Crüe Ball

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Crüe Ball
Crüe Ball
European cover art
Developer(s) NuFX
Producer(s) Richard Robbins
Designer(s) Mark Weston Sprenger
Programmer(s) Lou Haehn
Artist(s) Mark Weston Sprenger
Composer(s) Brian L. Schmidt
Platform(s) Mega Drive/Genesis
Release date(s)
  • JP December 26, 1993
  • NA 1992
  • EU 1992
Genre(s) Pinball
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution 8-megabit cartridge

Crüe Ball is a 1992 pinball video game developed by Electronic Arts for the Mega Drive/Genesis. It was based around the glam metal band Mötley Crüe and featured three Crüe songs: "Dr. Feelgood", "Live Wire" and "Home Sweet Home". The game's soundtrack by Brian L. Schmidt features heavy metal-style music.

The game's prototype name was Twisted Flipper. The producer of the game, Richard Robbins, initially pursued the name "Headbanger Ball", but MTV balked at a license and Mötley Crüe was added relatively late in development.

This game was designed by two people who actually worked on pinball games: Mark Sprenger (artist for such games as 1984's Space Shuttle and 1986's High Speed) and Brian L. Schmidt (composer for Black Knight 2000 and various pinball games by Data East Pinball/Sega Pinball (now Stern Pinball, Inc.).

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