Ultraman Pinball Machine

Ultraman Pinball Machine: Spooky Announces Ultraman: Kaiju Rumble Pinball

The new Ultraman Pinball Machine by Spooky Pinball LLC and Tsuburaya Productions delivers the ultimate experience as you play against Ultraman’s greatest Kaiju foes!

Ultraman: Kaiju Rumble Pinball Machine features original clips & music from the classic show, custom speech, incredible Matt Frank artwork, and additional music by Matt “Count D” Montgomery.

Special Effects Wizard Eiji Tsuburaya

2021 marks the 55th anniversary of the Ultraman Series, which started in 1966.

The first entry of the Ultraman Series, Ultra Q, featured mankind encountering the giant monsters known as Kaiju. The series was released in 1966 by the special effects studio Tsuburaya Productions, which was founded in 1963 by special effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya, the man who brought such monsters to life as the King of the Monsters himself, Godzilla.

The franchise really took off with its second entry; Ultraman the show, that introduced the first titular Ultra Warrior fighting off Kaiju, and alien invaders from space. Ultraman was pioneer in the beginning of Japan’s “Monster Craze”, so Tsuburaya’s third entry into the Ultraman Series; Ultraseven introduced the second titular Ultra Warrior, as well as expanding on the concept of space alien invaders.

Even after Eiji Tsuburaya’s death on January 25 in 1970, the Ultraman Series has continued to live on as one of his greatest creations.

Ultraman was the world’s third top-selling licensed character in the 1980s and references to Ultraman are abundant in Japanese pop culture, much like references to Superman in American culture.

Ultraman Pinball Machine

Ultraman Pinball Machine Features

Spooky Pinball’s Ultraman Pinball Machine is available in Standard Edition, Bloodsucker Edition and Collector’s Edition.

All Editions Features

  • Dual Inlane Lifters
  • Triple interactive Baltan Tokyo City Toy
  • Four Custom Stainless Ramps
  • Science Patrol Pin Drop Target Ball Lock
  • Lighted Pigmon Drop bank
  • Three upper Playfields
  • 360 Degree LED Flashers
  • Sculpted Beta Capsule with 360 LED Flasher inside
  • Custom Metal Ball Drop Down Mech
  • Dual Spinner Loop
  • 150 Interactive RGB Lighting
  • Upper Playfield RGB Strip Lighting
  • Seven Physical Ball Locks

Blood Sucker Edition Features

  • Clear plastic protectors
  • Interior graphics
  • Knocker kit installation
  • Shaker kit installation
  • Interactive RGB speaker kit and standard grill
  • Target decals
  • Coin box and lid
  • Powder coated to match bill acceptor ready door (bill acceptor not included)
  • Custom metallic flake powder coat
  • Blood Sucker Edition numbered plaque
  • Flipper button protective armour

Collector’s Edition Features

  • Orange plastic protectors
  • Interior graphics
  • Knocker kit installation
  • Shaker kit installation
  • Coin box and lid
  • Target decals
  • Interactive RGB speaker kit and custom grills

Ultraman Pinball Teaser

Limited to 500 Units Worldwide

Production for all editions combined is limited to 500 units worldwide. And as with Spooky’s recent Halloween Pinball Machine, there is no limit on the number of Collector’s Editions, Blood Sucker Editions, or Standard Editions within the 500 limit, customers will decide the total number of each edition depending entirely on demand.

Order Your Ultraman Kaiju Rumble Pinball Machine

To order your Ultraman Kaiju Rumble Pinball Machine, call Pinball Heaven on 01772 816 677  or visit our online pinball shop.

 

Halloween Pinball Machine Launched

Halloween Pinball Machine Launched

Spooky Pinball LLC has today launched its Halloween Pinball Machine, based on John Carpenter’s 1978 classic film.

