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Stern Announces Star Wars Pinball


By NiftyLED

1 year ago



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Post #1883 Youtube link to IGN posted game release video Posted by FalconPunch (1 year ago)

Post #1911 Images of the Pro and Premium/LE Playfields Posted by Number41 (1 year ago)

Post #1914 feature matrix for Star Wars Posted by beatmaster (1 year ago)

Post #1919 Stern List Prices posted Posted by BillPinball (1 year ago)

Post #1931 Stern Press Photos of the game Posted by unigroove (1 year ago)

Post #1935 Stern Press photos of game Posted by unigroove (1 year ago)

Post #2024 freeze frame look at the death star lights Posted by tbanthony (1 year ago)

Post #2057 A quote on prices in US for Pro and Premiums Posted by Dr-Willy (1 year ago)

Post #2158 notes about game features and links to game play video Posted by Kiwipinhead (1 year ago)

Post #5046 Confirmed shipping version of Star Wars Pro software Posted by vireland (1 year ago)

Post #5997 Detailed review Posted by scarybeard (1 year ago)

Post #6762 New Code 0.89 Posted by Dr-Willy (1 year ago)

Post #6803 Picture of Stern's Star Wars cabinets with B/W brackets now Posted by Trekkie1978 (1 year ago)


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#1340 1 year ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Please, you can see the composition and characters clearly. A bunch of characters backs, heads in profile, a big white blob in the middle. It's a terrible backglass.

Not to mention the potentially horrendous glare from it on the PF glass. Strange choice indeed.

#2451 1 year ago

I like where the reasoning is going with this one. "Since there are zero toys on a bare PF ...MAYBE they are allocating all these savings towards code development!"

Even with Stern's history... hope springs eternal

#3387 1 year ago
Quoted from trunchbull:

It's definitely hand-drawn, it's just (almost certainly) taken directly from stills, which means there's not much embellishment, abstraction, or general liveliness you get in a drawing constructed from references, as opposed to what was probably traced.

Yeah its the same stuff we've seen since the late 70's on kids lunchboxes so it's hard to get excited about.

Not being a big SW buff I just always assumed the art HAD to be kinda campy and family friendly but then I see some of the "attitude" that can be applied to it on comic books, etc..

Would have been cool if Stern had used some art with *attitude* on this machine but I guess playing it safe is the name of the game. Trying to appeal to the largest possible audience and using nostalgia is to be expected I suppose. Still...

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#4347 1 year ago
Quoted from Msch:

civialans on pinside complaining that their game doesn't have the toy zip ties cut off is absolutely hilarious. Did you know that there are litterally thousands of other "games" that are delivered in pieces? If you want to hire someone to set up your NIB pin in your living room, we are available.

Over 70% of their current sales goes to "civilians"... according to Gary Stern. Go figure.

#4668 1 year ago

I'd say for a little over 5k it's not a bad deal. You get the No Fear flow layout reversed (minus the jump ramp but with some pops) AND with more code to extend the gameplay. Not a bad concept as No Fear is a fast, fun game but the simple rules can get old somewhat quickly.

Sure the art is my 1979 lunchbox blown up and revisited *yet again* but the pretty decent light show makes up for it.

I find it hard to excited about seeing ancient video clips we're all bored with trotted out as if it's something fresh but I rarely look at displays anyways except for score info. I'm actually glad there is so much scoring info and mode decisions being done onscreen... I was afraid it would just be a load of nostalgia clips like BM66 currently is.

So if you want that one layout that really epitomizes the SR "king of flow" but also has enough code options to give it some legs this might not be a bad choice... in fact I think I'll go fire up my NF as I haven't played it in ages

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#6334 1 year ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

How well do you think the Star Wars pin with the Dialed In theme would sell?
Not well. I wonder what that says?

Not much as you're combining the weakest part of both titles.... a semi-confusing original theme with a nearly blank PF

#6376 1 year ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

Better not answer that...
Dead Flips gets to present the machine world exclusive, Stern gets someone who's getting quality footage out and we get to see it.
It's advertisement not investigative journalism.
Of course SOMEONE should ask these questions but why him when this could seriously backfire.
And besides that: You all know the answer! It's always the same.

Don't forget the Deadflip drinking game: take a shot everytime our host oozes "I love you" into the camera.

Here's a hint... you'll be shitfaced in the first half hour

I kid - I kid... I think (other than hearing that quote every few minutes) he does a fine job.

#6476 1 year ago
Quoted from Chrizg:

Here's some serious dimpling on mine. (Dimpling is normal)
Will post some insert ghosting pics next time I am at the game

"Don't worry dude... it's normal. It'll all even out!" lol

I've been buying machines ("collecting" I suppose) for over 20 years and have never seen these DEEP dimples like we're seeing on *some* of these newer PF's.

I think it does deserve a new term... not dimpling. "Cratering".

#6600 1 year ago
Quoted from finnflash:

Who did you buy from that is delivering it to your house? I ask because i live very close to you.

They all deliver to your house. Either it is drop shipped directly from Stern or it comes from the distro's stock.

Not as fun or as rewarding as "the hunt" but you do get the cold sweats as you pop open the box

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