Pinball manufacturer Stern was at the Pinball Expo 2018 in Chicago this past weekend, but didn’t unveil a new machine, according to geek-tastic gamer website ArcadeHeroes.com. What the company did do, however, was quietly drop the Beatles pinball machine online a few days later.
“As you can see from the video below, this game has been designed with a classic look and feel to it, following a similar pattern used in games before they had ramps, toys and other fancy things,” ArcadeHeroes writes. “Thanks to Sean M. for pointing out that this is a re-skin & update of Stern’s 1980 release Seawitch. It features four flippers, a playfield spinning disc with a magnet, eleven drop targets, the full color LCD screen and a classic bell sound for a vertical spinner. Check it out:
Stern is apparently only making 1964 units, using musical terminology like the Gold , Platinum and Diamond Editions.
Pricing is unknown but “I received a couple of messages from different people ‘in the know’ suggesting that the Diamond Edition could be the most expensive pinball machine of all time, with the Gold Edition falling into a pricing category similar to Batman ’66.”
CelebrityAccess super-sleuths did some in-depth research and a premium Stern Batman 66 pinball machine (with shaker motor) goes on eBay for about $7,000.
Check out the Beatles pinball machine here.