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Elvira's House of Horrors from Stern is spooktacular!
For her next machine, Stern Pinball has picked up the titular host and released Elvira's House of Horrors! As you may know, I'm a huge fan of Stern They've released some of the best games over the past few decades The creative minds at Stern really went above and beyond with their take on the[...]
Stern's new Stranger Things pinball will take users into the upside down
Stern Pinball is ready to take players into The Upside Down with their new Stranger Things pinball machine Pinball fans across the internet have been speculating as to what Stern's newest machine is going to be, and finally we have our answer. Experience the terrifying forces in Hawkins, Indiana that turn this small town "upside down"[...]
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Stern is the gold standard when it comes to pinball machines I've played their machines for a long time, as has our own Baltimore Lauren We held our inaugural Pinball Mania on their Star Wars machine at SDCC this past July Someday I hope to own one in my home, but alas, I do not[...]
While we didn't get to play at Star Wars Celebration like we had planned, we finally got down to business at the Stern Pinball Lounge at San Diego Comic-Con to play their newest machine: Star Wars! If I ever get this machine, I'd love to do a full breakdown review on it — but for now,[...]
Stern Announces Star Wars Pinball Machine–Siths Protest In Anger
Stern has finally unveiled their newest pinball machine, and I'm actually pretty excited for it Steve Ritchie's Star Wars Pinball will be released later this year Currently there's only a video showing the machine off on the Star Wars Facebook page, and we have some screencaps from that to give you a good look while[...]
Arcade Chaser: Lauren Visits The Stern Pinball Facility
If you've been following my posts, then you'll know that Chicago is the birthplace of pinball! So after my weekend at C2E2, I hopped in a car and went over to the Stern Facility in Elk Grove Village, IL The facility is small and unassuming, and you will absolutely drive by it 68116252 times if[...]
Is Meg The Problem? Stern's Family Guy Pinball
So it only makes sense that Stern would make a family guy pinball, which came out in 2007. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ The game was designed by Pat Lawlor–who created fan favorites such as The Addams Family and Twilight[...]
Trying out Stern's High Def Anti-Reflection Glass
According to the Stern website, their anti-reflection glass is supposed to block out any kind of reflection (mostly from the head of the machine) and it blocks 99% of UV rays I don't really need help protecting my machines from UV rays since I tend to not put them outside nor do I place them[...]
Hold The Door! Game Of Thrones Pinball By Stern
So Stern decided to cash in on this popularity and released their GoT pin back in 2015 The playfield was designed by pinball master Steve Ritchie (AC/DC, Spider-Man), and comes in pro, LE, and premium editions There are differences to the games, the most obvious being is the art on each machine According to the Internet[...]
Arcade Chaser: Kickback Pinball Cafe
Arcades at one point were an American past time. For a while they went out of style, being replaced with things like Dave and Busters and other all ages
Magneto Wants Your Balls: X-Men Pinball
Created by Stern and designed by John Borg in 2012, X-Men offers both a pro and two types of LE: Magneto and Wolverine The LE offers 3 flippers, 2 slingshots, 2 ramps, 7 standup targets, 2 pop up targets, 1 spinning target, 1 magnetic spinning disc, 1 vertical up kicker, 1 scoop, 1 captive ball[...]
Finding Carl – The Walking Dead Pinball Machine
All that aside I did play this machine with an open mind. Stern released the machine in 2014 with a pro, LE and premium edition Fundamentally the game is the same in all three versions The pro and premium look almost the same, while the LE does have a different decal job (seen below) John Borg[...]
Flynn's Arcade Has Pinball: TRON Pinball
I've been lucky enough to play a number of variations of the game, and I honestly think this is one of Stern's finer machines. Created in 2011, there are 4 editions of the machine as well as a limited edition Each edition comes with different back glass art Designed by pinball veteran John Borg who seems[...]
Enter The Pinball: Metallica Pinball
Stern's Metallica is a beast of a different nature though The game is a ton of fun with a number of toys and kickbacks on the playfield I have the Metallica Premium Monsters Edition in my collection, which is slightly better than the pro The snake popper and coffin ball hold are two of my[...]
Wild Horses: Ford Mustang Pinball
In 2014 Stern released the Mustang pinball machine to celebrate 50 years of the Ford Mustang I think they were hoping more Ford dealerships would buy machines to have in their showroom, but truth to be told I've only seen these in personal collections The game is admittedly fun though I like that is has[...]
Back In Black: AC/DC Pinball
So when Stern announced an AC/DC pinball machine, my dad went bananas There's a few versions of this machine There is a pro edition (which is meh), and then there are three limited edition versions (all of which are awesome), and then there's the Luci edition If you're gonna get an AC/DC, get a Luci[...]
Megatron In Ball Form – Transformers Pinball
That being said, this is a wildly enjoyable game from Stern There's a number of these floating around in the world, as Stern created a number of different versions of this specific game There's a pro, three different limited edition ones, and then one that was marketed as a "home use only" and was extremely[...]
The Web Slinging Pinball Kid: Spider-Man Pinball
If you get the chance to play it I highly recommend it. Then in 2007, Stern released their own Spider-Man machine based on the Tobey McGuire films Designed by pinball great Steve Ritchie, the play field is beautiful. There are a number of games to play within the pinball, mostly revolving around defeating various Spider-Man villains[...]