Spooky Pinball's Rob Zombie Flipper Game Ships In February

Posted On: 12/17/2015

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Spooky Pinball, Rob Zombie pinball machine, coin-op news BENTON, WI -- Boutique flipper game maker Spooky Pinball LLC has announced the upcoming release of its Rob Zombie's Spookshow International. The pinball machine, according to the Benton, WI-based company's website, will begin shipping in February. It's the company's second pin title, following America's Most Haunted in 2014.

Ahead of the release, the company has create a video [below] of the game that features the blaring music of Rob Zombie, a tour of the playfield and review of the pin's cabinet graphics. Spooky's new machine is expected to garner significant crossover appeal from fans of Zombie, who has a well-earned reputation as an outsider musician and filmmaker. A founding member of the band White Zombie in the 1980s, his music was noted for its heavy metal decibel level and worldwide sales of more than 30 million albums. The band's visually innovative, if disturbing, music videos, which Zombie directed, have had millions of views on YouTube.

Welcome To Coin-Op Mr. Zombie

Zombie's musical career was followed by a stint as director whose best known credits are "House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects." The new pin represents his foray into coin-op. The musician and filmmaker is set to promote the eponymous pinball on his website, as well as through social media.

Spooky Pinball, Rob Zombie pinball machine playfield
HEAVY METAL PIN: The new Rob Zombie game from Spooky Pinball is bound to attract a loyal following of players from fans of the metal musician's films and music.

The game features a selection of 10 songs that span Zombie's entire career. In addition to Zombie's, the pinball incorporates original voice prompts by his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, and actor Sid Haig, both of whom have appeared in virtually all of Zombie's films. References to Zombie's films, such as Captain Spaulding's fried chicken and gas station are also part of the pinball machine's landscape.

The game, according to Spooky officials, is powered by an all-in-one board. It also includes a "family mode" option, which edits harsh language and some nudity from the pin's animation display; the unedited "adult mode" is likely the most racy of any commercially available pin.

Zombie, whose birth name is the far less colorful Robert Cummings, is a graduate of the prestigious Parsons School of Design in New York. Said to be a long-time "ethical vegetarian" and PETA supporter, he currently resides in Woodbury, CT.

Spooky Pinball was founded in 2013 by Charlie Emery, a pinball podcaster and machine designer. Benjamin Heckendorn is the company's designer. Emery's wife, KT, and children are also involved in the enterprise. While Spooky's pinball machines target collectors, they are equipped with coin doors and built for commercial operation.