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Post by Malibu-ss on Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:37 pm

Stern Pinball Announces Immediate Availability of Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ Pinball Machine
World's Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games and Whizbang Pinball Announce It's Melon Season!

MELROSE PARK, Ill., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, and Whizbang Pinball LLC officially announced the availability of their Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ pinball machine.

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ pinball takes players on a journey through the Mellon Family farm renowned for abundant produce. Players score points on the farm operated by the lovely Melony Mellon and her twin sisters while avoiding the wrath of their over-protective shotgun-wielding father. The colorful easy-to-learn game features a fun classically styled pinball playfield tuned for a balance of randomness and skilled shooting challenges. The game rewards players of all skill levels.

"Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ offers an entertaining classic pinball experience," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. "We're excited to work with Whizbang Pinball to provide players and operators with a unique pinball game and a fun playing experience."

"I love the combination of designing a retro-style playfield powered by today's latest technology," said Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball co-founder.

This unique blend of classic and modern technologies creates a new breed of pinball machine that presents pinball as an art form while maintaining the reliability and serviceability of modern commercial pinball machines. The playfield, backglass, and cabinet art and styling, central to the game's unique visual quality, feature detailed original characters and fresh hand-drawn artwork that blend elements of mid-century pin-up art and classic pinball themes.

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ offers many unique features including:

Original retro-style playfield designed by Dennis Nordman
Original retro-style hand-drawn graphics by Greg Freres featuring fresh fruit, a cool truck and the ever popular Mellon family
A unique, durable, weathered fruit crate cabinet design
A supplemental set of powder-coated legs for ease of operation and transportation
A standard coin-door for location play
Illuminated mechanical score reels
Retro-style bumper caps and flipper bats
Dual-action bullseye melon targets
A retro mechanical Knocker
Space for crushed beer cans to set the perfect playfield angle (players can choose their own brand or use Whoa Nellie! branded cans)
Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") for the United States: US$6,499

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ merchandise and accessories are now available through the Stern Shop: http://costore.com/sternpinball/welcome.asp and select authorized distributors and dealers around the world.

About Whizbang Pinball LLC

Founded in 2009 by Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball LLC is a design studio that presents boutique pinball as a new art form by integrating its extensive pinball industry experience with its artistic vision for a unique combination of art and technology.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern Pinball's highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern Pinball titles include WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Ford Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, and spiderman. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball's games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

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Post by Freezie on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:08 pm

i have to admit i have 0 interest in a em style game . would love to try it , as i do all machines , but it doesnt turn my crank .
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Post by OnTilt on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:15 pm

Same as you Freezie.
Nice backglass though - I'm a sucker for blondes.
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Post by Freezie on Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:48 pm

Lol
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Post by Malibu-ss on Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:54 pm


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Post by OnTilt on Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:28 pm

That video doesn't make me reach for my wallet.
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Post by Freezie on Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:20 pm

My god that looks dull .
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Post by Grevier2 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:11 pm

Ya it is kinda surprising that they went backwards and made this machine. Didn't some company experiment with going back to rampless playfields in the 80s and it was unsuccessful? I assume this game is at least a 4 player game? Looks like it has only 1 score reel. Shocked this came out. Cool theme coulda made a better machine. I do like the cabinet though. Neat that it sits on a crate.
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Post by Freezie on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:14 pm

I played it at the phof , I forced myself to play three games , I was bored .
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Post by Grevier2 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:19 pm

I don't hate EM machines I just don't get why they would make a new one. I had seen this machine briefly before but had no idea it was an EM remake. It soulds like it has speech in the video but it may be from a different machine. Id love to play it and im sure id have fun but definitely wouldn't pay a 5th of the price for it.
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Post by Malibu-ss on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:23 pm

I believe it is not really an EM,it is a digital pin and can have up to 4 players

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Post by Grevier2 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:24 pm

It would have to take 4 players. So I guess it just saves the scores for each player? So you only see the score during your turn?
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Post by Freezie on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:35 pm

I actually spend most of my time at the phof playing em's . Some are fun , I like the uniqueness of them . But whoa nelly was just Blah .
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Post by Malibu-ss on Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:46 pm

Yeah Freezie is right,there are tones of fun EMs.If I had more room,I would have many EMs

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Post by Grevier2 on Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:22 pm

Id be spending 99.9% of my time on pinball circus. I think I will like it. I really do.
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Post by Yellowghost on Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:17 pm

Little early for april's fools.

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Post by Freezie on Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:37 pm

pinball circus was fun , no doubt , but after about 5 games i moved on . Ive only owned one em , it was fun to adjust all the switches and clean up the stepper and contacts , but one was enough.
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Post by spaceship on Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:05 pm

EM's are neat, and have a different feel. I like the old chimes, and the click clack of the relays as you score, its very natural sounding and appealing. I have an old em that was unserviceable, or not really worth repairing or replacing original relays (obscure brand from Spain, Recel. the title is Space Race) My plan is to convert it to SS using an arduino microprocessor to run the game routine and build my own driver boards using mosfet transistors. The goal is to recreate the original gameplay, with the original score reels and the original sound, but running off modern reliable technology. Kind of like Woah Nellie i guess, but the main reason I'm doing this is to learn something and bring back an old pin that might otherwise never be played again! Im partway along already, just waiting for some cold winter months to really dig into the project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcNrtVgIptE

interestingly this EM machine actually has a very basic electronic sound board and speaker but the sounds are just a few pretty bland bleeps and higher bleeps. maybe I will try and put some more space worthy sounds to it in the end.

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Post by Malibu-ss on Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:40 pm

At expo a few years ago there was a Gottlieb Hot Shot that had electronic boards in it.Was very cool

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