Scared Stiff (pinball)
|Release date||September 1996|
|Designer(s)||Designers: Dennis Nordman, Mark Weyna
Artwork: Greg Freres
Dots/Animation: Adam Rhine, Brian Morris
Mechanics: Win Schilling, Bob Brown, Joe Loveday
Sound: Paul Heitsch, Dave Zabriskie
Programmers: Mike Boon, Cameron Silver
Scared Stiff is a 1996 pinball game designed by Dennis Nordman and released by Midway (under the Bally label), featuring horrorshow-hostess Elvira. It is the follow-up to 1989's Elvira and the Party Monsters, also designed by Nordman.
The game featues a B-movie horror theme. Players have to go through the Six Tales Of Terror to level up the Stiff-o-meter. These include: Eyes Of The Bony Beast, Terror From The Crate, the Stiff In The Coffin, the Monster's Lab, Night Of The Leapers, and the Return Of The Deadheads. The interactive backbox contains a player controlled spinning spider. It is used to collect unique features and start special modes. Scared Stiff uses the DCS Sound System.
When Scared Stiff was introduced in 1996 it was designed to have moving rubber boogieman figures mounted over the slingshots. They would shake forward each time the ball hit the slingshot and dance to the music during the Boogie Mode. At the last minute in production this feature was removed because the figures' arms will eventually break off. An opening between the feet of the slingshot plastics is still present on all production machines as well as an entry in the game's manual and full working code in the table's ROM. Therefore many hobbyists added such figures in their machines.
Scared Stiff is available as licensed table of The Pinball Arcade for several platforms.
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