2016 Stern Ghostbusters Premium

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One of the most populated (dense) pinballs from Stern. It is beautiful and full of features. It is also purple, my favorite color. I love games with subways. This game has the right plastic ramp that dips below the play field, can divert the balls or let them roll back up to the right flipper. This is only on the premium and LE version, as is the right cross ramp. This game as a Premium or LE (in my opinion) is much better than the pro version. This is based, of course, on the original movie. I am looking forward to a color DMD. I added the interactive topper, slime on the display panel, side blades, lit ecto-1, and other mods.

The pictures have been taken with the glass off to get a better picture.

This game comes with a manual.

item Click on the Internet Pinball Database logo to the left. This is a GREAT resource to find out about the machine, see pictures, see reviews and download the rule sheet if one exists for the game. This provides additional insights into playing the game.

 

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The backbox with the topper. In game mod, any time the ecto-1 is shown in the display, the topper lights flash. Very well done. Note the green slime on the display panel. This, in my opinion, matches nicely to the side blades I added (see below).

 

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Note the side blades, ecto-1 lit mod.

 

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This shows the protector I added (clear) in front of the left ramp as well as a clear protector to the left of the "Ecto Goggles" display.

 

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The play field is so colorful and pretty.

 

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Side art. I did not feel like moving the games to get clear shots.

 

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Protectors at the flippers. I may replace these with a protector that crosses over the flippers to add a hanging post to help with center draining since the opening is so wide.

 

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The floating display here is very nicely done.

 

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I like this cross ramp and the subway ramp that goes under the play field to the left of the ECTO-1 vehicle and back up to the right of the red storage unit.

 

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Ghostbusters Premium in the box initially in the basement.

 

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Ghostbusters comes to life in my basement.

 

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Display panel before I added the slime.

 

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Slime added. I think this really improves the look of the game.

 

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Above shows the area at the ramp before the protector added.

 

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Protector added.

 

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Note that the Ecto Goggles decal was put on upside down. I wonder if done as a joke or if it could be that he is hanging upside down. Stern did send a new decal that I placed over this decal as shown in the above photos. I also removed the metal protector to the left of the decal and added a larger clear protector to protect the glass and display.

 

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Protector added.

 

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This green slime mod will go under the city scape above the three bumpers.

 

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The green slime river will be added under this city scape. Note the location of slimer.

 

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Manually move slimer out of the way.

 

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City scape removed. This black base will be removed and stored in the game. The screws will be re-used on the green slime river base.

 

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Green slime river base installed.

 

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Note that the top of the Empire State Building is broken. Stern also sent me a new city scape that I will replace th enext time I have to do work on the game.

 

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Detail of the broken tip.

 

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Sime river installed, City scape added back, then slimer placed back in the same position it was originally.

 

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I took off the back board to replace this clear plastic which is supposed to help see the lane lits...

 

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...and replaced it with this mirror to better see the lane lits.

 

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Back board back in place.

 

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Topper added.

 

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Added this Ecto-1 lit mod from Modfather pinball mods.

 

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I put the wires under the plastic rather than down below the clear ramp.

 

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This shows the wires going under the plastic.

 

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THe wires come out at this hole rather than above below the clear ramp. I used ties to tie the wires onto the wire harness.

 

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Wires tied to wire bunch.

 

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Alligator clips attached and taped with electrical tape to keep them from shorting.

Virginia Sales Tax

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Warranty

As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer provide a warranty with our pinballs unless you purchase a separate warranty from us. A 1 year warranty is $500 or pay as you go if you even need it. If you buy it directly from us and take it home yourself, you will be inspecting it to ensure it works. If we deliver, we will ensure that it works 100% when delivered.

Reasons You Should Let Us Deliver Your Pinball (or Another Machine)

  1. We will NOT provide a warranty for the machine since we cannot be assured that a problem did not happen when you transported the machine. (As of August 1, 2014, we will no longer provide a warranty with our pinballs unless you purchase a separate warranty from us. A 1 year warranty is $500 or pay as you go if you even need it. If you buy it directly from us and take it home yourself, you will be inspecting it to ensure it works. If we deliver, we will ensure that it works 100% when delivered.)
  2. We take responsibility for any damage that may occur during the delivery process.
  3. We professionally set up the machine, connect all the connectors, attach the legs, head, etc. and ensure that the pinball works properly. If anything is out of adjustment due to moving the machine, we can fix it in a few minutes as compared to having to come to your house later and charging you a trip fee and repair charge.
  4. If anything major is out of adjustment, we can order parts and repair. This hardly ever happens but it could and you and the machine are protected.

Delivery Options

We are currently set up for local delivery only within the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, and North-Eastern West Virginia area. If you are interested in shipping the pinball machine, we will contact a shipper. You will pay all crating and postage costs.

If you would like us to deliver and set up within 50 miles of Purcellville, the charge is $300; within 100 miles $475. The delivery charge includes delivery to a first floor or basement level if walk-out.

We will not sell you a game/deliver the game if the only entrance to your basement is an inside the house staircase. They are too narrow. Plus we have to ensure we don't mess up carpet or wood. It just isn't worth it.

You may also come and pick up the machine from our location.