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Stern Tech School: How to Lift Your Playfield

Stern Tech School: How to Lift Your Playfield 662 751 GAD Vending

In this edition of Stern Tech School, Madeleine Benz shows you how to safely lift your playfield!

Of course, if you need assistance, Stern Pinball also has customer support. GAD also offers free phone support for our customers plus we have service techs in some areas that make service calls. GAD has a full parts department to support your needs as well.

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New: Stern Tech School – How to Set Up Your Pinball Machine

New: Stern Tech School – How to Set Up Your Pinball Machine 2048 1363 GAD Vending

What an awesome video to help figure out just how easy it is to set up a Stern Pinball game. Of course, if you buy from GAD in our geographic area, we’ll deliver and set for free. Save you the time of even watching a video….

Jaws – Stern’s Newest Pinball Pro and Premium – Ready to Order

Jaws – Stern’s Newest Pinball Pro and Premium – Ready to Order 1080 1080 GAD Vending
For those that remember the summer of 1975 – and the fear of going in the water. Stern’s new pinball game works to capture the Jaws experience.
 
But what was the deal with people not going into swimming pools?
 
Available for commercial or home purchase. Jaws Pro and Premium due in. Call GAD for availability.
 
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JAWS PRO

Stern Pinball, Inc. announces their newest pinball games featuring JAWS, one of the most iconic motion picture thrillers of all time from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.  Players will experience all four blockbuster JAWS films like never before, with brand-new mechanical features inspired by iconic movie moments and state-of-the-art technology.  JAWS pinball games are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.

JAWS transports players to the fictional locale of Amity Island, located off the coast of Long Island, New York.  The small fishing community is a popular beach vacation location in the summer.  As Fourth of July vacationers close in on the island’s picturesque beaches, grave danger lurks below sea level… The Amity Island mayor covers up the shark attacks out of fear of losing the island’s tourism money, resulting in more terrifying attacks.

Stern’s JAWS pinball games will have players grabbing their harpoons and playing as Quint, Hooper, and Brody to save Amity Island’s residents and the Fourth of July!  As the grizzled fishermen, tackle the most dangerous ocean creatures on the planet.  Tension mounts as you see “blood in the water” from our animated lighting effects.  Fire pinballs at the motorized “Shark Fin” target swimming across the playfield.  Anticipation builds as you navigate the “Orca Boat” upper playfield, featuring a “Lookout Tower” ramp, a ship’s wheel horizontal spinner on the deck, and a “Radio” stand-up target to call for help.  Lookout!  A motorized custom sculpted “Great White Shark” bash toy comes crashing through the bottom of a fishing boat, terrorizing players in this thrilling pinball odyssey.  Will you survive JAWS?!

In addition to immersive film and audio assets integrated into pinball action, JAWS includes custom speech by actor Richard Dreyfuss and the iconic movie theme music by John Williams.

“Honoring one of the greatest movie franchises of all time, we’re giving JAWS our most advanced software and hardware to date,” said Seth Davis, President & CEO of Stern Pinball, “We can’t wait to debut JAWS Pinball’s heart-pounding gameplay to the world!”

JAWS pinball games include Stern’s award-winning Insider Connected™ system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in multiple ways.  Through Insider Connected, players can track progress, hunt Achievements, take on special JAWS Quests, and work on their lifetime Bounty Hunter rank.

Insider Connected also provides an operator-focused toolset to drive location play through a better player experience, game location discovery, location leaderboards, performance analysis, automatic code updates, and remote diagnostics for easier maintenance.  Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com/ or in the Insider Connected App.  Download it today on iOS and Android.

Limited to 1,000 games globally, the highly collectible Limited Edition model includes a full-color mirrored backglass based on the iconic JAWS movie poster by world-renowned artist Roger Kastel, full-color reflective foil high-definition cabinet decal with hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard, exclusive custom “Great White” powder-coated pinball armor, Speaker Expression Lighting with JAWS-themed game effects (sonar, water, blood in the water, and more!), a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stern President & CEO Seth Davis and Chairman & Founder Gary Stern.

JAWS PREMIUM

Stern Pinball, Inc. announces their newest pinball games featuring JAWS, one of the most iconic motion picture thrillers of all time from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment.  Players will experience all four blockbuster JAWS films like never before, with brand-new mechanical features inspired by iconic movie moments and state-of-the-art technology.  JAWS pinball games are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.

