Stern Pinball today announced the latest title in their ‘The Pin’ range of home models with their new Jurassic Park Pin game.

Unlike previous ‘The Pin’ models such as Heavy Metal, the two Star Wars games and Ultimate Spider-Man which shared a common playfield design with differing artwork and models, Jurassic Park Pin is a new design by Jack Danger who is better known for his Dead Flip pinball streaming channel on Twitch.

The left side of the cabinet
The left side of the cabinet
The front of the cabinet
The front of the cabinet
The right side of the cabinet
The right side of the cabinet

Jack has teamed up with software engineer Waison Cheng and mechanical engineer Robert Blakeman to create this new design. Rather unusually, Jurassic Park Pin features the same backbox artwork previously only available on the full-size Limited Edition variant of Jurassic Park, although that top-end game had a mirrored backglass whereas the Jurassic Park Pin‘s artwork is printed on a translite.

The backbox artwork from Jurassic Park Pin
The backbox artwork from Jurassic Park Pin

The Pin range is not designed to be operated and thus doesn’t have any coin mechanism on the front door. It also moves the start button onto the lock bar to make it more obvious.

The start button is on the lock bar
The start button is on the lock bar

The playfield includes two metal ramps with wireform returns, three drop targets, two spinners, a Raptor pen, a captive ball and a ball-spitting T-Rex model.

The Jurassic Park Pin playfield
The Jurassic Park Pin playfield
The game has two regular flippers
The game has two regular flippers
The left slingshot
The left slingshot
The right slingshot
The right slingshot
The Control Room switch
The Control Room switch
The left orbit lane and spinner
The left inner orbit lane and spinner

The main toy in the game is the T-Rex which has a 3-bank of drop targets in front, a shot beneath and it can hold the ball in its mouth.

The T-Rex has a shot below it and can hold the ball in its mouth
The T-Rex has a shot below it and can hold the ball in its mouth
The T-Rex releases the ball
The T-Rex releases the ball
The top left of the playfield
The top left of the playfield
The top rollover lanes lead into the pop bumpers
The top D-N-A rollover lanes lead into the pop bumpers

The left ramp includes a gap which has to be jumped, otherwise the ball drops into the top D-N-A rollover lanes.

There is a controlled gate to force balls from the orbit lane into the rollovers
There is a controlled gate to force balls from the right orbit lane into the rollovers
The captive ball shot
The captive ball shot next to the right ramp
The right ramp
The right ramp
The Raptor pit on the right side of the playfield
The Raptor pit on the right side of the playfield
Some of the feature inserts
Some of the feature inserts
Multiplier inserts
Bonus multiplier inserts are lit by the inlane and outlane switches

Stern have produced a flyer for distributors to use to help promote the game.

The front of the flyer
The front of the flyer
The back of the flyer
The back of the flyer

Jurassic Park Pin is priced at $4,599 which is $1,600 less than the equivalent Pro model of the same title (or $1,900 less compared to a Pro with the Insider Connected QR code reader installed). To achieve the lower price there are some alterations to the game’s construction, including making the playfield and bolted-together cabinet out of MDF rather than plywood, having fewer mechanisms and flippers, making the pop bumpers operate as one rather than having individual control, and making the LCD panel in the backbox significantly smaller.

With an MDF playfield, some of the targets have to be mounted from the top-side rather than screwing into the underside.

Some playfield targets have their mountings visible on the top side of the playfield
Some playfield targets have their mountings visible on the top side of the playfield

As the game is not intended to be operated, there is no space for a pricing card on the bottom apron. Instead, we find the rules for the game. Most ‘Pin’ models have rather simple rules, but it looks like Jurassic Park Pin has a rather deeper ruleset.

The rules card for Jurassic Park Pin
The rules for Jurassic Park Pin

The game is planned to go into production in November in time Christmas or holiday season deliveries to customers.

Here’s how Stern Pinball announced their new Jurassic Park Pin:

CHICAGO, IL – October 12, 2021 – Stern Pinball, Inc., announces the availability of Jurassic Park Pin, a new stylish, affordable, and fun pinball machine designed and engineered for the home.

Jurassic Park Pin immerses players in a pinball journey 65 million years in the making. Based on the blockbuster film Jurassic Park from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the Jurassic Park Pin experience will transport players to Isla Nublar, an amusement park where escaped dinosaurs are running amok! With the volcano on the island erupting and threatening to destroy everything in its path, it is the player’s mission to rescue park staff, evacuate and recapture dinosaurs, and escape before it’s too late! Players will experience heart-pounding excitement right from the start in this action-packed pinball adventure filled with suspense, twists, and turns around every flip.

Jurassic Park Pin brings to life the most fearsome predator ever to walk the earth with an interactive, custom sculpted T. rex. Players will battle against the Spinosaurus by bashing a captive ball and corral Raptors in their enclosed pen with precision shooting. Fast flowing metal ramps, lightning quick spinners, and kinetically satisfying physical drop targets will provide players with an adrenalized game experience packed with unmatched action and fun. The all-LED playfield lighting provides dazzling light shows in sync with the iconic Jurassic Park theme music to create an immersive pinball experience.

The easy-to-setup Jurassic Park Pin is affordable, reliable, built to last, and engineered with genuine Stern commercial-quality parts. The playfield is housed in a stylish cabinet with dynamic, high definition, hand-drawn artwork. Complementing the iconic theme and exciting gameplay, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the LCD display. SPIKE™ also reduces system complexity and energy usage, resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing.

“Jurassic Park is an iconic film featuring something we all love­­­­­…dinosaurs! The Jurassic Park Pin is designed to provide quality family entertainment and bring pinball fun to homes everywhere,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “This game will be an incredible addition to any home!”

Pricing and Availability:
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”)*: $US 4,599
*MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.
The Jurassic Park Pin is available to pre-order now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.
Recent Stern Pinball titles include Godzilla, The Mandalorian, Led Zeppelin, Avengers: Infinity Quest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes 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 www.sternpinball.com.

About Jurassic World Franchise
From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic World.

Stern’s press release for the Jurassic Park Pin

There is also a promotional video available:

There is also a longer video which explains the game’s rules:

Finally, game designer Jack Danger will be streaming gameplay from the Jurassic Park Pin on Friday 16th October at 6pm US Central Time on his Dead Flip Twitch account.

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