Birmingham Vending and Stern Pinball are proud to announce the introduction of the New Shrek pinball available soon. Click here to find out more about the pinball or to purchase:
Everybody’s favorite Ogre is making his way to pinball! DreamWorks Animation’s SHREK® franchise is the highest grossing animated movie franchise of all time and now has an officially-licensed pinball machine.
Pat Lawlor Design, along with software and rules designers Lonnie Ropp and Mike Kyzivat, designed the SHREK pinball, featuring eye-popping, original art from John Youssi, newly elected Pinball Hall of Fame artist. Mark Galvez and Tom Kyzivat created original dot matrix display art for the pinball.
The SHREK pinball machine’s main feature is Donkey’s mini-playfield, a small pinball playfield that sits in the upper right hand corner. It has mini-flippers that the player controls with the regular flipper buttons when the game is in ‘Donkey mini-playfield’ mode. The mini-playfield has ramps and targets to shoot at while an actual Donkey figurine spins in front of the mini-playfield.
Additional features on the game include: figurines of five SHREK characters, including Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots®, Princess Fiona and Gingy®. A mirror sculpture of Prince Charming sits in the center of the playfield and can be struck by the pinball. Two captive pinballs spell out P-I-N-B-A-L-L when hit; and SHREK also includes plenty of exciting multi-ball action.
“SHREK pinball has great depth and is fun and easy to understand for the casual player. This is a great game for both home owners and game operators,” said Gary Stern, President of Stern Pinball.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE PINBALL MACHINE:
This year, Wheel of Fortune, television’s #1 syndicated series, celebrates its 25th Anniversary. Stern Pinball, Inc. honors this achievement with its newest pinball machine, WHEEL OF FORTUNE™.
The WHEEL OF FORTUNE™ pinball machine is the perfect piece for all locations, especially street locations. In many bars the game show is shown 5 nights a week. It will also win over avid Wheel of Fortune viewers, including the 4 million members of the Wheel Watchers Club. This title will be extremely popular for home sales when operators complete their use of the game.
WHEEL OF FORTUNE™ pinball features original speech by Pat Sajak, host of the Wheel of Fortune television show, as well as Charlie O’Donnell, the show’s announcer. Backglass art also features Pat Sajak and co-host Vanna White.
Dennis Nordman, Keith Johnson, and the engineering staff at Stern Pinball designed the WHEEL OF FORTUNE™ pinball machine.
The WHEEL OF FORTUNE™ pinball machine plays like the television game show. Pinball players start the game by spinning the wheel on the playfield, thus collecting points and/or prizes in their Prize Bank. Players must then hit the three bobble head contestants to collect consonants and vowels, to solve the puzzle on the dot matrix display. Once the puzzle is solved, the player collects the points and/or prizes in their Prize Bank.
The WHEEL OF FORTUNE™ pinball machine offers exciting features, including: 1. A mechanical spinning wheel on the playfield; 2. Three animated, bobble head contestants that call out puzzle letters when hit; 3. A dot matrix display in the backbox that shows the puzzle; 4. A mini dot matrix display in the playfield that directs the player during gameplay; 5. Challenging in-line drop targets; and 6.Lots of multi-ball action.
Kevin O’Connor and Margaret Hudson created the art for WHEEL OF FORTUNE™, while David Thiel did the sound.
Dennis Nordman says, “Everyone will easily comprehend the basic rules of this game, solving puzzles that appear in the dot matrix display. It’s classic ‘complete a sequence’ pinball.”
Gary Stern says, “WHEEL OF FORTUNE™ is a great game designed by great designers. Dennis last did our Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean and Keith is responsible for the rules of The Simpsons™/Pinball Party and The Lord of the Rings™.”
You can purchase the Pinball at Birmingham Vending’s Website at:
Another Great Pinball Machine available at Birmingham Vending Company is the:
SPIDERMAN BLACK – Collectible pinball from Stern Pinball.
All new on this game:
New Artwork for Translite featuring the Black Spider-Man.
New Artwork for the game cabinet featuring the Black Spider-Man.
New Chrome Body Armor featuring etched Spider-Web design.
