Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons (Stern, 2015)

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons

This is the "mass-production" version of Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons - the "Boutique" pinball machine originally from 2012, manufactured by WhizBang Pinball (Dennis Nordman and Greg Freres). The game is built on Stern's SPIKE control system.

Game play is slightly different from the original WNBJM. Each top lane on the left lights just one pop bumper (changing scoring from 1 point to 10 on that bumper). The gobble hole has been replaced (there is still a hole, with a turkey reference; but the hole has an ejector instead of ending the ball in play).

The cabinet is custom. Meant to look like an antique fruit company packing box, the cabinet is made of distressed wood. It can be deployed with traditional pinball machine legs; or with a custom lower cabinet to be used as a base.

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Design team

Game details

Stern Pinball, Inc.
April 2015
Solid state
Stern SPIKE System
Re-theme, In production
$4350 - $5050
Custom shape
Mechanical Reels
V1.1 - initial shipped release


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Marketing slogan

"A crate full of fresh! A unique fusion of classic pinball design and modern technology. It may have been "born in a barn" but it's loaded with entertainment value and operator reliability."

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Pinside rating

This game has received 57 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 6.892 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #278 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

34 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.
39 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.
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