Iron Maiden Pinball Rulesheet (WIP)


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This is a wiki - users can add more new info when the machine releases.

Info based on code v1.00.

Song Choice

At the start of each ball, you can select your soundtrack of choice. This has no effect on gameplay and is purely for the player to up the irons.

Skill Shots

Standard Skill Shot

Soft plunge into the skill shot target to score a normal skill shot. This scores 1,000,000 points, one EDDIE letter, and adds 5 seconds of ball saver time.

Super Skill Shot

Hold the left flipper and plunge to the inner orbit. The ball will roll back down to the upper flipper. Shoot the Super Jackpot shot to score a Super Skill Shot worth 5 million points, a lit Playfield Multiplier, and 10 seconds of ball saver time.

There are also at least three Super Secret Skill Shots, but we’ll let you discover them on your own. :wink:

Power Features

Hit features around the playfield many times to advance toward Power Features. The features are:

  • Power Spinners
  • Power Orbits
  • Power Ramps
  • Power Targets
  • Power Bumpers

The remaining hits to activate a power feature are displayed on the left side of the screen. Once a Power Feature is activated, score more hits to complete the Power Feature and build the Power Jackpot.

Once a Power Feature is complete, the Power Jackpot is available to cash in at the the Orb spot target. You can instead complete another Power Feature to multiply the value of the lit Power Jackpot. The Power Jackpot can be multiplied up to 5x by completing all five Power Features. The Power Jackpot unlights if you drain before it is cashed in.

Cyborg Eddie Multiball ("? mode")

Complete all Power Features to activate Cyborg Eddie Multiball. During the Multiball, light all of the Pyramid Segments (spinners, orbits, ramps, targets, and bumpers) by hitting them each at least once to light the Super Jackpot at the Orb. Collecting the Super Jackpot also awards an Add-a-Ball for the first two times the shot is made. Every shot increases the value of the Super Jackpot and the multiplier also increases every time the Super Jackpot is collected. Starting this Multiball lights the Cyborg Eddie card, and completing it by scoring a Super Jackpot nets you a Level 2 Cyborg Eddie card.

After completing the micro-wizard mode, the Power Features reset and increase in value and difficulty.

Eddie Battle Modes

Qualify an Eddie Battle mode by shooting white arrows to spell EDDIE. Then shoot the center Pharaoh shot to start the flashing mode. You are spotted two EDDIE letters for your first mode. As you complete modes, subsequent modes become harder to start by reducing the number of white arrows and not spotting any free letters. If EDDIE is not completed, shooting the left spinner will change the flashing mode. Once EDDIE is completed, the flashing mode is locked in.

Aces High

2 ball multi-ball.
Stage 1: destroy 4 fighters. Shoot blue arrow shots to defeat a fighter.
Stage 2: defeat 2 bombers. Shoot a ramp to lock on, then shoot the center bulls-eye shot to destroy a bomber.
Stage 3: defeat the ace. Shoot the strobing shot to lock on, then shoot the center bulls-eye shot within 5 seconds to destroy the ace.
Increased scoring from better accuracy on bulls-eye shots.
One add-a-ball is available from your first Mystery award shot at the Orb.

Fear of the Dark (this is the first mode lit in Competition Settings)

Woohoo! A rip the lit spinner mode!
Four shots are lit with purple arrows. Completing any one of them lights the Spinners for a ton of points for one spinner rip (the REVIVE spinner scores 2x the value displayed). The more difficult the shot, the higher the base spinner value:

  • Ramps = 250K.
  • Big loop = 350K.
  • Mini loop = 500K (and the weak mini loop initial return out through the L orbit does NOT count as your spinner shot. Bravo!)

When you rip a lit spinner, it will unlight after it stops spinning and is no longer available for the lit spinner points (similar to many Classic Stern lit spinner rules). You may get BOTH spinners going during one “rip” – but it’s very difficult to execute! Once your spinner(s) stops spinning, the purple shots relight and the sequence starts over. The mode is completed after your 3rd spinner rip.

After each purple starter shot, you may also choose to shoot the R ramp once to double your next spinner value.

