Date: 21st July, 2022

After our first reveal of their prototype game at at pop-up store in London in September 2021, Swedish pinball company, Pinball Brothers, have today officially announced the launch of their Queen pinball machine.

The Queen Champions Edition
The Queen Champions Edition

The title is to be produced in two versions. The standard Champions Edition will cost US$9,295 while the Rhapsody Limited Edition costs an additional US$1,700 for a total of US$10,995. As with Pinball Brother’s current title, Alien, Queen games will be built by Pedretti Gaming in Milan, Italy.

The Rhapsody Limited Edition is limited to 1,000 units and features illuminated artwork on the cabinet interior and on the back panel, a shaker motor, a special shooter rod (not shown in these pictures), gold-coloured metalwork, a gold-coloured cabinet and backbox art package, a numbered plaque and a certificate.

The Raphsody Limited Edition
The Rhapsody Limited Edition
The cabinet artwork and trim on the Rhapsody Limited Edition
The cabinet artwork and trim on the Rhapsody Limited Edition

Both models have identical playfield and software features. There are custom voice calls from the surviving band members, while the game includes 14 famous Queen tracks. As we noted previously, the game is themed around the band’s live performances, so it features live versions of the tracks and shows concert footage of the band performing them on the game’s 18.5-inch LCD panel.

The 14 tracks included in the game are:

  • A Kind Of Magic
  • Another One Bites The Dust
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Hammer To Fall
  • I Want To Break Free
  • Killer Queen
  • One Vision
  • Play The Game
  • Radio Ga Ga
  • Seven Seas Of Rhye
  • Somebody To Love
  • We Will Rock You
  • We Are The Champions
  • Who Wants To Live Forever

In terms of artwork and game design, seemingly little has changed from the version we revealed almost a year ago. Indeed, the copyright notice from the licensor (Bravado International Group) is dated 2020.

The backbox artwork features stylised depictions of the four band members – John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and Brian May – while the cabinet sides show a skyline of Wembley Stadium – the setting for some of Queen’s greatest live performances, including their memorable reunion for Live Aid in 1985.

The backbox artwork features the four band members
The backbox artwork features the four band members

In our prototype reveal we showed how the backbox lock clashed with the Queen logo. The logo has now been made slightly smaller so it is now clear of the lock. The arrangement of the four band members has also been adjusted a little with Roger’s cymbals made less prominent.

The backglass artwork
The prototype backglass artwork

The playfield design and artwork, while now feature-complete, is very similar to the prototype.

The Queen playfield
The Queen playfield

The main playfield feature is the Red Special upper playfield modelled around Brian May’s famous guitar.

The Red Special upper playfield
The Red Special upper playfield

It includes a single full-size flipper, three illuminated standup targets, a captive ball shot and an exit to a ball lock for Red Special Multiball. The ball enters from an upkicker above the flipper and can also exit at the bottom onto a wireform feeding the right inlane.

The Red Special upper playfield exits onto a wireform
The Red Special upper playfield exits onto a wireform

There is an interactive Radio model and a model of Wembley Stadium at the top of the ramp which also acts as a ball lock for a dedicated multiball mode with the use of a grab magnet.

The Wembley and Radio models
The Wembley and Radio models

It’s worth noting that Wembley Stadium was demolished in 2002 and a new stadium built on the site, so those famous Wembley towers featured in the game no longer exist.

The stainless steel ramp and pop bumpers
The stainless steel ramp and pop bumpers

If the ball isn’t locked, it continues to the left and onto a wireform where a diverter can send it to either the left or right inlanes.

The Queen playfield with the Wembley Stadium model
The Queen playfield with the Wembley Stadium model at the top of the ramp

On the lower-left of the playfield is a 4-bank of drop targets with three standup targets behind, representing a keyboard’s white and black keys.

The reverse view of the playfield from the Red Special upper playfield
The reverse view of the playfield from the Red Special upper playfield

On the opposite side is a lane with a standup target at the end to spell out Q-U-E-E-N. This lane, like two others in the game, can be blocked by a pop-up drop target.

The Queen playfield
The Queen playfield

The game shown here includes the illuminated side art ‘blades’ which are included in the Rhapsody Limited Edition model.

