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We dive deep with Stern Pinball’s JAWS

We got to talk with Elizabeth Gieske, Game Software Developer for Stern Pinball about their newest table, JAWS.   Based on the iconic book by Peter Benchley, and the Steven Spielberg movie, this table is another example from Stern who has already brought us tables from Godzilla, 007, Venom, Rush, Foo Fighters, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Avengers, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Deadpool, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Maiden and many more!  What’s even more awesome is that this one may be their best table yet.  We convinced Elizabeth (who programmed a great deal of the table) to play the game and we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by just how much mastery she had over the game.  We got a first-class tour of the table, a demonstration of several of the modes, and a score that she insists is “rusty” but watching other semi-pro players couldn’t even come anywhere near beating.   Frankly, you’ve gotta see it for yourself — check out the trailer for the machine below, and our hour of table time with the Premium and Pro version of the table up above.

JAWS Pinball Game Trailer

Huge thanks to the Stern team for the invite, and to Elizabeth for a world-class demo of how to make this newest table dance.

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Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.

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