“Finally… the iconic horror film that started it all. Spooky Pinball LLC & Compass International Pictures are bringing the 1978 classic, John Carpenter’s Halloween to the PINBALL WORLD! More details coming soon. Pick up a Spooky Pinball Fang Club membership to get early access to what may be the biggest SPOOKY PINBALL GAME EVER!!!”

Spooky Halloween Features

Spooky’s new Halloween Pinball Machine features clips from the original film, plus custom speech from original cast member PJ Soles. The backbox includes a ridiculously cool custom-lit interactive topper of the iconic Halloween artwork that has a working knife, with the awesome backglass artwork designed by Jason Edmiston.

Speaking of knives, the custom handle is a knife and Michael peeks out of the bushes in an awesome triple interactive toy bank. There’s are a flashing pumpkin sculpt, a triple-lighted pumpkin drop bank, a Judith Myers tombstone ball lock, and triple upper playfields to help get you up to the balcony from the big finale.
Halloween Spooky Pinball

Full details of Spooky’s new Halloween Pinball Machine have not yet been released, however Spooky has revealed the three editions:

Halloween Standard Edition

Halloween Standard Edition – no addons and to be built last. Includes, as do all editions: 7 pinballs, dual inlane lifters, triple interactive Michael Hedge, toyfour custom stainless ramps, Judith Meyers tombstone drop target ball lock, lighted jack-o-lantern drop bank, three upper playfields, one playable Smith’s Grove Sanitarium playfield, one playable house playfield, one passive playfield, 360 degree led flashers, sculpted pumpkin with 360 led flasher inside, custom metal ball drop down mech, dual spinner loop (on the house playfield), 150 interactive RGB lighting, upper playfield RGB strip lighting, seven physical ball locks.

Halloween Blood Sucker Edition

Blood Sucker Edition – to be built before the Standard Edition and will include clear plastic protectors, interior graphics, knocker/shaker, interactive RGB speaker kit, standard powder coated speaker grill, target decals on the coin box/lid, powder coated bill accepter door, custom metallic flake powder coat, Blood Sucker Edition plaque and flipper button protective armour.

Halloween Collector’s Edition

Halloween Collector’s Edition – to be built first and will include coloured plastic protectors, interior graphics, knocker/shaker, interactive RGB speaker kit, custom powder coated speaker grill, target decals on the coin box/lid, powder coated bill accepter door, custom vein powdercoat, custom laser cut side rails, Collectors Edition numbered plaque, custom interactive licenced topper, custom sculpted shoot rod and additional licenced decorative toy.

A clear coated butter cabinet add-on will be available for the Blood Sucker and Collector’s Edition machines.

John Carpenter’s Halloween Pinball – Teaser

Limited Number of Halloween Pinball Machines

A limited number of Halloween pinball machines will be built, but the mix of Standard, Blood Sucker and Collectors Editions will be decided by the customers, so if you are quick enough and you would like a particular edition, it should be possible to order one.

Order Your Halloween Pinball Machine

To order you Halloween Pinball Machine, call Spooky Pinball Distributors, Pinball Heaven on 01772 816 677 or visit our online pinball shop.

 

Haggis Fathom Pinball Machine – Mermaid Edition

Australian pinball manufacturer Haggis Pinball has announced the Mermaid Edition of its Fathom pinball remake, limited to just 250 machines, has already sold out.

The good news is that Pinball Heaven will have several Haggis Fathom Mermaid Edition Pinball Machines splashing their way to the UK, with a small number of Mermaid Editions still available for sale.

Bally Fathom Pinball Machine – 1981

Bally released the original Fathom Pinball Machine, designed by Ward Pemberton, in August 1981, with the game featuring 3 flippers, 3 pop bumpers, 3 slingshots, a 6-bank drop target, a 3-bank drop target, 2-in-line drop targets, kick-out holes, a spinning target, standup target, 3-ball multiball, left and right crossover return lanes and artwork by Greg Freres.

Only 3500 Bally Fathom pinball machines were produced making it a highly desirable pinball machine and the obvious first choice for Haggis Pinball to remake 40 years on as part of their Haggis Classics series.

