Unleash the beast! STERN Pinball’s first offering of 2018 brings one of the biggest names in heavy metal to pinball – Iron Maiden!
Iron Maiden has come direct from the creative mind of a brand new designer, Keith Elwin who is currently ranked as one of the greatest pinball players in the world having claimed first place in over 40 tournaments over his time playing pinball. Iron Maiden is the first release from this highly decorated pinball legend. Elwin’s design carries eye catching artwork from Zombie Yeti, who has been responsible for th incredibly vibrant art packages seen in games like Ghostbusters and Aerosmith. The game also includes a high definition LCD screen to replace the standard dot-matrix display often found on pinball machines.
The premium version of Iron Maiden includes a whole host of additional features and embellishments to make it one of the hardest hitting heavy metal pinball machines of all time. Full RGB LED lighting covers the playfield, allowing any insert to display any colour. There are plenty of additional physical playfield features too. For example, the ‘jump’ ramp at the back of the playfield can lift to reveal a hidden additional scoop shot that leads to the underworld, a motorised guardian that can reveal the way to a hidden tomb. The game even features pinball’s first ever ‘hit detecting’ newton ball assembly.
Iron Maiden’s humble beginnings in East London has developed into becoming a worldwide heavy metal sensation that changed the face of the genre entirely, and still contine to tour the world and release albums to this day. STERN Pinball’s Iron Maiden is a fitting tribute to the legacy of the band and its characters, all to the tune of some of the finest from Iron Maiden’s discography.
Stern’s Iron Maiden Pinball is available in three versions – The Pro Edition, the Premium Edition, the Limited Edition model. A sheet comparing the features of these three machines will be available in a sheet that can be viewed here:
Please note that all photos are of an unreleased product, and are subject to final changes before release.
On Display in Our Showroom:
If you fancy checking out a new pinball machine, we have a fantastic selection on display in our showroom, set to free play, so you can enjoy a few games to get a feel for them for yourself.
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Stern Iron Maiden Premium Measurements:
Please ensure you fully check that a pinball of this size will fit into your intended location.
About Stern Pinball:
Stern Pinball, Inc. (“SPI”) designs and manufactures arcade-quality pinball games. It is the only maker of arcade-quality pinball games in the world and is located just outside Chicago, Illinois.
The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930’s when Sam Stern got into the business of operating pinball games. These new games were all the rage in bars and restaurants, and game operators were making a very good living. Sam became so successful as an operator that he soon became a game distributor as well.
In 1947, Sam visited Williams Manufacturing Company in Chicago where, according to pinball industry folklore, he brazenly put his feet up on Harry Williams’ desk and asked, “Why don’t you sell me your company?” Because of Sam’s success as an operator and distributor, it took Harry only three hours to decide to sell half of the company to Sam.
Sam moved to Chicago and became President of Williams. Through the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, he and Harry worked tirelessly to build Williams into one of the leaders in the burgeoning pinball industry.
Sam passed his passion for pinball on to his son, Gary, who as a child played in empty game boxes on the factory floor at Williams. Gary was only 16 years old in the 1960’s when he started working for his father in the stock room at Williams.
The late ‘70’s and early ‘80s saw the emergence of coin-operated video games. As the coin-op market evolved, other companies acquired many of the existing pinball companies. In 1986, after the death of his father, Gary founded Data East Pinball, which was purchased by Sega in 1994 and became Sega Pinball. In 1999, Gary bought the business back from Sega and renamed it Stern Pinball, Inc. Less than a month later, Williams announced plans to cease pinball production in order to focus on the slot machine business.
Through the first decade of the new millennium, SPI has continued to carry the pinball banner and promote the game throughout the world. The company has released many popular games, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, Shrek, Batman, Spiderman, the Simpsons Pinball Party and many more. Its games continue to be enjoyed by both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the world.
This pinball machine comes with a 2 year parts warranty. All parts that are faulty will be replaced. Often we can solve any problems over the phone and supply any necessary components for the customer to fit. If necessary our specialist repairer can visit your home to inspect and repair your machine on-site, but this would be chargeable. Please call us for a call-out quotation. If parts are required which are not carried at the time these will need to be ordered for you, and will sometimes need to be imported from the States – therefore, there can be a wait for the part to arrive.
After our 2 year warranty has expired we will continue to offer you complete support for any problems you have, either over the phone or by email, and can provide a chargeable engineer call out should it be required. Whatever happens, we will be able to look after you and your pinball machine.
Pinball machines are complicated items, which don’t like being moved about, nor do they like the cold or humidity. Therefore, if you chose to move the pinball machine from where we originally installed it, or it is stored in a cold or damp location, our warranty will become null and void. We won’t be able to supply any parts for your machine free of charge if it has been accidentally damaged or you have tampered with it in any way.
We offer the same warranty as detailed above for our home customers, but for 30 days