Stern Electronics

Anteater

Anteater

Arcade - Released - 1982

The player controls an anteater that elongates his proboscis through maze-like anthills eating ants. The player can only eat ants with the tip of the anteater's proboscis. If an ant bites your proboscis at any other location you lose a life. Pressing the second button will quickly retract the anteater's proboscis. Worms will not harm you unless eaten head first, in which case you lose a life. Worms can be safely eaten from behind. Eating queen ants at the very bottom of the nest will temporarily clear all ants and worms from the screen. Once the sun has travelled across the screen and night...

Armored Car

Armored Car

Arcade - Released - 1981

Overhead view of city streets that you drive a money van armoured car through as it scrolls from right to left. Some intersections are marked with directions. You pick up money to deliver to banks while avoiding criminals by dropping saw horses in roadway. Fuel levels must be replenished at gas stations along the way. Armored Car is an arcade racing game played from a top down perspective. The player drives the armored car through a network of streets and has to pick up money (shown as dollar signs) and deliver it to a bank. At the same time it is necessary to avoid robbers and other...

Berzerk

Berzerk

Atari 5200 - Released - February 1, 1984

After a routine space exploration mission goes awry, you find yourself marooned on the planet Mazeon. To add insult to injury, the robotic residents are out to kill you. Now you're forced to fend off these relentless robots as you move through endless mazelike environments. In Berzerk, the goal is to make your way past the electrified walls forming each screen while using your laser gun to blast the hostile threats known as Automazeons. Firing your weapon involves pointing the joystick in one of eight directions and pressing a button. You can also lead robots into walls and even into their own...

Berzerk

Berzerk

Arcade - Released - November 12, 1980

You have been sent into a building infested with robots, and must do your best to clear it out. Each rooms has a number of walls through the middle, which restrict your movement. There will be a number of bad guys in the room - on early screens they may be immobile and not shoot at you, but after a few levels they become capable of shooting in multiple directions. You can shoot at them in 8 directions, but can't shoot diagonally while moving. There are gaps at the side of each room, through which you exit, before or after clearing the room (there is a bonus for clearance). You get an extra...

Big Game

Big Game

Pinball - Released - 1980

Cheetah

Cheetah

Pinball - Released - 1980

Cliff Hanger

Cliff Hanger

Arcade - Released - 1983

Cliff Hanger is a laserdisc video game that was released by Stern Electronics in 1983. It uses animation from two Lupin III films, most prominently The Castle of Cagliostro, as well as The Mystery of Mamo. Like many laserdisc games, it is a reactive game which requires the player to press a button or move the joystick in a particular direction when prompted by the game to progress the storyline. The segments from The Mystery of Mamo use the original English dub commissioned by Toho, while the segments from The Castle of Cagliostro use a dub created for the game. The game's plot is based...

Dark Planet

Dark Planet

Arcade - Released - 1982

A Psuedo 3-D space shoot'em up game that takes place on a mysterious planet. Prevent enemies from building bases.

Dragonfist

Dragonfist

Pinball - Released - 1981

Flight 2000

Flight 2000

Pinball - Released - 1980

The game has 3-ball multiball where each ball is launched through three separate 'Lift-Off' stages. This is placed at the upper left of the playfield inside a maze-like ball lock mechanism. The playfield contains a ball capture feature in the upper left and a spinner and drop targets in the middle. Space ships heading to the stars are depicted on the backbox. Flight 2000’s has a robotic synthesised speech sound that fits well to its space travel theme. Pinball machines with speech were still seldom in 1980. Bally, released Xenon not until a couple of months later. The pinball machine...

Freefall

Freefall

Pinball - Released - 1981

Frenzy

Frenzy

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1982

Frenzy followed the basic paradigm set by Berzerk: the player must navigate a maze full of hostile robots. The goal of the game is to survive as long as possible and score points by killing robots and travelling from room to room. The game has no end other than the player losing all of his or her lives. The player has a gun with which to shoot the robots, and simple intelligence of the robots means that they can often be tricked into shooting one another. If the player lingers too long in a room, a bouncing smiley face (known as "Evil Otto") appears, and relentlessly chases the player. Evil...

