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Stern Pinball Officially Releases Pictures & Video of New JAWS Pinball Machine; Game Contains Custom Callouts by Richard Dreyfuss!

This morning Stern Pinball officially released the first pictures and video of the Limited Edition version of its hot new JAWS pinball machine. A small number of these LE machines go on sale on Stern's website for Insider Connected All-Access members today at 1:00 PM Eastern.


We've talked about the game extensively already over the past several days, but here's a few new pieces of information. First and foremost, Stern's JAWS contains custom callouts by Richard Dreyfuss!


JAWS Limited Edition will be limited to 1,000 units. That's quite a few, but keep in mind that Stern recently decided not to do future runs of LE games, so once this thousand games are gone, that's it for the LEs.


"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.


Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”)*:

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

                            

Pro Edition:                                                     $US 6,999

Premium Edition:                                            $US 9,699

Limited Edition:                                              $US 12,999


JAWS pinball games and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers worldwide."


The new JAWS games make their debut at Stern Pinball's official booth (#16254) at the 2024 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.









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Shawn N
Shawn N
Jan 04

Man, I wanted to be wrong. Seemed a no-brainer to keep the shark popper and ditch the fin on the Pro since you could emulate that shot with a roving lit target. I will need more time to get into the nitty gritty details, but my initial assessment is that while the Premium and LE look nice, the Pro has unfortunately been "Venomized".


I really think they missed the boat on this one by not taking the route they had on Stranger Things. Keep the main functionality (Demogorgon), but make the "pretties" and "nice-to-haves" (projector and TK physical ball lock) optional for Pros vs Premium/LE's.


Is "shooting the fin in chummy water" the main draw here, or is it "bashing…

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