Munsters Pinball Rule Sheet

Stern Pinball has just published the rules for its new Munsters Pinball game.

Stern’s The Munsters Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art. Each game features a custom sculpted Herman bash toy with magnetized ball catch, highlighting Herman multiball. In addition, all models include a pop-up Spot bash toy hidden under the left ramp, a custom sculpted Drag-U-La toy car featured near a left shooter lane kicker, as well as a metal turn-around, flip-up ramp.

Munsters Pinball Major Areas

There are 5 major areas of the Munsters Pinball playfield: HERMAN, GRANDPA, SPOT, RAVEN, and LILY.

  • Completing an area will advance you to the next level.
  • Completing an area will start a Mode or Multiball.
  • Completing an area will put you one step closer to starting MUNSTER MADNESS.
  • Players begin the game progressing toward Level I.
  • After playing MUNSTER MADNESS you can begin advancing toward the next level.
  • Level II is very similar to Level I. In addition to some rules being slightly different the scoring is higher, the timers are a bit tighter / more challenging.
  • Level III and beyond is exactly the same as Level II except the scores will be a bit higher.

Munster Madness

After completing the 5 Major areas and after all currently running modes or Multiballs are done, the game will go into Munster Madness ready state.

  • When the game is ready for Munster Madness shoot the Munster Madness arrow to start Munster Madness.
  • At the end of Munster Madness the five major areas all reset allowing the player to begin advancing to the next level of each.
  • Level I is relatively easy to complete.
  • Level II, for the most part is the same as Level I but harder. It’s also worth more points.
  • Level III and beyond is the same as Level II.

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You can download the full Munsters Pinball Rule Sheet below:

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Make an Enquiry

To enquire about The Munsters Pinball, please contact Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816 677.

Pinball Hire with a Head of Steam!

Pinball Heaven is delighted to announce it has installed three pinball machines into The Head of Steam.

The Head of Steam, which was acquired by Camerons Brewery in 2013, has developed a reputation for its range of innovative UK and world beers. The Head of Steam features 19 keg lines with a selection of rotating craft beers, 8 cask ale lines including beers and real cider from around the region and beyond, plus a selection of premium cocktails, spirits and soft drinks.

To enhance their offering further, Pinball Heaven has this week installed a pinball machine into three Head of Steam venues at Sheffield, Leeds and Headingly.

The Head of Steam

Head of Steam Sheffield – Attack from Mars

Head of Steam Sheffield features a Chicago Gaming “Attack from Mars” remake pinball machine. Based on the classic Bally and Williams pinball machine, the remake features LED lighting which replicates the warmth and feel of incandescent bulbs. The effect is created by using software to control the speed at which the LEDs reach full brightness, to emulate the relatively slow ramps up and down of light produced by incandescent bulbs. Furthermore, the game’s cabinetry has been greatly improved with both the cabinet and backbox being manufactured from melamine clad plywood. Melamine is 10 times more scratch resistant than traditional lacquer finishes. The original fibreboard cabinet bottom has been replaced with a ½” plywood bottom, significantly improving the strength of the cabinet and providing added protection for the cashbox. This makes the Chicago Gaming “Attack from Mars” remake pinball machine ideal for busy venues such as Head of Steam.

Head of Steam Leeds – Monster Bash

Head of Steam Leeds features the “Monster Bash” pinball machine remake from Chicago Gaming. Again, based on the original Bally and Williams classic, Monster Bash has been recreated to exceed the high standards of the original game. By using modern electronics, LED lighting, and today’s manufacturing technology, Monster Bash delivers the pinball experience you have grown to love, along with the reliability and craftsmanship that is demanded in today’s pinball market, making it the perfect machine for a busy venue.

