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Record of Stern Code Names For Games

By cooked71

1 year ago


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    #1 1 year ago

    Just thought i'd start this thread as a record of Stern Code Names for new/in develpment games rather than it being lost in another thread. Ill keep updating as we find new ones / old ones. Good place to discuss the origin of the names also. Post photos of the little labels if possible.

    So far we have (thans to KnockerPTSD Peanuts and jfh in the New Stern Thread):

    ACDC - Grinder
    Metallica - James
    Star Trek - Bill
    Walking Dead - Dinner Time
    Batman66 -Shark
    Ghostbusters -Harold
    WWE - Dudes
    Mustang - Biscuit
    Aerosmith - Toys
    Star Wars - Donut
    Maiden - Egypt
    Munsters - Grandpa
    Stranger Things - Goonies
    GotG - Furry Hats
    Jurassic Park - Jaws
    TMNT - Jason
    Game of Thrones - Politico
    Kiss - Star
    BKSoR- Paris
    Deadpool - Guy
    Elvira - Curves
    Avengers Infinity Quest - Watson
    Beatles - Purple Martin
    Star Wars ”The Pin” - Munchkin
    Led Zeppelin- Ranger
    The Mandolorian- Jennie
    Godzilla - Spectre
    Jurassic Park “The Pin” - Minnow
    Rush - Finn

    #2 1 year ago

    .

    Added 18 months ago:

    Unknown Games:
    Beatles
    Primus
    Heavy Metal
    Woah Nellie
    Pabst
    Supreme

    Home Games? Spiderman/Star Wars

    Added 18 months ago:

    Unknown Codes:
    Munchkin

    #4 1 year ago

    Doh.....

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    #5 1 year ago

    Might keep this one anyway since the op didn’t update the original list.

    #7 1 year ago

    Cheers. Anyone know the relevance of that?

    #8 1 year ago

    Anyone know if Primus, Woah Nellie and Heavy Metal, Beatles, Supreme had code names?

    #9 1 year ago

    What is Munchkin?

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    #10 1 year ago

    Doesn't look like the old thread is keeping updated. So who cares.

    Wasn't Star Wars = "Cinnabon" not donut?

    #11 1 year ago
    Quoted from arcademojo:

    Wasn't Star Wars = "Cinnabon" not donut?

    Donut was the name I saw on the wire loom schematics and playfields when I visited the factory.
    I believe others have seen the same thing since as well, over the course of the games production, fwiw...

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from arcademojo:

    Doesn't look like the old thread is keeping updated. So who cares.
    Wasn't Star Wars = "Cinnabon" not donut?

    Donut for sure.

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from arcademojo:

    Doesn't look like the old thread is keeping updated. So who cares.
    Wasn't Star Wars = "Cinnabon" not donut?

    Cinnabon sounds familiar too.

    What about earlier games? Does anyone know if this codenaming is only a "recent" thing.

    What about early Sam or Whitestar games? Avatar, Elvis, TSPP, LOTR for example.

    #14 1 year ago

    Code names are fun, Makes for some great trivia.
    Thanks for keeping updated.

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    Cinnabon sounds familiar too.
    What about earlier games? Does anyone know if this codenaming is only a "recent" thing.
    What about early Sam or Whitestar games? Avatar, Elvis, TSPP, LOTR for example.

    I swear in the old Star Wars threads they were calling it Cinnabon code name.

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from arcademojo:

    I swear in the old Star Wars threads they were calling it Cinnabon code name.

    Yep, the usual pinside rumors, hype, speculation, make believe, and “I heard it from a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend”, and so on...
    If Stern had possibly wanted to use it, maybe they couldn’t because it’s a trademarked ™️ name? But you can see now that I’m adding to rumor, speculation, etc... to the code name mystique....

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from kermit24:

    What is Munchkin?[quoted image]

    Well, I'm going to assume that OP's list is correct and that these are testing harnesses for recently produced games...so The Beatles and Star Wars Home are most likely candidates.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from TreyBo69:

    Well, I'm going to assume that OP's list is correct and that these are testing harnesses for recently produced games...so The Beatles and Star Wars Home are most likely candidates.

    There have been tours in the past were codenames for unreleased games were accidentally left in view. But yeah I don't think we know SW Pin or Beatles. We could ask in the club threads.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from kermit24:

    There have been tours in the past were codenames for unreleased games were accidentally left in view. But yeah I don't think we know SW Pin or Beatles. We could ask in the club threads.

    SW Home Pin smaller version of a regular pin right? So maybe that's Munchkin...

