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Big Buck Hunter Pro

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Stern Pinball, Inc.

January 23rd, 2010


Big Buck Hunter Pro on the IPSND.

Main details

Stern SAM System
4 player game

dot matrix







Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 147 users and currently ranks #275 (not in Top 100)

Playfield details


Design team

Game Design: John Borg
Artwork: John Youssi
Animation: Mark Galvez
Sound: Ken Hale
Music: Ken Hale

Noteworthy features

  • Deer which moves across middle playfield to block shots.


  • The design of the pinball game was assisted by Big Buck Hunter video game creator George Petro - a former Midway game designer who founded Play Mechanix in 1995. Play Mechanix merged with Eugene Jarvis's Raw Thrills in 2007 to become a wholly owned subsidiary. Eugene is a well known pinball and video game person, working on software at Atari and Williams where he often teamed up with Steve Ritchie on games such as Airborne Avenger, Firepower and F-14 Tomcat. Former pinball designer Mark Ritchie was in charge of the Big Buck Hunter series at Play Mechanix where he is still Production Coordinator/Producer. All three worked with the Stern staff on the design of Big Buck Hunter Pro pinball with George providing the main narration, just as he does in the video game.
  • The voice of Pappy is provided by Scott Pikulski who also has a pinball background. Scott created dot matrix display effects and animations for Capcom Pinball on games such as Pinball Magic and Big Bang Bar. Capcom, of course, was where Mark Ritchie was Director of Game Development.

Backbox ornament(s)

It is unknown wether any backbox ornaments were available for this machine.

Video mode

It is unknown if this machine had a videomode.

Latest software version

V1.70 - November 10, 2010

Click here to view the changelog.

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