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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 2, February 2012, Posted On: 1/25/2012

New Pinball Machine Pays Tribute To AC/DC

Nick Montano
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pinball machine MELROSE PARK, IL -- Music fans can now rock out to popular AC/DC tracks while enjoying a game of pinball. The legendary band is the latest pop-culture symbol to be covered by Stern Pinball Inc., which paid tribute to The Rolling Stones last year.

Stern announced the availability of its AC/DC pinball machine this month. The new pin game made its European debut in Dusseldorf, Germany, during last week's IMA amusement and vending machine show, and is now on display in London at the European Amusement and Gaming International Expo.

The game features 12 full-length AC/DC hits, including "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell" and "You Shook Me All Night Long." Watch and listen to the new pinball machine at YouTube.

On the playfield, users will encounter two ramps, a ball-shooting cannon, eight drop targets, a mechanized Hell's Bell toy and animations of the band. A lower playfield -- equipped with two flippers, Angus face and targets -- gives the game extra depth. Players can also join the party with a TNT detonator and the Devil's Jukebox.

"This tribute to one of rock and roll's most memorable bands pushes the auditory limits with its sound, style and infectious riffs," said Gary Stern, founder and chief executive of the pinball company that bears his name. "The AC/DC machine is designed to rock."

Stern said classic rock and pinball is a great combination. "The music and play of the AC/DC machine delivers nothing less than the ultimate rock experience that both AC/DC fans and pinball players can appreciate."

AC/DC's last studio album, "Black Ice," was released globally in 2008 and debuted at No. 1 in 31 countries. The band spent the next 20 months crisscrossing the planet and playing to more than five million people on the "Black Ice" world tour. AC/DC's intense live performances and innovative guitar driven music are at the core of the band's 30-year legacy of rock and roll music.

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