Haggis Classics – 2021

“There’s just so much to love about the Fathom pinball machine it’s hard to pick just one great thing about it,” says Damian Hartin, CEO of Haggis Pinball. “I love the art from Greg Freres and the layout is fantastic with all the drop targets and challenging but rewarding gameplay. Not to mention the amazing sound effects and iconic callouts. It has always been one of my favourite solid-state pinball machines from this era and I cannot wait to show people how we have been able to remake it using modern technology whilst preserving the look and feel of the original game.”

Fathom Revisited Features by Haggis Pinball

Enhanced Playfield Manufacturing

Haggis Pinball have used their enhanced playfield manufacturing process to prevent dimpling from everyday play as well as their extensive testing practices to ensure the game made today has the reliability pinball collectors and fans from around the world expect, so they can enjoy their games for years to come.

The Classic Edition isl as true to the original game as possible, with a single speaker sound system and single-colour LED displays and playfield lighting.

The Mermaid Edition adds RGB lighting and score displays, under-cabinet lighting, mirrored metal trim and playfield parts, a 5-speaker sound system, LCD instruction and score card displays and an alternative ‘2.0’ enhanced ruleset, with the original rules also being available for selection.

Haggis Fathom Pinball Machine – Mermaid Edition Enquiries

To enquire about the Haggis Fathom Pinball Machine – Mermaid Edition, call official Haggis Pinball Distributor Pinball Heaven on 01772 816 677 or visit our online pinball shop.

Download the Haggis Fathom Pinball Machine Features Matrix.

The Mandalorian Pro Pinball Machine

The Mandalorian Pro Pinball Machine by Stern Pinball

In this action-packed pinball quest, players are transported to a galaxy far, far away as they play as the Mandalorian, teaming up with key allies and protecting Grogu, while battling dangerous enemies and forces across their journey.

You are The Mandalorian! Use the Razor Crest, your weapons, armor, and comrades to go on bounty hunts, avoid ambushes, rescue the child, climate the imperials, and earn you signet!

The Mandalorian Pro Pinball – Game Features

Mandalorian Pro includes:

  • Six pinballs
  • Three flippers
  • Two Pop Bumpers
  • Diverter on left ramp transports pinball to Encounter mini playfield
  • Large custom Grogu sculpture
  • Custom molded Razor Crest sculpture with hanging uplift target activates Razor Crest multiballs
  • Center ramp with control gate stages ball for Razor Crest multiball
  • Left side scoop and vuk start Missions, collect an extra ball, or trade Beskar for equipment, weapons, armor or other features at the Foundry
  • Left orbit Tie Fighter spinning target
  • Left and right orbits can activate up-post to divert ball into C-H-I-L-D top lanes for mystery awards
  • 3 Hunter stand-up targets light return lanes to activate Hunter modes
  • 2 “2x ramp” stand-up targets by right helix ramp
  • Static Encounter mini playfield with one flipper and 6 stand-up targets for intense battle action
  • Static inner loop under right helix ramp starts tense Ambush experiences
  • High speed, through backpanel Encounter left plastic ramp with smooth flowing plastic return

Lighting & Sound

  • 18 RGB software controlled LEDs
  • Color changing general illumination LED lighting
  • Exclusive custom speech performed by actor Carl Weathers who plays Greef Karga
  • Iconic theme song and music by Ludwig Göransson instantly transports players into the world of The Mandalorian
  • Immersive video and audio assets from seasons 1 and 2 of The Mandalorian

Mandalorian Pro Game Features Video

Mandalorian Pro Pinball – from Pinball Heaven

Mandalorian Pro Pinball Machine by Stern is available from Pinball Heaven. Call us on 01772 816 677 or visit our online pinball shop today!

Alien Pinball Machine – The Beast is Back

Alien Pinball Machine – The Beast is Back

Pinball Heaven have partnered with Pinball Brothers distributor Pinball Bazaar, to bring you the soon to be launched Alien pinball machine.

