Metallica (Pro)

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This game received 717 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.584 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd in the game group "Metallica". The group itself ranks #11 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.59

Artwork: 8.461

Sounds/Music: 8.439

Other Aspects: 8.576

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

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14 days ago
I just love it. Nothing like cranking up Enter Sandman, or the solo on Unforgiven !!!
30 days ago
Playing a pro repeatedly on location. It’s the first game I start with the last few weeks. Not a huge Metallica fan so that doesn’t speak to me, but the shots do.

The ramps are fun but not easy, orbits are great and the three interesting shots to the far left lock, grave marker, and Sparky are fun. I do like that the far right mystery and left locks are shootable.

It’s easy to understand, and progress through a few songs or MB’s. It’s an unexpectedly fun pin to play, and one I would own without loving the band.
30 days ago
I’ve owned a JJP GNR for 6 months, and just pickup up a loaded Metallica Pro. While they are very different games, Metallica definitely holds its own. Must-have mods are a colorDMD, flipper Fidelity replacement speakers, custom back box lighting, and PinStadium lights. These add a ton to the experience. The game art is gorgeous, has amazing toys/shots and a fun factor that is through the roof. Awesome music and sound to get your heart pumping, and great animations as well. It compliments my longer-play games well in that it is fast and difficult. Really like it in my three game lineup! It is a game that will stick around for a long while.
52 days ago
Excellent flow and some of the best sound effects ever put into a pinball game. The fact that the 4 band members' voices were heavily integrated into the callouts (many of which are gloriously R-rated) makes Metallica an absolute standout table.

Each of the 12 song selections are awesome, and the Crank It Up modes are a blast once encountered. Sparky is my favorite bash toy in pinball. Only weak spots are the somewhat uninspired backglass and cabinet artwork which is just above-average.

Adding a shaker motor and color DMD turns this great table into an outstanding one, plus there's lots of options for mods. I can't wait to put this baby in my collection some day.

"The snake owes me money!"
60 days ago
fun game!
69 days ago
Great machine
3 months ago
Sign me up for another pinball based on a band I have no use for! I could name the number of Metallica songs on less than one hand before owning this game. I had left the pinball hobby for about 10 years or so after starting my family and I found my way back in through Virtual Pinball. One of the great reproductions was a Metallica and I really liked it so when I finally convinced myself a Virtual Pin was never going to satisfy my pinball itch I sold it and picked up a Metallica and I've ever looked back. This game is the total package for me, love Dirty Donny's artwork, the animations on the game are great, the sound and music on it just belong together and the rules are top notch. I bought a pro and if I had it back I'd go Premium for sure. I think the snake locking mech is really awesome as well as the coffin lock mech... though I suspect I'd get irritated after a while with the interruption to flow both add I still would like to try them. I've always been a sucker for in-line drop targets and they are implemented well here... the game is just great all around, I'd highly recommend to anyone... Borg and Lyman know how to make a game!
3 months ago
this is the best music pin it plays fun n fast.excellent song list never gets good or better than zepp and maiden.If you enjoy music pins get one of these
4 months ago
Could not get into this game for some reason. Good theme but just plays and feels like a cheap to toy.
5 months ago
Excellent rock pin, love the call outs from the actual band. Very fast and fun to play. Artwork is awesome!
5 months ago
my first machine bought new and follow me for something it will be, spectacular game sound t rules what else can be said
5 months ago
Great game, very fun and fast. As a Metallica and pinball fan I enjoy this game a lot!
5 months 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?
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Real fun game super fast play I like the theme and the music a little electric chair guy
7 months ago
First pin in my personal collection. Great music and artwork, great multi-ball action, and easy to understand rules.
7 months ago
Great fun to play, shots and features are creative, and had me coming back for another game
7 months ago
Great Game to play!
8 months ago
very goog pinball
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
10 months ago
Game is just great not much more to say and im not a fan of the music.
1 year 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.
1 year 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,
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