March 10

Ghost Busters Pinball Unveiled by IGN and Stern: Finally


The best kept secret has been unveiled finally (sarcasm).  IGN has posted pics and a video of the new Ghost Busters Pinball by Stern.  I think everyone knew this was coming.  The play field looks packed with toys and the artwork looks great.  Three models will be introduced, Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition.  Ghost Busters was designed by Creature of the Black Lagoon, Mustang, and Black Rose designer John Trudeau. The play field and side artwork was drawn by Zombie Yeti. The traditional DMD has not been replaced by an LCD screen. I can’t wait to see and play this game in person.  Check back for more information as it comes in about Ghost Busters pinball.

Here are some key elements from the article by IGN. 

  • Ghostbusters was designed by John Trudeau, who designed classic pinball machines like Creature from the Black Lagoon and Bride of Pinbot.
  • When you hit Slimer he “slimes” the playfield, turning a bunch of the led lamps green. In this mode you have to shoot targets to clean up the slime.
  • Ghostbusters pinball features something called “para-normal magnetic action slingshots” which we want to know more about.
  • The playfield and other artwork features the likenesses of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, and Rick Moranis.
  • The Scoleri Brothers appear as targets that pop out of the open middle playfield.
  • This backglass will feature a dot matrix display, not a full LCD display. Although Dankberg told us that “[Stern] will be releasing LCD display technology this year.”
  • Hardcore Ghostbusters references are included in the art, like references to Tobin’s Spirit Guide and the Van Horne Pneumatic Transit subway system. These people really like Ghostbusters.

To View the Rest of the Article, Pics, and Video : Check out IGN at the Following Link :


Pics Courtesy of IGN and Stern :


Press Release From Stern :

Stern Pinball Calls in Ghostbusters for Next Pinball Hit

Leading Pinball Manufacturer Introduces Classic Paranormal-Themed Machine

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – March 10, 2016 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced today the availability of its much anticipated Ghostbusters pinball machine inspired by the original Columbia Pictures blockbuster “Ghostbusters” film. The Ghostbusters pinball machine will beavailable in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models. The game will immerse players in the amazing and fun challenge of catching mischievous ghosts in an adventure-filled pinball environment capturing the world of Ghostbusters.

The Ghostbusters pinball experience highlights the humor of the film as the player progresses through the game. The game also includes custom speech by original “Ghostbusters” cast member, Ernie Hudson, who guides the player into becoming the newest member of the Ghostbusters team!

“The Ghostbusters pinball machine celebrates the much loved original movie produced by Columbia Pictures and gives fans a fun, entertaining, high energy pinball experience,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “After all, it’s the Ghostbusters!”

Ghostbusters pinball is designed to be easy to play but difficult to master. It features a moving interactive Slimer toy target and a fresh distinctive layout that integrates traditional pinball devices with unique multifunction two-way ramps featuring a magnetic diverter and scoring switches. In addition, the game features a modern take on a ball transfer target, combative open field drop targets, a ball eject target, a captive ball target and custom molded toys.

The Premium and Limited Edition models also feature an interactive ghost hologram target with animations, “para-normal” magnetic action slingshots, distinctive ramp architecture and additional custom molded toys.

All models feature beautiful and unique hand drawn art by renowned illustrator Jeremy Packer a.k.a. Zombie Yeti.

Pricing and Availability In United States:

Pro Model: $US 5,995
Premium Model: $US 7,595
Limited Model: $US 8,795

Ghostbusters pinball is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include Spider-Man Vault, Game of Thrones, KISS, WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. A broad range of players enjoy Stern’s games from professional pinball players that compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit