PINBALL, INC. ANNOUNCES A WILD "SIMPSONS PINBALL PARTY"
January 6, 2003 - The
adventures of America's most colorful family, THE SIMPSONS, are
transformed into a wild affair in Stern Pinball's newest pinball
machine, THE SIMPSONS/PINBALL PARTY. The game features many
of THE SIMPSONS favorite characters on a two-level playfield,
complete with game modes influenced by various classic SIMPSONS'
The object of THE SIMPSONS/PINBALL
PARTY is to help the citizens of Springfield to party like
there's no tomorrow. The game features a talking-moving Homer
head and Bart on a skateboard attached to a captive ball feature,
as well as Itchy & Scratchy drop targets and Comic Book Guy.
The garage door in the SIMPSONS' house leads to the second playfield
level which features a dot matrix color television, a monorail
that transports the ball across the playfield and a couch that
when filled with three pinballs starts multi-ball.
SIMPSONS' creator Matt
Groening and Bongo/Fox Studios developed the artwork for THE SIMPSONS/PINBALL
PARTY. The game also features original dialog performed
by the show's voice actors Nancy Cartwright, Hank Azaria and Dan
Gary Stern comments,
"THE SIMPSONS/PINBALL PARTY is a great game with action
for players of all levels. The title THE SIMPSONS appeals to all
ages, but particularly to our core 20's to 30's market."
Keith Johnson, former
Williams employee and software designer on THE SIMPSONS/PINBALL
PARTY says, "In the last 12 years, both pinball and
The Simpsons have come a long way, and it was my goal to design
a game that illustrates that perfectly. Casual players will be
attracted to the Simpsons license and the compelling gadgets.
Regular players will be astounded by the sheer amount of things
to do and accomplish on the game. I think players of all kinds
will be drawn in and find the game satisfying regardless of their
Currently in their
14th season, THE SIMPSONS air their historic 300th episode on
February 16, 2003. The longest-running sitcom on television and
the longest-running primetime animated series in television history,
THE SIMPSONS has received 18 Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, Golden
Globe nomination, 16 Annie Awards, as well as a Star on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame.
To get your THE SIMPSONS/PINBALL
PARTY pinball machine, contact your nearest Stern Pinball
distributor. You can also contact Jolly Backer at 1-708-786-7039
or by e-mail at [email protected], or Shelley Sax
at 1-708-786-7030 or by e-mail at [email protected].
Visit Stern's website at www.sternpinball.com for more information
on Stern Pinball.
THE SIMPSONS PINBALL
PARTY pinball machine will be available for delivery in