Stern Stranger Things Premium – available now from the Pinball Heaven online shop.
As with Stern Stranger Things Pro, Stranger Things Premium features distinct hand-drawn art in addition to the custom sculpted, interactive Demogorgon bash toy, guarded by drop targets and a rotating ramp, two hideout ball scoops, a Demodog spinner, three custom ramps, and game rules that will transport players into the Upside Down. However, the Premium version of the game features one or two very interesting additions…
The gameplay in Stranger Things focuses on unlocking the hidden meanings of supernatural events occurring in and around the town of Hawkins, Indiana, including the appearance of a girl known as “Eleven” with telekinetic abilities. Stern Stranger Things Premium features an Eleven themed “telekinetic” magnetic ball lock; a ramp diverter which feeds a hidden electromagnet behind the back panel that recreates Eleven’s spooky telekinetic powers, to grab the ball and lock it for Telekinetic Multiball, grabbing and holding onto multiple balls before releasing them all at once, challenging players to suddenly contend with a cluster of balls making their way down the table together.
Stranger Things Premium Trailer
Video Projector Innovation
Through Stranger Things Premium pinball machine, Stern attempts to take pinball to a whole new level, by introducing for the first time, a video projector that displays images and animations directly onto several sections of the playfield, including the screen. So, while the Pro has a decal on its screen, Premium has a white screen showing animated clips from the projector. The ramps on the Premium playfield also feature rather plain-looking decals when compared to the colourful artwork on the Pro. That’s because the projector also illuminates the ramps, along with the arcade sign over the left ramp entrance and the spinner in the left outer orbit lane.
This engaging innovation brings a whole new dimension to pinball by creating dramatic interactions with the gameplay action. And if well received by the pinball faithful, it is not inconceivable that Stern’s video innovation might well be the shape of pinball things to come. Only time will tell.
Stranger Things Premium – Projector Gameplay Reveal
Enhanced Premium Cabinet
The cabinet finish on Stranger Things Premium is also stepped up, featuring a powder-coated steel bottom arch which replaces the plastic moulded arch of the Pro version. It also boasts an exclusive Stranger Things Season 2 themed full colour high definition translite and unique side decal cabinet hand-drawn artwork.
So, with the addition of Eleven’s Telekinetic Multiball, plus an innovative gameplay projector, coupled with distinctive cabinet design, if you are looking for an even more immersive Stranger Things Pinball experience, then Premium is most cetainly worth a consideration.
Stern Stranger Things Premium – Enquiries
If you would like to enquire about Stern Stranger Things Premium, call Pinball Heaven on 01772 816677, or visit our online shop.