Metallica (Pro)

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This game received 714 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.587 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 2nd 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: 8.593

Artwork: 8.463

Sounds/Music: 8.448

Other Aspects: 8.581

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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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3 years ago
Good game but overrated.
I regret selling my first Pro and bought an other one. Great sounds and animations.
Callouts are great, especially James and Robert who did a great job. Lars callouts are a bit annoying but hey... It's Lars.
A better cab speaker is a must have, because i find the stock sound too high/sharp.
CIU modes are very nice but it's a bit boring outside of that.
Iron Man share the same layout, and i prefer IM, it's faster and more "flowy" much in your face game.
Borg + Lyman is a great combo.
3 years ago
Might be safe to say that I prefer this game to ANY wms/bly out there, or it is at least equal to their best. Except maybe for build quality of course but I've come to accept that for what it is.
MET now holds the honor of being the first game I've owned twice, & I've been through quite a few. I think i prematurely sold my first MET thinking I might prefer games with themes I liked more, since I'm really not a bit fan of the band. Grass isn't always greener. There are tons of great games out there that are good for different reasons, but in terms of speed, flow, crazy visuals & just getting the adrenaline pumping... nothing quite does it like this game.

Money wasn't too much of an object for my getting MET, & I could have gotten a premium. I made the choice to get a pro, but just to get one pimped out. I too am not a big fan of the hammer on the premium, & I'm fine with how the snake is on the Pro. All the other pemium stuff is cool but through mods you can add all of the premium features & then some, minus the hammer & snake.

Upon release I was & still am thrilled that the art would be all hand drawn & colorful, because at the time there wasn't much of that from Stern. There is a little more today. So that gives the game more of an old school feel to me, as do the inline drop targets! I really can't say much about the game that hasn't been said already. It is a proven winner. I'd never talk anybody out of buying this game.
& even if a part with it (AGAIN!), its nice to know I'll be able to get it again. Stern is still doing runs on these suckers in 2018.
3 years ago
Great game...needs to be updated to include songs from Hardwired
3 years ago
This is not the pinball machine you bring home to mother. It cusses, hisses, spits, vomits and even electrocutes a poor little SOB. While some pins are designed to say “Come and Play” this pin is designed to say “Go Away!” First impressions were of industrial metal ramps, gnarly Dirty Donny artwork with flames and crucifixes. I thought, “WTF is this thing? What is all the fuss about?” Then I hit the start button and Metallica’s “Blackened” started chugging through the speakers. I plunged the ball and the little freaky dude in the electric chair said “Let’s GO!’ I said, “Hell yeah!’ Then a member of Metallica said, “Hell yeah!”….and we were off! Ripping lightning, revving engines, church bells, arcing electricity, strobing lights!! Bash, ramp, loop!! Inline drop targets? Hello! Nice to see you again! The rules are deep, the modes are killer and there is plenty to do here! DMD animations are probably the best around. A great John Borg machine with insane artwork by Dirty Donny. Rock N Roll and Pinball go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s no wonder why Stern continues to fuse this combination. Loved the pin so much that I bought one for my home.
3 years ago
Best music pin out there! Very fast and fun table. You can't go wrong with this purchase. The only complaint is the cabinet and backglass art. The cabinet looks like someone wrote Metallica on their and just started throwing paint all over it. The backglass sucks with the stupid cartoon characters. Metallica is a cool band and it looks like they mailed it in on this one. Just look at some of their band t-shirts from the past. You really had a cool theme to work with and this is what we get? They should have incorporated some of the album covers from the past in the artwork ( Lady Justice, electric chair, grave yard with puppet strings etc ) . Nope, just throw splatter paint all over it and put some dumb caricatures on it!
3 years ago
This game is awesomely outrageous! The shots are fun, it’s challenging, the artwork and music are the best. I could play this game forever
3 years ago
Almost as good as the premium/LE version. The main detractor is the missing hammer and blank coffin area on the playfield. It's glaringly obvious that something is missing, especially considering that it is front and center. It's the main reason for the reduced rating compared to the premium/LE.

