Date: 5th October, 2020

Pictures: Charles Acosta of Pinballphotos.com and Jersey Jack Pinball

After much trailing over the past few weeks Jersey Jack Pinball revealed their sixth title, Guns N’ Roses, based on their Not In This Lifetime… world tour which ran from 2016-2019.

The company had avoided revealing the title of their new release although it was widely known to be a music based on the popular band featuring Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese.

As shown in the tease images, the game is designed by Eric Meunier with assistance from GnR guitarist Slash who is a well-known pinball fan and collaborated on the original Data East Guns N’ Roses game.

As with previous JJP titles, there are three models of the new title – Standard, Limited Edition and Collectors Edition. There will be a maximum of 500 Collectors Edition machines produced while the Limited Edition is limited to 5,000 units. There’s no limit on the Standard Edition.

The Standard edition features cartoon-style cabinet artwork, while the Premium shows arrangements of tour posters. The Collectors Edition, meanwhile, returns to a cartoon design. The Limited Edition includes red cabinet trim while the Collectors Edition has a purple finish.

The Standard model of Guns N' Roses
The Standard model of Guns N’ Roses
The Limited Edition model of Guns N' Roses
The Limited Edition model of Guns N’ Roses
The Collectors Edition model of Guns N' Roses
The Collectors Edition model of Guns N’ Roses

The Collectors Edition comes with a skill shooter rod housing, with both the top two tiers offering cabinet headphones and audio level controls on the front of the cabinet. The game also includes Bluetooth headphone support.

The front of the Limited Edition model
The front of the Limited Edition model
The start button and audio controls on the Limited Edition model
The start button and audio controls on the Limited Edition model

The main display in the backbox is used to show concert footage while the scores and player information appears at the bottom and gameplay features are arranged around the edges.

The backbox display
The backbox display

The playfield features four flippers on the upper two models, three on the Standard Edition. All three models include LED strips lighting along the left and right sides of the playfield. This is white on the Standard and RGB on the Limited and Collectors Editions.

The playfield from the Limited Edition
The playfield from the Limited Edition

We will have a deeper description of the playfield features soon, but here are some detailed pictures of the game from PinballPhotos.com.

The Limited Edition playfield showing the second screen at the back
The Limited Edition playfield showing the second screen at the back
The second display and stage lighting
The second display and stage lighting
The cymbal pop bumpers
The cymbal pop bumpers
The drumsticks ramp return
The drumsticks ramp return
The right side of the playfield
The right side of the playfield
The speaker stack on the right side
The speaker stack on the right side
Slash's trademark top hat over the spinning disc
Slash’s trademark top hat over the spinning disc
The Slash spinning disc
The Slash spinning disc
The back left of the playfield
The back left of the playfield
The Axl model
The Axl model
A close-up of the Axl model
A close-up of the Axl model
The guitar upper playfield
The guitar upper playfield
An overhead view
An overhead view of the top of the playfield
The plectrum spinner on the left orbit
The illuminated plectrum spinner on the left orbit
Playfield artwork
Playfield artwork
Artwork between the flippers
Artwork between the flippers

Here’s how Jersey Jack Pinball’s contracted PR company announced their new game:

LOS ANGELES (October 5, 2020) – Rock and roll legends Guns N’ Roses have teamed with Jersey Jack Pinball–the American-made, #1 industry leader in pinball–to design their very own groundbreaking Guns ‘N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ pinball game. The new Guns N’ Roses
pinball game elevates the beloved American pastime which is going through a resurgence worldwide – with innovative new technology, design and sound. The new Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’
pinball game is made for players, collectors, and newcomers to pinball and is available now.

An avid pinball collector and longtime player, SLASH worked hands-on with Jersey Jack Pinball designer Eric Meunier for over two years, to develop the Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ game.

As co-designer, SLASH crafted specific game plays and actions, recorded guitar riffs, music, voice, and video for the new game as well as, four unique guitar features for four playable modesin the game.

Pinball designer Eric Meunier is widely known as the designer of one of the best-selling pinball games of all time, Pirates of The Caribbean, which currently sells for $5-7,000.00 over its original asking price.

With the new game offering the greatest rock and roll experience under glass, super-fans will now have a chance to own a piece of highly collectible rock and roll memorabilia.

It’s been a very fulfilling experience working with Jersey Jack on the new GNR Not in This Lifetime pinball machine,” says SLASH. “Jersey Jack pinball games are some of the most unique and beautiful pins ever made and I am honored to have been able to work with their brilliant team to design one of the most original and exciting rock n roll pins ever produced.

To have this type of design work and participation from the game’s namesake creating the actual pinball game, has never, ever, been done before in the industry,” adds Jersey Jack Pinball designer Eric Meunier.

A playable work of art, the Guns N’ Roses pinball game merges the latest in sound, video, and design with groundbreaking new technology, elevating classic American Pinball to an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience. The kinetic game brings together the band’s powerhouse live
performance, signature sound and wild stage elements, all from their colossal Not In This Lifetime world tour which is now the third highest-grossing concert outing of all time.

