13
APR
2017

Stars

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Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumper (1), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (5), 3-bank drop targets (2), Spinning targets (2), Mini-post screw between flippers.
Design by: Steve Kirk
Art by: Jorge Obregon
Notes: ‘Stars’ is one of two 4-player games made by Stern Electronics that has a switch setting to convert the game to 2-player operation. This is accomplished by setting CPU Switch 25 to its OFF position. Designer Mike Kubin tells us that there were certain markets that wanted only 2-player games, although he could not recall which countries they were. Because the 3rd and 4th player score displays would be disabled for this, and likely were not even installed, Stern made a special 2-player backglass for these games. We do not know how many games were shipped with the 2-player backglass.

Stern discontinued the 2-player CPU option in subsequent games. The game that preceded this one in production, Stingray, is the other game that had this option, and a 2-player backglass can be seen in that listing.

Stern programmer Alan McNeil told us that the mini-post screw between the flippers was known as a Kirk Post (for designer Steve Kirk).
Price Includes Stars pinball machine by Stern, shipping and handling.