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Ford Mustang Pinball Puts Chicagoans to the Test

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Ford Mustang-themed games from Stern Pinball

During the media preview at the Chicago Auto Show, Ford unveiled a wall of pinball machines, but they weren’t just any old pinball machines: they were Ford Mustang pinball machines, and they were awesome. The News Wheel’s own Timothy Moore managed to get a front row seat to pinball world champion, Zach Sharpe, as he broke in one of the new machines. (And photographer, Brittany Fullenkamp, attempted—unsuccessfully—to beat his high score.)



The Ford Mustang pinball games were generated by Stern Pinball of Chicago (fittingly enough) and seek to combine two elements of 20th century American pop culture: the legendary Ford Mustang and the coin-operated pinball machine.

Ford Mustang-themed games from Stern Pinball

“For five decades, Mustang has represented some of the best of American culture, inspiring a feeling of freedom and independence for people around the world,” said Steve Ling, Ford car marketing manager. “We’re excited to have Stern Pinball join us here in its hometown of Chicago with its brand-new games featuring Mustang.”

In total, Stern Pinball developed three Ford Mustang pinball games, all paying tribute to the pony car’s fifty-year heritage. The premium edition games pay special tribute to some of the most renowned Boss Mustangs: Boss 302, Boss 351, and Boss 429. The 2015 Ford Mustang made its Chicago debut alongside the games.

This is by no means the first pinball game of its kind. In fact, the very first Ford Mustang pinball machine came out in 1964. Does that year sound familiar? It should, because it’s the same year that the first Mustang was introduced as well.

Proof that the Mustang was legendary the moment it hit the road? We think so.