TWIP Tuesday: Aerosmith Update, Smokey and the Bandit Custom Pinball, Iron Maiden Retheme, Zach Sharpe Interview, More

 

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Aerosmith Code Update

Stern released a very sizable and unexpected code update for Aerosmith!  From Stern:

“This code contains redesigned wizard modes, changes and enhancements to all song modes, and the addition of two skill shots.  This code also adds additional polish, score balancing, adjustments, system updates and contains bug fixes.”

Check out all the details of this code update here!


Stern of the Union

The Stern of the Union was released last week – here are some of the highlights:

Stern in Brazil:

Stern Pinball announced today the appointment of Matic Entretenimento Indústria e Comércio Ltda. as its exclusive importer, manufacturer and distributor for Brazil as we continue to capture global attention for fueling the resurgence of pinball around the world.  Visit the Stern Pinball website to read the full press release on this distribution accomplishment – http://www.sternpinball.com/community/stern-pinball-announces-new-distributor-for-brazil  

Status of Code:

We are continuously working to update and improve software for our machines.  There are always code updates and bug fixes in various stages of development; we will release them upon update completion.  Here are some of the latest updates and the status of things in the works.  As always, if you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to bug.report@sternpinball.com:

  • Batman ’66 – We hope you enjoyed the most recent release (0.94.0) and there is still plenty in store.  We are hard at work on the next upcoming update.
  • Aerosmith – The upcoming Aerosmith release is now in final testing and will be released this month.  KISS updates will follow this Aerosmith update followed by a Ghostbusters update.
  • Just because a game isn’t listed on here doesn’t mean there can’t be surprises from time to time.
  • If you would like to join our mailing list for all code updates for any of our games, please send an e-mail to Code.Updates@sternpinball.com to sign up.

Accessories:

The Star Wars topper has been sent and submitted for final approval getting us one step closer to our formal announcement once it’s available.  Iron Maiden accessories are all approved and should be available soon for purchase.  Deadpool accessories are all approved with the exception of the final topper, but those items will be available for purchase soon.  In the meantime, check out the following items currently available for purchase on the Stern Store:

All Stern Pinball accessories are available to purchase from your local retailer – http://www.sternpinball.com/find-a-retailer

Check out the full Stern of the Union here!


Zach Sharpe on Pinball Profile

Zach Sharpe joined Jeff Teolis on the Pinball Profile last week to discuss Deadpool, leaks, Stern, and more.  Here is one interesting note:

On Stern Production: 

Zach: “If you go on our games page [on the Stern website], if it is not in the archive, those are still in production…we do have capacity to build up to 50 games a day.”

Check out the full episode here!


Pinball Arcade Releases Two New Tables

Pinball Arcade released two new tables last week – Woah Nellie and Big Buck Hunter Pro.  Check out the video previews here!


PinPals – New Pinball Website

A new pinball website was launched recently which includes 125 visual guides to pinball machines.  Click here for an example guide of Demolition Man.  The cost for access is only $5.  Check out more information here!


This or That? – SDTM

Our friends Zach and Greg from Straight Down the Middle: a Pinball Show released an episode of This or That – check it out!


Winner of Name the Game in August

Congrats to Brad Orr of Australia who won the TWIP Lapel Pin giveaway for the Name the Game contest for August!!

(Editors Note:  Hey.  AMERICANS.  Koos from the Netherlands won July.  Brad from Australia wins August.  How about we do a little better on this so I don’t have to ship these things across the world??)


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— Cool and Crazy Stuff —

Pin-Dread Spirits

Spooky Pinball participated in the Benton Labor Day Parade and introduced the Pin-Dread Spirits mobile thing!  Check out some more pics here!


Smokey And the Bandit Custom Pinball

RIP Burt Reynolds.


Jack Danger is Building a Pinball Machine

And it is an interesting layout…looking forward to seeing more of this!


Someone Rethemed an Iron Maiden

And not a cool retheme.  Why would you do this!?

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WPC Driver Boards New Improved Design


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