JAWS transports players to the fictional locale of Amity Island, located off the coast of Long Island, New York.  The small fishing community is a popular beach vacation location in the summer.  As Fourth of July vacationers close in on the island’s picturesque beaches, grave danger lurks below sea level… The Amity Island mayor covers up the shark attacks out of fear of losing the island’s tourism money, resulting in more terrifying attacks.

Stern’s JAWS pinball games will have players grabbing their harpoons and playing as Quint, Hooper, and Brody to save Amity Island’s residents and the Fourth of July!  As the grizzled fishermen, tackle the most dangerous ocean creatures on the planet.  Tension mounts as you see “blood in the water” from our animated lighting effects.  Fire pinballs at the motorized “Shark Fin” target swimming across the playfield.  Anticipation builds as you navigate the “Orca Boat” upper playfield, featuring a “Lookout Tower” ramp, a ship’s wheel horizontal spinner on the deck, and a “Radio” stand-up target to call for help.  Lookout!  A motorized custom sculpted “Great White Shark” bash toy comes crashing through the bottom of a fishing boat, terrorizing players in this thrilling pinball odyssey.  Will you survive JAWS?!

In addition to immersive film and audio assets integrated into pinball action, JAWS includes custom speech by actor Richard Dreyfuss and the iconic movie theme music by John Williams.

“Honoring one of the greatest movie franchises of all time, we’re giving JAWS our most advanced software and hardware to date,” said Seth Davis, President & CEO of Stern Pinball, “We can’t wait to debut JAWS Pinball’s heart-pounding gameplay to the world!”

JAWS pinball games include Stern’s award-winning Insider Connected™ system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in multiple ways.  Through Insider Connected, players can track progress, hunt Achievements, take on special JAWS Quests, and work on their lifetime Bounty Hunter rank.

Insider Connected also provides an operator-focused toolset to drive location play through a better player experience, game location discovery, location leaderboards, performance analysis, automatic code updates, and remote diagnostics for easier maintenance.  Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com/ or in the Insider Connected App.  Download it today on iOS and Android.

Limited to 1,000 games globally, the highly collectible Limited Edition model includes a full-color mirrored backglass based on the iconic JAWS movie poster by world-renowned artist Roger Kastel, full-color reflective foil high-definition cabinet decal with hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard, exclusive custom “Great White” powder-coated pinball armor, Speaker Expression Lighting with JAWS-themed game effects (sonar, water, blood in the water, and more!), a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stern President & CEO Seth Davis and Chairman & Founder Gary Stern.

Pre-Order Pulp Fiction Pinball

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Pulp Fiction is a retro-inspired full-featured modern pinball machine. Developed at the request of Quentin Tarantino who wanted an 1980’s style Pulp Fiction themed pinball machine for his home. Tarantino’s continued involvement throughout the project shaped the final game. Tarantino rarely licenses his intellectual property, it is a unique privilege to produce a game which pays tribute to this masterpiece.

Legendary pinball designer Mark Ritchie masterfully crafted a playfield which on its surface appears comparable to games from this era but outside of initial perception features more mechanisms and greater depth than most games produced today. David Thiel forcefully pulls the player into this world utilizing over 250 iconic lines from Pulp Fiction’s legendary cast, five licensed songs from the original movie soundtrack, and a number of original compositions. Josh Sharpe developed an approachable rule set that is both intuitive and deep enough to engage even the most skilled player. Scott Pikulski’s vintage inspired art package is both stunning and perfectly cohesive.

The game was developed in a collaboration between Play Mechanix and Chicago Gaming Company. It features original time-tested Williams standard pinball mechanisms and highly reliable Chicago Gaming Company electronics which gives us the confidence to provide the longest warranties in the industry (up to eight times longer than most manufacturers).

GAD has Pulp Fiction SE on pre-order from Chicago pinball and available to reserve!

Looking for Date Night Ideas? 3 At Home Date Ideas

Looking for Date Night Ideas? 3 At Home Date Ideas 940 788 GAD Vending

Date night can be a challenge to come up with something fun to do that doesn’t break the bank. These ideas can apply at home or at your local bar or arcade.

PINBALL

It is amazing how many young people are finding the fun in rousing challenge game of pinball. Easy to play against the other – and the playing field is relatively even between a wide range of people.

If you know a bit about your date – favorite movie, band or interest – there’s a pinball designed to impress your date.

If you are looking to go out to play, GAD knows where great pinball is located in and around Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. This is where our customers are and where we service games! Or, head to the Stern site for their pinball locator app.

If you are looking to start or expand your home game room, GAD has pinball in stock. GAD has free curbside pick up. We deliver free in a limited geography around our offices. We also offer affordable ship to home options. Check it out and give us a call for pricing.

