Jurassic Park Roars With New Stern Pinball Machine
Stern releases a brand new pinball machine that allows players to explore Isla Nublar and confront the iconic dinosaurs from 1993's Jurassic Park.
Fans of Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton's classic sci-fi action film can now venture into the dinosaur-filled depths of Isla Nublar with Stern's new Jurassic Park pinball machine.
A new trailer highlights the pinball machine's gameplay and its references to the original Jurassic Park movie. According to the description, "With the volcano on the island erupting and threatening to destroy everything in its path, it is the player’s mission to rescue park staff, evacuate and recapture dinosaurs, and escape before it’s too late! Players will experience heart-pounding excitement right from the start in this action-packed pinball adventure filled with suspense, twists, and turns around every flip."
The machine features an interactive, custom sculpted Tyrannosaurus rex head that releases additional balls into play alongside a Stegosaurus fast ramp and Pteranodon jump ramp. Players can also battle against a Spinosaurus by smashing a captive ball and trap velociraptors in their enclosed cage through precision shooting. The trailer states, "players will experience heart-pounding excitement right from the start in this action-packed pinball adventure filled with suspense, twists, and turns around every flip."
Stern described the machine as "easy-to-setup." It stated, "Jurassic Park Pin is affordable, reliable, built to last, and engineered with genuine Stern commercial-quality parts." The pinball machine's cabinet features "dynamic, high definition, hand-drawn artwork" and "fast flowing metal ramps, lightning quick spinners, and kinetically satisfying physical drop targets will provide players with an adrenalized game experience packed with unmatched action and fun." The machine also incorporates John Williams's iconic theme music, high-definition graphics and animations on a LCD display. Stern states that the pinball machine's design reduces energy usage, increases reliability and only requires simplified servicing. The Jurassic Park pinball machine is currently available for purchase on the company's official website for a price of $4,599.
Spielberg's film adaptation of Crichton's novel of the same name was released in 1993 and starred Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Laura Dern. Upon its release, it became the highest-grossing film up to that time, surpassing the box office sales of E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and won three Academy Awards in 1994 -- Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.
Neill, Goldblum and Dern are all set to reprise their roles in the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion, joining Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard in the final instalment of director Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World trilogy. The film is set to be released on June 10, 2022.