Foo Fighters 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: Jack Danger
Lead Software Engineer: Tanio Klyce
Technical Lead Artist: Zombie Yeti
Lead Mechanical Engineer: Eddy Hicks
Price and Production
Pro Model MSRP: $6,999
Premium Model MSRP: $9,699
Limited Edition Model MSRP: $12,999
- Featuring 15 iconic Foo Fighters songs including This is a Call, Walk, Learn to Fly, All My Life, Run, Breakout, Something From Nothing, Best of You, My Hero, I’ll Stick Around, The Pretender, Everlong, Times Like These, Monkey Wrench, and Holding Poison
- Custom animations themed around the fictional hit TV series “Foo Fighters Saturday Morning Action Time!” featuring their adventures to save rock ‘n’ roll and the future of humanity!
- Inlane “Ray Gun” targets
- 2 “Sonic Radio” stand-up targets light “Radio Mystery” and “Overdrive Ball Save”
- Custom “Foo Fighters Tour Van” decorated plastic, holds the ball and allows the player to select the next destination city
- Stainless steel left “Rami” crossover ramp directs the ball to the upper right flipper
- Stainless steel left “Pat” ramp featuring a chrome wireform return path
- “Mod-ulator” themed drop targets with hidden target allow the player to upgrade Van Modes
- “Nate” upper loop, capable of fast repeatable looping shots from upper right flipper
- Stainless steel upper left “Taylor” ramp featuring chrome wireform return path
- 4 “Bot” stand-up targets light “Bot Awards” and lead to “Bot Frenzy”
- “UFO” captive ball loop arena enables Action Button features
- “Overlord” optical spinner
- “Overlord” plastic structure toy
- “Overlord Arena” with 3 stand-up targets
- “Overlord Gate” captures a ball to create a dynamic Newton ball play arena
- Stainless steel right “Dave” ramp featuring chrome wireform return path
- “Chris” right orbit ball path feeds unique figure 8 style “Rock-O-Meter” shot for playfield multiplier
- Right upper flipper
- “KA-FOOM!” Kicking Target
- “Overdrive” outlane ball save features “The Deadpost,” an industry first device that deflects the ball from the left outlane back into play
- Custom sculpted “Foo Fighters Tour Van” with bomb flasher, holds the ball and allows the player to select the next destination city
- Stainless steel right “Dave” ramp featuring chrome wireform return path leading to “Area 51” upper playfield
- “Area 51” upper playfield with custom vac-form building featuring 4th flipper, 2 loops, “Area 51” spinner, 3 stand-up targets, diverter, and hidden super jackpot target
- Custom sculpted “Overlord” interactive toy
- Alien abduction feature with electromagnet hidden beneath the “Overlord Arena”
- Production limited to 1,000 machines
- Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gary Stern and Seth Davis
- Individually Autographed by designer Jack Danger
- Rock-Battle mirrored backglass
- Inner art blades
- Expression Lighting System
- Laser-cut Foo Fighters logo armor, with neon-green underlay
- Shaker motor
- Anti-reflection playfield glass
- Overlord Green powder coating
Rules & Code
NOTE: Subject to change.
Join Foo Fighters in their trusty, battle-tested van on a crucial mission to save the world from the mysterious alien Overlord! Help the Foos bring rock back to the people and battle the Overlord’s evil bots before they reformat rock ‘n’ roll.
Player-selectable music experience; select music at start of ball
Upgrade the Van
Complete drop targets and hit Mod-ulator to upgrade van modes. Color indicates upgrade level: yellow is minimum and red is max.
Engine: More Time
Speakers: Increased Scoring
Bomb: Easier progress
Hit white shots to spell V-A-N. Shoot left ramp to start van modes.
Build the Foobot
Collect all 6 parts for foobot multiball.
Battle the Overlord
Shoot the Overlord to advance and start Overlord multiball.
Combo shots advance the Combotron.
Search Area 51
Shoot the right ramp to advance and start Area 51 multiball.
Complete the bot targets to light bot award. Hit bot award when lit to start bot frenzy.
Sonic Radio targets light radio mystery and overdrive ball save.
Overdrive Ball Save
When Overdrive is lit at the left outlane, hold the left flipper up to save the ball.
Two Mini-Wizard Multiballs and Overlord Final Battle Wizard Multiball
Trailer & Feature Videos
FOO FIGHTERS AND STERN PINBALL ANNOUNCE NEW ROCK AND ROLL PINBALL MACHINES
CHICAGO, IL – February 28, 2023 – Stern Pinball, Inc. unleashes a new line of pinball machines celebrating and created in cooperation with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2021 inductees Foo Fighters. The Foo Fighters pinball machines are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.
Foo Fighters first stepped onto the world stage in 1995 with their classic self-titled debut album. Over the course of their career, the band has released 10 studio albums, amassed over 32 million records sold worldwide, won 15 Grammy Awards, were recipients of the first-ever MTV “Global Icon” award, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2021. One of the biggest headliners on the global stadium, arena and festival circuits, their music will soon begin filling gamerooms and entertainment locations in pinball form.
Stern’s Foo Fighters machines bring the Foo Fighters concert experience home as players are immersed in an epic pinball adventure featuring 15 iconic songs spanning the band’s expansive catalog, including All My Life, Best of You, Breakout, Everlong, Holding Poison, I’ll Stick Around, Learn to Fly, Monkey Wrench, My Hero, Run, Something from Nothing, The Pretender, This is a Call, Times Like These, and Walk.
More than two years in the making and with creative input from the band’s own Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee, and the late, great Taylor Hawkins, Stern’s Foo Fighters is a top-shelf pinball machine—and so much more. An entire new universe has been developed with jaw-dropping hand-drawn artwork and custom animations including “Foo Fighters Saturday Morning Action Time!”—a fictional TV series chronicling the band’s quest to save rock and roll… AND THE WORLD! Join Foo Fighters on this rescue mission to thwart the evil, mysterious alien Overlord and his army of bots. Search the Area 51 upper playfield to break into and unleash pinball chaos. Jump in the van for a righteous tour of duty to save humanity from extinction and let rock rule!
Foo Fighters 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 Limited Edition includes the Expression Lighting System™. With 96 intelligent RGB LEDs, the Expression Lighting System enables full color spectrum control. Positioned in pockets cut into the cabinet sides to provide color themed full playfield illumination, this integrated playfield lighting system is synchronized to custom light shows specifically designed for every song and dynamically responsive to game events. The LE version also includes an exclusive Rock-Battle inspired full-color mirrored backglass, exclusive full color high definition reflective foil decal cabinet artwork, custom high gloss Overlord green 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 & CEO Seth Davis.
“Partnering with Foo Fighters, we created an entirely new pinball universe under the backdrop of incredible music. The energy from this unique, fast and flowing game design, choreographed with spectacular lightshows and stunning hand-drawn artwork has created the ultimate gaming experience,” said Seth Davis, President & CEO. “Get connected today and become a hero.”
The new Foo Fighters pinball machines will be on display and available to play at a special debut launch event at The House of Internet party during SXSW March 10th-12th at The Pershing in Austin, Texas.
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
Foo Fighters pinball machines and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.
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