Guns N’ Roses co-designs pinball machine: a playable work of art

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LOS ANGELES – Rock and roll legends Guns N’ Roses have teamed with Jersey Jack Pinball to design their very own groundbreaking Guns ‘N’ Roses “Not In This Lifetime” pinball game. The new Guns N’ Roses pinball game elevates the beloved American pastime — which is seeing a resurgence worldwide — with innovative new technology, design and sound. “Not In This Lifetime” is made for players, collectors, and newcomers to pinball and is available now, HERE. Watch and share the new Guns N’ Roses pinball game trailer, HERE.

An avid pinball collector and longtime player, Guns N’ Roses guitarist SLASH worked hands-on with Jersey Jack Pinball designer Eric Meunier for over two years to develop the “Not In This Lifetime” game. As co-designer, SLASH crafted specific game plays and actions, recorded guitar riffs, music, voice, and video for the new game, as well as four unique guitar features for four playable modes in the game. Pinball designer Eric Meunier is widely known as the designer of one of the best-selling pinball games of all time, “Pirates of The Caribbean,” which currently sells for $5,000-$7,000, more than its original retail price. With the new game offering the greatest rock and roll experience under glass, superfans will now have a chance to own a piece of highly collectible rock and roll memorabilia, the manufacturer says.

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“It’s been a very fulfilling experience working with Jersey Jack on the new GNR Not in This Lifetime pinball machine,” said SLASH. “Jersey Jack pinball games are some of the most unique and beautiful pins ever made and I am honored to have been able to work with their brilliant team to design one of the most original and exciting rock ‘n’ roll pins ever produced.”

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“To have this type of design work and participation from the game’s namesake creating the actual pinball game, has never, ever, been done before in the industry,” Eric Meunier said.

A playable work of art, the Guns N’ Roses pinball game merges the latest in sound, video, and design with groundbreaking new technology, elevating classic American Pinball to an immersive, one-of-a-kind experience. The kinetic game brings together the band’s powerhouse live performance, signature sound and wild stage elements, all from their colossal Not In This Lifetime world tour which is now the third highest-grossing concert outing of all time.

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The concert experience brings the game alive with hundreds of interactive LED lights and multiple LCD displays, players rock out while 21, full-length studio master tracks from Guns N’ Roses blast from the 120 Watt, 2.1 stereo sound system, giving fans a front row seat to custom animations and hours of Not In This Lifetime tour footage. It takes roughly 1.5 million dollars to conceptualize and create a pinball game, gathering engineers, artisans, sculptors, programmers, as well as vendors to create all the wood, steel, and glass parts for the game. The Guns N’ Roses pinball game can be purchased directly through Jersey Jack Pinball as well as, local distributors and authorized dealers for Jersey Jack worldwide.

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The game is available in three models including the Standard Edition, a Limited Edition, and the Collector’s Edition — which is limited to 500 units, is signed by Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan, and has exclusive features.

Full features on every Guns N’ Roses pinball game include:

A design based around Guns N’ Roses entire 21-song setlist, including full-length studio master recording; with a concert stage and moving spotlights.
Players see more pyrotechics whenever they can get fans to cheer.
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 Iiconic top hat, screaming Axl Rose, concert speaker stack
Original hand-drawn, digitally printed playfield, cabinet, and backglass artwork
Twoguitar-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 drumsticks inside game
75+ mini-insert LEDs for world map and music notes
“Not In This Lifetime” final wizard mode, and much more

Click to view a video showing the pinball machine’s features in action.

About Guns N’ Roses:
In 2016, Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan shocked and thrilled fans around the world after revealing they were reuniting Guns N’ Roses for their now historic “Not In This Lifetime” Tour. The band has brought endless energy to over 150 shows, playing for more than 5.5 million fans worldwide. The iconic rock heroes show off their vast catalogue of hits on the road including “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” and “November Rain.” The “Not In This Lifetime” tour has been crowned the third highest-grossing outing of all time. The Guns N’ Roses 2020 North American tour dates have been rescheduled to Summer 2021. The trek will now begin on July 10, 2021 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at Summerfest, and will make stops throughout the U.S. and Canada all summer, before wrapping in Los Angeles on August 19, 2021. For the latest Guns N’ Roses news, visit: https://www.gunsnroses.com.

About Jersey Jack Pinball:
Jersey Jack Pinball is the industry leader in quality and technical advancements, reinventing the game by creating groundbreaking pinball machines for seasoned players, collectors, and newcomers alike. Designed and manufactured in Chicago, Illinois, JJP’s state-of-the-art games are conceived on a foundation of pinball’s rich history and engineered with an unflinching eye toward its future. Jersey Jack Pinball machines are built to last and continue to mark unique milestones in the history of pinball, providing owners an exceptional value from day one and for years to come. Jersey Jack Pinball games are available for purchase directly through Jersey Jack and through its network of authorized dealers worldwide. Click for more information.

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