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STAR WARS 40th Anniversary Pinball Machine Officially Announced

STAR WARS 40th Anniversary Pinball Machine Officially Announced

In the era before video games dominated arcades and consumed everyone’s attention spans, pinball games were king. And if you were a famous pop culture property–be it a TV show, movie, or comic book–you know you’d really made once you got your own officially licensed pinball machine. (Well, that and a lunch box. Can’t forget those.) Of course, the coolest pinball machines back in the day were based on none other than George Lucas‘ original Star Wars trilogy.

Now, company Stern Pinball has announced that it is marking 40 years of Lucas’ sci-fi epic with a special 40th anniversary Star Wars pinball machine. This would be the latest in a long tradition of Skywalker Saga pinball machines, following Data East’s beloved 1992 Star Wars model, and Sega’s 1997 version of Star Wars with its own pinball table, which was of course also based on the original trilogy. There was even a holographic version with a Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace pinball machine… which was automatically less cool, because Jar Jar.

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There will be several  designs available for the 40th anniversary machine, including a Pro, Premium, and a Limited Edition. Each of these will feature the same playfield, but will have completely different designs. You can check out images of these down below in our gallery.

Stern’s Star Wars Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition machines are packed with features that provide an irresistible game experience. The game includes select speech and footage from the original Star Wars trilogy, color-changing LED-lighted inserts, a sculpted LED-lit Millennium Falcon, and a sculpted TIE Fighter. The Limited Edition and Premium models also feature two LCD screens, an exploding Death Star interactive display, and a hyperspace ramp.

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“We are excited to bring these pinball machines celebrating the Star Wars galaxy and adventures to our fans,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “Our Star Wars Pinball machines give fans a fun, new way to enjoy the nonstop action and new game sounds, features and effects.”

In addition to the immersive theme and exciting game experience, Stern Pinball’s SPIKE-2 electronic platform enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations. The state-of-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations. Star Wars Pinball entertains with an amazing array of modern and classic features, making it suitable for all skill levels.

To learn more about these latest pinball machines, be sure to head on over to  www.sternpinball.com or www.facebook.com/sternpinball.

Are you as stoked for these new Star Wars pinball machines as much as we are? Be sure to leave your thoughts down below in the comments.

 Images: Lucasfilm / Stern Pinball

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