back! On July 2nd Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the U.S. release
of TERMINATOR® 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, the biggest
installment yet in the blockbuster Terminator® series. And
from the key members of the design team that brought you Terminator
2: Judgment Day now comes Stern Pinball's greatest pinball
machine ever, TERMINATOR® 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES. Designed
by Steve Ritchie, formerly of Williams, T3 combines all
the intensity of this non-stop action movie with pinball at its
fastest and most daring.
Ritchie is one of the great pinball designers of the modern pinball
era. He has created such famous titles as Black Knight, Star Trek:
The Next Generation, Firepower, and High Speed. TERMINATOR®
3: RISE OF THE MACHINES is Steve's first pinball design
in seven years.
3: RISE OF THE MACHINES pinball offers non-stop action features,
including a Rocket Propelled Grenade launcher in the backglass.
This interactive mechanism fires balls into targets for high score
and progressive game play. An interactive backglass mechanism
has not been featured in a pinball machine for many years, and
Steve has responded to operator and player requests to have one.
in TERMINATOR® 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES are:
" Stainless steel ramps throughout the game that insure long
life and smooth play;
" Over 450 different speech calls, including original speech
by Arnold Schwarzenegger;
" A Power-Cannon that launches balls into stainless
shooter tube activated by gun grip or optional button;
" T-X plasma cannon that fires balls at the player
but never down the drain;
" Chrome-plated wire form tubes that deliver balls throughout
" 'Red' feature that offers a new kind of pinball excitement;
" Kickback and ball-save feature that makes TERMINATOR®
3: RISE OF THE MACHINES a friendly yet challenging adversary;
" New lane changing feature that creates more player-input
movie TERMINATOR® 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES, a decade
has passed since John Connor (played by Nick Stahl) helped prevent
Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22, Connor
lives 'off the grid', with no home, no credit cards, and no cell
phone. There is no way he can be traced by Skynet, the highly
developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and
wage war on humanity. That is until out of the shadows of the
future steps the T-X, a Terminatrix® (Kistanna Loken),
Skynet's most sophisticated cyborg killing machine. With incredibly
advanced powers and beauty to match, she is the ultimate threat
to humanity. Now Connor's only hope for survival is the Terminator®
(Arnold Schwarzenegger). Together, they must triumph over the
technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat
of Judgment Day
or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization.
Ritchie says, "The T3® team has succeeded in pulling
out all the stops to create a reliable, high quality pinball machine
that is sure to entertain young and old alike. A proven theme
with the ultimate global demographic, TERMINATOR® 3: RISE
OF THE MACHINES might be the best pinball license of all-time.
The game will generate strong earnings and repeat play, and our
features give the player more skillful control opportunities than
any other pinball machine before it."
have paid special attention to the new and inexperienced player
by being up front with the rules, even instructing the player
what to shoot for, and when to shoot it! We are communicating
the rules to the player with speech, sound effects, and dot matrix
data to keep even the most inexperienced player 'in the game'
and wanting more."
all stainless and chrome plated ball paths, the game should be
lower maintenance and a better return on investment. Our back
glass feature is unique and attractive, yet easy to play and follow.
Scoring well rewards the player with incredible effects that impress
the entire location. Every location needs at least 2 TERMINATOR®
3: RISE OF THE MACHINES!"
says, "Having Steve Ritchie design his first game for Stern
fulfills a dream. He is a great designer, a designer that will
advance pinball. And he is fun to work with!"
3: RISE OF THE MACHINES is available UL, CUL and CE approved,
3: RISE OF THE MACHINES pinball machine will begin shipping
in May, 2003.
your TERMINATOR® 3: RISE OF THE MACHINES 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.