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Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines Hes back On July 2nd Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the U.S. release of TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES, the biggest installment yet in the blockbuster Terminator series. And from the key members of the design team that brought you Terminator 2 Judgment Day now comes Stern Pinballs greatest pinball machine ever, TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES. Designed by Steve Ritchie, formerly of Williams, T3 combines all the intensity of this nonstop action movie with pinball at its fastest and most daring. Steve Ritchie is one of the great pinball designers of the modern pinball era. He has created such famous titles as Black Knight, Star Trek The Next Generation, Firepower, and High Speed. TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES is Steves first pinball design in seven years.The TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES pinball offers nonstop action features, including a Rocket Propelled Grenade launcher in the backglass. This interactive mechanism fires balls into targets for high score and progressive game play. An interactive backglass mechanism has not been featured in a pinball machine for many years, and Steve has responded to operator and player requests to have one.Also featured in TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES areStainless steel ramps throughout the game that insure long life and smooth play Over 450 different speech calls, including original speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger A PowerCannon that launches balls into stainless shooter tube activated by gun grip or optional button TX plasma cannon that fires balls at the player but never down the drain Chromeplated wire form tubes that deliver balls throughout playfield Red feature that offers a new kind of pinball excitement Kickback and ballsave feature that makes TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES a friendly yet challenging adversary New lane changing feature that creates more playerinput possibilities. In the movie TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES, a decade has passed since John Connor played by Nick Stahl helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22, Connor lives off the grid, with no home, no credit cards, and no cell phone. There is no way he can be traced by Skynet, the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. That is until out of the shadows of the future steps the TX, a Terminatrix Kistanna Loken, Skynets most sophisticated cyborg killing machine. With incredibly advanced powers and beauty to match, she is the ultimate threat to humanity. Now Connors only hope for survival is the Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior TX and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Dayor face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization. Steve Ritchie says, The T3 team has succeeded in pulling out all the stops to create a reliable, high quality pinball machine that is sure to entertain young and old alike. A proven theme with the ultimate global demographic, TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES might be the best pinball license of alltime. The game will generate strong earnings and repeat play, and our features give the player more skillful control opportunities than any other pinball machine before it. We have paid special attention to the new and inexperienced player by being up front with the rules, even instructing the player what to shoot for, and when to shoot it We are communicating the rules to the player with speech, sound effects, and dot matrix data to keep even the most inexperienced player in the game and wanting more. With all stainless and chrome plated ball paths, the game should be lower maintenance and a better return on investment. Our back glass feature is unique and attractive, yet easy to play and follow. Scoring well rewards the player with incredible effects that impress the entire location. Every location needs at least 2 TERMINATOR 3 RISE OF THE MACHINES Gary Stern says, Having Steve Ritchie design his first game for Stern fulfills a dream. He is a great designer, a designer that will advance pinball. And he is fun to work with

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was produced by Stern Pinball, Inc. in 2003.

Stern Pinball, Inc. released 125 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1999. Stern Pinball, Inc. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Stern Pinball, Inc. during the time period Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines was produced include: Playboy, RollerCoaster Tycoon, Harley-Davidson (2nd Edition), High Roller Casino, Austin Powers, Monopoly, Simpsons Pinball Party, The, Lord of The Rings, Simpsons Pinball Party, and Ripley's Believe It or Not!


Name Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Developer Stern Pinball, Inc. (United States)
Year 2003
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 13609
Sub-Type Solid State
Class Wide Release
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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There are 14,906 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines collectors who are active members. Of these, 10 of them are original dedicated machines.

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This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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  1. Pinball Compendium : 1982 to Present Shalhoub (ISBN 0764323008) Page: 273; Color photo

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