After several months of Internet speculation, the newest Stern pinball is in full production. Honoring legendary British band Iron Maiden and named “Legacy of the Beast,” the game features sights and sounds from the iconic rock group.
Stern people said they wanted to match the excitement, energy and experience of a live Iron Maiden concert. Players will immerse themselves in an interactive Iron Maiden universe transforming into various forms of Eddie, the band’s legendary mascot. The game is outfitted with an arsenal of toys and features; players will go to battle with four flippers, two spinners, a set of three-bank drop targets, metal and wire-form ramps, a captive ball mechanism, a dual up-post lock mechanism and a center bullseye target.
“Iron Maiden is one of the most iconic bands of all time and we’re excited to have Eddie join the ranks of Stern Pinball’s rock and roll lineup,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO.
The Pro ($5,999), Premium ($7,599) and Limited Edition ($8,999) models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art by Jeremy Packer, a.k.a. Zombie Yeti, who’s worked on several other Stern titles.
The Premium and Limited Edition models also feature an interactive sarcophagus ball lock, a motorized secret tomb entrance, a controlled middle pharaoh laser-cut metal ramp that raises to reveal the underworld scoop, a dual sensing Newton ball, and two custom Eddie sculpts.
The Limited Edition, limited to 500 units globally and in perpetuity, includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass and an upgraded sound system featuring an improved speaker cabinet and high quality JBL branded backbox speakers.
All models include twelve Iron Maiden songs: Aces High, 2 Minutes to Midnight, The Trooper, Wasted, Can I Play With Madness, Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, Powerslave, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Flight of Icarus, Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Fear of the Dark.
Formed in 1975, Iron Maiden led the wave of British heavy metal music and became a global institution, selling over 90 million albums and playing in more than 2,000 live performances in 63 countries. With tens of millions of fans, Iron Maiden has more than earned its status as one of the most influential bands of all time.