Led Zeppelin (LE)

Pinside rating

This game received 127 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.047 /10

8.047

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks 1st in the game group "Led Zeppelin". The group itself ranks #67 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.



Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.793

Artwork: 7.59

Sounds/Music: 8.572

Other Aspects: 8.106


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This game is part of a group

Note! There are multiple versions of this game!
This is "Led Zeppelin (LE)".
The other versions are: Led Zeppelin (Pro) (regular version), Led Zeppelin (Premium)


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8.984/10
47 days ago
This game is a fun game. The music and code are really good but I think a lot of people play the pro model which is missing two key items and then write the game off as being "bare" or dull. The Electric Magic in the center and the upper flipper shot ramp make the premium/LE game so much better but most people never see those on location.

Light show is spectacular. Stern has Expression Lighting added on the premum/LE and the integration is very good. Probably not G&R good but it makes the game shine.

The usual cliché is to say that this game is underrated. Maybe it is or maybe it's just that the pro models and the poor effort on cabinet art gave the title a less than stellar rating. It's not Godzilla but it does have great flow and if you like modern Sterns, Led Zeppelin and like shooting ramps and targets, its an easy game to recommend.
7.036/10
5 months ago
As a fan of LZ, my feelings are very mixed with this game. I always have fun playing a few games on it, but the overall experience just feels like I'm playing generic music pin with some LZ bling added to it.

The included songs are great (although it would certainly benefit from having at least 4 or 5 more), the lightshow is awesome, and the game flows well. However, the calls outs are a bit lackluster, the artwork is too repetitive/generic, and theme integration is lacking. The game is fun to play, but I just don't feel the machine lives up to the greatness of the band that it's themed after.
6.997/10
5 months ago
Very colorful artwork pretty well done…the icarus is a good graphic but overused. There are a few shots that are very difficult to hit and you would think you would get but points for hitting them, but not the case. The songs just kind of play in the background. There is really not enough association of the songs to the game. You could play and pin and just play the LZ songs in the background with same results. I was bit disappointed in the overall play of the game. The Electric Magic spinner took a lot of adjustment to get it working right. I do give credit for coming up with a creative new feature that has never been done before.
9.720/10
6 months ago
I am amazed this game doesn't get more love. I think the integration of call outs, music based objectives and overall theme is amazing. The lighting is beautiful and so is the theme. I think this game looks much better than most of the other games in my collection including Godzilla. The shots take time to learn and there are some tight shots and you certainly get penalized for missing certain shots. I do get quite a few SDTM drains and that is my biggest gripe. In fact I get them off of the launch way too often. That being said the game is fun and I just don't want to stop playing. I love the spinner and the sound it makes when you rip it is super cool. I can see this game staying in my collection for quite a while.

Update: After playing this quite a bit more it has grown on me (even more). I like the light show, theme, music, sounds and speech better than Iron Maiden. I like the layout on Iron maiden better.
9.820/10
7 months ago
the best game lighting in our collection, i thing the best lighting associated with the sound in pinball history! fun game... very fast!
9.600/10
8 months ago
What a great game !!!
8.545/10
9 months ago
So after telling my friend I would never buy a LZ due to what I thought was lack luster looking PF. After playing this thing, it has one of if not the best ramp shot in all of pinball. This went from a zero to hero in my book. Never judge a pin by its cover song. The sound when the ball hits things is just so satisfying for me. The spinner RIPS like a spinner should but the added sound is what makes it.
8.108/10
9 months ago
i was not sure what will await me with this game. i played only a few games before. i played mando and LZ at the same time at our pinball location. LZ seemed very easy and boring at the first sight. but! i must say that LZ is absolutely not boring; for me it was better than mando. main rules are quite easy to understand, shots are satisfying. maybe this pin is not realy compareable with must other modern sterns. LZ is a kind of "oldfashioned" style; like old meets new! a little bit like the BEATLES; but not so boring!! i mean, everything was kept quite simple. it is not my favourite machine, but i like it. longplayer!
6.604/10
10 months ago
Let's say you're a huge Zep fan, have some disposable income and a game room. Here you go. Now let's say you play a lot of pinball, find Zep's music dull, and are tired of Stern cranking out pins sold more for IP than play and adding one-two theme toy(s). As someone in the latter category, this is a miss. Shots are dull, didn't find any mode very interesting, feel like this relies too much on fandom for the source material. Was very surprised this was a Steve Ritchie pin, especially with how sloppily the upper flipper plays. Got into some fast flow grooves, but didn't find it rewarding. It has some modern bells and whistles, but the gameplay is meh for me.

Pros: Does a lot of fan service to the intended base, open playfield makes shots feel clean, reduces cheap drains, allows for longer balls and higher velocity flow/shots.

Cons: Boring gameplay. The lifting spinner was an eye-roll inducing feature, and seems clumsy in design. Circus Voltaire and Theatre of Magic came out ~25 years ago and have better magnetic features. The whole thing feels phoned in ("where do we put the useless blimp?).
7.274/10
1 year ago
This is a fairly middle of the road Stern machine.

The rules are fairly basic, but by no means bad. I somewhat like that it isn't as deep as every game that comes to marker. Feels more like a classic title. I honestly think this is one of the best parts about the game.

