The Beatles and Stern Pinball in collaboration with Ka-Pow Pinball have just announced the production of the first and only Beatles Pinball machine ever made.
This limited-edition Beatles pinball machine will immerse players in the height of 1960’s Beatlemania and will feature eight of their beloved hit songs from that era – “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Ticket to Ride,” “All My Loving,” “Help,” “Drive My Car,” “It Won’t Be Long” and “I Should Have Known Better.”
The game also features iconic introductions by Ed Sullivan along with custom speech and callouts by Hall of Fame DJ, Cousin Brucie who famously introduced The Beatles at their legendary Shea Stadium show in 1964.
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Only 1964 units will be produced in recognition of the year in which Ed Sullivan introduced America to four young mop-topped musicians from Liverpool, England – forever changing the course of rock music and pop culture.
The game will be available in three models, each named for the recording industry’s sales award levels. The Diamond Edition, the highest level and most difficult to attain, will be limited to only 100 units, he Platinum Edition will be limited to only 250 units and the Gold Edition to 1614 units
All models feature unique art packages and custom powder-coated armor with retro-themed playfield featuring four flippers, eleven drop targets, eight stand-up targets, multiple skill shots, two opto-spinners, a ball-catching magnet and a magnetic spinning record disc in the center of the playfield. The 100 Diamond Editions are numbered, certified collectible and include a mirrored backglass. The 250 Platinum Editions are numbered and certified collectible.
While the theme of the game may be retro, the system itself is state of the art with a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems in previous generations of pinball machines. Players will also enjoy full screen animations as well as simulated reel scoring on the game’s high definition video screen.
“We are very proud of this Beatles pinball machine that was produced in collaboration with our good friend, Joe Kaminkow,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Chicago based Stern Pinball, Inc. “We can’t wait for players to experience Beatlemania when they play this game.”
Recent Stern Pinball titles include Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. No word yet on a release date or cost for the game.