Stern’s Godzilla Pinball Machine Showcases the Showa Era
The King of the Monsters looks set to dominate the pinball field as well. With a new Stern cabinet, players will have to literally find the balls to face the classic kaiju. It’s Godzilla pinball! Images of most of the great creatures make appearances, from Megalon to Anguirus and King Ghidorah. And premium and limited edition versions of the cabinet take the destruction even further. A collapsing skyscraper and bridge ramp kick up the destruction a notch on those. But all versions include magnetic ball-gripping features, and the Blue Oyster Cult song “Godzilla.”
However, that’s not all, as the Godzilla pinball game debuts Stern’s QR code activated “Insider Connected” feature. This allows players to track their stats from game to game. Furthermore, they can acquire bonuses based on number of games played.
Take a look at the game trailer below:
From the official press release: “Chaos and destruction ensue on the playfield with Godzilla multiball, started by shooting one of the various shots in and through the centrally located skyscraper. In the Premium and LE models, a motor actuates the skyscraper, diverting balls through each of its five stories as it collapses, ultimately locking three balls on its roof. The Premium/LE playfield also features a collapsing bridge ramp. This animated breakaway ramp is guarded by a custom molded Godzilla and can divert pinballs back to the flipper or directly onto the playfield during Bridge Attack multiball.”
Moreover, “on the Premium and LE models, Mechagodzilla features a motorized three-bank target set which rotates to reveal a spinner and jump ramp. Players will engage the Kaiju in battle by launching pinballs with the jump ramp and bashing the magnetic ball catch on its chest to start Mechagodzilla multiball.”
Plus, “All models of Godzilla pinball machines feature an innovative “Magna Grab” magnetic newton ball, capable of catching pinballs from five different shot paths, including off the plunge. This device can also divert pinballs to set up shots from the upper left flipper. The game also includes the iconic title song “Godzilla” by Blue Oyster Cult, stunning hand-drawn artwork by Zombie Yeti, intricate wireform ramps, three spinning targets (Heat Ray, Mechagodzilla, and Monster Rampage), three flippers, three “powerline” themed stand-up targets and a UFO pop pumper. The game highlights video and audio from ten* Toho Showa Era Godzilla films to create a one-of-a-kind immersive Godzilla pinball experience.”
Check out the images of the limited edition in the gallery below. It includes “an exclusive full color mirrored backglass inspired by Mechagodzilla, iconic custom cabinet artwork, custom high gloss metallic silver powder-coated pinball armor, a custom designer autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a Certificate of Authenticity.”
Ready to play? Or at $6,899 for pro, $8,999 for premium, and $10,499 for limited edition, might you buy? Get up close with the Godzilla pinball machine below. Then let us know in comments.
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Stern's Godzilla Pinball Machine Showcases the Showa Era
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