Scared Stiff Pinball Machine



Scared Stiff Pinball Machine

The Scared Stiff Pinball Machine comes with free delivery and installation (worth £150) it has been restored and is in stunning condition.

Scared Stiff Pinball Machine - Backbox

Please Note: Due to rarity and how exceptionally sought after this game is, it is currently out of stock. However, if you wish for us to try and source this game for you, feel free to call us, or begin a live chat, so we can add you to our waiting list. It is common for our pinball machines to sell before they are even listed on our website – when they arrive we contact customers who have logged an interest with us first. 

The Scared Stiff Pinball Machine, released in 1996, was manufactured by Bally Midway, makers of some of the greatest pinball machines in history.

Scared Stiff is the follow-up to 1989’s Elvira and the Party Monsters, and features Elvira herself once again in a B-movie themed pinball extravaganza. Can you survive all six Tales of Terror?

Scared Stiff Pinball Machine - Tales Of Terror


Complete the Six Tales of Terror and make your way up the Stiff-o-Meter.

Six Tales of Terror:

  • Eyes of the Bony Beast: Ride the Boney Beast ramp to light the tale and get multiball!
  • Terror from the Crate: Knock on the crate to release the horrors inside and a 2-ball multiball.
  • The Stiff in the Coffin: Awaken The Stiff in The Coffin for 3-ball multiball!
  • The Monster’s Lab: Enter the Monster’s Lab and keep hitting the pop bumpers until you light this tale.
  • Night of the Leapers: Hit the leapers to light the tale, but don’t stop there, keep hitting them to enter Leaper Mania mode and have a ball!
  • The Return of the Deadheads: Collect a range of Deadheads to light this tale and add advances to your bonus.

Scared Stiff:

  • Light the 6 Tales of Terror to light the T.V. and enter Scared Stiff Mode. Make your way up the 10 levels on the Stiff-o-Meter to reach the Monster multiball

Key Features:

  • Animated ‘Stiff in the Coffin’: Watch the coffin’s lid pop open to reveal the corpse inside, and shoot balls out to begin multiball.
  • The Crate: Smash your way into the crate to begin a 2 ball multiball and unleash the horrors within. What will you find in there..?
  • 3D effect mechanical backbox: Shoot the Spider Hole when lit to spin the spider wheel in the backglass and gain awards depending on where it stops.
  • DCS sound system
  • Custom humorous speech by Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Cassandra Peterson) herself.
  • LED lighting

Scared Stiff Pinball Machine - Bony Beast Ramp

On Display in Our Showroom:

If you’d like to try out a classic pinball machine, we have a vast collection of over 15 different classic titles from various big pinball manufacturers like Bally, Williams and Data East on display in the showroom. All of these games are set up and set to free play for you to try for yourself. Even if we don’t have the exact machine you’re looking for, we can recommend other games that may play similarly.

We recommend phoning our showrooms ahead of your visit so we can give you a rundown of every machine we currently have on display to try.

Vintage Pinball Machines on Display at Home Leisure Direct Showroom

We are keen pinball enthusiasts and have experience of owning and playing a wide variety of pinball games. If you are looking for high quality impartial advice it is definitely worth paying us a visit. There’s nothing like playing a few games to get a real appreciation of how good a game really is.

For more details see our Showroom page. For directions see our How to Find Us page.

This Elvira Scared Stiff machine has received numerous extensive upgrades, and is in stunning condition. Several new components have been installed to add upon the machine’s original charm, such as new leapers, a working screen next to the Bony Beast, a miniature plasma disc as well as an extensive rebuild of all of the game’s mechanics and lighting, which has been completely upgraded to LEDs. The game even features a colour D.M.D and uograded sound system.

Some very minor imperfections can be found on the artwork of the game’s backbox and the cabinet (some wear and fading to colours), but overall do not detract in any way from the machine’s original charm. The game is a major favourite amongst Elvira fans and pinball players, so that and the extensive work that’s been undertaken is reflected in the machine’s price.

Reconditioning and Servicing – 26 Point Checklist:

Buying a pinball can be a lot like buying a car: there can be problems underneath the bonnet that you wouldn’t even know about, until they interrupt your fun!

It’s worth noting that pinball machines are complicated in their workings. There are pitfalls to buying a second hand pinball machine elsewhere, and if you don’t know what to look for, you can have an incomplete machine running at less than its potential. Furthermore, you could purchase a machine that is 20-30 years old and has a serious electrical fault.

However, every machine that comes through our doors undergoes an extensive 26-point check with our trained engineer. This service is exclusive to every pinball we sell at Home Leisure Direct. All machines undergo a full PAT test by a fully qualified engineer to eliminate any risk. We also check everything including the lighting, coils, flippers, full mechanics, electronics and everything else in between. These checks ensure that all components are rigorously tested and working.

This even includes cosmetic touch ups and a full wax clean. We complete this 26-point check to ensure your new pinball machine is in tip-top working order and ready to spend a new life with its new owner.

LED Upgrades

Being a classic pinball machine, this game as standard uses filament bulbs for all of its lighting for general illumination, inserts and the backbox, but did you know that an LED upgrade can completely transform the way your game looks and operates?

For an additional fee, we can replace every single incandescent filament bulb in the game with beautifully bright LED bulbs to make your pinball machine shine, and truly stand out in your games room. An LED upgrade won’t just make your machine look dazzling, and make viewing your playfield easier but also improve the way it operates too, generating less heat, consuming less electricity and ultimately lasting for longer.

Ask our team about LED upgrades when enquiring to find out more, or read up in our buying advice guide on LED upgrades.

Scared Stiff Pinball Measurements:

Height: 76″
Width: 29″
Length: 57″
Weight: 279lbs

Please ensure you fully check that a pinball of this size will fit into your intended location and that it will fit through your doorways and corridors to reach your intended destination.

Some doorways are too narrow to fit a standard backbox through, where this is an issue, we can supply an engineer to remove the backbox and re-fit it when the machine is in place in its intended location. We can quote for this service on an individual basis depending on the distance from Bristol.


Coin Mechanism:

We sell our restored, reconditioned and used products to home users, as a result a functioning coin mechanism is not necessary, because the machine can just be set to freeplay. Many of the coin mechanisms are configured to take foreign coins or denominations which are no longer in circulation, therefore it can be difficult to actually find a coin to use in it.

Therefore we sell all these types of products as freeplay only, with the coin mechanism either not working or disconnected. You may find that it does in fact work fine, or will do so with a little WD40 and kind attention, as many won’t have been used for years.



Home Use:


This pinball machine comes with a 1 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 1 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.

Commercial Use:

Where a used/secondhand/reconditioned item is not being used in a home, but is instead being placed in a commercial location such as a bar, pub, cafe, restaurant, bowling alley, trampoline park, youth club, office, factory, or similar, we will offer a 30 day on-site service warranty should any problems occur which are not a result of any misuse or malicious damage. This warranty will cover parts and labour.



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