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Jack Bauer comes to pinball with “24”

February 5, 2009

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The hit show 24 now has a pinball game to compliment the action-packed thriller that features counter-terrorist Jack Bauer in his quest to defend his country from evil doers and we have a cabinet image of the game to go along with it. We heard about 24 coming to pinball a while ago and according to the press release, it won’t be long before we know how the game plays.  From the press release, the game features:

1. a Suitcase that holds and releases pinballs for multi-ball play; 2. a Sniper House that opens to reveal a bullet-spraying terrorist; 3. an exploding Safe House that one can shoot the pinball into; 4. several single Sniper Drop Targets that can both obscure and free up playfield shots; 5. and lots of multi-ball action.

The game also includes some original speech by Mary Lynn Rajskub who plays Chloe in the series. The game was designed by Steve Ritchie and begins shipping this month. Hit the post break below for the press release or discuss it on our forum.

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Jack Bauer comes to pinball with "24"

February 5, 2009

24pin

stinger11

The hit show 24 now has a pinball game to compliment the action-packed thriller that features counter-terrorist Jack Bauer in his quest to defend his country from evil doers and we have a cabinet image of the game to go along with it. We heard about 24 coming to pinball a while ago and according to the press release, it won’t be long before we know how the game plays.  From the press release, the game features:

1. a Suitcase that holds and releases pinballs for multi-ball play; 2. a Sniper House that opens to reveal a bullet-spraying terrorist; 3. an exploding Safe House that one can shoot the pinball into; 4. several single Sniper Drop Targets that can both obscure and free up playfield shots; 5. and lots of multi-ball action.

The game also includes some original speech by Mary Lynn Rajskub who plays Chloe in the series. The game was designed by Steve Ritchie and begins shipping this month. Hit the post break below for the press release or discuss it on our forum.

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Good Morning America Pinball Segment pushed back.

December 22, 2007

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We previously reported that the morning TV show Good Morning America was going to have a special segment on pinball to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the game itself on December 27th but it appears that they pushed the segment back until January 18th, 2008. There was no reason given for the delay so we’ll just have to wait longer to see some national recognition come to pinball. Perhaps the ratings are higher in the middle of January for this show than a couple of days after Christmas so if that is the case, the delay could be a good thing.

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Coin-op coverage coming to Good Morning America thanks to AAMA

December 8, 2007

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[Via CoinOPToday.com]

At Arcade Heroes we are always happy to report any efforts that the coin-op industry makes to promote itself to the public – it’s something we strive to do every day but you need more than a blog to get the word out to everyone. So I am quite happy to hear this news that the AAMA is working hard on some positive PR for the industry, the first of which includes a look at pinball machines during a 15-minute segment during the popular morning TV show “Good Morning America”. The segment will air on Decemeber 27th, 2007 and will run for 15-minutes, focusing on the 60th anniversary of the pinball machine. Stern Pinball will be there of course and they have even created a special Good Morning America pinball title that will be featured on the show. Other pins you can expect to see are some of Stern’s latest efforts including Wheel of Fortune, Spiderman, Pirates of the Caribbean and the segment will also feature pinball wizards  Joshua and Zach Sharpe who will discuss pinball and it’s history as well as pushing the effort for people to “get out and play.”

The AAMA promises to have more up their sleeve for 2008 – we certainly look forward to seeing more positive publicity for the arcade industry come next year.

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