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

  • Center shot is lit to shoot down the albatross and collect a hurry-up counting down (quickly!) from 1M. Shoot center shot to lock in this value as your MB Shot Value and start a 2-ball multiball.
  • During multiball, one side’s shots (left or right) will be lit at a time. Shoot the lit shots to score your Shot Value (+500K increments) and move the lit shots toward the center, until the Ctr Ramp is lit for a bulls-eye shot. Progress is on a timer, so if you go too long without making another shot, your ship (and your shots) will be blown off course away from center.
  • Shooting the lit bulls-eye shot will score a jackpot based on the sum of your shot scoring, and multiplied by your accuracy on the bulls-eye. If there are still non-Ctr ramp shots lit, you can continue shooting those to increase the value of your jackpot (the Ctr Ramp arrow won’t “move past” it by over-steering).
  • One add-a-ball is available from your first Mystery award shot at the Orb.

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Complete objectives in order as quickly as possible.

  • Shoot any one orange arrow (3M)
  • Shoot the captive ball (5M)
  • Shoot another remaining orange arrow (3M)
  • Complete all of the drop targets (10M)
  • Shoot another remaining orange arrow (3M)
  • Shoot the center ramp (10M + Completion Score)

Completion score based on how much time is remaining in the mode when you finish – I believe it’s 1M per second remaining.

Flight of Icarus

Shoot alternating lit ramps, scoring 1M (+250K increment for each ramp shot, lit or unlit). Combo ramps on a 5 second timer for incremental multiplied scoring (ex: 1st combo at 2x, 2nd at 3x, etc).

Soul Shards

Completing an Eddie battle mode will start a Soul Shard hurry-up at the center Pharaoh shot. Shoot the bulls-eye target to collect a Soul Shard. Soul Shards give bonus and increased scoring in the 2 Minutes to Midnight mini-wizard mode(?). They also light Tomb Treasure at the right loop (there are 10 of these to collect in total).

Tomb Treasures

Collecting Soul Shards and other tasks lights the Tomb (Pro: right loop, LE: left ramp) to collect a Tomb Treasure. There are 10 different awards to collect in a set order:

  1. 15 Million
  2. Super Slings (slingshots worth 250k + 1K increment)
  3. Boost Power Jackpot 15M (adds additional 15M to current Power Jackpot)
  4. Super Combos (5x combos and deathblows for rest of ball)
  5. Light Extra Ball
  6. ? (add 5x to Power Jackpot multiplier should be somewhere)
  7. ?
  8. ?
  9. ?
  10. Run to the Hills (super-wizard mode)

“Can I Play With Madness” is a Premium/LE-exclusive mode that should be somewhere on this list; currently this list reflects the known awards on the Pro.

2 Minutes to Midnight

The 6th Battle Mode is 2 Minutes to Midnight mini-wizard mode. Collect shot type for each song to light super jackpot at the Super Jackpot shot (from upper mini flipper). Scoring is based on how many points were scored on the modes and can be HUGE if you’ve played out your modes well.

Drop Target Awards

Complete the drop targets to collect the lit award. Sweep the drop targets to collect two times the drop target value (increased by hitting the Orb) and two awards at once. The awards in order are Advance Bonus X, Light Orb, and Light Trooper Locks. The game starts with Light Orb lit as the first award.

Trooper Multi-Ball

Earn the “Light Lock” drop target award to light all 3 locks. Hit the green arrows to virtually lock a ball. For the first multiball, both the inner orbit and the right loop are lit to lock a ball. For subsequent multiballs, each Lite Lock award only lights one ball lock, and only one shot is lit for a lock. Lock 3 balls to start Trooper Multi-Ball.

Trooper is a 3 ball multi-ball. At the start of a trooper jackpot, all shots will be lit for a 1x jackpot and will unlight when collected. Collecting 3 Jackpots lights the first Super Jackpot. Shoot the super jackpot shot to collect the super jackpot and relight collected jackpots with +1x scoring, while uncollected shots remain lit at their previous scoring level. Jackpot shot color progression denoting which shots are multiplied at different levels is reverse rainbow: BGYOR (blue, green, etc). Collecting all the lit jackpots will also reset all jackpots to the next multiplier level, but will not automatically score the Super. The REVIVE spinner jackpot is worth double, I think.

Complete the drop targets and then shoot the lit center bulls-eye shot to score a Cannon Award: collects a lit jackpot, instantly advances all Jackpots up by 1 multiplier level, and adds a ball (AAB once per multi-ball).

