Thursday 12 September 2013

USS Vengeance is the target in new Star Trek pinball

Stern Pinball have announced a new Star Trek pinball game, based on the nuTrek films. They have three different versions of the pinball machine available: The "Starfleet Pro", "Vengeance Premium", and "Enterprise Limited Edition". Each edition has ever more elaborate features, including more intricately designed casings, and extra features on the table; every version has an "animated" USS Vengeance as the centrepiece, with the higher end versions also featuring the USS Enterprise and asteroids dotted around the board.

Here's how Stern describe the game:
Inspired by the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films, the newest Stern machine puts players in Captain James Kirk’s chair of the U.S.S. Enterprise, embarking on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation.

Stern’s Star Trek pinball machine features all the bells and whistles a Star Trek fan would desire. With adrenalin-filled battles, high-definition artwork, cosmic LED lighting and classic musical scores, the Star Trek game will evoke the sensation of flying through space at Warp Speed to rescue Spock and defeat the U.S.S. Vengeance.  The newest game from Stern includes an animated battleship, three lightning fast ramps, three flippers, resettable memory drop targets and much more.

Star Trek is Stern’s first all-LED Pro Model. The playfield features seven multicolored LED paths that lead gamers on easy-to-understand color-coded routes. There are six missions for casual players matched by 18 complex treks to immerse enthusiast players deeper in the game. As players attack an oncoming threat with three action-centered flippers, the all-LED playfield will captivate onlookers and enhance the player experience with features like phaser flashes and photon torpedoes.

Players will instinctively know exactly what to do when they approach Star Trek pinball – destroy the U.S.S. Vengeance, a key action-packed feature on the playing field. From the very start, players will have the chance to unlock special opportunities, collect tantalizing bonus features and win a series of accolades called The Captain’s Chair. Star Trek aficionados can expect the classic battle between the heroic Enterprise team and the villainous Khan as well as run-ins with Nero, Klingons and the Narada.
And here's a promotional video:

Continue after the jump for more photos of the pinball machine, and check out Stern's site and Ars Technica for more information.

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