Metallica (Pro)

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This game received 714 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.589 /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: 8.594

Artwork: 8.465

Sounds/Music: 8.45

Other Aspects: 8.582

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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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4 years ago
I do not like the artwork but it is a damn fine pinball.
4 years ago
I added the color DMB, Invisiglass, upgraded speakers, flashing LED's, and this game is simply awesome....
4 years ago
Wath can i say, The perfect machine, deep and fun.
4 years ago
A game I never thought I'd own, and one I kinda avoided for the last three years. Well, once I came back to give it a try finally I instantly fell in love. The fan layout is by far my fave, and it's similarities to Attack From Mars made it an instant classic for me. Not a fan of the new Metallica music but was a huge fan when I was a kid, so I'm glad the majority of the tunes are classics. The center shot is a dream and the left ramp is such a huge challenge to hit consistently. I am now an owner and a believer, and understand why this shot up the top 100 charts as fast as it did. It truly is one of the funnest games of all modern pinball!
4 years ago
A great modern pin with good sound and great looking art. Plays really well and nothing is lost between the le/premium and the pro machine.
4 years ago
This game is just AWESOME!
4 years ago
My first NIB. Not a huge fan of the band, but the pin lives up to all the hype. Love it! Nothing profound here. I just love it.
4 years ago
Love Metallica! The sound track is just awesome... I mean its Metallica! The play field art is so fitting and colorful. Every time i play this game i feel like it makes me a better pin baller, its just so easy for a newb to dive in, yet the rules are complex enough to really dig deep. Amazing all around game!!
4 years ago
The best pinball by stern!
4 years ago
Awesome music from a great band really puts this one in front out of all the "music pins". Sparky as a toy is cool, I do feel like the game could have had a little less of a cartoony feel and more of a badass theme. The flow is nice and the different shots are great when you get rotating ramps. I like the unpredictability of the cross shots and I rarely see sparky fire a cheesy shot down right down the guts like in Aerosmith.

Overall the Pro is a good value for dollar but To step this up to the level it really deserves Master of Puppets LE is the true king of music Pinball machines
4 years ago
this one was a crowd favorite..comes and goes
4 years ago
4 years ago
If you're a fan of Metallica's music, then look no further for a game that exemplifies the "band pinball" theme. I would rate it right up there with AC/DC as far as games that are as fun to listen to as they are to play.

The song selection is right out of Metallica's wheelhouse; no garbage from "Re-load" here!

The game flows very fast, and has a great wide-open playfield. Getting to the minor wizards modes isn't a tremendous challenge, but getting to End of the Line is no joke; just as a game should be in my opinion.

Obviously the center stage toy is Sparky, and seeing the toy get electrocuted along with the hilarious callouts is always a delight.

If you have small children playing in the arcade, I would make sure that the "Adult" mode is turned off or make sure to tell your kids to earmuff whenever Lars starts F-bombing you!
4 years ago
There are so many fun shots on Metallica Pro, yet, it seems difficult to really bring a game together. The more I play this metal-loving champ, the more convinced I am that it belongs in tournament play beside GoT and other games with complex, progressive rule sets. Even if there aren't a lot of shots to fall in love with on this table, it is nevertheless a lot of fun to play - and, I'm a sucker for in-line drops, so bonus points there.

There aren't many band games that I'd like to have in a personal collection, but Metallica is the first on the list. Great fun to play!
4 years ago
I LOVE Metallica as a band so I might be a little biased. I've been listening to them since I was a freshman in high school (1992). I have the MET Pro LED version. The MET pinball machine is near perfection IMO. Like others have said over and over the ruleset is just amazing on this game and probably Sterns most polished game in terms of code and depth. Its loud, it plays extremely fast and is amazing to look at! Me and my friends cant get enough of it. I plan on never getting rid of it.
4 years ago
Excellent pin! Keeps you coming back.
4 years ago
Very fun machine. I found the shot variety low and gameplay almost too easy. But, you can't beat listening to Metallica while playing pinball. I wouldn't mind owning this machine.
4 years ago
Best recent Stern game! Loads of fun
4 years ago
Stern's BEST Pro model. I sold my LE I was so happy with the Pro.
4 years ago
After a week of playing my new machine MET Led , What a awesome machine. When i played it in the arcade a few times i never got into it. But after spending a little time , can't say anything bad about the machine. Flow and play , Looks, all great. I would like the songs to have play with the code of the machine IE: Kiss Stern but that is just a small thing.
4 years ago
incredible pinball
4 years ago
Its flat out the best pinball machine of all time. Fantastic shots, art and rules. Amazing!
4 years ago
Awesome layout complimented with some of the greatest rules for a pinball machine ever. I remember watching PAPA videos before playing it and seeing all the guys going for Sparky multiball but it's not until you're actually standing in front of the machine that you realise how tight that shot is. That goes for all of the shots, it is a tough game but when you get your shots flowing and you're collecting items lighting crank-it-up is an awesome feeling. Having to put that much work in just to light a "mode" is inspired coding! The only thing which lets the pro down is the light show compared to the premium/LE but the 'Total Light Show' mod more than makes up for this. Best pro Stern has produced and glad to hear they've extended the license. Apparently there may be one more code update to come! Will hopefully be the next game added to my collection.
4 years ago
I'm not very good at the game, but it is really fun with a great light show. My ratings for art and backglass are for a purple Pinball Refinery edition of the pro machine. Much better looking than a standard Stern black cabinet.
4 years ago
similar layout to Ironman, but the rules and how the game is played are completely different. Not as hard as iron man, but just as fun, maybe more. Lots of toys, even on the pro, rule set is good and game is crazy fast.
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