It’s been on the rumor list for a while now, and today Jersey Jack Pinball has officially unveiled and launched their sixth game, Guns N’ Roses: Not In This Lifetime. The latter part of it launching today is a little bit of a surprise given that most of the time the games aren’t quite ready to go when the announcement is made, but I’m sure that no one is complaining. This also marks the first rock band theme for the company.
The game was designed by Eric Meunier (Pirates of the Caribbean) and includes content contributions from band guitarist Slash.
Per usual, the game comes in three models, Standard, Limited and Collector’s Editions. The Standard edition comes with a pretty competitive price, starting at $6750 MSRP (normally the JJP games standard models started around $8k);. Each cabinet features unique artwork from the other, but all models come with the “Direction-Sensing Spinning Platinum Record Playfield Toy” and exposed magnet; Sculptures for Slash’s Iconic Top Hat, Screaming Axl Rose, & the Concert Speaker Stack; 27″ HD screen in the backbox, a 7″ stage display, RGB LEDs lighting insert, 21 GNR “studio master” songs, original music & sound effects created and performed by Slash, game narration by Duff McKagan, Melissa Reese, Axl Rose and more, a new “LED controllable Hotrail” feature, full band-on-stage illuminated toy, 3 flippers, a jukebox attract mode option, Bluetooth headphone & WiFi connectivity and a laser-etched glowing fender bass ramp decoration – among other things. It’s quite a bit in each package that I know it becomes a little overwhelming at times.
I haven’t seen a Features Matrix yet, but it looks like the LE and CE models feature more lighting, an extra flipper, a “triple-kinetic diverter Fender Bass Head mini playfield,” a triple path 4-string bass ramp wireform, additional LED stage lighting, a High Hat and Cymbal pop bumper toy, a shaker motor, Invisiglass, and more. The Collector’s Edition has even more to it, but I’ll let you look at the page so that this isn’t a huge wall of text. 😛
Hopefully, I’ll be able to check this one out in person before too long, but it’s hard to say since there aren’t any events taking place soon. That said, my local pinball community always gets one of the latest pins. Some of these new features sound really intriguing, such as the jukebox attract mode feature.