The 1979 Alien science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, broke box office records across the world when it was first released and won the 1980 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The success of Alien spawned a media franchise of films, novels, comic books, video games, and toys. The 1986 sequel Aliens, directed by James Cameron received critical acclaim for its action sequences and received Academy Awards for Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects and is now considered one of the greatest films of the 1980s.

Pinball Brothers

Pinball Brothers Logo

Pinball Brothers, who are based in Orbero, Sweden, announced the Heighway Pinball remake late last year, but have recently updated their social media to confirm their new Alien pinball machine is now complete and ready to be shipped.

“When the computer on the commercial space tug Nostromo detects a transmission in the middle of its flight home, it wakes its crew to investigate the source of the signal. On the moon LV-426 they discover the wreck of an old spaceship.

Step inside this high octane, survival horror and genre defining action thriller, bringing to life two of the iconic Alien films, both Alien and Aliens in this world under glass.

Packed full of toys, mechs and features, whilst delivering ground up improvements. Alien from Pinball Brothers brings the beast back.”

An Improved Alien Pinball Machine

According to Pinball News, Although it remains essentially the same wide-bodied design we saw before, there have been several changes from the Heighway Pinball version of the game.

Pinball Brothers have stated that, amongst other things, their new release benefits from improved electronics. Most obviously, the two main LCD displays, one large display in the centre of the backbox and a smaller one inset into the playfield, have been combined into a single 18.5″ panel at the bottom of the backbox. There are also two 4″ speakers either side of the display for the main game audio.

The five-inch airlock display remains, although the housing has been made thinner and less obtrusive. This change created space behind the airlock for a ‘sneak-in’ back entrance which is registered by a dedicated switch and given an appropriate award. A new illuminated Weapons Status Display now sits where the playfield LCD was previously positioned.

The LED board which illuminates these weapon indicator inserts is part of a whole new electronics system developed by Pinball Brothers. The new system uses smaller, easier-to-access circuit boards which run off a PC in the same way as the Heighway Pinball system. Although PC-based, there is currently no internet connectivity for software updates, on-line challenges or global scoreboards.

Alien Pinball Machine Gameplay

Magnetic Ball Grabber & Virtual Ball Lock

The illuminated cabinet side panels have gone, but it is understood a magnet ball grabber at the top right of the playfield which was taken out of the original design because it clashed with the slide-rails under the playfield has been able to be reinstated thanks to a new slide-rail design. In addition, a virtual ball lock for the Hypersleep Chamber has been upgraded to the physical three-ball lock which was originally planned, together with the addition of a dedicated lifter mechanism to eject the balls.

The illuminated standup targets in the game have been upgraded too, from a single colour to full RGB lighting, while some targets which weren’t previously illuminated have got the RGB lighting enhancement too.

Elsewhere on the playfield, the Xenomorph mechanism which was so problematic on the Heighway Pinball games has been made more robust with metal parts replacing plastic ones and a new dedicated driver board. The Facehugger models on the slingshots have also been changed. A new more durable material has been used for the models while the slingshot kicker arms have been redesigned.

The additional devices, switches and lights and the new boardset all need support in the software, so Pinball Brothers have been working with one of the original programmers, Brian Dominy, to properly integrate them.

The cabinet design is now much more traditional, without the rounded backbox or modular flipper button boxes. The magazine frame holding the playfield glass has also been removed, replaced with the much more familiar glass slide rails and lock bar.

Alien Pinball Machine Enquiries

No pre-orders are being taken for the new Alien Pinball Machine, with the game only being available direct from Pinball Brothers distributors.

To enquire about the new Alien pinball machine or to place an order, call Pinball Brothers UK Distributor Pinball Bazaar on 01603 984 534 or email them on hello@pinballbazaar.co.uk

The Mandalorian Pinball Machine Released

The Mandalorian Pinball Machine Released – 11th May 2021

Further to our recent blog post, Stern Pinball has today released The Mandalorian Pinball Machine, and as we suggested, Gary Stern is looking to engage a whole new pinball generation with this epic tale.

