounds/Music: 8.559

Other Aspects: 8.736

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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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11 days ago
This for a MET Premium Road Case Edition. I knocked this game on the backglass on this version because it includes the band members instead of the cartoon version which makes the game look dated. Everything else in terms of the look of the Roade Case model, I love. The toys are great and if you are a Metallica fan you will enjoy the music choices. Unfortunately, this era of Stern was only Mono not stereo sound. Hooked up a Polk sub which improved sound considerably. Rule set is strong for this era and the replayability factor is high. You may want to consider limiting extra balls on this as they can be plentiful which can lead to some long game times. One of the great Stern's from this era.
15 days ago
Decent game coupled with a terrible theme. Haphazard design and toys integrated with music as fresh and edgy as... 80's hair metal.
23 days ago
Probably the best machine Stern ever made!!!!
47 days ago
Color DMD mod and it’s 100%! Ramps are awesome. It is close in design to Avatar on left/ right sides. Better music pin than AS and Ledzep for the price point. If shopping for music pin this is up there. Not as packed as AC/DC or KISS in terms of toys and ramps but sparky is a blast to beat up.
80 days ago
Fun game. Great layout. Snake and coffin lock are cool, graveyard is very nicely done on the premium/LE's and Sparky is always fun to shoot. Left outlane can be a killer. A little simple and the rule set is not super deep but the game feels great when your hitting your shots.
4 months ago
The best game ever made.
Sparky is the coolest pinball toy i know.
Snake is the sixth guy.
It deserves a better sound as flipper fidelity and a shaker motor.
Better stop writting.... too many great points.
7 months ago
I owned a premium for a short time but got rid of it as the coffin was a continuous problem jamming balls starting with the very first ball in play. Fun machine, but the mechanical problems I had with it a novice nearly soured me on owning pins.
7 months ago
Metallica is a blast to play. I was never a huge fan but some of the songs are great. I owned this game for a bit and never stopped enjoying it just traded it is all. A very fast paced in your face kinda game with some great art and toys. The music makes it even better to just turn rock out some pinball. A really all around excellent pin.
7 months ago
very goog flip premium
8 months ago
Played the Prem version a few times now - not a deep rule set and whilst there are plenty of good varying shots, the fact I love the band hasn't increased my love for the pin unfortunately .....
8 months ago
My favorite game!!
8 months ago
Arguably the best stern ever made. I had a pro for years and just upgraded to a premium.
9 months ago
second best musicpin; after iron maiden and alice cooper. soundsystem of prem is very poor. installed an upgrade from fidelity sound; much much better now.
11 months ago
One of the top Stern games ever made, possibly the overall best. It re-introduced hand drawn artwork to the next generation of pins. A fan layout, but a great fan layout. Combined with Lyman's excellent code makes this a very approachable game for any player.
11 months ago
Sparkey is a great toy. The game is fun and will be a keeper for a long time to come.
1 year ago
I enjoyed the game the few times i got to play it! But with any music theme you really gotta like the band to get behind and enjoy the pin otherwise i can see the music and sounds getting old.
1 year ago
I loved this game so much playing it out I decided to buy a HUO premium for myself. You cannot beat the songs of Metallica blasting while you blast little silver balls all over the playfield. Layout is spot on with lots of great shot making to be had. That war hammer smashing balls into the coffin is soooo freaking cool. I can’t wait to pick up my premium this weekend and and take it for a test drive. This may never leave my collection....ever!
1 year ago
This game to me is one of the few titles that is a perfect 10/10. The theme, layout, rules it’s all perfection. Nothing better then hearing your favorite Metallica songs while playing some pinball!
1 year ago
Great game! Sparkey is one of the best toys ever.
1 year ago
Pinball browser changed my songs to Ozzy.
1 year ago
Huge Metallica fan so the theme and music get high scores from me. I have the Monsters Premium version and prefer that backglass to the other options. This game shoots very well and the rules/scoring are extremely well balanced. There is some wood-chopping to progress through the various crank it up modes but the various multiballs that can be reached repeatedly make the wood chopping fun. Color DMD and external sub help the overall package substantially. My biggest gripe is the left outlane, it is brutal. I should probably move the post but I want mine to play tough.
1 year ago
This is a unique and fun game to play! We love this game!
1 year ago
It's cool.

But it's not iron maiden.
1 year ago
All my reviews are going to follow a simple formula for those reading.
Number of shots to make - Pro's - Con's - Must Have Mods - What To Look For When Buying

Number of shots - 10 - Very High

* Love how music is different for each multi ball
* Hammer banging the ball into the coffin is fantastic
* Crank it up modes achievable
* Theme tie in is brilliant
* In line drop targets a nice addition in a modern game
* Master of Puppets cabinet art is awesome

* Can just hit Sparky all day to score points
* End of The Line hard to reach
* Hammer can malfunction

Must Have Mods: (Note I will not include things like LED's, Color DMD, Invisiglass or Speaker Upgrades unless it's really badly needed)
* Subwoofer
* Snake fangs and tongue
* Graveyard sign mod
* Sparky airball plastic
* Shooter plate cover (For MOPLE)
* Coffin newton ball
* Sparky wire

What To Look For When Buying
* Wear around all the magnets
* Damage to Sparky’s feet
* Dimples particularly near Sparky
* Snake and hammer mechanisms work as they should
1 year ago
Almost every shot feels rewarding. IF you play this in the wild you may be missing this part due to the call outs and/or sound. Lighting on this game is very good. When I seen my 10 year old daughter playing for 3h straight by herself was the real win. After she was done I asked her "how do you like the new pin" her reply was "im just getting a drink dad, im not done yet!" Game is a lot of fun and the family seems to really like it which is rare. I think this is due to the shots being laid out well. None of the shots are crazy hard to hit which is perfect for a good family/home game. We are not pinball pro's so this works. Kids could not hit the GEM shot on TRON and so the code for them ended there most of the time. Code seems very good and should last in a home setting. I think the cab/trans art could be better on the Monster version so this is what im rating it on and the only aspect of the game IMO that could of been a bit better. ITS GOOD don't get me wrong but its not GREAT art is all. That this is my op on this pin. IF you read this I hope it helped. Hitting orbit orbit ramp ramp feel awesome.
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