We just received our first glimpses of Stern Pinball’s Star Wars this past week but for arcade operators in the UK, they have already had the chance to play it. Every year in the UK, a couple of distributors there (Electrocoin & UDC) hold an event that allows operators there a chance to come in and play some of the latest games. There are usually surprises to be found at these events and among them this time was Gary Stern and his latest pinball machines:
The new AC/DC reissue, Ghostbusters and Aerosmith were also on hand for visitors to enjoy:
As for Star Wars itself, Kevin Williams snapped a few pics. He states that from the reaction he saw as well as feedback from others, “I think this is going to be big!”. Stern was taking orders for the game but no release date was given yet. I think I mentioned this already but I am partial to the Pro backglass design. Given that the game is trying to cover all of the original trilogy as opposed to a single film, this seems to best capture those elements into one piece.
Here is the playfield, a Pro model of course
Close-up of the video screen where you can also see the “Prototype” wording for the game.