Elvis ? Pinball Machine Press Release
STERN PINBALL, INC. PRESS RELEASE
( Released 07/08/04 - edited, with pictures)
THE ELVIS PINBALL MACHINE !
At last… The King of Rock n' Roll ? meets The King of Pinball - Stern! ELVIS PINBALL ?, the brand new pinball machine from Stern Pinball, Inc., is the first pinball ever to brandish the
Elvis name and was designed by pinball's leading designer, Steve Ritchie!
The ELVIS ? pinball machine is a celebration of the music, the life, and the legendary legacy
of The King of Rock n' Roll ?. Elvis memorabilia collectors, pinball collectors, homeowners,
bars and game operators alike will have to have this pinball machine!
In the ELVIS ? pinball machine, Elvis himself sings his top hits like, “ See See Rider”,
“Blue Suede Shoes”, “All Shook Up”, “Hound Dog” , “Jailhouse Rock”, “Heartbreak Hotel”,
and “Burning Love”. The actual sound recordings used in the game are from the famed Elvis
“ 68 Comeback ” TV Special, as well as clips from the “ Aloha from Hawaii ” TV Special....
It's actually Elvis himself singing along in the game !
ELVIS ? sings and dances too !! A "mechanical" Elvis with
shaking hips and gesturing hands moves forward and back
in perfect sync with real Elvis tunes, bringing the microphone
to The King Of Rock & Roll's ? lips every time he sings a
phrase! This incredible effect of Elvis dancing and singing is
highlighted with re-mixed high quality sound tracks that draw
people into the game. The ELVIS ? pinball machine is the
MOST MUSICAL PINBALL MACHINE EVER CREATED !
In addition to the mechanical Elvis, the mechanical-action
toys on the pinball include: a jailhouse (Jailhouse Rock); a
Hound Dog that the player sends up a pole when hit; a five
bank of drop target; and a Heartbreak Hotel with an opening
front door on a clear Lexan second-level playfield.
The object of ELVIS ? is to collect all the Elvis songs, win
the Top-Ten Countdown, and collect points by spelling out
the name E-L-V-I-S. The player can then compete for the
highest reward…a trip to Graceland !
Jerry Vanderstelt, the incredible artist behind THE LORD OF THE RINGS ™, hand painted
the artwork for ELVIS ?. Al Dvorin, Elvis' tour manager and bandleader lends his voice as one of
the game's announcers. Performer Jamie Kelley provides an Elvis sound-alike speaking voice
for "Elvis commentary" heard as one plays the game. And the singing is all by The King himself!
Steve Ritchie says, “ ELVIS ? is a nice blend of rules and action for the average player, with
some forgiveness for the novice, as well as depth of rules that good players and collectors want
for sustained play interest. The ELVIS ? design incorporates the most toys I have ever
assembled into one game".
“We have addressed operator issues wherever possible. With four flippers and a magnet that sets up a loop flip, two genuine eject saucers, as well as smooth shots, the ELVIS ? game is packed with many cool mechanical and software features. When Elvis sings and dances, people pay attention ! ELVIS ? is fun to play, hear & watch”.
Gary Stern says, “ What more can I say - It's Elvis ! ”
The ELVIS ? pinball machine is UL, CUL and CE approved. All Stern
Pinball Machines, including the ELVIS ? pinball machine, are created
and completely Made In The USA with pride by American Workers !