Head of Steam Headingly – Deadpool

Head of Steam Headingly features the Stern Deadpool pinball machine. Deadpool, which is based on Marvel’s bestselling Deadpool comics, is a game in which players are be immersed in the Deadpool universe, teaming up with iconic X-Men characters Wolverine, Dazzler, Domino, and Colossus as they battle against infamous villains Juggernaut, Sabretooth, Mystique, Sauron, and Mr. Sinister. Players also tag along with Deadpool on his time machine quests as he battles against the T-Rex and the Megalodon. Deadpool pinball entertains with an amazing array of ninjas, vampires, and chimichangas, making it suitable for all skill levels.

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You can find the locations of all three Head of Steam Venues featuring the Pinball Heaven pinball machines on www.pinformer.co.uk

The Benefits of Pinball Hire

There are many benefits to pinball hire. These include: fixed rental, no outlay for a new pinball machine, pinball machine maintenance is included in the rental, and the customer keeps all the money in the cashbox, which at £1 per game or £2 for 3 games, can be very profitable. In addition, the venue does not require a licence for a pinball machine as it does for a fruit machine, so there is no delay in, or constraints on installation.

Pinball Hire – Find Out More

To find out more about pinball hire, contact Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816 677.

Stern Munsters Pinball Machine – Limited Edition

While availability lasts, Pinball Heaven is taking pre-orders for the Stern Munsters Pinball Machine – Limited Edition.

With only 500 Limited Editions being released globally demand is already high, with availability expected to run out soon. So, if you are interested in the Stern Munsters Pinball Machine – Limited Edition, make sure to contact us quickly.

View the Munsters Pinball Machine Limited Edition in our online shop.

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Limited to 600 Machines Globally

As featured on the Premium Edition, the Limited Edition model features Grandpa’s laboratory, a lower playfield that features 2 mini flippers, 2 ramps, a Grandpa bash target, a digital number display and a multi-ball feature.

However, limited to just 500 machines globally, The Munsters Pinball Limited Edition boasts the following additional features, not found on the pro or premium editions:

Exclusive Limited Edition Features

  • • Certificate of authenticity signed by Gary Stern
  • • Designer autographed collectible featuring signature by game designer John Borg
  • • Serialised number plate
  • • Exclusive custom casket themed cabinet artwork
  • • Limited Edition mirrored back-glass with stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art
  • • Limited Edition exclusive art blades
  • • High Definition speaker system with 3 channel amplifier
  • • High definition anti-reflection pinball glass
  • • Shaker motor
  • • Black wrinkle laser cut spider web armour with gold insert and gold metallic legs

To compare game versions download the Stern Munsters Features Matrix

Make an Enquiry

To find out more about the Limited Edition Stern Munsters Pinball Machine and to check availability, please contact Pinball Heaven today.

Munsters Pinball Machine Premium Edition

Pinball Heaven is now taking orders for The Munsters Pinball Machine Premium Edition.

To view the Munsters Pinball Machine Premium Edition in our online shop click here.

The Munsters Pinball Premium Reveal

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Munsters Pinball Machine Premium Edition

Premium Edition Features

The black-and-white nature of the original TV series is mirrored in the Munsters Premium Edition Pinball Machine which is largely monochromatic both on the exterior and interior.

As with The Munsters Pro Edition, the Munsters Pinball Machine Premium Edition Features the characters Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa, but this time in a spooky monochromatic world. The Premium Edition further includes a custom sculpted Herman bash toy with magnetized ball catch, highlighting Herman multiball, a pop-up spot bash toy hidden under the left ramp, a custom sculpted Drag-U-La toy car featured near a left shooter lane kicker, as well as a metal turn-around, flip-up ramp.

Premium Edition Features Not Included in the Pro Edition Include:

• Exclusive black and white high definition translate back-glass and decal cabinet art
• Grandpa’ laboratory lower playfield with mini flippers, ramps, Grandpa’s machine bash target, digital number display and 2 balls.
• 2 full sixed flippers and 2 lower playfield mini flippers
• 4 flipper buttons on the cabinet
• 8 balls (6 standard size and 2 mini balls)

Make an Enquiry

To make an enquiry about The Munsters Pinball Machine Premium Edition, please contact Pinball Heaven today.

