Stern Pinball Announces RUSH PINBALL! DEEP DIVE: In Depth Overview of the Machine, Features, Rules, and More!

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Rush 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!

Rush Pro Model Cabinet
Rush Premium Model Cabinet
Rush Limited Edition Model Cabinet
Rush Pro Playfield
Rush Premium Playfield
Rush Limited Edition Playfield
Rush Pro Playfield
Rush Premium Playfield
Rush Limited Edition Playfield

Lead Game Designer: John Borg

Lead Software Engineer: Tim Sexton

Lead Mechanical Engineer: Elliot Eismin

Technical Lead Artist: Paul Chamnankit

Artist: Michael Barnard

Lead Sound Engineer: Bob Baffy

Computer Graphics Art Director: Chuck Ernst

Pro Model MSRP: $6,899

Premium Model MSRP: $8,999

Limited Edition Model MSRP: $11,099


  • Six pinballs
  • 17 RGB software controlled LEDs
  • Stainless steel Hemispheres right ramp with custom engraved and illuminated Rush logo
  • High speed plastic side Jackpot ramp
  • Ramp diverter system transports pinball to either bottom flipper based on its position
  • The Spirit of Radio optical spinning target
  • 3 flippers
  • 3 RGB lit pop bumpers
  • 4 R-U-S-H stand-up targets
  • Exclusive live Rush concert footage and custom animations
  • Custom speech by guitarist Alex Lifeson, bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, and Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies
  • Includes Stern Insider Connected™, a comprehensive technology initiative to connect the universe of Stern pinball machines
  • Expression Lighting System™ Kit Accessory (sold separately for Pro and Premium model) – 96 intelligent RGB LEDs enables full color spectrum control; synchronized & adjustable, responsive to game events
  • Main power scoop with kick out
  • Clear window insert gives visibility to pinball in subway
  • Sixteen iconic songs, layered with beat-matched sound and lighting effects
    • Headlong Fight
    • Far Cry
    • One Little Victory
    • Working Man
    • 2112
    • Tom Sawyer
    • The Spirit of Radio
    • Freewill
    • Cygnus X-1 (Book One: The Voyage and Book Two: Hemispheres)
    • The Big Money
    • Subdivisions
    • Limelight
    • Fly By Night
    • La Villa Strangiato
    • Bastille Day
    • Red Barchetta


  • Custom sculpted electromagnetic Time Machine ball lock with stationary ramp entrance and illuminated floor
  • Side scoop subway with front main power scoop kick out
  • ‘Dead End’ stand-up target
  • Secret stand-up target hidden behind a bank of 3 musical instrument drop targets starts Freewill Multiball
  • Red and white general illumination lighting


  • Custom sculpted electromagnetic Time Machine ball lock with motorized ramp entrance and custom lighting effects across the sides and floor
Motorized Ramp Entrance
  • Clockwork Angels Clock, a custom sculpted Neil Peart bass drum with motorized minute hand and illumination at 12 positions
  • Ball lock post system, capable of staging 2 pinballs between main power scoop and side scoop subway
  • Side scoop subway with ability to kick ball out sideways or through front main power scoop
  • ‘Dead End’ Vertical upkicker propels pinballs up an additional wireform ramp return for non-stop pinball action
  • Secret double up-post ball lock hidden behind a bank of 3 musical instrument drop targets starts timed lock towards Freewill Multiball
  • Red, white, and blue general illumination lighting


  • Production limited to 1,000 machines
  • Certificate of Authenticity signed by Gary Stern
  • Individually Autographed by designer John Borg
  • Sequentially numbered plate
  • Expression Lighting System™ – 96 intelligent RGB LEDs enables full color spectrum control; synchronized & adjustable, responsive to game events
  • Limited Edition mirrored backglass inspired by Clockwork Angels with stunning and distinctive high definition hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard at Sunburn Designs
  • Limited Edition exclusive full color high definition reflective foil decal cabinet hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard at Sunburn Designs
  • Limited Edition exclusive inside art blades hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard at Sunburn Designs
  • Upgraded speaker system with 3-channel amplifier
  • Anti-reflection playfield glass
  • Shaker motor installed
  • Custom Raven Black matte black finish Guitar shaped powder-coated and clear-coated pinball armor, legs, hinges and front molding
  • Limited Edition mirrored backglass inspired by Clockwork Angels with stunning and distinctive high definition hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard at Sunburn Designs

NOTE: Subject to change.

In this epic music pinball adventure, players will travel with Rush through time!

Songs and Modes

Select your song by using the left and right flipper buttons. Choose any of the sixteen songs: Headlong Fight, Far Cry, One Little Victory, Working Man, 2112, Tom Sawyer, The Spirit of Radio, Freewill, Cygnus X-1 (Book One: The Voyage and Book Two: Hemispheres), The Big Money, Subdivisions, Limelight, Fly By Night, La Villa Strangiato, Bastille Day, or Red Barchetta.

Song Planet Modes: Collect Records around the playfield to light the color-corresponding Song Mode. Shoot the Time Machine to start a Song Mode.

Six main timed modes:

  • Tom Sawyer
  • Working Man
  • The Spirit of Radio
  • The Big Money
  • La Villa Strangiato
  • Limelight

Main Multiballs

Time Machine Multiball

Shoot the Time Machine to charge it up. When the Time Machine is fully charged, travel back in time to Time Machine Multiball.

Three Time Machine Multiballs:

  • Red Barchetta
  • Subdivisions
  • Fly By Night

Far Cry Multiball

Shoot the Lite Lock targets and shots to light the scoops for ball locks.

