The Beatles and Stern Pinball have partnered up to create a series of very special, limited-edition pinball machines, the world’s first and only official pinball machines ever to be made.
Manufactured in the US, the first of its kind now comes to the UK, to be made available for the public to play in the band’s hometown of Liverpool. The new machine will be located in The Beatles Story’s Fab4 Cafe based on the Royal Albert Dock and will cost just £1 to play.
Only 1,964 of these machines will be produced in recognition of the year in which the world forever changed as Ed Sullivan introduced America to four young mop-topped musicians from Liverpool.
The game also features iconic introductions by Ed Sullivan along with custom speech and callouts by Hall of Fame disk jockey, Cousin Brucie, who famously introduced The Beatles at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1965.
The retro-themed playfield features four flippers, eleven drop targets, eight stand-up targets, multiple skill shots, two opto-spinners, a ball-catching magnet and a magnetic spinning record disc in the centre of the playfield. Players, friends and family will enjoy full screen animations as well as simulated reel scoring on the game’s high definition video screen.