It’s the first Whoa Nellie pinball machine off the line at Stern Pinball, played by programmer Jack Benson. In case you didn’t know, this game retails for … $6,499.00. That’s Six-thousand, Four-hundred, Ninety-nine! I think that’s a lot to buy this game!
Isn’t that a lot of money?! It is, right? I mean, I’m not going to be buying it or anything. I’ll just have to maybe play it at an Expo or something. Perhaps this gameplay video will suffice. (By the way, +1 CinemaSin for vertical video.)
Also, check out those post pass attempts using the mini-flipper.
From the video description:
Programmer Jack Benson plays the first Whoa Nellie off the assembly line at Stern Pinball in Melrose Park, IL.
Stern Pinball Announces Immediate Availability of Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM Pinball Machine
World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games and Whizbang Pinball Announce It’s Melon Season!
MELROSE PARK, IL – March 20, 2015 – Today, Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, and Whizbang Pinball LLC officially announced the availability of their Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM pinball machine.
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM 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 MelonsTM 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. The playfield, backglass, and cabinet art and styling, central to the game’s unique visual quality, 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 MelonsTM 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
· 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)
Pricing and Availability:
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”) for the United
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM merchandise and accessories are now available through the Stern Shop: http://costore.com/sternpinball/welcome.aspand select authorized distributors and dealers around the world.
About Whizbang Pinball LLC
Founded in 2009 by Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball LLC is a design studio that presents boutique pinball as a new art form by integrating its extensive pinball industry experience with its artistic vision for a unique combination of art and technology.
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