The Story of The Mandalorian

The story of The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Galactic Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

In this action-packed pinball quest, players are transported to a galaxy far, far away as they play as the Mandalorian, teaming up with key allies and protecting Grogu, while battling dangerous enemies and forces across their journey.

“…an engaging and exciting story for an entirely new generation of fans…”

“Star Wars is timeless and our players have enjoyed every pinball machine reimagined by the iconic space saga,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “Stern’s new pinball machine, inspired by The Mandalorian, continues that tradition with an engaging and exciting story for an entirely new generation of fans around the world. Collaborating with Lucasfilm, we have brought all of the suspense, excitement, and action from the Star Wars galaxy into a one-of-a-kind pinball adventure perfect for any location or home game room.”

Innovative, Motorized Rotating Playfield

Prepare for battle on the gravity-changing, rotating Encounter upper mini playfield available on the Premium and Limited Edition models. This innovative, motorized rotating playfield is packed with six stand-up targets, lights, and two full-size flippers for high intensity pinball action.

Watch out for ambushes! Like the Mandalorian seen in the series, players can be ambushed by enemy forces. A dynamic inner loop shot activates an up/down horseshoe scoop ramp for fast, repeatable precision shooting, creating tense experiences on the Premium and Limited Edition models.

The Mandalorian Pinball – Official Game Trailer

Multiball Mayhem

Players can navigate their way to multiball mayhem by hitting a unique hanging uplift target attached to a custom molded Razor Crest ship. Success in hitting the target qualifies a center ramp shot on the Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

The Mandalorian Pinball Features

Features of The Mandalorian­-inspired pinball machines include a large custom sculpture of Grogu, authentic video and audio from seasons one and two, and exclusive custom speech performed by actor Carl Weathers (Greef Karga). The game includes the iconic title theme song by Ludwig Göransson and stunning hand-drawn artwork by Randy Martinez, one of today’s most popular comic artists.

Only 750 limited edition machines will be available. The limited edition version includes an exclusive full color mirrored backglass inspired by Beskar armor, iconic custom cabinet artwork, custom high gloss powder-coated pinball armor, a custom designer autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and Certifcate of Authenticity.

Order The Mandalorian Pinball Machine

To order The Mandalorian Pinball Machine by Stern Pinball, call Pinball Heaven on 01772 816 677 or visit our online shop.

Mandalorian Pinball Machine – Pinball Rumour Mill

Mandalorian Pinball Machine – Pinball Rumour Mill

Rumours have recently started circulating about the possibility of a Mandalorian pinball machine. Are these rumours true? And if so, who would produce it, and when?

The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian is an American space western television series created by Jon Favreau for the streaming service Disney+. It is the first live-action series in the Star Wars franchise, beginning five years after the events of Return of the Jedi. It stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, a lone bounty hunter who goes on the run after being hired to retrieve “The Child”.

The Mandalorian premiered with the launch of Disney+ on November 12, 2019. The eight-episode first season was met with positive reviews, was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, and won seven Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. A second season premiered on October 30, 2020, and a third season is in pre-production, with Disney confirming that the release date is Christmas 2021.

The popularity of The Mandalorian makes it the perfect licencing vehicle, but if a pinball manufacturer were to agree a licence, who is it most likely to be?

Stern & The Mandalorian

If anyone were to agree a Mandalorian pinball machine licence, the smart money would have to be on Stern. The theme would be a natural fit, as The Mandalorian is a Disney title and an offshoot of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars; Stern already has a positive relationship with both.

The Mandalorian could also figure as part of a Stern incentive to expand the pinball demographic to a younger age group. After all, Stranger Things’ main demographic is 18 to 24 year olds, while George Lucas told Jon Favreau the target audience of The Mandalorian should focus more on kids.