Trooper 4-ball multiball: Have both Trooper Lock 3 lit and Mummy MB one shot from starting. Shoot the L orbit, but graze the captive ball on the way in. Mummy will not start. Trooper will start as a 4-ball MB. Mummy MB will still be ready to start upon exiting Trooper MB.

Mummy Multi-Ball

Shoot the Sarcophagus captive ball to spell MUMMY and light Mummy Lock. On the Pro this will be a virtual lock up the center ramp (and denoted by the green lock insert). On the Premium/LE, the lock is on the left ramp (and denoted by the arrow insert turning red). Spell MUMMY again at captive ball to immediately start Mummy Multi-Ball.

During Mummy MB, qualify jackpots at the captive ball via switch hits. Jackpot qualifications cannot be stacked, and the switch hit threshold increases for each jackpot. Each jackpot ball will spot a MUMMY letter. Spell MUMMY to light SJP at the Pharaoh Target (bulls-eye above Ctr Ramp). SJP value is multiplied for more accurate bulls-eye shot. For subsequent jackpot rounds, values are doubled, but MUMMY letters will be cycling, and hits to the captive ball will only score a JP when on an available letter.

Add-a-Balls are available by completing all yellow shots at a given level:

  1. Both ramps. (2)
  2. Both ramps and both orbits. (4)
  3. Both ramps, both orbits, both loops, center ramp, and Super Jackpot target. (8)

Loop Feature/Loop Jackpot

Loop Feature

Use upper flippers to shoot loops to build up and light LOOP JACKPOT. Loop awards are displayed in the big loop inserts, and are additive when more than one insert is flashing. Each loop scores the lit Loop Value plus adds that value to the LOOP JACKPOT, and increases the Loop Value by 250K, up to a max base value of 2.5M. The lit Loop Value will decrease over time (short timer) back to 250K. One shot to the mini loop lights the 2x Loop insert while the Loop Value is 500K or more; once the Loop Value decays back to 250K, the 2x Loop goes away. After shooting 5 (+2) loops, LOOP JACKPOT is qualified, the red LOOP JACKPOT lamps will light solid, and if the qualifying shot was via the big loop, the up-post will divert the ball to the mini flipper. Your progress toward your next LOOP JACKPOT is displayed on screen.

Loop Jackpot

Once qualified, the red LOOP JACKPOT lamp remains lit solid until the first Loop Jackpot is collected, at which point the lamp will start flashing and a 12-second timer begins. During this period, each loop shot collects the Loop Jackpot, and each consecutive loop shot will score 2x, 3x, 4x, etc. the value of the Loop Jackpot.

  • For your 3rd+ Loop Jackpot phase, you must not raise the mini-flipper to be eligible for the Loop Jackpot multipliers.

Loop Jackpot advancements are doubled if you shoot the main loop without the aid of raising up your mini flipper (holding the L flipper button), or tripled if you shoot the mini-loop.

Playfield Multipliers (PFx)

Shoot the flashing X targets around the playfield to qualify 2x Playfield scoring (2X orange insert lit solid). If 2x Playfield is qualified, complete the X targets a second time to qualify 3x Playfield scoring. Subsequent completions of the X targets with 3x qualified will increase the PFx timer.

Once qualified, activate the PFx by rolling over a lit Activate X inlane. Use the flipper buttons to toggle the lit inlane. The base timer for the playfield multiplier is 20 seconds. Hitting a flashing X target while the multiplier is active will add 5 seconds to the timer.

If you aren’t in a mode, alley passing from the right flipper through the left inlane into the Gravestone target will spot an unlit X target.

Completing a Super Skill Shot will immediately qualify your next PFx level.

Revive

Shoot the left spinner to spell REVIVE. Spelling REVIVE lights outlanes for a REVIVE outlane ball-save. The first time you spell REVIVE, both outlanes will light for REVIVE. Subsequent times only light a single outlane. Letters cannot be spotted while a Revive is still lit. Lit Revives carry over between balls.

Orb Award

Complete the drop targets to earn the Light Orb award. This lights the Orb target for a mystery award. Collect Light Orb again before collecting to increase the mystery level for better rewards.

Gravestone Target

Shatzing (alley passing) the left inlane to send the ball into the nondescript gravestone standup target will help you out with a running mode or multiball. If no mode or multiball is running, it will spot you one “X” toward your next PFx qualification.

