Stern Pinball James Bond Photos Leak Before Tomorrow's Reveal
Well, about 10 seconds after the game was set up in the Stern Pinball booth at the IAAPA Amusement Industry Trade Show in London photos of the game were plastered all over the place on the Internet. They appear to have started on a British pinball forum, then hopped on over to Pinside and Facebook. Now they're everywhere. I won't share any of the pictures here yet because when I do Stern threatens to sue me, but...I can confirm some things about the game.
The leaked pictures that I've seen have art from the Bond film "You Only Live Twice" on the left side of the cabinet and a collection of other Sean Connery James Bond movie posters on the right side.
The playfield contains a ton of lit inserts. There's some for modes that correspond with various Bond Films, including Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds are Forever. As well as a row of inserts representing six bond villains and henchmen. There's is pictures of the various "Bond Girls" and so on.
As mentioned recently by George Gomez, the playfield has a model of the iconic Aston Martin DB5 that contains a VUK ejector seat mech.
The top left of the playfield contains some sort of giant Russian missile lock mech that has a set of drop targets in front of it. The mechanism has a tower that almost looks a little like the Building in Godzilla that serves as a physical ball lock.
The back of the playfield has a swinging arm that has James Bond on a jet pack that can fly around the playfield. It looks as though the jet pack guy can pick up the ball with a magnet and drop it on top of targets in the game. That would be pretty amazing if that's the case!
The machine is a three flipper game with the third flipper on the left side of the playfield.
The initial rumors that the Stern Bond game might only be based on one film had me worried, but this thing looks jam packed with Bond goodness...tons of movies, tons of characters, and several cool mechs. I can't wait to see this game in action tomorrow. That's all for now, but I'm sure that more news will leak about the exciting new game throughout the day. The pictures are out there and are easy to find.
UPDATE: The Launch of the game has been delayed