Star Trek: The Next Generation Pinball Machine
Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball machine is a widebody game, designed by Steve Ritchie and released in November 1993 by Williams Electronics. It was part of WMS’ SuperPin series (see also The Twilight Zone and Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure)
It is the only pinball machine that features three separate highscore-lists. Apart from the regular highscore-list and the buy-in-list. It is also the third pinball game overall based on the Star Trek franchise, following the 1979 pinball game by Bally, and the 1991 game by Data East (both based on the original series).
According to an interview, Steve Ritchie, a longtime Star Trek fan, stated that getting the license was a challenge, due to Paramount insisting that they don’t want to put any violence in the game; however, he told them that he would never violate the Prime Directive.
Originally, the game was supposed to be based on the 1992 film, Under Siege.
The game uses the DCS Sound System and includes voice clips recorded by the cast of the television series, with:
• Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard
• Jonathan Frakes as Commander William Riker
• Brent Spiner as Lieutenant Commander Data
• Gates McFadden as Dr. Beverly Crusher
• Michael Dorn as Lieutenant Worf
• Marina Sirtis as Counselor Deanna Troi
• LeVar Burton as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge
• Majel Barrett as the computer voice
• John de Lancie as Q.
Multiball, Kick Back Lane, Lane Change, Ramp(s), Spinner(s), Cellar Holes, Voice, Wide Body, More Than 2 Flippers, Turret Shooter
When a new ball is launched into the plunger, the player is given one of five launch awards, which is selected when the ball is fired. Unless otherwise noted, the ball is launched through the spiral ramp and into the lock hole (above the pop bumpers). Another ball is popped from the left scoop and onto the left inlanes.
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