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Stern and Whizbang Announce New Partnership for Whoa Nellie! Pinball Machine

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons Pinball Machine from Stern and Whizbang
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons Pinball Machine from Stern and Whizbang
Stern and Whizbang announce that they will be temaing up and this new partnership is all about releasing the Whoa Nellie! Pinball Machine for Spring 2015.

The Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ pinball machine takes players on a journey through the Mellon Family farm renowned for abundant produce. Players shoot for and score points on the farm operated by the lovely Melony Mellon and her twin sisters while avoiding the wrath of their over-protective shotgun-wielding father.

The colorful, easy-to-learn game features a fun classically-styled pinball playfield tuned for a balance of randomness and skilled shooting challenges that rewards players of all skill levels.

“We wanted to create a game that everyone can enjoy, so we started with a more accessible layout from a classic era of pinball,” said Dennis Nordman, co-founder of Whizbang Pinball and famed pinball industry design veteran. “This is the first new electro-mechanical style game in over 35 years.”

The game delivers the most tactile pinball experience since the advent of electronic pinball with real bells, mechanical score reels, a solid state control system, and a digital soundtrack. This unique blend of classic and modern technologies creates a new breed of pinball machine that presents pinball as an art form while maintaining the reliability and serviceability of modern commercial pinball machines.

The playfield, backglass, and cabinet art and styling, central to the game’s unique visual quality, feature detailed original characters and fresh hand-drawn artwork that blend elements of mid-century pin-up art and classic pinball themes.

“Stylistically, this is a mash-up of fruit crate labels, classic pinball and retro pin-up art,” said Greg Freres, co-founder of Whizbang Pinball. “We’re very excited to be working with the professional team at Stern Pinball on this project.”

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ offers many unique features including:

● Original throwback-style playfield designed by Dennis Nordman!

● Original hand-drawn graphics by Greg Freres featuring fresh fruit, a cool truck and the robust Mellon family!

● A unique, durable, weathered fruit crate cabinet design!

● Illuminated mechanical score reels!

● Retro-style bumper caps and flipper bats!

● Dual-action bullseye melon targets!

● Two old-time pinball bells and a real cow bell!

● The return of “The Knocker”!

● Crushed beer cans included for the perfect playfield angle!

“This game is an entertaining unique blend of vibrant art, classic pinball, and modern technology that’s sure to stand out in any collection” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “If you want something different in your line-up, this is it!”

Morem updates to come about the availability of this game for early next year, so keep watching this space!


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