Stern’s Star Trek Pinball Launches – In High Resolution!
Photos, press release, edition comparisons and much more!
Posted by Daniel Tonks on September 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Need more? Here’s the official Stern press release with lots more information, including suggested retail prices at the bottom.

Stern Pinball Announces STAR TREK™ Game

The World’s Leading Maker of Arcade Quality Pinball Set to Launch Star Trek Pinball Machine

MELROSE PARK, IL – September 12, 2013 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games and the American Amusement Machine Association (“AAMA”) Manufacturer of the Year, proudly announced today the availability of Star Trek pinball. Inspired by Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films, the newest Stern machine puts players in Captain James Kirk’s chair of the U.S.S. Enterprise, embarking on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation.

Stern’s Star Trek pinball machine features all the bells and whistles a Star Trek fan would desire. With adrenalin-filled battles, high-definition artwork, cosmic LED lighting and classic musical scores, the Star Trek game will evoke the sensation of flying through space at Warp Speed to rescue Spock and defeat the U.S.S. Vengeance. The newest game from Stern includes an animated battleship, three lightning fast ramps, three flippers, resettable memory drop targets and much more.

“The Star Trek pinball machine celebrates the much loved sci-fi franchise by bringing fans a whole new adventure right at their fingertips,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Star Trek is Stern’s first all-LED Pro Model. The playfield features eight multicolored LED paths that lead gamers on easy-to-understand color-coded routes. There are six missions for casual players matched by 18 complex treks to immerse enthusiast players deeper in the game. As players attack an oncoming threat with three action-centered flippers, the all-LED playfield will captivate onlookers and enhance the player experience with features like phaser flashes and photon torpedoes.

Players will instinctively know exactly what to do when they approach Star Trek pinball – destroy the U.S.S. Vengeance, a key action-packed feature on the playing field. From the very start, players will have the chance to unlock special opportunities, collect tantalizing bonus features and win a series of accolades called The Captain’s Chair. Star Trek aficionados can expect the classic battle between the heroic Enterprise team and the villainous Khan as well as run-ins with Nero, Klingons and the Narada.

The Star Trek game, under license by CBS Consumer Products, continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.

™ CBS Studios Inc. © 2013 Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Pricing and Availability:
Star Trek pinball is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers.

Pro Version: $5,395
Premium Version: $7,495
Limited Edition Version: $8,795

To learn more about the Star Trek pinball machine and Stern Pinball, visit

To help shoppers, I’ve assembled a couple comparisons of the different versions. First is a side-view comparison of the playfields. Note that the Premium and Limited Edition playfields are actually the same, however the Limited Edition features interior red LED strips and illuminated laser-cut side rails.

Pinplay Photo #78

And then, since the frame around the DMD display is not only a new design for Stern but looks entirely different between the Pro/Premium and Limited Edition models, a comparison of that.

Pinplay Photo #79

Finally, you’ll find galleries of various other “smallish” photographs on Stern’s site: Pro, Premium, Limited Edition. Some of these can already be seen in better quality in our Star Trek post from the other day, but if I can get them in even higher resolution I’ll be sure to post them here!

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