Date: Saturday 14th January, 2012

More AC/DC news and this time we've got a picture of the development version of the Limited Edition version of AC/DC from the Stern factory.

A development Limited Edition game
A development Limited Edition game

This shows the 'Underworld' lower playfield and its transparent window. There are two mini-flippers, three standup targets and an orbit lane. It was suggested that the lower playfield would not have the same face design as the Pro version which has been heavily criticised, but the layout certainly has a face-like arrangement.

The Underworld lower playfield
The Underworld lower playfield

Drop targets replace the Pro's standups on the left side for the A-C-/-D-C and in the centre for the T-N-T targets, although the right side R-O-C-K targets remain as standups.

The left drop targets
The left drop targets

Also new is the cross-playfield channel which can take the ball from the left ramp to the right when a diverter on the left ramp activates.

The cross-playfield track and diverter to the cannon
The cross-playfield track leads to the left ramp
and diverter to the cannon

The cannon mechanism
The cannon mechanism

The 'Rock 'n' Roll' train over the left ramp which apparently contains LEDs for the headlamp and on the horns.

The Rock 'N' Roll train
The Rock 'N' Roll train

The final new feature is the bell where a captive ball acts as a clapper.

The Hells Bell
The Hells Bell

The top left of the playfield
The top left of the playfield

This is obviously still a game in development, so some or all of these features are subject to change, although the list of features expected to be in the various versions is as follows:

Pro Edition

  • 12 full AC/DC-performed classic songs
  • Back panel jukebox 12 song selector with flashing horns
  • Enhanced sound quality crossover network
  • Motorized “For Those About To Rock” rotating ball cannon
  • Lit 'Fire Cannon' button with laser-cut stainless steel trim plate on front molding
  • Ramp-mounted magnetic diverter for cannon loading
  • Skill shot ball lock and ejector at top of playfield
  • Electronically-controlled ball gate at top of playfield
  • “Highway To Hell” right ramp
  • “Rock N Roll” train left ramp
  • “Greased Lightning” spinning target
  • 3 “Thunderstruck” standup targets with super-bright flash lamps
  • 4 “R-O-C-K” standup targets (on right)
  • 2 high-powered slingshots
  • 3 super-bright LED jet bumpers
  • Traditional country-specific coin door
  • Silk-screened cabinet decal artwork
  • QR codes specific to each model
  • Molded “Hells Bell” and standup target
  • 5 AC/DC standup targets (on left)
  • 3 T.N.T. standup targets (centre)
  • T.N.T. detonator
  • Band member display
  • Unique backglass translite

AC/DC Premium Edition
Contains all Pro edition features except for upgrades mentioned below:

  • “Underworld” lower mini-playfield with 2 flippers, Angus face and targets
  • Hells Bell swinging newton ball pendulum with score sensor
  • Hidden magnet pendulum attractor to start bell swinging remotely
  • Molded 3D “Rock N Roll” train with LED headlight and horns
  • 5-bank AC/DC drop targets (on left)
  • 3-bank T.N.T. drop targets (in center)
  • Slam-action target behind centre T.N.T. drop target
  • Crossover ball track with diverter from left ramp to right ramp
  • T.N.T. detonator animated with solenoid-actuated handle
  • Animated band member display
  • “Highway To Hell” animated LED flames tunnel
  • “Back In Black” super-bright LED strobe lights
  • Wedge-based LED GIs
  • LED control lamps including 16 Tri-Color LEDs under key inserts
  • Classic lock down asssembly and playfield slide supports
  • Unique backglass translite
  • Red gloss power-coated legs, hinges, front molding, and side armour with flipper button protection

AC/DC Limited Editions ('Back in Black' and 'Let There be Rock')
Back in Black will feature a unique silk screened cabinet decal and artwork with black over chrome side armor and backing plates. Let There Be Rock will have the same cabinet artwork but red over yellow side armor and backing plates.

  • Unique mirrored backglass for each LE model
  • “Shake And Quake” shaker motor
  • 12” subwoofer for enhanced sound performance
  • Designer autograph under playfield hard coat
  • Numbered plaque (Back In Black:1-300; Let There Be Rock: 1-200)
  • Authenticating Stern Pinball Inc. official product hologram
  • Signed certificate of authenticity
  • Matching laser-cut backbox hinges
  • Matching laser-cut legs and front molding
  • Red transparent lower arch
  • Unique silk-screened cabinet decal artwork (Back in Black only)

With all this news of the Limited Edition versions, let's not forget the humble Pro edition, so here's a picture of the whitewood of the Pro model.

The Pro model whitewood
The Pro model whitewood

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