Pinball is still very much a thing, and today’s tech offers more ways to make super-cool machines than ever – like Stern’s new Stranger Things table.
There are three models, with the Premium and Limited Edition releases featuring a video projector that displays images and animations onto a ramp that doubles as a screen and leads the player into a direct battle with the Demogorgon.
The official blurb goes like this: “Experience the terrifying forces in Hawkins, Indiana that turn this small town “upside down” with supernatural elements, strange sightings, and government secrets. Stranger Things pinball machines will immerse players in a search to unravel the extraordinary mysteries and secret government experiments taking place at the Hawkins National Laboratory. The gameplay focuses on unlocking the hidden meanings of supernatural events occurring in and around the town, including the appearance of a girl known as “Eleven” with telekinetic abilities. The ball is wild as Mike, Lucas, Dustin, Will, Joyce, and Police Chief Jim Hopper help Eleven close the dimensional gate.”
Pinball isn’t a cheap hobby, with the basic model starting at over US$6K. If that isn’t enough of a bummer, these machines won’t work out of the box in Australia anyway due to our different power system than the US – although with a few modifications it can happen.