GOLDEN TEE

Golden Tee has amazing courses coming online plus upgrades in avatars, equipment and challenges consistently. And, you have multiple options with this game as well.

Such an easy game for anyone to learn and be competitive in quickly.

Golden Tee PGA is available for online play at many locations to go out and have fun.

Golden Tee PGA Home Edition is an amazing game to have in your home. With an internet connection, you have access to the upgrades and to keep your (and your dates’) scores.

DIGITAL DARTS

Darts is also a great game that takes a small amount of floor space but has high impact for fun play!

The new, G4 Fire is digital! This makes scoring, game board change and fun light shows to help you improve your fun.

Ask GAD to come try games in our Midwest showrooms in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City.

 

What’s Your Jaws Pinball Rank?

What’s Your Jaws Pinball Rank? 1039 539 GAD Vending

Have you earned your official JAWS Stern Army Launch Party badge? Get out, compete, and conquer today! And check out this bonus livestream with Stern Software Engineer, Elizabeth Gieske as she takes you through some of the rules in the game on the Flip N’ Out pinball with friends stream. There’s blood in the water as our Insider Connected players are climbing the Bounty Hunter Rankings in JAWS! Fill out Shark JAWS, climb the rankings and become the apex predator of the ocean! What’s your rank?

STERN PINBALL LAUNCHES FULL LINE OF FOO FIGHTERS PINBALL MACHINE ACCESSORIES

STERN PINBALL LAUNCHES FULL LINE OF FOO FIGHTERS PINBALL MACHINE ACCESSORIES 150 150 GAD Vending

CHICAGO, IL – March 12, 2024 –Stern Pinball, Inc., announces a full line of Foo Fighters pinball machine accessories compatible with the Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.  Stern Pinball’s award-winning “Game of the Year” Foo Fighters pinball machines just got better with these newly available upgrades that will take your game to the next level.

The FooBot Animatronic Topper accessory will bring your greatest ally to life as you battle the evil Overlord on your quest to save rock and roll.  With RGB lighting and interactive motion, this custom sculpted FooBot head incorporates custom speech to cheer you on your pinball journey. Decorated around the centerstage of the FooBot are illuminated laser cut plastics of the entire band as they join forces together, synchronized to the iconic game music. After assembling the entire team, players will get to experience the special Toy Time Multiball event.

Feel like a hero straight from the plunge with the custom Amp Tube RGB Shooter Knob. Inspired from the album cover art from “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace”, this dazzling shooter knob lights and coordinates colors with game events and is literally the bomb!

For the Premium Edition, make your rock concert in a box experience explode with the Expression Lighting System™ accessory.  With 96 intelligent RGB LEDs, the Expression Lighting System enables full color spectrum control.  Positioned in pockets cut into the cabinet sides to provide color themed full playfield illumination, this integrated playfield lighting system is synchronized to custom light shows specifically designed for every song and dynamically responsive to game events.

For the Pro Edition, fully dress up the inside of your game with the Foo Fighters Inside Art Blades. Featuring stunning and distinctive hand-drawn artwork by Zombie Yeti, these art blades add an entirely new dimension inside this world under glass pinball experience.

It’s times like these to prepare for battle against the evil Overlord with the official Foo Fighters Side Armor. The laser cut Foo Fighters logo feature a holographic foil underlay that will make your game pop everlong!

“The Foo Fighters pinball accessories will bring out the best of you and your pinball playing experience,” said Seth Davis, President and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.  “Learn to fly with these officially licensed items that will make your Foo Fighters pinball machines absolutely rock!”

Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: 

 

FooBot Animatronic Topper                                           $US  1,999.99

Amp Tube RGB Shooter Knob                                       $US     224.99

Laser-cut Foo Fighters Logo Side Armor                   $US     249.99

Expression Lighting SystemTM                                      $US     499.99

Foo Fighters Inside Art Blades                                      $US       99.99

 

MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.                 

Foo Fighters pinball machines and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

About Foo Fighters Pinball    

Recently awarded “Game of the Year” in addition to Best Sound, Best Artwork, Best Animations and Display, Best Playfield Layout and Design, and Best Rules, Stern’s Foo Fighters machines bring the Foo Fighters concert experience home as players are immersed in an epic pinball adventure featuring 15 iconic songs spanning the band’s expansive catalog, including All My Life, Best of You, Breakout, Everlong, Holding Poison, I’ll Stick Around, Learn to Fly, Monkey Wrench, My Hero, Run, Something from Nothing, The Pretender, This is a Call, Times Like These, and Walk.