Munsters Pinball Machine For Sale – Pro Edition

Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition

Pinball Heaven is delighted to announce it is now taking orders for the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition.

To view the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition in our online shop click here.

Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot & Grandpa

An original pinball experience celebrating the iconic American TV hit sitcom, The Munsters. Players will be transported to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, joining the entire Munsters family on this haunted pinball adventure. Featuring Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa, players will work their way towards Munster Madness in this frightfully funny and action-packed pinball world under glass.

Distinctive Hand-Drawn Art

Stern’s Munsters Pro Edition Pinball Machine features stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art with the cabinet, backbox and translite all featuring highly colourful depictions of the Munster family.

The game features a custom sculpted Herman bash toy with magnetized ball catch, highlighting Herman multiball. In addition, the Pro Edition includes a pop-up spot bash toy hidden under the left ramp, a custom sculpted Drag-U-La toy car featured near a left shooter lane kicker, as well as a metal turn-around, flip-up ramp.

With the launch of the Stern Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition having been eagerly awaited, demand for this pinball machine is set to be high.

Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition Enquiries

To make an enquiry about the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition, please contact Pinball Heaven today.

Munsters Pinball Machine Launched

The eagerly awaited Munsters Pinball Machine, based on the 1960s monster sitcom, was launched by Stern earler today.

Available in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition versions, the Munsters Pinball Machine will be available in the UK from Pinball Heaven soon. To find out more about the new Munsters Pinball Machine please contact us via our enquiry form.

Pro, Premium & Limited Edition Features

To view the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro, Premium and Limited Edition version features, download the Stern Munsters Features Matrix.

Stern’s Munsters Pinball Teaser Video

The Munsters Haunted Pinball Adventure

Players will be transported to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, joining the entire Munsters family on this haunted pinball adventure. Featuring Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa, players will work their way towards Munster Madness in this frightfully funny and action-packed pinball world under glass. The Munsters pinball machines will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

“The Munsters are iconic and timeless, and it was time to create a pinball experience around this freaky-fun family.  With beautiful artwork inspired by the supernatural family, this theme is perfect for a pinball machine,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern’s The Munsters Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art.  Each game features a custom sculpted Herman bash toy with magnetized ball catch, highlighting Herman multiball. In addition, all models include a pop-up Spot bash toy hidden under the left ramp, a custom sculpted Drag-U-La toy car featured near a left shooter lane kicker, as well as a metal turn-around, flip-up ramp.

The Premium and Limited Edition models both feature Grandpa’s laboratory, a lower playfield that features 2 mini flippers, 2 ramps, a Grandpa bash target, a digital number display, and a multi-ball feature. The Premium model features an exclusive black and white custom art package in homage to classic black and white TV.

Only 500 Limited Edition’s Available

The Limited Edition – only 500 units globally – includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, anti-reflection pinball glass, shaker motor, exclusive custom art blades, a custom autographed bottom arch, a sequentially numbered plaque, and exclusive custom casket-themed cabinet artwork.

Complementing the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the high-definition video display.  SPIKE™ reduces system complexity and energy usage resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing.  The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

Make an Enquiry

To enquire about the new Munsters Pinball Machine please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Munsters Pinball Machine

Stern Munsters Pinball Machine - Premium Edition

Following widespread rumours that Stern Pinball are set to launch their new Munsters inball machine, Pinball Heaven is delighted to announce it will have the eagerly awaited Munsters pinball machine for sale in the UK as soon as it becomes available.

Munsters Pinball Release Date

No release date has been announced yet for Stern’s new Munsters table. However, speculation surrounding the Texas Pinball Festival official announcement that Butch Patrick, aka “Eddie Munster” and Pat Priest, aka “Marilyn Munster”, will be appearing at TPF2019 for the entire weekend, suggests the release date will certainly be prior to March 22nd 2019. Indeed, Dennis and Tony from KCGameKon Podcast consider the release will be announced anytime up to the opening few weeks of 2019, depending on Stern’s current orders for their Deadpool and popular back catalogue tables.

