Rumors don’t seem to stay quiet for long in the pinball world, and the chatter has been heavily hinting at/implying that Stern’s next table would be Jurassic Park. Today, that is confirmed to be the case, thanks to a series of posts found over at the Pinside forums.
Jurassic Park is no stranger to arcades; Sega had two video titles with the name (based upon the 1993 & ’97 films) as well as a Lost World pin; Konami released Jurassic Park III back in 2001; Data East did Jurassic Park pinball back in ’93; and of course Raw Thrills is still making Jurassic Park Arcade, which was released back in 2015. For the later of this group, that is still my #1 or #2 earning game, week-in, week-out.
For the new table, it will be available in three flavors, the typical Pro, Premium and LE. This is a design by Keith Elwin, who has Iron Maiden under his belt. Let’s start with the Pro…these are not the best pics, but it’s what’s spreading all over social media like wildfire already. They also include various game details, but I will gladly update to high rez pics once the official reveal rolls out.
Next is the Premium and LE. The playfield does not look drastically different here, but it’s impossible to tell by these photos; I’m sure it has more than just different art and the T-Rex head sticking to the side (seems likely that it will move in these models). LE also has the sideblade artwork.
And finally, the game rules card. The main goals are to rescue park staff as well as recapturing escaped dinosaurs; you also have a few multiball modes to enjoy.
From the comments online, some are perplexed by this not being based on the newer Jurassic World, a seqboot (sequel/reboot) of