Lord of the Rings

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The original Lord of the Rings pinball machine helped catalyze a strong turnaround for Stern Pinball, and fans have long wanted to see it vaulted with a more modern take.

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Why the Lord of the Rings Pinball Machine is a Prime Stern Vault Candidate

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular franchises of all time. With its rich source material and passionate fan base, it already made for a great pinball machine (even a classic one) back on its original release in 2003. But in-case you needed convincing, here are some reasons why the Lord of the Rings is a prime candidate for a Vault edition from Stern.

Themed Machines are More Popular than Generic Machines

When you walk into an arcade, what do you see? Not rows upon rows of identical looking machines with generic themes like "beach party" or "outer space". Boring! If you want to stand out from the competition, you need a themed machine that will grab attention. And there's no theme more attention-grabbing than the Lord of the Rings. Especially today, with Amazon's new Rings of Power series.

The Lord of the Rings Has a Huge and Passionate Fan Base

If you're going to invest in a themed pinball machine, it needs to have a fan base large enough to support it. Luckily, the Lord of the Rings has one of the biggest and most passionate fan bases of any franchise out there. With such a large and dedicated fan base, you're guaranteed to get people playing your machine. 

The Lord of the Rings Provides Rich source Material for Gameplay

A good pinball game needs interesting gameplay features that tie into its theme. The Lord of the Rings has no shortage of material to draw from for gameplay features. There are of course the classic modes and features found in the original game, but the source material is so rich that it would be easy to add new ideas for a refreshed approach to the game we all know and love. For example, your machine could feature a "Journey to Mordor" mode where players have to navigate their way through dangerous territory. The possibilities are endless!

The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular franchises of all time and made for an excellent pinball machine in 2003 and would make an excellent pinball machine again were it to be re-released today. It has a huge and passionate fan base that would support such a machine, and its rich source material provides ample opportunity for interesting gameplay features, some of which we've already seen on the original table and some new ideas that could be added. So if you're looking for a themed pinball machine that will turn heads and attract players, look no further than the Lord of the Rings!