Stern Munsters Pinball Machines for Sale

Once released, Pinball Heaven will be offering the Stern Munsters Pinball Machines in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition models for sale throughout the UK.

Two Year Warranty

Pinball Heaven will also be offering our exclusive two-year warranty on all three variants of Stern Munsters Pinball Machines. Please ask us for more details.

Munsters Pinball Game Instructions

  • 5 Major Shoot Areas – Herman, Raven, Lily, Spooked & Grandpa
  • Munster Madness – Complete 1 level of each area to lite Munster Madness
  • Raven Multiball – Completing levels will lite Raven on the left ramp
  • Kitty – Completing levels will lite Kitty
  • Playfield Multipliers – The Kitty Target will advance the playfield Multipliers
  • Extra Ball – Completing levels will eventually lite extra ball
  • Mystery – Starting Munsters Madness will lite Mystery
  • Herman Multiball – Hit Herman to start a hurry-up – complete Hurry-Up to start multiball
  • Super Jackpot – 9 ways to lite Super Jackpot. They stack. The more collected at once the more they are worth. HOLD zap button to CANCEL your award if you want to press your luck.
  • ZAP Button – Mini-targets will blink the button for a short time. Hit button while blinking to charge your ZAP Meter. Collecting jackpots will lite ZAP JACKPOTS if you ZAP Meter is charged.

Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Model

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The Munsters Pro Table Will Feature

  • 3 Pop Bumpers
  • Left Orbit Spinner
  • Grandpa’s “Trap Door” Scoop
  • Sculped Herman Torso – Magnetised ball catch
  • Left Metal Ramp (flip up panel with Right Wire Return Ramp
  • Spot Bash Toy under coil driven lift ramp decorated as staircase
  • Turn-around / Flip Up Ramp
  • Drag-U-La sculpted toy
  • Left shooter lane kicker
  • Color changing LED Mode lights
  • Hand-drawn art by Chris Franchi – known for Batman 66 and the Beatles

Updated 8th January – its OFFICIAL!

Order HERE!

If you are interested in being one of the first to purchase the new Stern Munsters Pinball Machine, feel free to call Pinball Heaven on 01772 816677 or email us.

Thunderbirds pinball machine UK Distributor announced

Thunderbirds pinball machine for sale in the UK! We are pleased to be exclusively distributing in the UK the new Thunderbirds pinball machine by Homepin.

Set to arrive late 2018 we have secured exclusive rights to distribute this cool new pinball machine into our ever growing UK customer base.

The first sample game will be at Tilt in Birmingham from Summer 2018 and these will be very competitively priced.

Thunderbirds Pinball by Homepin immerses players in all the action of the International Rescue Team, featuring authentic character voices and original music.

Officially licensed Thunderbirds Pinball translite art featuring animated EL panels on the backbox sides to enhance the playing experience.

Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, filmed by their production company AP Films (APF) and distributed by ITC Entertainment. It was produced between 1964 and 1966 using a form of electronic marionette puppetry combined with scale model special effects sequences.

Set between 2065 and 2067, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of the Tracy family, headed by American ex-astronaut turned multi-millionaire philanthropist Jeff Tracy. He is a widower with five adult sons: Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan.The Tracys form International Rescue, a secret organisation dedicated to saving human life.

They are aided in this mission by Thunderbird 1: a hypersonic rocket plane, Thunderbird 2: a supersonic carrier aircraft, Thunderbird 3: a single-stage-to-orbit spacecraft, Thunderbird 4: a utility submersible and Thunderbird 5: a space station; each of which are called into service when conventional rescue techniques prove ineffective.

If you want to buy a Thunderbirds pinball machine or for more information just click here!

Converting a USA Stern pinball to 230v 50hz

Converting a Stern Pinball machine from USA 110v 60hz to EU 230v 50hz.

If you have a USA specification Stern pinball machine (SAM system pre Family Guy) then its quite easy to convert it to UK/EU specification.