The illuminated side art 'blades'
The illuminated side art ‘blades’

Here’s how Pinball Brothers announced their new Queen pinball:

QUEEN AND PINBALL BROTHERS ANNOUNCES NEW PINBALL MACHINE:
QUEEN – LIVE IN CONCERT!


With over 300 million albums sold worldwide, the iconic British rock band Queen are one of the biggest bands ever. Formed in London in 1971, Queen have released 15 studio albums, toured extensively, and produced innovative film, video and theatre shows for over 5 decades and they continue to pull in the crowds around the world.

The time has now come to honour this legendary band with a pinball machine based on their truly spell-binding songs – all played LIVE!

The game will be available in two different editions: Champions Edition and Rhapsody Edition.

Rhapsody Edition is limited to a run of 1,000 numbered games and comes with a certificate of authenticity. The limited Rhapsody Edition will come with a number of unique add-ons and the two editions will be different in appearance.

We have worked closely with the band to ensure their approval and it features the following live songs:
A Kind Of Magic, Another One Bites The Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody, Hammer To Fall, I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, One Vision, Play The Game, Radio Ga Ga, Seven Seas Of Rhye, Somebody To Love, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and Who Wants To Live Forever.

Game Features
The game features 14 live songs accompanied by call outs by the band, exclusively recorded for the game. Featured also is Brian May’s legendary Red Special guitar, in the shape of an upper playfield where you can lock balls to start the Red Special multiball. Or you can visit the epic Wembley Stadium to lock balls to start yet another of the game’s many multiballs.

Keep an eye on the Radio – it might help you time your flips! Collect autographs, instruments, band members, tour passes and posters on your way to eventually reaching the final wizard mode, “I Want it All!”

The game is presented with a breath-taking full RGB light show and a Hi-Fidelity sound system, including an 8” bass speaker. It is hard to imagine a better way of experiencing Queen live, whether it be at the club or in your own living room. It is truly immersive!

Pricing and Availability
Champions Edition (Orange artwork) 9,295 USD*
Rhapsody Limited Edition (Golden artwork) 10,995 USD*
*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”)

The Rhapsody Edition is limited to 1000 units and will be available through our global distributors.
The Champions Edition will become available in Q1 2023.
Pre-order through your local distributor today!

About Pinball Brothers
Our headquarters are based in Örebro, Sweden, but our dynamic and modern organisation spans
the European continent. Our games are designed by specialists in many cities across the globe and
assembled in Northern Italy, just outside Bergamo, Milan. This multitude of nationalities, working
together, gives a unique mix of talent and passion that funnels into all our development projects.
We invent, design, and assemble our pinball games in close contact with the gaming community,
always with the customer in mind. Our games are based on legendary, timeless themes ensuring
for a truly epic experience for all players
Pinball Brothers’ announcement of their new Queen game

There are also flyers available for both editions.

The flyer for the Champions Edition of Queen
The flyer for the Champions Edition of Queen
The flyer for the Rhapsody Limited Edition of Queen
The flyer for the Rhapsody Limited Edition of Queen
The game features on the flyer
The game features on the flyer

Queen pinball can be ordered from Pinball Brothers’ global network of 17 distributors.

The Queen game is expected to premiere at the upcoming Super Awesome Pinball Show Tailgate Party at the home of CoinTaker in Sunbury, Pennsylvania on 24th September. CoinTaker is Pinball Brothers’ distributor for the US.

We’ll bring you more details of Pinball Brothers’ new Queen game right here at Pinball News and also in our regular monthly Pinball Industry News PINcasts, recorded in conjunction with Pinball Magazine.

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4 Comments

  1. CAROL LEE WOOD

    23rd July, 2022 at 12:26am

    Interested! May get one for my son for Christmas.
    Who are your retailers on the East coast of the US?

    Reply

    • Pinball News

      23rd July, 2022 at 7:07am

      There is a link to the list of global distributors in the article, but CoinTaker, based in PA, is the US distributor.

      Reply

  2. Larry smith

    23rd July, 2022 at 12:57am

    I live in Oklahoma and I was wondering where the nearest dealer if the pinball distributor for the Queen bohemian rhapsody edition can be found for ordering the pinball machine. Thanks

    Reply

    • Pinball News

      23rd July, 2022 at 7:08am

      There is a link to the list of global distributors in the article, but CoinTaker, based in PA, is the US distributor.

      Reply

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