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Guns N’ Roses Announce New Pinball Table Co-Designed by Slash

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In 1994, Guns N’ Roses teamed with Data East to release their first pinball machine. Slash was heavily involved, supposedly because he loves pinball, but possibly because he was preparing the world for “Be the Ball,” the pinball-themed Slash’s Snakepit which was famously the guitarist’s first (very ill-advised) foray into writing lyrics.

Only 3,000 copies of the game were ever made, and they quickly became something of a mythological item amongst GN’R fans, because the game contained a previously-unreleased GN’R song called “Ain’t Goin’ Down.” That the band was basically done by 1994 only made ownership of an otherwise-unavailable track all the more enticing. (An instrumental version of the track was included on the recent Appetite for Destruction reissue; enterprising fans can probably find bootleg versions of the song with vocals somewhere online.)

Now the game is, at last, getting a sequel, this time courtesy of Jersey Jack Pinball, who have once against designed the game with input from Slash. And while it won’t include any unreleased GN’R music, it will include a fuckton of other cool shit, as demonstrated by this (admittedly annoyingly-cheesy) promo video…

…and these photos (taken by Charles Acosta of Pinballphotos.com):

The game is available in three editions, ranging in price from $6,750 to $12,500. Here’s what you get for that bonkers amount of money:

FULL FEATURES ON ALL THREE EDITIONS

  • The game is designed around playing through the Guns N’ Roses entire 21-song setlist with a concert stage and moving spotlights. 
  • 1 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 Mutliball 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 Drumsticksinside game.
  • 75+ Mini-insert LED’s for World Map and Music Notes.
  • Not In This Lifetime Final Wizard Mode and much more.

STANDARD EDITION FEATURES

  • Monsterized Roadsters Cabinet Art Package
  • Black Textured Powder Coat
  • Blood Red Plastic Set
  • Hand-Drawn Monsterized Band SE Backglass
  • Gibson Headstock Upper Playfield with 6 Ball Lock
  • 200+ Individually Controlled RGB LEDs
  • Full Band On Stage Illuminable Toy
  • 3 Flippers
  • Bright White LED Controllable Hotrail Lighting
  • Laser-etched Glowing Fender Bass Ramp Decoration

LIMITED EDITION FEATURES

  • 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

COLLECTORS EDITION FEATURES

  • 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

If anyone wants to buy me one of these as a very, very late bar mitzvah present or something, you can get ’em here.

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