The first step would be to change the power cord to standard EU/UK colours, when fitting the cord to the line filter box you will need to change the varistor, you can use the one we stock here, then you need to swap the jumper wires on the transformer plug (the manual will show you exactly which pins need swapping), this is extremely difficult without the correct Molex pin extractor and you may be best cutting the wires and joining the new wires (cut 4 wires, rejoin 2, leave 2 unconnected).

Then the next step would be to swap the ballast as the USA games have a 60hz ballast which will blow itself, then the flo tube, so just swap it before it blows the flo tube, which it will.  Use this ballast as its a 50/60hz version.  You can see the 2 versions of ballast below.  One is 60hz only, the other is 50/60hz

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Then for all games pre Family Guy, thats pretty much it.  However, games Family Guy onwards Stern decided to stop the parallel importing of games which was becoming a problem for them they would install a frequency checker into the software so a 60hz game would only work on 60hz line frequency.  If not you get this message – “THIS MACHINE WONT OPERATE IN THIS COUNTRY.  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR“.

So, you can ask Stern to unlock the CPU and send them the board or you can install a 50hz modification board which tricks the CPU to thinking it is getting the correct frequency.

For the newer SPIKE system, its completely different and the above modification board is not suitable.  We know people are working on cracking this 50/60hz problem, just because they can.  But the easiest thing to do is just to buy a Stern Pinball Machine from the correct region, if you import a USA game into the UK then it wont be CE certified.

 

Stern Pinball announce Guardians of the Galaxy machine!

Stern Pinball today announced their latest game – Guardians of the Galaxy pinball machine, which is available in Pro/Premium/Limited Edition versions.

The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional intergalactic superhero team based on the successful American comic book series published by Marvel Comics.

The game will immerse players in a dynamic, challenging, and galactic pinball environment where Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot battle Ronan to stop him from using the Infinity Stone to destroy the galaxy.
“Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel’s most exciting and successful franchises worldwide. We feel that this theme connects perfectly with pinball in creating a high energy pinball experience,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “Stern Pinball and Marvel Studios share a love for these memorable characters and have a long, successful history of collaboration.”

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Stern’s Guardians of the Galaxy Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models are packed with features that provide an irresistible gameplay experience. Each game features a sculpted and interactive ball-eating Groot. In addition, a custom sculpted Rocket figure will keep players on their toes as it blasts the ball back at rocket speed. Color-changing inserts highlight the mysterious and interactive Orb, which opens to reveal the powerful Infinity Stone. The Limited Edition and Premium models also feature extra magnets, custom artwork, RGB lighting, and sculpted Groot arms that sprawl across the playfield.

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In addition to the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s SPIKE-2 electronic platform enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the LCD screen. The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

All models feature stunning and distinctive hand drawn art. Guardians of the Galaxy entertains with an amazing array of modern and classic features, making it suitable for all skill levels.

Order your game HERE!

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Retro pinball machine hire in Newcastle event

Pinball Machine Hire for Retro Event in Newcastle.

When throwing a 1950’s American style party you really need some vintage pinball machines oh, and some larger than life popcorn displays!

As part of our pinball machine hire we were asked if we could supply some vintage pinball machines for a 1950’s themed party, normally we only supply our vintage pinball machines for TV or promotional use as older pinball machines aren’t quite as hardy as modern games but as we had a couple of solid games which we have used for pinball shows without any problems so we agreed and this was the result… a night of fun for the lucky guests.

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We used our vintage 1958 Roto Pool, 1976 Target Alpha (a really good game) and a 1960 Captain Kidd which was the last game by Gottlieb pinball machine to have wooden rails.  The Roto Pool was recently the star of a ITV show with David Dickinson.

This is the biggest popcorn we’ve ever seen!

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At Pinball Heaven we love retro pinball machines (well Gottlieb ones), something about the artwork just oozes nostalgia.

We offer pinball machine hire in Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire, Leeds, Cumbria, Yorkshire and the Midlands, occasionally we go further past Birmingham but please get in touch to discuss your pinball hire requirements.

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