Stern Pinball today released a promotional video for their upcoming Kiss model.
Based on the iconic rock band, Kiss is the band's second mass-produced game and John Borg's lower playfield design deliberately takes a number of cues from the original Bally Kiss machine, such as the four K-I-S-S drop targets on the left, the four stand-ups on the right, and the 4x4 insert progress grid.
A two flipper, two ramp design, Kiss's largest toy is the large Gene Simmons head.
The two ramps pass through the back panel to feed their respective inlanes, while the right ramp has an added feature where a diverter send the ball to the back panel. There, a Mist-Multiball type magnet moved the ball across the back panel and deposits it on the opposite ramp.
At the top left of the playfield is an enclosed area like the Cairo Swordsman on Indiana Jones, where the ball rebounds and is kicked by side slingshots in order to complete four standup-targets.
Kiss develops this a little further by not using a dedicated captive ball, but instead adding a standup target at the entrance to create a captive ball when needed.
The game's artwork is only shown in outline form, but appears to be hand-drawn and isn't overly dominated by images of the band members.
Ten original Kiss songs are included in the game.
You can watch the whole video on Stern Pinball's YouTube channel, or by clicking below.
We'll be back with much more on Stern's new Kiss pinball, right here at Pinball News.
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