Pinball machine will make its debut at CES 2024.

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January 4, 2024

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“JAWS” pinball game.
“JAWS” pinball game.Stern Pinball

Stern Pinball will release a game based on “JAWS,” the classic film franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. Players will experience the original trilogy of films with new mechanical features inspired by moments in the movies and state-of-the-art technology. “JAWS” pinball games are available in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition (LE) models.

“JAWS” brings players to the fictional locale of Amity Island, located off the coast of Long Island, New York. The small fishing community becomes a popular beach vacation location in the summer, but as Fourth of July vacationers close in on the island’s picturesque beaches, grave danger lurks below sea level. The Amity Island mayor attempts to cover up shark attacks out of fear of losing the island’s tourism money, resulting in several terrifying attacks. 

Playing as Quint, Stern’s “JAWS” pinball will have players grabbing their harpoons and helping Amity Island save the Fourth of July. The game includes a motorized “Shark Fin” target with “blood in the water” animated lighting effects, an “Orca Boat” upper playfield featuring a “Lookout Tower” ramp, the ship’s wheel horizontal spinner on the deck and “Radio” stand-up. A motorized custom-sculpted “Great White Shark” bash toy comes crashing through the bottom of a fishing boat.

In addition to immersive film and audio assets integrated into pinball action, “JAWS” includes custom speech performed by actor, Richard Dreyfuss, and the iconic movie theme music by John Williams.

“Honoring one of the greatest movies of all time, we’re giving ‘JAWS’ our most modern software and hardware to date,” says Seth Davis, president, chief executive officer, Stern Pinball, “We can’t wait to debut this game’s terrifying and surprising gameplay to the world.” 

JAWS” pinball games include Stern’s award-winning Insider Connected system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in several ways. Through Insider Connected, players can track their progress, hunt achievements, take on special “JAWS” quests and work on their Bounty Hunter rank.

Insider Connected also provides an operator-focused toolset to drive location play through Location Leaderboards, build player loyalty, analyze performance, adjust remotely and maintain the games. Registration for Insider Connected is available at or in the Insider Connected App on iOS and Android.

Limited to 1,000 games globally, the Limited Edition model includes a full-color mirrored backglass based on the iconic ”JAWS” movie poster by artist, Roger Kastel, full-color reflective foil high-definition cabinet decal with hand-drawn artwork by Michael Barnard, custom “Great White” powder-coated pinball armor, “JAWS”-themed interactive illuminated speaker rings, featuring full RGB lighting, a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque and Certificate of Authenticity signed by Davis.

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