Node board issues that I experienced were not related to a code update. Reseated all power connectors and that resolved the problem. Chaz at stern tech support was helpful in getting me oriented in the right direction.
I did order a new start button assembly from Marco ($21 shipped), in order to get a replacement I needed to go through my distributor. I’d personally rather not task them with that minor thing so just ordered a new one.
Everything worked when it arrived so I can’t say this is a stern QC issue, just normal Pinball ownership.
Love this game. It’s approachable by new players, they get decent ball times and like the shots.. but the rules are advanced enough that skilled players really enjoy it. The music is also awesome, which helps.
As an Le owner I was on the fence, but I will say the pictures just don’t do the game justice. The foil decals and red flec armor is extremely striking in person. This one is a keeper.