24

Stern's latest offering is 24 based on the continuing Fox series currently mid-way through its seventh season.


The backglass features two images of Jack and one of Chloe merged into an explosive LA cityscape blended with the old CTU control room.

The backglass image comes from this mocked-up game supplied by Stern.

The overall game
The overall game

The playfield is a typical very open Steve Ritchie design with with lots of long shots and two ramps. The main toys appear to be the safe house building at the back left of the game which explodes in some way and the suitcase ball lock in the centre back.

Playfield close-up
Playfield close-up

In front of the safe house and either side of the centre ramp are four pop-up drop targets which can be shot to dispatch the bad guys.

A matrix of features in the centre of the playfield shows some of the modes including Save The President and Master Agent.

Some of the features
Some of the features

The safe house appears to have two bad guy drops either side of a scoop which reveal two white standup targets behind.

Close-up of the top of the playfield
Close-up of the top of the playfield

Stern have also published this press release about the game which reveals there is custom speech from Chloe (Mary Lynn Rajskub) but not Jack (Kiefer Sutherland). For him we get samples from the show but these are the only two characters from the show who appear in the game's artwork.

February 4, 2009-Jack Bauer is back, but this time in Stern Pinball’s new 24™ pinball machine.  Designed by Steve Ritchie and Stern’s engineering team, Stern Pinball takes FOX’s hit television show and turns it into one fast-paced pinball machine that will excite both operators and homeowners.

The 24™ pinball machine incorporates both action and storyline elements from the 24™ television show, which is now in its 7th season.  The new season began on January 11, and is shown Mondays at 9PM EST on FOX. 

The 24™ pinball contains original speech by Mary Lynn Rajskub, who plays Chloe on the television show.  The pinball also offers speech from the television show, as spoken by Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) and Chloe.

The 24™ pinball machine playfield features: 1. a Suitcase that holds and releases pinballs for multi-ball play; 2. a Sniper House that opens to reveal a bullet-spraying terrorist; 3. an exploding Safe House that one can shoot the pinball into; 4. several single Sniper Drop Targets that can both obscure and free up playfield shots; 5. and lots of multi-ball action.

Pinball Hall of Fame artist Kevin O’Connor created the artwork, and Ken Hale did the sound. 

Gary Stern says, “24™ is the hottest show on television right now, and our game lives up to its reputation.  24™ is both challenging to the expert player and easy to understand by the casual player.  We are very proud of this game.”

The 24™ pinball machine will begin shipping in February 2009.
To get your 24™ pinball machine, contact your nearest Stern Pinball distributor or retailer.  You can also contact Jolly Backer at 1-708-786-7039 or by e-mail at jolly.backer@sternpinball.com, or Shelley Sax at 1-708-786-7030 or by e-mail at shelley.sax@sternpinball.com

To learn more about the 24™ television show, visit http://www.fox.com/24/.  To learn more about Stern Pinball, visit www.sternpinball.com.
                                      
24™ & © 2009 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.


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