Otherwise, the other missing features don't affect gameplay too much, other than the missing spinners.
3 years ago
From all the music themed pinball machines, this one is the best by far....
3 years ago
This is one of my favorite "just one more" game. The combination of shots and layout are very good and punishing, so if you want to become a better player this is one of the games for you.
3 years ago
For a home environment this pin has it all. Attach a sub to it and u are done... great music , challenging pin with great artwork .... the rules are simple enough to understand and challenging enough to keep u coming for more... love it
3 years ago
I owned a Metallica for about a year, and already with it going out the door for a trade, I know I will be getting one again. I love the band and all their music, but even if you don't, it's hard not to love this game. Great shots, badass original artwork from top to bottom that references tons of their songs and albums, amazing software including lots of hard to attain goals...the list goes on and on. Outside of LOTR and maybe one or two others, this is Stern's crowning achievement to date in my eyes. I have yet to find someone who really has anything bad to say about the game, Metallica fan or not. You won't be sorry getting one.
3 years ago
Too much focus on the snake but still a quality game. Some days I like it better than AFM, some days not. Bottom line is that it’s somewhat an AFM clone and it fits Stern’s general theme. Happy to have it but that’s because I don’t have a lot of similar titles with the same layout/goals. Will always give the nod to the original (AFM) in terms of scoring, but Metallica is a great machine to play. Not a big fan of the translate art. They definitely could have done a better job with that.
3 years ago
Metallica is an awesome game it has great rules, awesome toys, and great music.
3 years ago
I don't know why people like this pin, it's so boring. Other than the dude in the electric chair, nothing interesting about it.
3 years ago
Update! i just bought the PRO and i don't know where ive been without it. after buying five pins this year, i decided to sell a couple pins to save for a newer stern. after playing all the new sterns at pinball madness in banning, i decided metallica would be my upgrade pin. i was fortunate to find a killer deal on an almost new met pro. i am thrilled! this game is absolutely off the charts awesome. i still don't LOVE metallica music because there are a lot of heavy metal bands who are much better, but being a metal fan, this is the perfect music themed pin and the real only good music pin available, so ROCK ON!

this pin is super fun to play, especially for more experienced players who can hit shots regularly. very fast game with incredible lighting. all indicators are on point, and the game allows several different ways to accomplish multiball modes. always a fresh game with a lot of variance on modes to achieve. the sounds are amazing and the way the lighting reacts to shots is absolutely perfect. this game is my favorite as for the games interaction with the shots being placed. programming is absolutely spot on.

the game is gorgeous, challenging, and lastable. having a very clean LED model makes a difference. the ramps are stunning and well placed and the ball really flows on this machine. for a thrilling overall experience this pinball is a pure adrenaline rush!!! go get one NOW
4 years ago
Metallica is quite a fun game with the basic rules being easy to learn, while having deeper shots for more serious players. Sparky is a cool addition with his bobbling head and the shots are fun to make. The dmd animations are great and all the multiballs are fun. Not the deepest ruleset, which I generally prefer, but the multiballs and shots are too fun to gloss over. Solid game overall.
4 years ago
Easily the best Pinball I’ve ever played and I’ve owned many top tier pins. Mind you I’m sporting the Refinery edition Pro and I’ve modified the song list to suit my tastes. Upgraded speakers and subwoofer a must! Pure addiction. Impossible to just play one game!
4 years ago
Great game. i love the layout and the gameplay. i can recognize the same creativity of Lyman then in TWD
Very addictive pinball. the art is top notch
i was reluctant to buy this one as i don't like the music but it's possible to change it and so i'm very happy with this pin. i think i'm holding my third keeper with TWD and MM
4 years ago
Very fun game. Shots all feel great, fantastic code / rules. A bit multiball heavy, but very entertaining. Can get a little repetitive after awhile, but always feels great coming back to for a quick game or two.
4 years ago
One of my favorite games, one day I will own it.
4 years ago
The artwork shines here - very good. Neat grave cascading target shots. Nice and fast gameplay.
4 years ago
To me, "Aerosmith", "KISS" and "Metallica" are pretty much the same table. I played this one at a local bar. Three games. There wasn't anything that really stood out to me except for Sparky getting zapped. That sequence along with the drain sequence is neat. But there really isn't much to it. Nothing groundbreaking, nothing "different". Stern's "AC/DC" is still the end-all/be-all of "rock band pinball" to me. Compared to that table, anything else is just a quickee meant to capitalize on a recurring theme.
4 years ago
I picked up an LED pro a few weeks ago and I can't get enough. I'm still learning all the modes. Just a great game. I'm still looking for something comparable to add to the collection. I know it's all been said before, but this is truly a great game.
4 years ago
I play it when its around but never for more then a game or two not sure why.
4 years ago
Honestly, this game should get a 10 out of 10 just for bringing back in-line drop targets! This is the pin I always play on location, even though I am not a huge Metallica fan.
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