Monday, February 24, 2014

Pony Pinball

Crafted by Chicago's own Stern Pinball, the Mustang-
inspired games combine two prime examples of 20th 
century American pop culture - the coin-operated 
pinball machine and the original pony car. 
(Photo: Business Wire)
Several months ago, I’d talked about the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang and some of the merchandise being licensed to celebrate it. Well, here’s something different from the usual clothes/mugs/key fobs. Stern Pinball is producing three different Mustang-themed pinball games.

Okay, it’s more like one game with three different versions, but still pretty cool. The premium edition has the Mustang Boss 302, 351 and 429 from 1969 to 1971 and 2012 to 2013. The limited edition has both the original 1965 Mustang and the current 2015 version, plus it’s signed by game designer George Gomez. Both have real Mustang badges on the speaker grilles.

According to the press release, game play will include:

“Different interactive sections of the playfield and sequences of shots let players go drag racing, rallying, drifting and road racing in pursuit of a high score. For example, hitting specific targets with the ball enables gear shifting, and subsequent hits activate going up or down through the gears. The games feature video displays in the backboard and real Mustang sounds, giving players the visceral experience of driving Mustang.”

Sounds like the perfect thing for a man cave or a garage. You can see more photos and even buy one from the Stern website.

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