Stargate Pinball Machine

The Stargate pinball machine was designed by Ray Tanzer and Jon Norris and released by Gottlieb in 1995. The game is based on the film of same name. It has many modes, including several multi-ball modes.

A “pyramid” is the main feature of this game. It has a top that opens by raising and lowering. A moving “Glidercraft” ship that extends from the pyramid when the pyramid is open. The “Glidercraft” zigzags left-right, in front of the pyramid, with about 90 degrees of horizontal movement.



Game Features:

This game also features two “Horus” targets. These are basically the reverse of drop targets: they are targets that, rather than dropping down into the playfield when hit, rise up into the air. Each target is attached to a large “Horus” structure, which is itself attached to a pivot that can raise and lower. These Horus structures drop down to block the player from reaching two key shots. The game occasionally raises them, allowing the player to temporarily make the shots. Part of the development involved having actor James Spader record the voice parts of Daniel Jackson.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]