Everybody’s favorite Ogre is making his way to pinball! DreamWorks Animation’s SHREK® franchise is the highest grossing animated movie franchise of all time and now has an officially-licensed pinball machine.
Pat Lawlor Design, along with software and rules designers Lonnie Ropp and Mike Kyzivat, designed the SHREK pinball, featuring eye-popping, original art from John Youssi, newly elected Pinball Hall of Fame artist. Mark Galvez and Tom Kyzivat created original dot matrix display art for the pinball.
The SHREK pinball machine’s main feature is Donkey’s mini-playfield, a small pinball playfield that sits in the upper right hand corner. It has mini-flippers that the player controls with the regular flipper buttons when the game is in Donkey mini-playfield’ mode. The mini-playfield has ramps and targets to shoot at while an actual Donkey figurine spins in front of the mini-playfield.
Additional features on the game include: figurines of five SHREK characters, including Shrek, Donkey, Puss in Boots®, Princess Fiona and Gingy®. A mirror sculpture of Prince Charming sits in the center of the playfield and can be struck by the pinball. Two captive pinballs spell out P-I-N-B-A-L-L when hit; and SHREK also includes plenty of exciting multi-ball action.
“SHREK pinball has great depth and is fun and easy to understand for the casual player. This is a great game for both home owners and game operators,” said Gary Stern, President of Stern Pinball.