Combos

Combos are based on unique shots and not on a timer. Repeating a shot ends the combo. Up to a 6-way combo is possible. Combo scoring starts at 250,000 for a 2-way combo and increases exponentially.

Deathblow

Ending a combo at different shots/targets awards a Deathblow, which scores points and adds to your bonus. Deathblow shots/targets: EB target, captive ball, bulls-eye, SJP target.

End of Ball Bonus

Bonus is scored as follows:

Switches × 3,500
Mummy Letters Collected × 25,000
Deathblows × 45,000
Loops × 50,000
Power Features Completed × 75,000
Soul Shards Collected × 250,000
Eddies Collected × 250,000

All values are multiplied by Bonus X multipliter. Increase Bonus X for the ball by completing the drop target bank for the Bonus X award.

Number of the Beast

Collect all 4 Eddie Card inserts to qualify Number of the Beast wizard mode. The 4 Eddie Cards require:

  • Super Jackpot on Trooper Mutli-Ball
  • Super Jackpot on Mummy Multi-Ball
  • Reaching Cyborg Multiball (Completing the Power Pyramid)
  • Reaching 2 Minutes to Midnight

NOTB Rules:

  • Untimed single-ball mode with 30-second initial ball save
  • 3 shots lit with Red Arrows. Shoot any one of them to light Bulls-eye.
  • Shoot Bulls-eye within 5 seconds to start Counter-Attack phase, otherwise Red arrow phase repeats.
  • Counter-Attack: all shots lit Yellow for 10 seconds.
  • Defeat the Beast with 12 Counter-Attack shots. You can requalify and repeat the Counter-Attack phase as needed.
  • If you lose your ball, you lose your battle against the Beast and have to requalify all 4 Eddie cards again (except for those Eddie cards that you collected a Level 2 Eddie card)

#2

Game came out a full 11 hours ago and still nothing here? Man… Tiltforums has really gone downhill!


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#4

Is there a replay of the stream at all available?


#5

We are hoping that you have already done this and can do a quick copy and paste here!


#6

Where’s the fun in that?


#7

Dude . . . just say “This is pending licensor approval” . . . that works for EVERYTHING :wink:


#8

I filled in a bunch of stuff from my rough notes and from memory, most of it is probably not accurate! KME gave a very nice and thorough explanation of the rules during the stream. Wish I would have taken better notes! :slight_smile:


#9

I was too busy drooling all over my notepad so i got nothing.

But i think it’s pretty much start a mode and chase the moving arrow around the board for 2 minutes. Do that 18 times and get to the wizard mode…oh wait, wrong game :wink:


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LOOP FEATURE- Use upper flippers to shoot loops to build up and light LOOP JACKPOT. Loop awards are displayed in the big loop. Values range from 250k to 2.5mil. Shooting consecutive loops will build up the loop value. Each loop scores the lit value plus adds that value to the LOOP JACKPOT value. Shots to the mini loop lights the 2x loop insert. When the required number of loops is reached the LOOP JACKPOT lamps will come on solid.
LOOP JACKPOT- LOOP JACKPOT lamp lights up solid until the first LOOP JACKPOT is collected. Once collected a 12 second timer will begin. Each consecutive loop shot during this period will score 1x, 2x, 3x etc. the value of the LOOP JACKPOT.


#11

Already more info than Pirates! IMG_1905


#12

There is a classic bit of Maiden history, the reverse message before Still Life on their album Piece of MInd. It would be cool if that message played just prior to the flippers reversing. Complete ‘goal x’, the message plays forward, flippers go back to normal.


#13

Thanks! Are you going to publish something like Dwight did for GOT and GB?


#14

Theres a new short facebook video from the PRO gameplay in Copenhagen. The player starts Aces HIgh and its a 2 ball multiball. I didn’t see that mentioned in the Aces High rules.


#15

Shouldn’t have to if the playfield and rulecard have most of it covered :slight_smile:


#16

An in depth rule doc is forthcoming…


#17

#backstagepassftw


#18

Based on limited play at Cactus Jacks tonight, not sure whether REVIVE letter progress can be done within multiball - anyone know?


#19

Are these power features always limited to one ball? I got all five checked off and couldn’t figure out how to relight them…but it was ball three so I don’t know if they would’ve refreshed on the next ball.


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Yes you can