Stern Releases New Pinball
Stern Pinball and Whizbang Pinball LLC last month began offering the joint venture flipper game, Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons.
The new pinball takes players on a journey through the Mellon Family farm renowned for abundant produce. Players score points on the farm operated by the lovely Melony Mellon and her twin sisters while avoiding the wrath of their over-protective shotgun-wielding father. The colorful, easy-to-learn game features a fun classically styled pinball playfield tuned for a balance of randomness and skilled shooting challenges. The game rewards players of all skill levels.
“Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons offers an entertaining classic pinball experience,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “We’re excited to work with Whizbang Pinball to provide players and operators with a unique pinball game and a fun playing experience.”
“I love the combination of designing a retro-style playfield powered by today’s latest technology,” said Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball co-founder.
This unique blend of classic and modern technologies creates a new breed of pinball machine that presents pinball as an art form while maintaining the reliability and serviceability of modern commercial pinball machines, according to Stern. The playfield, backglass, and cabinet art and styling feature detailed original characters and fresh hand-drawn artwork that blend elements of mid-century pin-up art and classic pinball themes.
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons offers many unique features including:
• Original, retro-style playfield designed by Dennis Nordman
• Original, retro-style hand-drawn graphics by Greg Freres featuring fresh fruit, a cool truck and the ever popular Mellon family
• A unique, durable, weathered fruit crate cabinet design
• A supplemental set of powder-coated legs for ease of operation and transportation
• A standard coin-door for location play
• Illuminated mechanical score reels
• Retro-style bumper caps and flipper bats
• Dual-action bullseye melon targets
• A retro mechanical Knocker
• Space for crushed beer cans to set the perfect playfield angle (players can choose their own brand or use Whoa Nellie! branded cans)
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons is available through Stern Pinball’s global network of distributors and dealers. Game merchandise and accessories are now available through the Stern Shop: http:// costore.com/sternpinball/welcome.asp and authorized distributors around the world.
Founded in 2009 by Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman, the Whizbang Pinball design studio presents boutique pinball as a new art form. It integrates its extensive pinball industry experience with its artistic vision for a unique combination of art and technology. Stern Pinball, headquartered just outside Chicago, is the oldest producer of arcade-quality pinball games. Stern Pinball’s creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of pinball games, merchandise and accessories.
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