Great Guns

Great Guns

Arcade - Released - 1983

Great Guns was produced by Stern Electronics in 1983. Stern Electronics released 66 different machines under this trade name, starting in 1977. Other machines made by Stern Electronics during the time period Great Guns was produced include Great Guns, Lost Tomb, Mazer Blazer, Cliff Hanger, Minefield, Pooyan, Orbitor 1, Cue, Rescue, and Hypnox. A game of shooting. Contains many different levels including circus, prehistoric, and wizard scenes. Targets move and both players aim their guns at the screen and shoot.

Hot Hand

Hot Hand

Pinball - Released - 1979

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Pinball - Released - 1981

Iron Maiden is a Pinball Table designed by Brian Poklacki with artwork by Keith Parkinson. It was released by Stern in 1981. Surprisingly enough, this pinball machine is not a licensed tie-in to the British heavy metal band. The title instead refers to its setting, an unspecified future where scantily-clad women use metal cables to interface with an ominous mechanical structure. There's no explanation for who they are or why they're doing this; the player is simply tasked to help them by spelling IRON MAIDEN on the two-level playfield, then load pinballs into the ball walker for three-ball...

Lectronamo

Lectronamo

Pinball - Released - 1978

Lightning

Lightning

Pinball - Released - 1981

Lost Tomb

Lost Tomb

Arcade - Released - 1982

Lost Tomb takes the player into the depths of an ancient pyramid, though its location is uncertain (the box covers of the home versions place it in Egypt, but in-game it is said to be deep in the Amazon). To escape, you will need to make your way from chamber to chamber - uncovering treasures, avoiding traps, and facing a variety of enemies from scorpions and spiders to mummies and gigantic bats. Like every self-respecting explorer and treasure-hunter, you've armed yourself with a gun and a whip: the whip clears away everything in your immediate vicinity - enemies, traps and even walls....

Lost Tomb

Lost Tomb

Apple II

Lost Tomb is an overhead-view shoot 'em up written by Dan Lee and released in arcades by Stern Electronics in 1982. Armed with a gun and whip, the player explores the chambers of a South American pyramid looking for treasure and fighting off mummies and other occupants. The game was Stern's first arcade conversion kit and was intended to convert earlier titles from the company.

Magic

Magic

Pinball - Released - August 6, 1979

Designed by Mike Kubin and manufactured in August 1979 by Stern Electronics. This game has a high-adventure\fantasy motif. This game was also manufactured in Australia under license as LAI's 1979 'Magic'.

Memory Lane

Memory Lane

Pinball - Released - 1978

Meteor

Meteor

Pinball - Released - 1979

Meteor is an arcade pinball machine designed by Steve Kirk of Stern Electronics, with artwork by George Obregon. it was a tie-in to the 1979 disaster movie of the same name, and was released a month after the film's theatrical debut. Like its namesake, Meteor requires the player to stop a five-mile-wide "meteor" from colliding with the Earth. This is done by firing three nuclear missiles at the menace; hitting a three-bank of drop targets for each missile advances it one step closer. Keeping all three missiles aligned lights WOW for all of them to increase scores, while spelling METEOR...

Minefield

Minefield

Arcade - Released - 1983

Minefield was produced by Stern Electronics in 1983. Go for as long as you can destroying assorted enemy ground and air vehicles. Avoid hitting a mine while picking up missiles from the ground. Missile attack ground installations for extra points.

Moonwar

Moonwar

Arcade - Released - 1981

Flying over the moon's surface you must shoot 16 different targets, each having its own point value. You must enter all the uniquely numbered bases. After using your shields, you must find a refueling base.

