BREAKING NEWS: New Pics, Video & Details on Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity Pinball
Holy cow, the people who got an early look at this game weren't kidding...this thing is PACKED with unique toys and mechs. I'm impressed. And that topper. How awesome is that? Kudos to you Gerry at Multimorphic. The game looks fantastic.
Given that the Heist Module (which is really cool BTW) was priced at $2,750 and the crazy rate of inflation, I'm impressed that Weird Al only came in at $3,000.
Here's the company's official press release:
"Multimorphic, Inc. is proud to announce its newest game kit for the P3 Pinball Platform, Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity!
Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity is based on the music and career of “Weird Al” Yankovic, the 5-time Grammy award-winning singer, musician, and actor. It features 17 Weird Al songs, over 2000 custom callouts from Al himself, and a software and graphics package that immerses the player into his songs and lyrics. The game also features our most intricate playfield layout to date, designed to present a museum full of interactive and hilarious references that span all of Al’s illustrious career.
Like A Surgeon
White & Nerdy
Dare To Be Stupid
Harvey the Wonder Hamster
I’ll Sue Ya
Weasel Stomping Day
You Make Me
Along with the new game kit, we have created two unique Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity artwork packages to decorate the machine, a Standard Edition package and a Limited Edition package, as shown in the images below. The Limited Edition package, which also includes an interactive and motorized machine topper, a printed translite autographed by Weird Al, and various game-specific accessory items, is limited to 227 copies. Limited Edition packages will be offered to purchasers of the game kit in the order orders are received, and individual items in the Limited Edition package will not be available for sale separately.
Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity retails for $3,000, and the base P3 machine new customers will need to play the game retails for $8,300. Limited Edition packages retail for an additional $1,800. Game kits, P3 machines, and limited numbers of Limited Edition packages can be ordered directly from us and all authorized Multimorphic distributors, beginning on Monday, 2/28 at 9:00am Central Time. Lead times and availability may vary. Feel free to email us or a distributor now to be placed on an interested parties list.
Introduced alongside the new game kit are a number of P3 Platform enhancements. These include a new backbox design, a motorized wall/scoop assembly, and an enhanced main flipper assembly. The new backbox design has a backlit speaker panel and support for additional upgrades, such as pinball toppers and an RGB-LED speaker kit. The new wall/scoop assembly has motors instead of coils, software-based leveling, and individual switches on each scoop mechanism. The enhanced flipper assembly differs from older assemblies by including our recently announced flipper upgrade kit. All of these enhancements will be made available to existing P3 owners as optional upgrades, and all existing games, including Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity, will play fine with or without the upgrades.
Regarding manufacturing and lead-times, new P3 machine orders are expected to ship approximately 16-18 weeks after the orders are placed, but lead-times may grow substantially based on the number of orders received. A separate assembly line will be used for game kits, enabling shipments to existing P3 owners to go out in parallel with shipments of new P3 machines.
We feel incredibly honored to have worked with Al and his team to develop this game, and we’re excited to share it with the world. For those of you eager to see the game in person, we will have both Standard Edition and Limited Edition versions of the game available for play in our booth at the Texas Pinball Festival in Frisco, TX March 25-27. We hope to see you there!
– Gerry Stellenberg