And although The Mandalorian only notched up an initial 40 million views, as compared to Stranger Things’ 64 million views, it has to be pointed out that Stranger Things was launched on the already highly popular Netflix platform, whereas The Mandalorian premiered with the launch of Disney+.

Given that Disney+ has expanded from just 10 million subscribers at launch to a whopping 73 million at the end of last year, there is the distinct possibility that The Mandalorian Series 3 will outperform Stranger Things. So, if Gary Stern was looking to introduce pinball to a younger demographic, he might well have hit the nail right on the head.

Mandalorian Pinball Machine Release Date

With The Mandalorian 3 not showing until Christmas 2021, Stern has got two choices: launch The Mandalorian pinball machine now based on Series 1 and 2, with future Series 3 updates available, or wait for the launch of Series 3. Whatever they decide, a Stern Mandalorian pinball machine will be much in demand. So, as soon as we hear anything concrete we will be sure to let you know.

Christmas is a long way off, and the rumours are already circulating. Don’t blink or you might miss it!

Stern Godzilla Pinball Machine – the Pinball Rumour Mill

Godzilla is recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest continuously running movie franchise in history, having been in on-going production from 1954 to the present day; a total of 28 Japanese films, plus two American films released in 1998 and 2014 have been produced.

The 1998 American film release was accompanied by the launch of Sega’s now classic Godzilla pinball machine. However, the 2014 American film release saw no accompanying pinball launch, and rumours of a forthcoming Godzilla pin have been circulating ever since.

Spooky & Stern

Three years ago it was rumoured that Spooky Pinball was set to produce the new Godzilla pinball. Charlie Emery, who runs Spooky Pinball, is a huge Godzilla fan and when he dropped a hint on the Spooky Podcast that they had secured a new licencing deal, the consensus was that it must be Godzilla. However, news broke later in the year that Stern Pinball had secured the Godzilla licence. Little has been heard since, but recent rumours suggest that Godzilla could now be Stern’s next release.

Sega Godzilla Pinball Machine

Sega Godzilla Pinball Machine

In the 1888 film an iguana nest is exposed to the fallout of a nuclear test in the South Pacific. One of the creatures, Godzilla, travels to New York, causing mayhem along the way and is eventually killed. Later, in the ruins of Madison Square Garden, a single surviving egg hatches and the hatchling roars. The Sega pinball machine expands on the film plot, with the surviving Godzilla egg hatching and once again putting New York under attack.

Designed by Joe Balcer, with artwork by Morgan Weistling and software by Neil Falconer and Orin Day, only 516 Godzilla pinball machines were ever produced. The solid state Sega Godzilla was marketed as “The Meanest, Greenest Game on the Street!” and featured 4 balls, 2 flippers, 4 ‘radioactive breath’ magnets, 6 multiballs, including wizard mode, and a shaker motor.

Sega Godzilla had fairly simple rules. There were lots of multiballs and hardly any modes, but it did include a thought provoking risk/reward strategy. Do you cash in the multiball, or try to get more lined up before starting it? Starting a new multiball from within a multiball was fine, it increased the jackpot and you received a new ball save. But for the really big points you needed to start all five together.

Godzilla 2014

In the 2014 Godzilla reboot, the 30th film in the Godzilla franchise, a soldier attempts to return to his family while caught in the crossfire of an ancient rivalry between Godzilla and two parasitic monsters known as “Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms” or MUTOs, that eat radiation trapped underground.

The film was praised for its visual effects, musical score and cinematography; all features which would greatly benefit a 21st century pinball machine, and all features Stern have been developing over recent years.

Stern Godzilla with Zombie Yeti Artwork

Godzilla Pinball Machine

A little after Stern secured the Godzilla licence, Zombie Yeti shared a thumbnail Godzilla sketch on their Facebook page, tagged #godzilla #rough #notatroll #justforfun.