The art package is bad. Too little going on with the playfield. The blue legs and armor do not match the cabinet art. The backglass art is fine. The zeppelin looks 3D printed and cheap.

The playfield design isn't anything special. It's by no means bad, but the ramps are kind of boring and could use more bends in the wireforms. Part of me kind of likes how simple and uncluttered it feels, but another part of me finds the shots boring and unrewarding.

The more I play this game, the less I like the magic spinner toy. I honestly think this game would be better off without it (such as the pro model).

I have no issues with the sounds in this game.

I do appreciate this game trying to look back and trying to mimic the feel of games from decades ago, the thing is, those games still were often reliant on at least one cool thing to make them standout. This game doesn't have that though.

Edit: This game is growing on me. I still don't love it, but I do now like it and will definitely play at least one game whenever I see it on location.
9.900/10
1 year ago
Led Zeppellin LE/Premium is wonderful, way above its sister (pro). comes with fantastic light effects plus a toy in the middle of the playfield which is a lot of fun! Simple and nice game with the sound of one of the biggest rock bands! Sometimes simplicity becomes much more fun than machines with lots of features and very complex rules to play.
9.560/10
1 year ago
I had played the Premium a ton and finally got to play the LE. The LE plays as great as the Premium only with better backglass and cabinet art. There are no real cons to this game as the shots, layout, lighting and sound are all amazing. This game is up there with the best of all time. It would have a higher overall score if the Premium hadn't shot up to #1 only to be given a ton of fake reviews by the old guard that keeps the top few games the same.
10.000/10
1 year ago
enfin un flip pas trop chargé inutilement et genial a jouer avec son superbe éclairage !
7.308/10
1 year ago
Unboxed this game with a customer and played it a couple of games. Seems good!
7.005/10
1 year ago
Really wanted to love this game. The overall experience feels like they phoned it in during the epidemic. The toys are not good and the art packaged are uninspiring. GREAT MUSIC, but wish there were more songs. It's a very good $5k game. It's hard to justify at $9k.
9.036/10
1 year ago
what i like: buttery smooth shots. super fast. combos. Led Zeppelin music. Sounds are exceptional, old school. i love the artwork. Less is more. i dont need every inch of space covered.

What could improve: Call-outs are weak and uninspired.

my magic spinner has posed no problems. its a cool toy. i dont rank it up there as one of the "greatest". its a fun game in my 8 game collection.
10.000/10
1 year ago
Just love the machine! Not only is it fast and fun but it looks amazing! There is nothing negative to say about Led Zeppelin! I own 11 pins in the top 50 and Led Zeppelin is by far the most fun to play!
9.760/10
1 year ago
amazing game.looks and music are simply the best
4.518/10
1 year ago
The EM spinner is a major design flaw as its cover deflects the path of the ball.
8.188/10
1 year ago
This game was fun to play. The lighting package is pretty awesome but the cabinet artwork leaves much to be desired. The middle of the play field is very empty but the game still has some cool shots. The magnet spinner shot that rises from the play field is a really cool shot. Great music selection and a great theme
6.507/10
1 year ago
I had the opportunity to play a Led Zeppelin LE on location. The first thing that stood out was how empty the game is. The $9200 price tag is not justified by toys and features, or lack thereof, in this game. Did I have fun playing the game? Yes and no. The music is great, the callouts are well done, and from what I saw of the modes I played the ruleset seems engaging. However, the lack of features on the playfield is disappointing as well as the complete lack of shots to anything on the bottom 2/3 of the playfield. The emptiness of the bottom 2/3 of the playfield hurts the gameplay in my opinion, it just feels off. LZ is a game that shows that too much flow is overrated when it comes at the sacrifice of toys and features in my opinion. The main toy, a pop up spinner, is one of the most disappointing toys in modern pinball considering the price. A pop up spinner is the main toy in a $9200 pinball machine and represents Electric Magic? The Zeppelin mold sadly does nothing. I don't understand that design choice other then to save money.

For $9200 I expected much more. There's no reason for Led Zeppelin LE to the cost the same as Avengers Infinity Quest LE and Jurassic Park LE when those two games have significantly more in it.
6.474/10
1 year ago
Not a fan of this one but I'm sure the theme is good for many.
9.580/10
1 year ago
Some valid criticisms of this pin, but if you are a fan of Led Zeppelin and pinball- very hard to find much to complain about. The spinner takes adjusting- and it is disappointing they shipped knowing issue - but when dialed in, one of the most satisfying shots around. I feared music would get old, but I’m hundreds of games in and it still rocks. Not sure why people think you can only enjoy LZ or GnR- they’re both great. Price is what it is anymore so no point in complaining. This is the first pin on and stays on the longest when family visits- none were fans of the band before the pin.
9.720/10
1 year ago
I have an LZLE and at first didn't like cab. As time goes on it just seems to be the right colors.

The code updates have made the game a keeper. I reversed My spinner and have never had another issue with it.

Ritchie did it again! I'm a Zeppelin fan so the music is awesome to Me!!!
9.340/10
1 year ago
I have the premium and love ripping spinners and Led Zeppelin.
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