A new pinball company is joining the fray and they’ve popped up by announcing their first game, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, based upon the 1986 movie of the same name.
If this news is surprise, no worries – Barrels Of Fun appears to be focused on the collector scene, as indicated by their slogan “Collectible pinball at its finest!” This is sensible given that all of the manufacturers see a good chunk of their sales come from residential customers these days. That said, operators can grab one and I’m sure a few of these will show up on location out there – but where the game is limited to 1,100 units and has a $10,600 price tag, it won’t be as common as your latest Stern titles. They are headquartered in Houston, TX and you can read up on who is behind the company, here.
For a newcomer to the scene, I have to admit that the trailer is extremely well done – like something that Stern or Jersey Jack would do. Judging by that, it looks like a fun game.
For the features, it has three flippers, three ramps, two LCDs (the LCD in the area at the top of the playfield is a cool touch – just hope it’s sufficiently protected), two scoop targets, several sculpted figurines with some great articulation, a magnet, plenty of lines from the movie, and more. The game page has a full bullet point list, if you’re interested, along with more photos. There’s also the back of the flyer that I’ve grabbed from Knapp Arcade (who has an excellent round-up of info on this in case you’d like to dig deeper).
What are your thoughts on this one?