Lock balls in both scoops to start Far Cry Multiball.

Headlong Flight Multiball

Shoot the pop bumpers to progress the Drum Clock. When the Drum Clock reaches midnight, shoot the right orbit to start Headlong Flight Multiball.

Freewill Multiball

Shoot the Freewill Target behind the Drop Target bank to start Freewill Multiball.

1-2-3 Piece Combo

Shoot 1-2-3 to complete a 1-2-3 combo and light a Combo Jackpot on the Time Machine and a chance for a Combo Super Jackpot on the Side Ramp.

Bastille Day Hurry-Up Round

Complete R-U-S-H targets to starte the Bastille Day Hurry-Up feature. Shooting the Hemispheres Ramp builds the hurry-up values.

Instrument Drop Targets

Shoot the Instrument Drop Targets to collect instrument boosts.

Drum Solo

Shoot under the upper flipper when Drum Solo is lit to start a timed Drum Solo scoring round at the pop bumpers.

Roll the Bonus Mystery

Complete the Roll the Bones lanes to light the Roll the Bones Mystery award at the scoop.

Challenge Mods and Mini Wizard Modes

There are three Challenge Modes and Mini-Wizard Multiball Modes:

  • Cygnus X-1: Book One: The Voyage
  • Cygnus X-1: Book Two: Hemispheres
  • 2112

Stern Pinball Announces New Rush Pinball Machines

Featuring Insider Connected™

Unveiling Virtually at Consumer Electronics Show

CHICAGO, IL and LAS VEGAS, NV – January 4, 2022

Over 40 million records sold.  More than 40 years of unparalleled creativity.  Countless sold-out tours.  An impassioned global fan base.  A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Inductions into the Canadian and U.S. Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.  Officers of the Order of Canada.  Countless other awards and recognitions.  

That’s all very nice.

For the three band members, however, it was never about the accolades.  It was always about their music, their friendships, their band, their fans, and now: 


Stern Pinball, Inc. proudly announces a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic Canadian progressive rock band, Rush.  Rush pinball machines are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.

Rush first burst onto the scene when its song, Working Man, crossed the pirate radio airwaves from Toronto, Canada to Cleveland, Ohio and then onto the rest of North America and the world.  Their magnum opus, 2112, represents one of progressive rock’s greatest works.   Rush’s music remains in constant rotation to this day.  Absolutely uncompromising in every conceivable way, the band featured bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and the late drummer, percussionist, and lyricist Neil Peart.  

Stern’s Rush pinball machines, reflect the energy, excitement, and experience of a live Rush concert.  In this epic music pinball adventure, players will travel with Rush through time.  Immersed in exclusive Rush concert footage and guided by custom speech from Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and fellow Canadian Rock Hall of Famer, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies, players will experience Rush and their iconic music as never before.  This Rush pinball concert under glass features sixteen iconic songs, accentuated by sound and lighting effects.  Songs include Headlong FightFar CryOne Little VictoryWorking Man2112Tom SawyerThe Spirit of RadioFreewillCygnus X-1 (Book One: The Voyage and Book Two: Hemispheres)The Big Money, SubdivisionsLimelightFly By NightLa Villa StrangiatoBastille Day, and Red Barchetta.

Rush pinball machines include Stern’s new Insider Connected™ system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in a variety of ways.  Stern Insider Connected provides dynamic entertainment and player engagement features.  Insider Connected also provides an operator focused toolset to drive location play and remotely manage every aspect of the machines.  Registration for Insider Connected is available at  

Travel back in time with Rush by shooting pinballs through a custom sculpted, electromagnetic Time Machine.  Players will explore Red BarchettaSubdivisions, and Fly By Night Multiball action.  The Rush Premium and LE model pinball experience includes a motorized ramp with custom lighting effects and a custom sculpted Clockwork Angels Clock, inspired from Neil Peart’s bass drum from their Time Machine Tour.  This motorized clock illuminates, and when it strikes midnight players will be transported to a Headlong Fight Multiball frenzy.

Additional features on the Premium and LE models include a custom subway system, locking pinballs to unleash a high energy Far Cry Multiball.  The ‘Dead End’ vertical upkicker propels pinballs up an additional wireform ramp return for non-stop pinball action.  As an encore, a three-bank of musical drop targets guard a secret ball lock for players to discover an adrenalized Freewill Multiball to continue their musical pinball journey. 

Limited to 1,000 LE machines globally, the highly collectible LE version 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 full color mirrored backglass inspired by Clockwork Angels, iconic custom cabinet artwork, custom high gloss and powder-coated guitar-shaped 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 and CEO Gary Stern.

“Partnering with Rush, we created a musical pinball experience that every fan will want to explore.  Incredible music, memorable toys, unique mechanical pinball action, and custom speech will make players feel like they are on tour with the band,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO.  “In memory of Neil Peart, we have also decided to support the Neil Peart Research Award sponsored by the Glioblastoma Foundation as it researches cures for this deadly brain cancer.”  

Rush pinball machines will be showcased virtually to the press and public for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 5th – 8th.

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 Model: $US 6,899

Premium Model: $US 8,999

Limited Edition Model: $US 11,099

Rush pinball machines and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

About Stern Pinball, Inc. 

Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball.  Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise.  Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe. 

Recent Stern Pinball titles include Godzilla, The Mandalorian, Led Zeppelin, Avengers: Infinity Quest, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man.  A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.  To join the fun and learn more, please visit

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