Now enjoying near mythic status, the rock band KISS was formed in the early seventies and went on to achieve glory through a mixture of pounding heavy metal anthems, outrageous costumes and stage pyrotechnics.
The task of doing justice to one of the world’s biggest rock bands and harnessing the madness of their stage act within the confines of a pinball machine fell to well known manufacturer Stern, who clearly had some fun creating the table you see here.
The first thing that strikes you when you look at the playfield is the heavily made up face of lead singer Gene Simmons, his tongue protruding wildly and an almost satanic grin on his face. This oversized 3D head dominates the upper area but it’s not there purely for visual impact - it also serves as a ball trap and kick-out mechanism. Wild!
Players are awarded for completing game goals with a variety of in-game front row seats, backstage VIP access and fun multi-ball modes that thrill players of all skill levels. The game is built on Stern’s new SPIKE pinball platform, which includes an upgraded high-fidelity 3-channel audio system over 3 times more powerful than previous generation pinball audio systems. Other tricks and toys, like the guitar wielding figurine of Paul Stanley, ensure that there’s never a dull moment when you’re playing with these guys…He and Simmons contribute custom speech excerpts to the soundtrack too.
This table was designed by John Borg and boasts powerful artwork by the highly respected Kevin O’Connor, who created the illustrations for many classic tables. Needless to say, the soundtrack kicks arse, although given the table’s American provenance I guess that should be ‘ass’.
All in all it’s quite a thrill ride, and if you’d like to come down for a demo we’ll make sure you get some backstage passes. It should be noted that there are 3 versions of this particular table - the ‘Pro’, the ‘Premium’ and the ‘LE’. What we’re offering here is the ‘Pro’ version.
The Games Room Company is one of the oldest pinball dealers in the country. Our founder, Reginald, played his first pinball game in 1960, and described it without irony as being “flipping excellent”. We’ve been selling pinball machines since 1962, so know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you on any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.