More than two years in the making and with creative input from the band’s own Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee, and the late, great Taylor Hawkins, Stern’s Foo Fighters is a top-shelf pinball machine—and so much more. An entire new universe has been developed with jaw-dropping hand-drawn artwork and custom animations including “Foo Fighters Saturday Morning Action Time!”—a fictional TV series chronicling the band’s quest to save rock and roll… AND THE WORLD!  Join Foo Fighters on this rescue mission to thwart the evil, mysterious alien Overlord and his army of bots.  Search the Area 51 upper playfield to break into and unleash pinball chaos.  Jump in the van for a righteous tour of duty to save humanity from extinction and let rock rule! Learn more aboutf Foo Fighters Pinball here – https://shop.sternpinball.com/collections/games/products/foo-fighters-pinball

About Insider Connected

Insider Connected is a comprehensive technology initiative to connect the universe of Stern pinball machines. The platform is designed to enhance and extend player engagement with the games across both home and commercial environments. It also presents professional operators of the pinball machines a robust set of tools to drive location play, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely, and maintain the machines.

Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com. Players can also register at a connected game by scanning a registration QR code on the machine. Once a player registers, they are issued a unique QR Code that can be used to identify that player at any connected Stern pinball machine anywhere in the world. When a player scans into the machine, they can track progress, earn new game specific achievements, engage with the player community, and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests.

“Insider Connected is transforming how players interact with pinball machines. Operators are benefiting from new tools that drive repeat play and help maintain games remotely while players can earn special entertainment location badges,” said Seth Davis, President and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. creates compelling entertainment that inspires a lifetime love of games, sparks passion, forges friendships, and connects people everywhere through fun, innovative, technologically advanced pinball games, and experiences.  Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include JAWS, Venom, Foo Fighters, James Bond 007, Rush, Godzilla, The Mandalorian, Led Zeppelin, Avengers: Infinity Quest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, 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. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.

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Happy St Patrick’s Weekend – Go Play

Happy St Patrick’s Weekend – Go Play 2048 1147 GAD Vending

St Pat’s is such a great day for corn beef, green beer, basketball and pinball. Why not take advantage of everyone out enjoying to find someone new to play pinball?

  • Find your favorite pinball here – Stern Pinball locator. 
  • Find a new favorite place to hang out.
  • Find a new partner to enjoy pinball with.

GAD supports commercial game rooms and arcades generally with a servicing partner. We also sell directly to general business for a single machine for a break room. And, we sell direct to consumers for home use.

Our showrooms in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri are open to the public.  We show all types of games, vending equipment and commercials equipment. Stop by or call to chat about what games you’d like to try.

Happy Pi Day! How are you celebrating?

Happy Pi Day! How are you celebrating? 2048 1152 GAD Vending

At GAD, we think Pi should be a national holiday. Why not? Such a great fun, education day – and a chance for every great game to get played!

Of course, darts is all about math. The throw is a function of aerodynamics with the math of force, distance and angles. Plus the amount of force to get the dart to stick in the board. All brought together in an instant. Then you get more math practice by keeping score – or cheat and keep score digitally.

And, pinball! Geometry to make your high school math teacher droll. The roll of the ball vs the force and angle to hit the targets to score more points. And, the points it takes to get a multi ball bonus. Pinball is all about math.

Same with Golden Tee PGA. Just a great game of math, skill and a bit of luck.

What could be more fun to celebrate a national holiday??

Back by Popular Demand: Star Wars Pro & Premium

Back by Popular Demand: Star Wars Pro & Premium 1200 628 GAD Vending

Missed the chance before young Luke Skywalker? Starting in the new couple of weeks – Star Wars Pro and Premium will be back in production at Stern Pinball.

Star Wars Pinball immerses players in the dynamic and challenging Star Wars pinball environment as they battle to restore justice to the Galaxy.

Stern’s Star Wars Pro, machines are packed with features that provide an irresistible game experience. The game includes select speech and footage from the original Star Wars trilogy; color-changing LED-lighted inserts; and a sculpted TIE Fighter.

Stern’s Star Wars Premium machines are packed with features that provide an irresistible game experience. The game includes select speech and footage from the original Star Wars trilogy; color-changing LED-lighted inserts; a sculpted LED-lit Millennium Falcon; and a sculpted TIE Fighter. Premium models also feature two LCD screens, an exploding Death Star interactive display, and a hyperspace ramp.

If you want to play either of these games, check out Stern’s Pinball locator or call us and we’ll let you know where you can play Star Wars pinball.

GAD is taking pre-orders now for home or office use!