Stern announces first ever Beatles pinball machine
Stern Pinball, in collaboration with Ka-Pow Pinball, has recently announced the availability of the one-of-a-kind Beatles pinball machine.
Only 1964 units will be produced, in recognition of the year when the Beatles were introduced to America. The deal was brokered by Bravado Merchandising; the Beatles North American licensing agent.
The game is available in three models named for the recording industry’s sales award levels. The Diamond Edition, the highest level and most difficult to attain, is limited to only 100 units. The Platinum Edition is limited to only 250 units. The Gold Edition is limited to 1614 units.
The Beatles pinball machine will feature eight timeless hit songs from the 1960’s era:
- A Hard Day’s Night
- Can’t Buy Me Love
- Ticket to Ride
- All My Loving
- Drive My Car
- It Won’t Be Long
- I Should Have Known Better
The game also features iconic introductions by Ed Sullivan along with custom speech and callouts by Hall of Fame disk jockey, Cousin Brucie.
The retro-themed playfield features four flippers, eleven drop targets, eight stand-up targets, multiple skill shots, two opto-spinners, a ball-catching magnet and a magnetic spinning record disc in the centre of the playfield. Players, friends and family will enjoy full screen animations as well as simulated reel scoring on the game’s high definition video screen.
All models feature unique art packages and custom powder-coated armour. The 100 Diamond Editions are numbered, certified collectible and include a mirrored backglass. The 250 Platinum Editions are numbered and certified collectible.
Complementing the Beatlemania theme and gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and animations on the video display. SPIKE reduces system complexity and energy usage resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing. The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.
“We are very proud of this Beatles pinball machine that was produced in collaboration with our good friend, Joe Kaminkow,” said Gary Stern, chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “We can’t wait for players to experience Beatlemania when they play this game.”