To create this Star Wars Comic Art version, Stern enlisted the talents of
Star Wars artist Randy Martinez. Starting in 1999, Lucas picked Randy to
illustrate many Star Wars books, cartoons, paintings and products. George
Lucas selected from his personal collection some of Randy’s work for
inclusion in the book “Star Wars Art: Illustration”.
Comic Art screams “Pinball!” When you look at game photos, you
will love Star Wars Comic Art. Wait till you see the game itself.
All Star Wars pinball machines have 2 LCD’s. Mounted on the playfield
directly in the players view is a 4.25 inch LCD used as never before to
give player instruction and feedback. In addition to score, status and
instruction information, the backbox mounted larger LCD will display as
many as 400 Star Wars video scenes. The player will decide to play as
Hans, Leah, R2D2 or Luke. At the start of each ball the player will pick
the award the player will earn for a successful skill shot, effecting
strategy of good players to challenge them even on the Pro. The game will
default select for the casual player, slow to make a choice. Unique player
controlled LCD fight modes are played while the ball remains active on the
In all pinball machines, the game is on the playfield, and there is a lot
of game on these playfields. In addition to the playfield LCD, all
versions also have a 5-target drop bank, molded Death Star, molded
interactive Tie Fighter, 16 multicolor LED’s to guide players, super speed
loop, scoop delivering the ball to flippers, player selectable multiball,
16 missions, 9 multiball modes, changeable red-white-blue general
illumination LED’s, and more.
Although designed with the same basic playfield layout as the Pro, the Star
Wars LE and Premium have significantly increased features and devices. You
have to see the Hyperdrive magnetic ball accelerator speeding multiballs
around the all metal ramps. The LE/Premium Death Star explodes to release
balls locked for multiball. Add to these Star Wars ships the LED lit
Millennium Falcon (which is available as an accessory for the Pro). This
game is exciting.
Each version has a distinct art package. All are great hand-drawn Star
Wars art. The LE is themed Millennium Falcon, the Premium for The Dark
Side. To add to the distinction, the LE comes with laser cut side armor
and all 3 backglass versions. Stern Pinball will soon have available an
accessory LED lit frame to fit these backglasses.