Hey, do you remember Pinball – those coffin-shaped boxes where you hit a silver ball around a chaotic playfield? If you thought this game of skill died out in the 90’s, you’d be wrong. Sure, Pinball machines are no longer as prevalent in arcades, bowling alleys, or bars as they once were; but the culture of Pinball is alive and well. Despite the staggering decline in pinball gaming, new machines are being made all the time. Particularly to promote pop movie and television licenses; with such titles as: The Walking Dead, Avatar, The Hobbit, Star Trek, The Avengers and more.
Now another big license is making its way into Pinball form – which can be best set up by saying this: When you play the Game of Thrones Pinball Machine, you win or you die (Or, just… y’know, put another coin in).
“The Game of Thrones pinball machine celebrates the much-loved HBO series and gives fans an intense, high-energy pinball experience,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc, said in a press release.
Stern’s Game of Thrones Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition machines allow players to choose to be a Knight of House Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell, or Tyrell, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann reprises his role as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (The Hound) as he guides players throughout the game, with the ultimate of ruling the seven kingdoms of Westeros.
Here are some more details about the Game of Thrones pinball tables. Check out images of the machine in the gallery below.
The Game of Thrones pinball machine will be available in three models offering a variety of pricing and exclusivity for Game of Thrones fans and pinball collectors. All three models feature an animated, interactive dragon that roars, flies, and breathes fire through the magic of all-LED lit playfields. Players can slam the ball into the Battering Ram, attempting to break down the Castle Doors and grab features such as Super Jackpots, Wild Fire, and Playfield Score Multipliers. The animated mechanical Sword of Multiball holds back reinforcements until it’s time to attack. A bank of three Drop-Targets lights the Lord of Light Lanes to protect against side drains and awards other progressive features. A Kickback fires the ball in anger when struck.
Players can win valuable random awards and features with Reel Pops™, a fun new software mechanism, by playing the Pop Bumpers and spinning three virtual spinning reels on the display. When three identical symbols line up, the player is awarded the prize shown on the reels. Earn Gold and spend it on needed weapons and features. An Action Button is featured on the front molding for the largest array of interactive play features ever seen in a pinball machine.
The Game of Thrones Pro model includes all the above features and 7 multicolor Shield inserts that represent the great Houses of Westeros and special shots on the playfield. Lightning-fast ramps and orbits send the ball on fascinating and versatile courses throughout the game.
Enter a whole new realm with Game of Thrones Premium and Limited Edition Pinball models. Vastly different from the Pro model, both Premium and Limited Editions feature a massive and challenging Castle upper playfield with a second set of full size flippers, shots and an animated Dragon. Both models feature dazzling, full-playfield, color-changing LED’s throughout the game. An Elevator serving two “floors” brings the ball up to the Castle where the players battle against Houses and Dragons. The second Elevator floor delivers the ball to the Iron Throne, where victories great and small can be celebrated. Amazing light shows and effects are a visual celebration of players’ victories.
The Limited Edition model delivers all the play features of the Premium model, while also featuring a Certificate of Authenticity, a numbered plaque, a designer-autographed playfield, a beautiful, hand-drawn cabinet and backglass artwork by Bob Stevlik. Exclusive, glossy, black- powder-coated, laser-cut side armor features dragon elements of the Targaryen Sigil and is inscribed with the Targaryen House motto, “Fire & Blood”, all highlighted with a rich, red mirrored backing.
Pricing and Availability:
Pro Model: $5,995 MSRP
Premium Model: $7,595 MSRP
Limited Edition Model: $8,795 MSRP
Game of Thrones Pinball is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.