‘Stranger Things’ Will Soon Turn Pinball Upside Down

If you've ever listened to my coverage from San Diego Comic-Con, or followed on social media, you know that I've talked about Stern Pinball before.  I've been fortunate to talk to some of the top folks at Stern about the attention to detail that they bring to their pinball machines.  Now, they have announced what could be there most exciting game yet.

The company announced this week that they would be making a cabinet based on Stranger Things.  You can see the Limited Edition version of the machine above, which looks pretty amazing.  If you think about it, Stranger Things and pinball are kind of a perfect match.  It's retro, yet modern, and will boast some pretty neat features.  Stern has provided us a trailer for their Premium edition.  Check it out:

I can't think of many pinball machines that have THIS much going on.  The video reveals multiple gameplay elements, some great hand drawn art and cool visual effects.  Here is the synopsis released by Stern:  "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."

There will be 3 models available: Pro ($6,099), Premium ($7,699) and Limited Edition ($9,099).  As far as the Limited Edition is concerned, only 500 will be made. It will include unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, exclusive custom themed cabinet artwork, a custom autographed bottom arch, exclusive custom art blades, anti-reflection pinball glass, a shaker motor, and a sequentially numbered plaque. No release date has been given, but looking at the trailer, I think there is reason to hope you'll be able to get one of these machines some time in 2020.

For more info, you can always visit www.sternpinball.com

Stranger Things Pinball
Photo Credits: Stern Pinball