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Pedretti Gaming and Planetary Pinball Partner to Create New Remakes of Classic Williams Bally Pinball Machines

As I hinted at in an article the other day, this afternoon Pedretti Gaming and Planetary Pinball, Licensee of Williams Electronic Games, are scheduled to officially announced a new multi-year agreement for Pedretti to manufacture remakes of Williams Bally pinball machines. These new games will be released at a pace of approximately one per year and they will be manufactured at the Euro Pinball Corp. (EPC) factory.


Pedretti's first Remake title has not been officially announced yet, but it has been in development throughout 2023 and it is scheduled to release in 2024 (I've heard Q1, but that date is subject to change). FAST Pinball will create the boards used in these new machines.


Planetary Pinball will become an official distributor for Pinball Brothers and Pedretti pinball machines for the U.S. market. In addition to designing new remakes, Pedretti will open an on-line store to sell genuine Williams Bally pinball parts.


Planetary Pinball has made a point to emphasize that this new deal will not affect its existing relationship with Chicago Gaming Company (CGC) or Haggis Pinball. I've heard that CGC has at lease one more Remake up its sleeve in addition to additional non-remake titles like Pulp Fiction and others coming in the future.


The new Pedretti deal is intended to reduce the time it takes and increase the number of new remakes of classic pinball machines that Planetary can bring to market. Congratulations to both Companies. As far as I'm concerned, the more pinball out there the better! I can't wait to see what game Pedretti has up first. I have no insight whatsoever as to what the first title is, but on a personal level I'd love to see Tales of the Arabian Nights (my wife's favorite), Theatre of Magic or Cirqus Voltaire remade. All three have fairly high values on the used market and none of them are licensed, so they seem like low-hanging fruit to me.


"Pedretti Gaming (Pedretti) and Planetary Pinball Supply (PPS) announce the next level of their relationship:

1) New Remake Stream of Games, both mainstream titles and boutique (multi-year, multi-game)


2) PPS and Pedretti to tightly collaborate on game development to accelerate Time to Market and provide the highest quality product.


3) More parts and assemblies to be available and better access to PPS parts in Europe

New Remake Games coming:

Pedretti to partner with PPS to develop a series of evolved remake games over a multi-year period.


Goal of announcing 1 remake every 12 months


Initial Game has been in development thru 2023 for announcement and release in 2024

Several more games are in progress now

High Level of Collaboration:

PPS to function as parts sourcing and game development partner to Pedretti to help accelerate and ensure the quality of the parts and assemblies.


Pedretti will have access to Blueprints, Artwork, and PPS owned WMS tooling required for the games it will be remaking PPS will utilize its large inventory of in-stock WMS/BLY parts as well as supplier network to work on pre-production game development with Pedretti Games will use Genuine WMS/BLY parts and mechanisms as well as a focus on imperial (standard) fasteners and dimensions.


Pedretti will be the overall responsible party for the development, manufacturing, and distribution of the remake games.


Pedretti will drive game design, code, artwork, and overall game production.


Pedretti will also cross source parts with PPS which will ensure multiple and best options for parts based on WMS IP.


FAST Pinball will be the remake game platform for control system PCBs, game emulation, lighting & game feature extensions, and engineering & software support.


Euro Pinball Corp (EPC) will be the production partner and facility, based in Italy

More Options for Parts and Game Sales:

PPS will be a reseller of Euro Pinball Corp (EPC) including Pinball Brothers games and Parts in the US.


Pedretti will open an online parts and accessories store and will stock PPS Genuine WMS/BLY Parts.

PPS’s working relationships with Chicago Gaming and Haggis Pinball (as well as others that are not public) has NOT changed. This agreement with Pedretti expands the titles that we can introduce into the market as well as improves time to market with PPS pre-producing parts and assemblies for upcoming titles.

About Planetary Pinball Supply Inc.

Planetary Pinball Supply (PPS) is the exclusive Licensee for WMS/BLY games, parts, and merchandise. We manufacture, sell, and distribute Genuine WMS/BLY parts and merchandise as well as supply OEMs with quality parts. In addition, we work with many pinball companies under our license to create evolved pinball game remakes and game extension kits of classic pinball machines. PPS was started in 2010 and is headquartered in Sparks/Reno, Nevada and you can find us at www.planetarypinball.com

About Pedretti Gaming

Pedretti is manufacturing company in Northern Italy which started producing and selling arcade games & Jukeboxes in 1976. For last 10 years we have worked with the most important pinball companies to develop our own parts as well as more recently developed and produced Remake Game Kits. We also manage the assembly of pinball machines thru Euro Pinball Corp. We are at www.pinballremakes.com"







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JeffS
JeffS
24 dic 2023

There are three pinball machines I’m interested in seeing remade: Tales of the Arabian Nights, Cirqus Voltaire and Addams Family. Many unknowns exist on what improvements will be included by Pedretti’s design team. Larger dmd screen or lcd screen? Colorized dots or replacement graphics? When production starts and what comes first? What are prices after import to US? I’m sure more details will follow in early Jan.

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Tommy Roberts
Tommy Roberts
23 dic 2023

You don't know the first title? This coming from the man who wrote that a large order of Twilight Zone ramps were ordered earlier this year?

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Kenny White
Kenny White
22 dic 2023

Chicago gaming quality is the best on the market . If these guys use Mirco playfields , poorly built cabinets etc it’s a disaster and a disgrace to pinball . I have all the remakes in LE form and looking forward to CGC next release but refuse to buy a game with a poorly built / made playfield

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Will there ever be a digital version of Bally's Eight Ball Deluxe?

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Knapp Arcade
Knapp Arcade
21 dic 2023
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Zen owns the rights to reproduce digital tables for Bally Williams now. They haven't done Eight Ball Deluxe yet, but as an unlicensed title I could see them doing it. They need to hurry up and get out some new BW tables :)

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L'accordo tra Planetary Pinball e Pedretti dimostra una volta in più l'alta qualità della manifattura made in Italy , che si impone sul mercato mondiale relativamente ad un prodotto tipicamente made in USA . COMPLIMENTI PEDRETTI

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