Over 40 million records sold. Countless sold-out tours. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But this is the first time Canadian rock band Rush have been celebrated in a pinball machine, which Electrocoin have taken on its worldwide public debut in Funland at the Brunswick Centre, London.
Electrocoin has displayed Rush pinball in Funland at the Brunswick Centre by Russell Square underground station in central London, giving the Rush-themed machine its worldwide public debut.
The latest creation from Stern Pinball celebrates the iconic Canadian rock band’s musical legacy in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition models, allowing players to experience Rush and their music like never before. In this epic music pinball adventure, players travel with Rush through time, immersed in exclusive Rush concert footage and guided by custom speech from Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, and fellow Canadian Rock Hall of Famer, Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies. The gameplay also features sixteen iconic songs, all accentuated by sound and lighting effects.
On the Rush Premium and LE models, the pinball experience includes a motorised ramp with custom lighting effects and a custom sculpted Clockwork Angels Clock, inspired from Neil Peart’s bass drum from their Time Machine Tour. This motorised clock illuminates, and when it strikes midnight players will be transported to a Headlong Flight Multiball frenzy.
Additional features on the Premium and LE models include a custom subway system, locking pinballs to unleash a high energy Far Cry Multiball. The ‘Dead End’ vertical upkicker propels pinballs up an additional wireform ramp return for non-stop pinball action, and, as an encore, a three-bank of musical drop targets guard a secret ball lock for players to discover an adrenalised Freewill Multiball to continue their musical pinball journey.
“Partnering with Rush, we created a musical pinball experience that every fan will want to explore,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO. “Incredible music, memorable toys, unique mechanical pinball action, and custom speech will make players feel like they are on tour with the band,”
Rush pinball also includes Stern’s new Insider Connected system, which enables players to interact with the game and a global network of players in a variety of ways, while also providing an operator-focused toolset to drive location play and remotely manage every aspect of the machines.