Ripley's Believe It or Not! Pinball Machine Press Release & Pictures
STERN PINBALL, INC. PRESS RELEASE
RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! PINBALL MACHINE
Ripleys Believe It or Not! ® is the latest pinball machine to come out of Stern Pinball, Inc. and Pat Lawlor Design, Inc. Former Williams Pinball great Pat Lawlor has designed some of the most beloved titles in all of pinball history, including Addams Family, Twilight Zone, Funhouse and Stern's Monopoly . AndRipleys Believe It or Not! ® is a pinball machine that lives in the honored tradition of these all-time favorites!
Ripleys Believe It or Not! ® is all about traveling with the legendary Robert Ripley across seven continents to discover the strange, the bizarre, the unusual! To accomplish this, the playfield offers some unbelievable features: a shrunken head that says some pretty funny stuff, a strange idol that commands a powerful force field, a temple that can only be unlocked by a special tic-tac-toe code, and an always fun vari-target!
For several years now, Stern has worked hard to make pinball machines that appeal to the casual player, as well as the expert player. The new Ripleys Believe It or Not!® accomplishes this through a special feature aptly entitled "Believe it or Not." This multi-level game rule enables the beginning player to achieve some of the games goals early on, while it allows the more advanced player to extend their opportunities through better play.
Actual picture of game backglass
Ripleys Believe It or Not! ® will have speech and dot matrix display translated into French, German, Italian, and Spanish languages. Gary Stern says, "Once again we have a game designed by the great Pat Lawlor. We are all excited to play this really fun game".
Ripleys Believe It or Not! ® is the creation of Robert Ripley , who was born in 1890 in Santa Rosa, California. Ripley sold his first cartoon to LIFE magazine at the age of 18, and at the age of 29 the first Believe It or Not! cartoon was published. The strange things Ripley found on his journeys around the world sparked his own Believe It or Not! radio show, TV show, and the famous Believe It or Not! museums. In 2000, a new Ripleys TV show aired, starring Dean Cain. The show is now in syndication throughout the world!