Two exciting icons of American pop culture will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show this week. The latest in the Ford pony line, the 2015 Mustang and the new Mustang Pinball Game from Stern should attract both racing and gaming attendees.
Detroit, Michigan may be the US auto capital, but Chicago, Illinois is the pinball capital. Coin operated pinball games were developed in Chicago during the 1920?s and 30?s by such greats as Bally, Gottlieb and Williams. Only Stern Pinball remains true to the original craft today.
The long-gone Chicago Coin Company introduced the first Mustang-themed pinball game in 1964, the same year as the car debuted that would become synonymous with style for decades to come.
Stern is introducing three new Mustang-themed games with cabinet and backboard artwork that pay tribute to Mustang?s 50 years. The pro-level machines are designed for public arcades. The more feature-rich premium edition focuses on Mustang Boss 302, Boss 351 and Boss 429 of 1969 to 1971 and 2012 to 2013. Stern recently introduced their Star Trek model at CES 2014.
Gary Stern, founder of Stern Pinball said: ?The beauty of pinball is that there is no set outcome, and it can?t be programmed like a video game. That makes pinball a perfect match for
Mustang, taking drivers anywhere they want to go.? Top-ranked competitive pinball player Zach Sharpe will be at the show to demonstrate Stern?s new game.
The designers at Stern know their stuff when it comes to automobiles and pinball machines. Executive vice president for game design, George Gomez, said: "The first car I ever bought was a 1970 Mustang Sportroof with a 302, and I’m currently restoring a 1969 Mach 1."
The sleek new design of the Mustang fastback and convertible is backed up by world-class performance from a range of available engines, including a new turbocharged EcoBoost 2.3-liter and an upgraded 5.0-liter V8 with more than 420 horsepower. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT is lower, wider and according to Ford…meaner. Learn from the designer of the 2015 Mustang in this video.
Mark Bentley, Ford Global Brand Licensing says, ?Pinball aficionados from around the globe will appreciate the unique blend of Mustang heritage and Stern craftsmanship in this fantastic machine.? You can see the game in action here. Players can build a collection of the most desirable Mustangs; including GT’s, Mach 1’s, Cobras, Boss Mustangs, as well as the 2015 Mustang.
Players race against colorful game characters in eight different modes, including drifting, drag racing, road races, rallies, and police pursuits. GEARS drop targets let you shift towards multi-ball success. The games feature video displays in the backboard.
You?ll earn Ford Racing parts, to be able to customize, modify, and tune your Mustangs.
You must advance thru the challenge ladder to race in the Silverball Stampede, an all-out coast-to-coast run against all of the wacky opponents in the game.
You get to choose from five decades of cruising tunes available from Sony Music to accompany play action while actual Mustang engine sounds make you feel like you are really on the track. Game rules are written for casual players with in depth information for experts. It all comes packaged with Exclusive Mach 1 themed Pro high definition cabinet art by famed Ford GT designer, Camilo Pardo, the Andy Warhol of car design.
If a new or vintage Mustang isn?t in your budget ? the very first 2015 Mustang GT, a Deep Impact Blue, went for $300,000 at a diabetes charity auction ? consider the Stern Pinball Mustang Game at a mere $4995.