It’s no secret that batman: Dark Knight is an insanely popular and is currently the second highest grossing film of all time, right behind Titanic (which personally I never understood what all the fuss was about) and Stern Pinball is happy to have the only game out right now that has something to do with the new movie (since the video game has had some problems in getting made). They have issued a press release to remind everyone of how popular Batman is and to pick up their new pinball based on the new Batman.
I have had a chance to play this a couple of times and it is a cool game – the color scheme is great, I really like the crane toy but I haven’t seen the Joker toy in action enough to comment on it. In fact because my Indiana Jones pin has been so popular (even more popular than my Movie Stop redemption game) I have been thinking of getting Batman. My only real complaint about the game is the lack of audio or scenes from the new movie, which does have a few things but they are rather brief from what I have seen so far. They obviously have permission to use stuff from the movie but I don’t see why they can’t get more to make the experience feel more complete. The same problem exists with the Crystal Skull ramp on Indiana Jones – it’s pretty lackluster against what happens with the other movies. Game updates are still being released for Batman every week however and it seems to improve a little each time so it probably will just take a little more time to be complete.
Here the press release, after the jump or discuss on the Forum
STERN PINBALL, INC.
NEW BATMAN MOVIE MOVES INTO 2ND PLACE IN DOMESTIC SALES
September 2, 2008– THE DARK KNIGHT™, the newest Batman movie, is now the second highest grossing domestic movie in Hollywood history, collecting over $500 million. The film reached this mark in just over six weeks, about half the time it took “Titanic,” which reached $500 million in a little over three months. “Titanic,” the biggest movie, remains number one on the domestic charts with $600.8 million.
Gary Stern says, “The incredible success of THE DARK KNIGHT™ movie shows how incredibly popular the Batman title is. Every operator and interested homeowner should have Stern’s BATMAN™ pinball machine in their location or house. This is a great game.”
BATMAN™ pinball offers many exciting features, including: The Joker’s Reveal Mechanism, a mechanical cylinder that rotates to reveal and fight a taunting Joker; Scarecrow’s Crane, a mechanical crane featuring a spring-attach pinball which the player can strike with the pinball; the BATMOBILE™ Bridge, a teeter totter mechanism that races a pinball against a Hot Wheels® BATMOBILE™; an upper mini-playfield; and lots of multi-ball action.
To learn more about the BATMAN™ pinball machine, visit www.sternpinball.com.