Here come’s Stern’s Game of Thrones pinball machines, as recently highlighted over here at IGN. Players can choose to be a Knight of the Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell, or Tyrell family Houses, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (The Hound) guides the player through the game, the goal of which is to rule the seven kingdoms of Westeros.
The Game of Thrones pinball machine will be available in three models. All three models feature an animated, interactive dragon that roars, flies, and breathes fire through LED lit playfields. Players can slam the ball into the Battering Ram, attempting to break down the Castle Doors and grab features such as Super Jackpots, Wild Fire, and Playfield Score Multipliers. The animated mechanical Sword of Multiball holds back reinforcements until it’s time to attack. A bank of three Drop-Targets lights the Lord of Light Lanes to protect against side drains and awards other progressive features. A Kickback fires the ball in anger when struck.
Players can win random awards and features with Reel Pops, a new software mechanism, by playing the Pop Bumpers and spinning three virtual spinning reels on the display. When three identical symbols line up, the player is awarded the prize shown on the reels. Earn Gold and spend it on needed weapons and features. An Action Button is featured on the front moulding for the largest array of interactive play features ever seen in a pinball machine.
Premium and Limited Editions feature a Castle upper playfield with a second set of full size flippers, shots and an animated Dragon. Both models feature full-playfield, color-changing LEDs. An Elevator serving two “floors” brings the ball up to the Castle where the players battle against Houses and Dragons. The second Elevator floor delivers the ball to the Iron Throne.
The Limited Edition model features a Certificate of Authenticity, a numbered plaque, a designer-autographed playfield, a hand-drawn cabinet and backglass artwork by Bob Stevlik. EBlack- powder-coated, laser-cut side armor features dragon elements of the Targaryen Sigil and is inscribed with the Targaryen House motto, “Fire & Blood”, highlighted with a red mirrored backing.