Zombie Yeti has contributed top drawer artwork to recent Stern releases such as Iron Maiden, Deadpool, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Avengers Infinity Quest, and a new Zombie Godzilla cabinet, back glass and playfield would more than deliver. But what would it look like?

The smart money must go on a blue coloured theme, certainly for the LE version, as Godzilla’s infamous heat ray, which is more powerful than fire, is typically blue in color. And Stern’s recent use of playfield video, as featured on TMNT and Guns N Roses, could enhance the look by projecting Godzilla’s heat ray on to the playfield itself.

Challenging Multiball with Animatronics

The action in the 2014 movie takes place in Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, Las Vegas and San Francisco. So, the playfield could walk you through these different zones.

With a nod to the 1998 Sega classic, a modern and perhaps more challenging take on the original multiball could prove a big hit. An animatronic Godzilla with ball lock and the ability to unleash 4 balls into multiball play, in a similar way to the TMNT van would do the trick. And how about a couple of animatronic MUTOs that regurgitate pinballs, just like the T-Rex in Stern’s Jurassic Park Premium and LE? This is beginning to sound like a four-flipper game. And of course we will need a shaker motor; if ever a theme needed one this is it.

21st Century Stern Godzilla Pinball Machine

So, a 21st century Stern Godzilla pinball machine, boasting five zones, with artwork by Zombie Yeti, LED lighting, HD monitors, surround sound, regurgitating MUTOs battling with an animatronic Godzilla, the obligatory shaker motor, four flippers and a properly challenging multiball. I’d certainly buy it!

I wonder if Gary Stern agrees?

Guns N Roses Pinball Arrives at Pinball Heaven

The first of our Guns N Roses pinball machines have arrived at Pinball Heaven and have already been installed on site.

Guns N Roses Not in This Lifetime pinball machine pays tribute to the band’s most successful tour, which took in 158 dates, sold over 5 million tickets and grossed almost $600 million USD.

Playfield Designed as the Stage

Jersey Jack Pinball have hit the jackpot with an exciting, inventive, colourful and challenging game where you have to play to impress and bring the music to the fans. The playfield is designed as the stage with an amazing light show merged with pinball versions of rock instruments, drums replace the normal pop bumpers with a set of real cymbals, one of the rails is an actual set of real drumsticks and on the opposite site another rain shaped in the form of a bass guitar. Leaving you to lock your balls ahead of the big music show on Slash’s guitar.

Guns N Roses Pinball

Designed by Eric Meunier & Slash

Designed by Eric Meunier of JJP and Slash himself this game really makes you feel like you are at a GN’R concert, with huge speakers moving concert lights and a challenging ruleset that’s all about you making the band perform and cashing in on that performance.

The game has some beautiful set pieces with great smooth shots with lots of flow, four flippers keep the action frantic and two screens giving you live band action and hints on what to do next. You can also connect the game to the Internet to get the latest updates and also put your game onto Scorbit to share your scores and challenge other players to a battle around the world. The art work and attention to detail in this game is superb and all backed up by Pinball Heaven’s fantastic service.

Secure Your GNR Pinball Machine

To secure your Guns N Roses Pinball Machine visit our online pinball shop

Pictured: Guns N Roses Pinball Machine Limited Edition

Heck/Spooky/Chicago Gaming Pinball Rumour Mill

Heck/Spooky/Chicago Gaming Pinball Rumour Mill – new title set to arrive in 2021.

It was confirmed by Doug Duba, President of Chicago Gaming Company in March last year that Ben Heckendorn was developing a new pinball machine as a co-production with Chicago Gaming Company and Spooky Pinball.

Chicago Gaming is a sister business of the Churchill Cabinet Company, established in 1904. Chicago Gaming is now producing remakes of extremely popular classic Williams Electronics pinball machines, recreated to exceed the high standards of the original game, and has received critical acclaim for their Attack from Mars, Medieval Madness and Monster Bash remakes.

