James Bond is the newest creation from Stern Pinball! Below is an in-depth overview of the machine, and a dive into the features and rules – check it out!
Lead Game Designer: George Gomez
Lead Software Engineer: Lonnie Ropp
Rules Development: Mike Vinikor
Technical Lead Artist: Kevin McCarthy
Price and Production
Pro Model MSRP: $6,999
Premium Model MSRP: $9,699
Limited Edition Model MSRP: $12,999
- 6 pinballs
- 3 flippers
- Diamonds Are Forever Optical Spinner
- Osato Chemicals drop targets to battle SPECTRE at the Bird One rocket base
- Back panel SPECTRE spell-out shows progress to Bird One multiball
- Back panel ramp to start Jetpack features
- Aston Martin DB5 ball ejector
- Bird One spring loaded rocket; senses hits by pinballs and reacts
- S-P-E-C-T-R-E stand up targets around rocket advance jackpots and weapons
- Combination ramps that start Henchman and Villain modes
- Up-post ball stage in right flipper in-lane
- Thunderball reverse eject scoop
- Film footage and music from 6 Sean Connery based films: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds Are Forever
- Insider Connected players have access to Top Secret “Eyes Only” Assignments
- James Bond figure with Jetpack; magnetically grabs ball and sets up multiball. Player controlled at times.
- James Bond and SPECTRE diver figures in underwater battle beneath playfield
- Dr. No custom molded Dragon tank with hood target for dropped ball from Jetpack
- Bird One Gantry with diverter and 3 ball lock
- Production limited to 1,000 machines
- Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gary Stern
- Individually Autographed by designer George Gomez
- Thunderball mirrored backglass
- Design sketch of scenes and gadgets inner art blades
- Teal powder coating
Rules & Code
NOTE: Subject to change.
Players will experience James Bond’s most famous assignments in this action-packed pinball adventure. They will be immersed in a world of espionage and intrigue; teaming up with key allies to stop SPECTRE’s villainous schemes.
Bird One Multiball
Shoot drop targets to light lock. 3 ball locks start Bird One Multiball.
Shoot the left orbit to start the JetPack Features.
Shoot right ramp to start Villain Modes.
Shoot side ramp to start Henchmen Modes.
Q Branch Gadget Modes
Complete pops, spinner, orbits, “Goldfinger” target, Bird One, and Jetpack to light Gadget Modes at the DB5.
Bond Women and 007 Scoring
- Bond Women upper orbit shot; features a game rule leading to a potential 7X score multiplier
- 007 Scoring – Press the Action Button when lit, to start a timed Playfield Multiplier. Each lit character adds 1x. Light all for 7x scoring.
Complete the S-P-E-C-T-R-E targets around the Bird One to light SPECTRE Weapons and build the Bird One jackpots.
Her Majesty’s Secret Service Wizard Mode
Accessible after completing all of Bond’s assignments
Trailer & Feature Videos
Stern Pinball Announces New James Bond 007 Pinball Machines
Featuring Award-Winning Insider Connected™
CHICAGO, IL – September 22, 2022 – Stern Pinball, Inc. launches a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic, genre-defining James Bond films. The James Bond 007 cornerstone series features the original 007 actor, Sean Connery, available in Pro Edition, Premium Edition, and Limited Edition (LE). Stern Pinball will also release a special James Bond 007 60th Anniversary Limited Edition pinball machine featuring all six James Bond actors.
In Dr. No (1962) Sean Connery propelled 007 into the cultural zeitgeist, bringing the legendary literary figure to life through adrenalized action sequences, ground-breaking gadgets and effects, memorable characters, and timeless villains.
Stern’s James Bond 007 cornerstone pinball machine will highlight film footage and iconic music from the films that built the 007 legend: Dr. No, From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), and Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Players are immersed into the world of espionage in this action-packed pinball experience, tackling assignments, teaming up with key allies, and stopping SPECTRE’s villainous schemes.
Gather gadgets from Q Branch as pinballs get ejected through the roof of a custom sculpted Aston Martin DB5. Break through the Osato Chemicals drop targets to battle SPECTRE at the Bird One rocket base. And hold your breath on the gravity defying, magnetic jetpack as it transports pinballs across the playfield.
James Bond 007 pinball machines 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 can track progress, earn new game-specific achievements, engage with the player community, and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests. 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 machines. Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com/.
Limited to 1,000 machines globally, the highly collectible cornerstone Limited Edition includes an exclusive full-color mirrored backglass inspired by Thunderball, masterfully adapted cabinet artwork, custom high gloss and powder-coated pinball armor, 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 Chairman Gary Stern and President Seth Davis.
Stern’s James Bond 007 60th Anniversary Limited Edition pinball machines will immerse players in the history of 007. Limited to 500 machines globally, the highly collectible 60th Anniversary Limited Edition offers players a retro-inspired playfield packed with exciting mechanical action. Control the chaos from Oddjob’s kinetic spinning disc hat, survive tactical precision shots against 10 drop targets, escape SPECTRE’s evil henchmen navigating pinballs through 4 fast-flowing optical spinners, learn assignments through an in-playfield LCD screen, and rack up high scores on classic-style score reels.
“James Bond is as timeless as pinball. Partnering with EON Productions/Danjaq, MGM Studios and Aston Martin, we created a pinball adventure capturing the suspense, action, and humor from this beloved film series.” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO. “Get connected today and become a legend.”
Fittingly, the new James Bond 007 pinball machines will be on show for the first time to media and public in London. On September 26th the games will be on display and available to play as part of the Bond-themed Christie’s Late, a public event celebrating the forthcoming Christie’s Sixty Years of James Bond Charity Auction. Shortly after, they will be a part of the James Bond at 60 weekend at the British Film Institute on the South Bank, September 30th-October 2nd.
Pricing and Availability:
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”)*:
*MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.
Pro Edition: $US 6,999
Premium Edition: $US 9,699
Limited Edition: $US 12,999
60th Anniversary Limited Edition: CALL FOR PRICE
James Bond 007 pinball machines and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world. Pro and Premium Editions will also be available at 007Store.com
Isn’t the scoop on all models?
Yes, you are correct. I’ll move that up.
Does Bird One rocket seem to be passive or have a device that makes it move?
It definitely moves. Gomez said that it senses ball hits and reacts back to bounce around those SPECTRE targets.