Watch out for Sharks!
Stern Pinball, Inc. announces their latest line of pinball games, featuring the characters and setting of one of the most iconic motion picture thrillers of all time – JAWS, from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Players will experience the original trilogy of films like never before with brand-new mechanical features inspired by iconic movie moments and state-of-the-art technology. JAWS pinball games are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.
JAWS brings players to the beloved, fictional locale of Amity Island, located off the coast of Long Island, New York. The small fishing community becomes a popular beach vacation location in the summer months, but as Fourth of July vacationers close in on the island’s picturesque beaches, grave danger lurks below sea level…the Amity Island mayor attempts to cover up shark attacks out of fear of losing the island’s tourism money, resulting in several terrifying attacks.
Playing as Quint, Stern’s JAWS pinball games will have players grabbing their harpoons and helping Amity Island save the Fourth of July! As the grizzled fisherman, tackle the most dangerous ocean creatures on the planet. Heart pounding tension mounts as you fire pinballs at a motorized “Shark Fin” target with “blood in the water” animated lighting effects. Anticipation builds as you navigate the “Orca Boat” upper playfield, featuring a “Lookout Tower” ramp, ship’s wheel horizontal spinner on the deck and “Radio” stand-up target to call for help, but lookout! A motorized custom sculpted “Great White Shark” bash toy comes crashing through the bottom of a fishing boat, terrorizing players in this thrilling pinball odyssey. Will you survive JAWS?!
In addition to immersive film and audio assets integrated into pinball action, JAWS includes custom speech performed by actor Richard Dreyfuss and the iconic movie theme music by John Williams.
“Honoring one of the greatest movies of all time, we’re giving JAWS our most modern software and hardware to date,” said Seth Davis, President & CEO, Stern Pinball, “We can’t wait to debut this game’s terrifying and surprising gameplay to the world!”
JAWS pinball games include Stern’s award-winning Insider Connected™ system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in a variety of ways. Through Insider Connected, players will be able to track their progress, hunt Achievements, take on special JAWS Quests and work on your Bounty Hunter rank.
Insider Connected also provides an operator-focused toolset to drive location play through Location Leaderboards, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely, and maintain the games. Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com/ or in the Insider Connected App. Download it today on iOS and Android.
Limited to 1,000 games globally, the highly collectible Limited Edition model includes a full-color mirrored backglass based on the iconic JAWS movie poster by world renowned artist Roger Kastel, full color reflective foil high definition cabinet decal with hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard, custom “Great White” powder-coated pinball armor, JAWS-themed interactive illuminated speaker rings featuring full RGB lighting, a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Stern President & CEO Seth Davis.