Spooky Pinball is a family owned & operated business and Wisconsin’s only pinball manufacturer. Starting life in 2010 as a podcast “Spooky Pinball”, in 2011 Charlie Emery took a custom game to the Midwest Gaming Classic. That in turn lead to a meeting with console modder and computer engineer Ben Heck who also shared a passion for pinball. Ben didn’t want to re-theme games, he wanted to build them from the ground up, so driven by a vision for pinball innovation, in February 2013 Emery founded Spooky Pinball LLC. The following year Spooky released America’s Most Haunted, designed by Ben Heck, which swiftly sold out its production run of 150 machines.

The First Heck/Spooky/Chicago Gaming Collaboration

This will be the first collaboration between Heck, Spooky and Chicago Gaming. To date no title has been confirmed, but with Doug Duba stating “the goal is to make the best pinball ever” there has been plenty of speculation as to what the team could be working on.

It has been rumoured that Spooky Pinball was previously looking at a remake of Evil Dead, but the licensing costs were prohibitive. Further speculation has centred around whether Stern currently holds a licence for Beetlejuice, and if not, then could that be a possible avenue to explore.

However, the smart money is not on a remake, or even an original title, but on an original concept. Why else would Chicago Gaming be teaming up with Spooky and Heck?

Original Concept

An original concept would be an attractive proposition, with the saving on licencing costs making it even more attractive in these uncertain pandemic-ridden times. An original concept would also tick the originality box for Heck and Spooky and open up a wider market for Chicago Gaming. So, a Heck/Spooky/Chicago co-production; definitely. A new title; absolutely. And an original concept; most probably.

Nothing has been announced just yet, but considering Spooky Pinball’s usual gestation period, we can’t be too far away from an update.

Whatever the news, hear it here first from Pinball Heaven

Led Zeppelin Pro Pinball Machine

Led Zeppelin Pro Pinball Machine by Stern Pinball – now in stock!

Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham.  Together they became one of the best-selling bands with estimated record sales of 300 million units worldwide.  In 1995 Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their innovative and influential impact on the entire music industry.

Pro Cabinet, Sound and Light

The Led Zeppelin Pro pinball machine comes complete with Led Zeppelin III themed full colour translite and unique side cabinet designed by Stephen Jensen. The cabinet also features powder-coated black wrinkle finish side armour, hinges, front lockdown moulding and legs, plastic moulded bottom arch and snap-latch front moulding.

Electronic features include 13 RGB software controlled LEDs and adjustable dimming backbox lighting, live concert footage with custom animations for each song, exclusive Brendon Small character speech, all-new software controlled 10 band graphic equalizer with separate control for backbox and cabinet speakers so you can tune the sound to your liking, fade adjustment to control front and bottom speaker outputs, plus player selectable song choice at the start of every ball, with the song list highlighted on the back panel. The Pro model also features a CPU mounted line-out audio connector for external amplification.

Led Zeppelin Pro Pinball Machine Features

In this high energy rock and roll pinball concert experience, pinball and music are fused together.  Players are transported back to Led Zeppelin’s early days and tour the world from 1968-1980. As if players were members of the band playing its music, their play updates game features at the start of each verse and chorus of ten iconic Led Zeppelin songs including: Good Times Bad Times, Whole Lotta Love, The Song Remains the Same, Rock and Roll, Trampled Under Foot, Ramble On, Kashmir, Immigrant Song, Black Dog, Communication Breakdown.

Led Zeppelin Pro edition features 6 pinballs, 3-bank of drop targets, 3 custom steel ramps, 3 pop bumpers and 3 flippers. A custom Swan Song Records trademark Icarus sculpted leaper toy takes flight when smashed by the chaotic pinball. And a custom-moulded 13 inch Hindenburg Zeppelin toy based on the iconic imagery from the Led Zeppelin I album, when lit scores speed locks on the player’s musical journey to Zeppelin multiball, making for immersive, action packed gameplay.

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The Led Zep Pro edition represents great value for money and is already high demand. To find out more and to reserve your Pro Edition, call Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816 677 or visit our online shop.