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from onemilemore:

    SW Home Pin smaller version of a regular pin right? So maybe that's Munchkin...

    Also it has one less node board, so the testing rig would be smaller than others.

    #21 1 year ago

    So just found out that the code names started from ACDC, so wont chase them any further back.

    #22 1 year ago

    Beatles is Purple Martin

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from onemilemore:

    SW Home Pin smaller version of a regular pin right? So maybe that's Munchkin...

    Confirmed SW Home is Munchkin

    #24 1 year ago

    Glad this was finally made.

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    #25 1 year ago

    Updated with Led Zeppelin- Ranger

    Thanks bestbrad

    5 months later
    #26 12 months ago

    Anyone know the code name for Iron Man?

    #27 12 months ago

    Need Mandos as well

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    #28 11 months ago
    Quoted from newpinbin:

    Anyone know the code name for Iron Man?

    I've read that AC/DC (2012) was the first game with a code name, and Iron Man (2010) was before that.

    Unless Iron Man VE had a code name.

    #29 11 months ago
    Quoted from mizary:

    I've read that AC/DC (2012) was the first game with a code name, and Iron Man (2010) was before that.
    Unless Iron Man VE had a code name.

    Can anyone confirm this?

    #30 11 months ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    So just found out that the code names started from ACDC, so wont chase them any further back.

    Quoted from newpinbin:

    Can anyone confirm this?

    Yes, was confirmed by George Gomez.

    Edit: but unsure about VE’s - whether they have distinct code names. Pretty sure they don’t but maybe someone with a BE can check their looms/pf’s?

    #31 11 months ago

    Chasing names for TMNT and Mando

    #32 11 months ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    Chasing names for TMNT and Mando

    You've got TMNT up above.

    #33 11 months ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    Yes, was confirmed by George Gomez.
    Edit: but unsure about VE’s - whether they have distinct code names. Pretty sure they don’t but maybe someone with a BE can check their looms/pf’s?

    What caused the need for code names?

    #34 11 months ago
    Quoted from onemilemore:

    You've got TMNT up above.

    Oops. Lol. Jason.

    Should probably put them in chronological order.

    #35 11 months ago
    Quoted from newpinbin:

    What caused the need for code names?

    Overly inquisitive pinball fans. (At least that's what I think Stern staffers would say.)
    .................David Marston

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    #36 11 months ago

    Mando confirmed as “Jennie” thanks to TheProgrammer !

    #37 11 months ago

    Anyone any ideas why Jennie?

    #38 11 months ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    Anyone any ideas why Jennie?

    Would be hilarious if it was a reference to Jennifer in BTTF. Just like how people still think Jaws is getting made when I still think it's references to old rumors around JP's code name.

    #39 11 months ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    Anyone any ideas why Jennie?

    "Gina Carano" Gina/Jennie.

    edit: opps looks like you figured that out anyway.

    #40 11 months ago

    Gina Carano is an awesome part of the Mando universe. Sure hope she’s in the game.

    #41 11 months ago
    Quoted from koops:

    "Gina Carano" Gina/Jennie.
    edit: opps looks like you figured that out anyway.

    Lol, yeh mentioned it in another thread - forgot to update this thread. Could be it.

    #42 11 months ago

    It's a reference to "Jennie" from Forrest Gump. Big Star Wars fan...

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    #43 9 months ago

    If you look on wiki
    Jenny (not Jennie)
    Is one of Han Solo's port girls. She works a bar on Tattoine.
    Just reaching.
    It could be something as simple as Brian Eddy's dog lol

    1 month later
    #44 7 months ago

    Godzilla-Spectre

    #45 7 months ago
    Quoted from cooked71:

    Godzilla-Spectre

    Those sneaky trolls at Stern

    #46 7 months ago
    Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

    Those sneaky trolls at Stern

    Looks that way. Surely not. Unless it’s some sort of tribute/acknowledgment?

    #47 7 months ago

    Jp was Jaws. Gz is Spectre.
    People have been clamoring about Jaws and Bond. Good troll job/misdirect Stern

    #48 7 months ago

    Jurassic Park the Pin code name was Minnow (after the cornerstone being Jaws)

    #49 7 months ago
    Quoted from TreyBo69:

    Jurassic Park the Pin code name was Minnow (after the cornerstone being Jaws)

    Thx TreyBo69 !

    #50 7 months ago
    Quoted from TreyBo69:

    Jurassic Park the Pin code name was Minnow (after the cornerstone being Jaws)

    Ahhhh...hence the Gilligan's Island post by JD.

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