NFL

NFL

Pinball - Released - 2001

Nine Ball

Nine Ball

Pinball - Released - 1980

Nugent

Nugent

Pinball - Released - 1978

Orbitor 1

Orbitor 1

Pinball - Released - 1982

Orbitor 1 is a widebody Physical Pinball Table released by Stern Electronics in 1982. It was the last table made by Stern before their pinball division declared bankruptcy and closed its doors. The game was originally conceived by Dixie Rinehart and Al Gross of Aspen, Colorado; their company, New Product Development People (NPDP), had invented various devices for NASA, such as zero-gravity toilets and agile astronaut gloves. After seeing a museum exhibit on gravity that featured marbles rolling around a bowled surface, they realized it could be turned into a game. When a pitch to Disney...

Primus

Pinball - Released - 2018

Stern Pinball made this game as "Private Label" for a specific company and does not display the Stern brand on this machine in the usual places other than their manufacturing sticker on the back of the cabinet. This game is themed for the American rock band 'Primus' and features their music.

Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Pinball - Released - 1980

Rawhide

Rawhide

Pinball - Released - 1977

Rescue

Rescue

Arcade - Released - 1982

Rescue was produced by Stern Electronics in 1982. Rescue the parachuting soldiers that have fallen into the sea and transfer them to an island for safety. Avoid the enemy helicopters, ships and submarines that try to shoot you down. You are the pilot of a helicopter flying over dangerous waters. Your mission is to rescue a varying number of paratroopers from the water below and you must do this before they are eaten by sharks. Beware of enemy submarines, ships and helicopters. You must avoid or destroy them. After have have rescued a certain number of paratroopers, you must let them off...

The Simpsons Pinball Party

The Simpsons Pinball Party

Pinball - Released - February 14, 2003

The Simpsons Pinball Party is the second licensed pinball machine based on The Simpsons, designed by Keith Johnson and Joe Balcer, and released by Stern Pinball in February 2003. It is a successor to The Simpsons pinball machine by Data East Pinball, the predecessor to Stern. As one would expect, this pinball game is a cornucopia of all things Simpsons as the entire town of Springfield comes out for a wild nonstop party. Take a tour of Springfield's iconic landmarks, from Moe's Tavern and the town monorail to the Kwik-E-Mart and the Nuclear Power Plant. The game features the talking, moving...

Speed Coin

Arcade - 2019

The objective is to roll the coin to the bottom of the screen and through the hole at the bottom by tilting the coin's platform. This must be done without breaking the coin, and within the shortest time possible. If this is done above certain times, the player gets a bonus multiplier (either 4, 2, or 1) depending on which of the 3 times the player's finishing time is above or equal to. It seems simple, but is super addictive and really fun to play with a group of people.

Spider-Man

Spider-Man

Pinball - Released - 2007

Spider-Man is an arcade pinball game designed by Steve Ritchie, with art by Kevin O'Conner, Margaret Hudson, Marc Schoenberg and Mark Galvez. It was released in 2007 by Stern Pinball. Based on Sam Raimi's Spider-Man Trilogy starring Tobey Maguire, the game pits the players against the villains of all three movies. Rock the Green Goblin by shooting his pumpkin bombs, build speed by whipping around Venom, then use the webslingers to launch balls across the playfield. Hit Sandman as he rises and falls, but make sure Doctor Octopus doesn't catch you in his tentacles. The game features video and...

Star Gazer

Star Gazer

Pinball - Released - 1980

Star Gazer is a 1980 pinball table designed by Brian Poklacki and released by Stern Electronics. The gazer in question is a Hot Gypsy Woman who uses her powers of prognostication to guide players to a high score. Hit the lower drop target banks to raise the bonus multiplier, then collect the twelve signs of the Zodiac to advance the Star Bonus and get a chance at the Extra Ball. Collect the various Stars on the playfield to lock the Spinner values, but beware of the semicircle scoops feeding each flipper, as they are capricious and unpredictable.

Stingray

Stingray

Pinball - Released - 1977

Trident

Trident

Pinball - Released - 1979

Wild Fyre

Wild Fyre

Pinball - Released - 1978

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