With NBA on the production line, Stern have sent out their press release about the game and included these pictures.
There are a few differences to the mockup version we saw earlier but they are largely cosmetic such as the new speaker panel artwork and a new coin door sticker. The mockup also showed an apron which covered the shooter lane and this has been corrected in this version. The tournament button is also present here.
On to the playfield picture and it looks like the wood pattern on the internal sides has returned to black which is a shame.
On the playfield, a new purple sticker has appeared on the ramp diverter but elsewhere the purples we saw previously on the predominantly orange playfield have been replaced by, well, more orange.
There's definitely a colour theme going on here although the photography may be misrepresenting some of the reds - such as the arrow inserts - and making them orange too.
Stern's press release meanwhile brings us a few new facts about the game such as the use of the Tim Kitzrow - the voice of many Midway video sports games - to do the announcing duties. Interestingly enough, Tim also did voice work on about 15 Williams pinball games starting with Gilligan's Island, though he remains largely uncredited.
It also re-iterates the three ways to shoot the hoop - the small left ramp, the big right ramp and the free throw kicker saucer - and manages to squeeze in the name NBA an amazing eighteen times.
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