Steve Ritchie says, “Many hours have gone into the making of SPIDER-MAN™ pinball machine. Lyman Sheats has created a set of elegant yet simple rules that anyone can learn in a few plays. SPIDER-MAN™ pinball is a game of speed, flow and constant action and excitement. Lyman and I have always wanted to make a SPIDER-MAN™ pinball game since forever, and it contains the best work and ideas of many people who work at Stern Pinball. We are extremely pleased with the results, and we think you will be, too!”
Kevin O’Conner utilized the film’s art resources and created the back glass and playfield art, while Marc Shoenberg and Mark Galvez also worked with the film’s art direction, to produce the cabinet art. The pinball machine has a phenomenal music and a sound package composed and adapted by David Thiel, along with over 800 speech calls. The game also features stunning dot matrix animations created by Mark Galvez, recapturing key scenes form Spider-Man , Spider-Man 2, and Spider-Man 3. Earning very well and eminently collectable, SPIDER-MAN™ pinball from Stern is a solid and entertaining package that will rock the pinball universe.Dimensions:
76″ H x 28″ W x 55″ D x 300 lbs.
You can purchase a New Spiderman Black Pinball at Birmingham Vending Company by clicking here:
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is one of the world’s most popular drivers today. Now Stern Pinball, Inc. follows suit with the Dale Earnhardt, Jr.™ Limited Edition Pinball, a six hundred, chrome-trimmed model. Designed by Pat Lawlor and his team at Pat Lawlor Design, Dale Earnhardt, Jr.™ Pinball features the high energy of racing along with the fascination of Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Pinball features the Dale Earnhardt, Inc. red 8 car along with Budweiser marks. Stern offers two optional backglasses, one with Budweiser marks for those accounts that are primarily adult locations, and another without Budweiser marks.
A primary component of the Dale Earnhardt, Jr.™ Pinball is the racetrack that encompasses the entire playing surface. Energized by magnets, the loop sends pinballs racing around like cars racing around a track. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.™ Pinball also features a truck hauler that the player can launch a ball through.
Other features of the game include a voice over from Allen Bestwick, television analyst for NBC, and recording artist Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55”, a popular tune among fans.
Two great pinball artists have combined their efforts on the Dale Earnhardt, Jr.™ Pinball art. John Youssi did the backglass, while Kevin O’Connor made the cabinet and playfield.
Gary Stern says, “We will make the #8 Dale Jr. Budweiser Pinball once and never again. We will make six hundred of the Limited Edition-no more.”
You can purchase a Dale Jr. Pinball at Birmingham Vending Company by clicking here:
Pirates of the Carribean is another great pinball available at Birmingham Vending Company
The greatest pirate adventure of all-time is now the latest pinball machine from Stern Pinball, Inc. Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean pinball features exciting elements from the first movie, as well as the box office record-breaking, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean/Dead Man’s Chest.
For those fans of the movies, Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean pinball machine adapts the characters and settings from the two Disney films perfectly into a pinball playfield. Two former Williams’ developers designed Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, game designer Dennis Nordman and rules designer/software engineer Dwight Sullivan.
“Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean is the perfect title and theme for a pinball,” Gary Stern says. “It lends itself to lots of mechanical action pinball shots and toys for casual players, yet the story cries for deep rules to challenge the best players.”
The goal of Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean pinball is to go on a pirate adventure to defeat Davy Jones, Jack’s nemesis in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean/Dead Man’s Chest.
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean offers the following features:
- A mechanical pirate ship that the player strikes with the pinball. With each hit, the ship lowers its sails and eventually sinks into the playfield, thus revealing a shot into the Kraken’s mouth. In this area, the player can sink the ship, destroy the Kraken, and fight Davy Jones.
- A mechanical treasures chest, the Dead Man’s Chest, through which the player can shoot the ball. When the player has the KEY, the chest opens. They can then spell H-E-A-R-T to begin HEART multi-ball.
- A contained spinning rubber disk where the player can capture up to three pinballs. The disk bounces them around in the contained area and holds them for an extended period of time till the player starts multi-ball. The disk sometimes represents Tortuga and other times Port Royal.
- A map compass comprised of playfield inserts that shows the player each feature they need to finish. Complete all eight features and play Four Winds Multi-ball.
Kevin O’Connor created the artwork for Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean pinball machine. David Thiel, former IT and Microsoft sound engineer, developed the sound and music for the game. Together the team delivered a great package of sound and art.
Stern Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball at Birmingham Vending Company