Pictures courtesy TheKorn and Web Wide Video
After our intitial two reports it's time for some detailed shots of Stern's next game, going behind the scenes and under the playfield.
The cabinet artwork featuring the show's logo
The design is the same on both sides
One side of the backbox shows the $2,500 wedge from the wheel
While the other shows the $5,000 maximum-value wedge
Starting in the flipper area, sans flippers.
The two outlanes - rolling through a lit one saves the ball
The Wild Card lane behind the two green standup targets and the left ramp behind
The Jackpot inserts look like star rollovers but aren't
A wiggly left ramp returns the ball to the left inlane
The top of the left ramp features a 360 degree loop
A closer loop at the left ramp
The right loop sends the ball through a gate into the pop bumpers
The ball's exit from the pop bumpers into the left loop can be interupted by a stop post
The pop bumpers use the white LEDs seen in Spider-Man.
To the right of the left ramp is a scoop to lock balls, give awards and start multiball
A mock-up of the awards board
To the right of the scoop are the three bobble-headed contestants.
The all have solenoids attached to make them jump up and down
Behind the contestants is the spinning wheel
The wheel is back lit to show each contestant's award and LEDs run around the edge
The LEDs mount on a PCB behind the wheel
The wheel's motor sits behind the PCB
Next to the contestants is the centre ramp which crosses the playfield
The centre ramp feeds to the left ramp and into the left inlane
To the right of that are three in-line drop targets
Each drop target gives a different award
The three awards from the drop targets
Knocking all three down leads to a 180 degree scoop and the right ramp while next to the drop targets is the right loop shot
Below the right loop are four standups to build towards multiball
The right ramp feeds the right inlane and back to the flippers (when fitted)
The ball shooter sends the ball up the right side of the playfield to the skill shot
The aim is to get the ball to drop back through the switch gate
The mini prize wheel on the playfield
The progress of each contestant - and your potential prizes - are shown in this grid
That's all for this look at the playfield. We'll be back soon with more details and our in-depth review of the game.
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