The concert experience brings the game alive with hundreds of interactive LED lights and multiple LCD displays, players rock out while 21, full-length studio master tracks from Guns N’ Roses blast from the 120
Watt, 2.1 stereo sound system, giving fans a front row seat to custom animations and hours of Not In This Lifetime tour footage.

It takes roughly 1.5 million dollars to conceptualize and create a pinball
game, gathering engineers, artisans, sculptors, programmers, as well as vendors to create all the wood, steel, and glass parts for the game.

The Guns N’ Roses pinball game can be purchased directly through Jersey Jack Pinball as well as, local distributors and authorized dealers for Jersey Jack worldwide.
The JJP press release

According to the press release, these are the features in the new title:

The Guns N’ Roses “Not In This Lifetime” pinball game is available in three models including the Standard Edition, a Limited Edition, and the Collector’s Edition–which is limited to 500 units, is signed by Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan and has exclusive features.

Full features on every Guns N’ Roses pinball game include:
• The game is designed around playing through the Guns N’ Roses entire 21-song setlist with a concert stage and moving spotlights.
• 21 Full-Length Studio Master Recordings of Guns N’ Roses songs are featured.
• Players need to get fans to cheer and get more Pyrotechnics.
• All video assets for the game are used in the actual Guns N’ Roses live concert.
• Exclusive Original Pinball Music created and performed by Slash.
• Exclusive Original Instrumentation and Sound Effect Recordings performed by Slash, Duff McKagan, and Richard Fortus.
• Game Narration by Duff McKagan and Melissa Reese.
• Additional Voice Recording by Axl Rose, Slash, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Reed and GNR announcer MC Bob.
• Direction-sensing Spinning Platinum Record.
• Sculptures: Slash’s Iconic Top Hat, Screaming Axl Rose, Concert Speaker Stack.
• Original Hand-Drawn, digitally printed Playfield, Cabinet, and Backglass Artwork.
• Two Guitar Pick-shaped RGB Lit Spinners
• 120-Watt 2.1 Stereo Sound System.
• Live Footage and Concert Screen Animations from the Not In This Lifetime World Tour Showcased on the 27” Backbox Display.
• 7” Stage Display Showcasing Game Rules and Animations.
• 30 RGB GNR Hexagonal Stage Lighting
• All 21 Concert Songs playable as Multiball
• 5 Additional Unique Multiball Modes
• Timed Play option for every song.
• Jukebox Attract Mode Option.
• Bluetooth Headphone and WIFI Connectivity.
• New Jersey Jack Pinball Hotrails -Illuminable Non-Destructively Mountable Side Rails.
• Selectable Content Settings: Family Friendly(default), Adult-Adds explicit songs, video content, and voice work.
• Drumstick Ramp: Two Real Frank Ferrer Thunderchucker Vater Drumsticks inside game.
• 75+ Mini-insert LED’s for World Map and Music Notes.
• Not In This Lifetime Final Wizard Mode and much more.
The standard features on all three models

The addition features in the Collectors Edition are:

• Appetite for Destruction Mirrored RadCal Cabinet Art Package
• Appetite-Purple Powder Coat + Laser-cut Cabinet Trim
• Purple Emotion Plastic Set
• Hand Drawn Band vs Barron CE Mirrored Backglass
• Individually Numbered and Limited to 500
600+ Individually Controlled RGB LEDs
• JJP Sparkle Gibson Headstock Upper Playfield with 6 Ball Lock
• 4 Flippers
• Individually Controllable RGB LED Hotrail Lighting
• Triple-Kinetic Diverter Fender Bass Head Mini Playfield
• Triple Path 4-String Bass Ramp Wireform
• 2 Full Motion Articulating RGB LED Stage Spotlights
• High Hat and Cymbal Interactive Drum Kit Pop Bumper Toys
• Analog + Bluetooth Headphone Connectivity
• Shaker Motor
• Invisiglass
• Signature Card Signed by Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, and Slash
• Drumstick Ramp Signed by Frank Ferrer
• Unique CE-Exclusive Playfield Artwork featuring JJP Sparkle
• Individually Controllable RGB LED Under & Rear Cabinet Lighting Kit
• 60Watt JJP Sound Bar with Individually Controllable RGB LED Lit Topper
• Rose Flowers Action Button Sculpture
• COMA Outlane Ball Save Physical Lock-up Feature
The Collectors Edition additional features

The Limited Edition adds these features to the Standard Edition:

• GNR Tour Poster Cabinet Art Packages
• Red Brick Powder Coat
• Blood Red Plastic Set
• Individually Numbered and Limited to 5000
• 350+ Individually Controlled RGB LEDs
• Gibson Headstock Upper Playfield with 6 Ball Lock
• 4 Flippers
• Individually Controllable RGB LED Hotrail Lighting
• Triple-Kinetic Diverter Fender Bass Head Mini Playfield
• Triple Path 4-String Bass Ramp Wireform
• 2 Full Motion Articulating RGB LED Stage Spotlights
• High Hat and Cymbal Interactive Drum Kit Pop Bumper Toys
• Analog + Bluetooth Headphone Connectivity
• Shaker Motor
• Invisiglass

There is also a promotional video for the game showing some interesting shots from the playfield and a peek at a few of the display animations.

We’ll be back with more from Jersey Jack Pinball’s new Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime game.

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