Stern Pinball, Inc. announced an exciting new pinball machine for basketball and pinball enthusiasts. The new NBA pinball machine launched during the 2009 NBA playoffs, featuring 20 players from 20 different NBA teams.
NBA pinball offers several popular pinball mechanical features, including a spinning disk in the playfield center, a captive ball, drop targets, ramps, a diverter, and much more.
NBA pinball has a basketball backboard with a magnet in its center. When the player shoots a basket, the magnet holds the ball momentarily and then drops it toward the basket, assisting the player. NBA has three spectacular basketball shots. There is a ramp shot off the flippers aimed at the basket. There is also a jump shot, made when the ball goes up a plastic ramp and circles just below the basket. And there is a free throw shot, where the ball is thrown 12 inches through the air to the basket.
There are 20 teams and players featured in the NBA pinball artwork. Some of the players featured in the new NBA Pinball machine game include: Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade, and Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard.
Gary Stern, owner of Stern Pinball, Inc. says, "The NBA has tremendous fans who are dedicated and passionate about the game of basketball. The new NBA pinball machine allows players to shoot and score, keeping track of a player's basketball points earned for shooting baskets and normal pinball points."
Pinball Hall of Fame artist Kevin O'Connor created the artwork, David Thiel produced the sound, and NBA video game veteran Tim Kitzrow announces the game.