Aerosmith Pinball Machines on the Wayby Best Classic Bands Staff
Stern Pinball, the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world, is getting back into the rock ’n’ roll game—they were behind the hugely popular KISS pinball machines—with a new Aerosmith machine.
According to a press release, “Stern Pinball’s Aerosmith machines reflect the high-energy and excitement that accompanies the experience of a live Aerosmith concert. Players will rock to nine famous Aerosmith hits in the concert arena playfield and embark on an exhilarating pinball experience. Players score points and finish game objectives to raise the audience’s levels of energy, thrill and enjoyment. Higher scores amplify the experience—the higher the energy level, the bigger and louder the show—resulting in an Aerosmith pinball experience that cannot be matched.”
“We’re thrilled to have Aerosmith join the ranks of Stern Pinball’s rock ’n’ roll lineup,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball in the press release. “Aerosmith is an iconic band with a devoted fan base. Fans of both the band and pinball will be able to appreciate the extraordinary experience that the Aerosmith pinball machines provide.”
The Aerosmith machines all feature original hand-drawn art provided by “Dirty” Donny Gillies, who has produced work for bands including the Hellacopters, the Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age and others, but is most noted for his work with Metallica. In addition, the machines feature custom speech from Brendon Small, creator of Metalocalypse, the American animated television series centering around a death metal band. The machines have a “Jacky on the Box” mechanical feature on the playfield. Jacky sits on a toy box allowing players to launch pinballs through the air and slam-dunk the steel ball into the box. The more balls launched into the box, the higher the opportunity for a player to earn multiballs.
Prices range from the $6199 Pro model to $8999 for the Limited Edition version.
In addition to the music and game experience, the machine features a full-color high-definition display. In conjunction with Stern Pinball’s new SPIKE-2 electronic platform, the display enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations. The game includes a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations. Aerosmith Pinball entertains with an amazing array of modern and classic features, making it suitable for all skill levels.
Watch a preview of Stern’s Aerosmith pinball machine