19, 2001 - MONOPOLY®, the best-selling board game of all-time
is now the hottest pinball machine on the boardwalk. Brought
to you by Stern Pinball, Inc., Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) and Pat
Lawlor Design, the MONOPOLY pinball is designed by Pat Lawlor
and his team of mechanical and programming engineers. Pat Lawlor
has designed some of the most famous titles in the history of
pinball, including The Addams Family®, Twilight Zone®,
Funhouse, Whirlwind®, and Earthshaker. These
machines, even today, consistently rank among the top earners
on both the RePlay and Play Meter Pinball Polls. This MONOPOLY-themed
game is made in the great tradition of these classic pinball
MONOPOLY game has a grand history. In 1934, during the height
of the United States' Great Depression, Charles Darrow sold
his board game to Parker Brothers (now a part of Hasbro), who
in turn brought it to the public. Within a year, MONOPOLY became
the best-selling board game in the country. The MONOPOLY game
has since sold an estimated 200 million copies in 80 countries,
and has been produced in 26 languages. Stern Pinball, Hasbro,
and Pat Lawlor Design are proud that the MONOPOLY game is now
their newest pinball machine title.
of the MONOPOLY pinball machine's classic features include:
an Electric Company billboard, a bi-directional, rotating mini-flipper
in the Water Works, and a Ride on the Railroad ramp. Also, you
can take a lesson from MR. MONOPOLY and break the Bank, start
the cash grab, and shoot the upper ramps for big MONOPOLY points.
The goal of the MONOPOLY pinball machine is to move your piece
around the game board, collect properties, and lock balls. When
you pass GO, multi-ball will start and you can become the millionaire
you've always dreamed of being!
MONOPOLY pinball machine also features an outstanding art package
by John Youssi, fantastic sounds and music by Incredible Technologies,
and the voice of MR. MONOPOLY, who makes all sales final.
Lawlor says, "We have designed an outstanding street piece
with a timeless theme that should be a strong earner for a long
time to come."
very excited to have Pat Lawlor designing this pinball,"
adds Gary Stern. "We really feel that this will be our
biggest game yet."
get your MONOPOLY pinball machine, contact your nearest Stern
Pinball distributor. You can also contact Jolly Backer at 1-708-786-7039
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shelley Sax
at 1-708-786-7030 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Visit Stern's website at www.sternpinball.com for more information
on Stern Pinball.
MONOPOLY pinball machine will begin shipping in October, 2001.
and "MR. MONOPOLY" are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc.
"FUNHOUSE", "ROADSHOW" and "WHIRLWIND"
are trademarks of Williams Electronics Games, Inc.
"THE ADAMS FAMILY" is a registered trademark of Paramount
"THE TWILIGHT ZONE" is a registered trademark of CBS,