Now You Can Be A Pinball Wizard At Home
Hey, you over 35 set! Remember those younger years, when you hung out in town with your friends at local arcades? We all glanced nervously at each other from the corner of our eyes while sipping watered-down sodas in wax-covered cups, listening to the ding-ding-dings of our favorite pinball games.
To be sure, as we grew up we slowly saw those pinball games wheeled over the soda-stained sticky floor of the arcade and out the door, to be replaced by flashy new video games such as PacMan, Ms. PacMan, Asteroids, Donkey Kong and Joust. Oh, we were lured over to play them, too. These days, you can still find some decent, working pinball games buried between all of the newer fare.
Take heart, my friends. You can get those pinball days back, in the comfort of your own home, office or garage.
Stern Pinball, the only pinball game manufacturer remaining in the world, has announced that they will be selling full-size versions of some of their more popular games through electronics retailer BestBuy.com. This means you can buy and take a brand new pinball game home, and relive those free-wheeling days of riding the fine line between “tilting” your machine and recovering those rocketing steel balls of coolness.
“Pinball is back and booming,” said Gary Stern, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball.
Stern has created a line that only a pinball wizard could love, including Tron: Legacy, Avatar, Iron Man Classic, Rolling Stones and the Rollings Stones Limited Edition machine. Prices range from between $3,799 for the Iron Man Classic pinball game, and up to $5,999 for the Rolling Stones Limited Edition.