Chuck Ernst is the Computer Graphics Art Director for Stern Pinball.
Around the Playfield with Chuck Ernst
The Start Button: How did you first get into pinball?
Played off and on since I was a kid. When the opportunity came up to work for Stern I jumped on it.
The Plunge: What was the first pinball machine you bought?
Mr and Ms Pacman
The Skill Shot: What is your best pinball achievement or favorite pinball moment?
Kicking Steve Ritchie’s champion name off my Elvis machine.
Good Shots, Bad Bounces: What is your favorite and least favorite pinball machine?
South Park… the sound clips from the show make me insane.
The Wizard Mode: What is your dream theme you’d like to see made into a pinball machine?
Hands down Blade Runner (original)
The Tilt: What is the dumbest mistake you’ve made in pinball (mishap moving a machine, messing up trying to fix a machine, etc.)?
Everytime I open a machine up
The High Score: Describe the pinball hobby in one word.
Match – Next Game: Where do you see the pinball hobby in 5-10 years?
Hopefully the equipment doesn’t change too much and the kids can’t get enough of it.
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