Stern Pinball has released information and images on their recently announced Game of Thrones Pinball game. Thanks to the release they put up on their Facebook page, here are the details:
Stern’s Game of Thrones Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition machines are packed with features and toys that provide an irresistible challenge to play against kings, knights, knaves and dragons. Each player can choose to be a Knight of the Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell, or Tyrell family Houses, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (The Hound) guides the player throughout the game with authenticity and strong presence. The goal of the game is to rule the seven kingdoms of Westeros.
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.
Here are images of the Pro model:
Now I have never seen this show nor read the books but the Pro model does seem rather sparse. I would think they could have a few figurines from the show of the most popular characters on the playfield. But as mentioned above, they have some new software features and it looks like the rule card (seen in the lower left of the image directly above this text) is rather detailed so perhaps this has a deep rule set to make up for any lack of model/toy detail on the playfield.
For the Premium/Limited Edition:
All three units are available for pre-order now from your authorized Stern Pinball distributor.
For a little more thought on this, I am surprised that this has no LCD (there was a rumor that this would use one of course, which is a rumor that has persisted since Star Trek (2013)). They had an LCD with the LE of WrestleMania that was the “Jumbotron” in the game in addition to the monochromatic scoreboard.
What are your thoughts on this newest Pinball game?
Is it just me, or does all three editions seem a little bland and sparse? The “normal” edition looks really lame with that tiny-ass dragon toy. The premium version costs more than the Medieval Madness remake! I don’t know. I’d rather just buy a MM, or a Swords of Fury. We’ll have to see how it plays. Could be a great playing game.
Yep I feel the same way. Even though I know little about GoT, seems like they could pack a lot more onto the playfield for the cost. Perhaps the game and the sound will make up for that.
In the meantime I am putting together a comparison between this and The Hobbit, just for fun. Hobbit is proving harder since it has fewer recent professional pics of the finished product like GoT has.
Who OK’d the artwork? As a GoT fan, I’m extremely disappointed by the artwork choice. The backglass looks like something you would find for the Chinese bootleg DVD version of the TV series.