Metallica (Pro)

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This game received 681 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.594 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Metallica". The group itself ranks #14 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 8.596

Artwork: 8.492

Sounds/Music: 8.447

Other Aspects: 8.58

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This game is part of a group

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

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6 days ago
my first machine bought new and follow me for something it will be, spectacular game sound t rules what else can be said
19 days ago
Great game, very fun and fast. As a Metallica and pinball fan I enjoy this game a lot!
20 days ago
Not a huge fan of this one. Found it drains a lot. If your not shaking the heck out of it your game is over quickly. I don't feel a machine should have to be shaken to be played properly. Love the ramps and rules. Rock band themes are not my favorite. Just don't understand doing a pin after a rock band and making the band members animation characters. Why not just theme it after a cartoon in the first place?
49 days ago
For as simple is this game’s layout is. It’s fast and fun to shoot. Super basic but the music, rules and call outs. Complete the game.
51 days ago
Real fun game super fast play I like the theme and the music a little electric chair guy
58 days ago
First pin in my personal collection. Great music and artwork, great multi-ball action, and easy to understand rules.
60 days ago
Great fun to play, shots and features are creative, and had me coming back for another game
75 days ago
Great Game to play!
3 months ago
very goog pinball
3 months ago
Fast and Fun. Kind of basic really. The big electric chair toy is cool but I mean.. it's one thing and not as impressive as the Star Trek ship, soooo... yeah.... ramps are fast. it played well and fast. and fun. But didn't have the "one more game" type feeling.
3 months ago
Absolutely love this game and was the 2nd modern Stern game I bought. The variety, the music, the art....awesome. Risk/reward elements during Crank It Up are intense. The playfield toys like Sparky, the Captive Ball, Snake etc. are all great and really integrated. Fun, intense multiballs, flowy ramps, variety of interactive gimmicks, in-line drop targets, and Metallica music ..what's missing???!!! Not sure I'll ever trade or sell this game.
5 months ago
Love the music, but found the game rather boring. Not much to do kind of just feels like you’re always chasing a multiball and that’s it.
5 months ago
Game is just great not much more to say and im not a fan of the music.
7 months ago
Games played: ~20, >100 on Surrogate

A good layout with some nice use of known mechs like the in-line drops and the snake scoop.
Sparky is pretty cool.
The scoop on the right is a bit clunky tho.

Very unique.
Collecting the different items is so different from regular mode based games that it is just plain fun to do.
There are also 4 different multiballs each of which takes a reasonable amount of work to get to.
Besides that there is not much else going on.

Animation stays within the artstyle of the game and looks pretty good.
There are some awesome moments in lightshow and animation such as multiball start on sparky and cross.

It takes a lot of hits to sparky to start that multiball so shooting that shot over and over can get a bit annoying.
There aren't really any worthwile timed modes so there is no pressure to do something quicky which leads to a much more controlled gameplay.

Awesome art package. The sparky sculpt also looks good.

It plays Metallica songs so that's something that won't get boring.
The announcers are ok, but they never say something important or memorable.
Sound effects on the other hand are good.

Generic rock band theme. Therefore not that much cohesion and in this game there is also no focus on the music.

Good game to play every now and then because of the different ruleset.
But not something for constant play because there isn't really anything to do outside of either being in or working towards a multiball.
This also influences the individual game, since the decision making comes down to looking for which of the multiballs is the one with the least amount of shots left and then shooting either that or just shooting something randomly and they will happen eventually.
8 months ago
Incredibly fun to play, good rules, goos music, great art, Replay value is high, I always seem to not want to walk away at the end of a game,
9 months ago
Picked up a pro model with mirror blades and shaker motor already installed about a week ago. It was HMU and in excellent shape. It plays very fast as do most newer stern games. Awesome array of (good) Metallica songs. The Sparky multiball feature is the coolest part of the game, but overall it has a great design with a well done theme. It's worthy of the praise it receives
9 months ago
Another solid machine from Stern. As someone who enjoys the music it's easier to be a little bias for this game. A great game for flow and ramp/loop combos, stacking modes, and the inline drop targets are always fun to jam on. The shot is reminiscent of Eight Ball Deluxe.
9 months ago
My 2nd pin.

Like all of the rock group pins that are out there, you have to really be a fan of the band to really keep coming back to them. While I really enjoyed the game, the family, not so much and since I only owned 2 pins at the time, it didn't get too much play at all.

The music is phenomenal, the call outs were ok, the toys, especially Sparky and his foul mouth. Wizard mode is great. Make sure you upgrade to the ColorDMD, I went with the LED one.
9 months ago
This game leaves me wanting more and also scratching my head to the theming. It is a fun pin but I wish the theming was more revolved around their older albums.
10 months ago
Fast, great looking, well lit game. The rules are deep enough to keep you coming back no matter how far you've gotten in the past and they are still easy enough to figure out without much trouble. Even if you are not a Metallica fan, you will still enjoy this game. My wife and kids couldn't care less about the band, but all love this machine.
11 months ago
For a long time this was my most wanted pin. I eventually tracked down a nice HUO machine that was loaded. Total light show, shaker, speakers etc. Art wise I'm a little mixed. The play field is pretty awesome. Like some crazy 90's colourful design. The side art and translite I can take or leave. For a fan layout it shoots well but I find the orbit being blocked unless part of a combo frustrating. I know you can switch off the diverter in the menu but I felt this wasn't how the game was meant to be played. It can be a flow killer though. The game isn't mode based as such and really revolves around collecting items with or without multiballs and working toward Crank it Up mini Wizard modes. These modes are awesome for the risk reward lovers out there and there is nothing more satisfying than collecting a jackpot with a multplier enabled. Some of the theatre of this game is amazing, Grave marker multiball start up will have you rocking out. The ability to lock in items on shots for ease of collection to work towards the wizard modes is where the code really excels. Love the music, the call outs are bad. I think this game needs to be part of a bigger lineup but is great fun and well worth your time.
11 months ago
What a great game. The sparky toy is great and the callouts are spectacular. The artwork is great. I don’t miss the hammer on the premium so I would say that the pro is the way to go when it comes to Metallica.
1 year ago
Top ten for sure
1 year ago
I'm a Metallica fan and currently own this pin. Music is pretty great with the exception of some of the newer songs. The gameplay is a little erratic and chaotic and favors beginner and novice players. The callouts from the band members are fairly weak and repetitive. Somewhat surprised honestly that this game is rated so high. Of the five pins I own, if one had to go, this would be on the chop block for trade or sell.
1 year ago
I have owned my Met Pro for almost two years. My first NIB purchase. The pro plays much differently than the Prem/LE versions. I feel that it's much faster. This isn't my favorite game in the house, but it is the one I play the most. As soon as you get mad, you want to try again for payback. The new code 1.8 does a nice job at balancing the scoring and gives options in the menu to make it easier or harder to play for extra balls and CIU modes. The game looks great with tasteful mods (to each their own) and the animations are pretty damn good overall. This is by far the most popular game in the basement for most guests and some family. It's super fast play can make a novice cringe with delight or frustration depending on their taste. Crank it up and play it loud for the best experience.
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