Guns N' Roses (pinball)

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Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses pinball.jpg
Manufacturer Data East
Release date July 1994 (1994-07)
System Data East Ver. 3B (BSMT2000 & 128 X 32 display)
Design Joe Kaminkow, John Borg, Lyman F. Sheats Jr., Slash
Programming Lonnie D. Ropp, Orin Day, Lyman F. Sheats Jr.
Artwork Markus Rothkranz
Music Axl Rose, Slash, Gilby Clarke, Brian L. Schmidt
Sound Axl Rose, Slash, Gilby Clarke, Brian L. Schmidt
Photography Robert John
Production run 3,000 (appx.) [1]

Guns N' Roses is a pinball machine based on the rock group Guns N' Roses.


Guns N' Roses Pinball

The artwork features photos by Robert John from his book Guns N' Roses: The Photographic History. This game is a widebody pinball game with several unique twists. Among them, is an old fashioned revolver, which players use to start the game as opposed to the typical plunger. When a quarter is inserted, the band's famous "Welcome to the Jungle" song (recorded from a concert) plays. Also included on the soundtrack is the Use Your Illusion outtake "Ain't Going Down," which is the only official release of the song. The backdrop is illuminated with lights in the shape of the famous Guns N' Roses seal, and Axl Rose's tattoos, featured in the Appetite for Destruction album artwork. The multi-ball can be activated when the yellow light is lit on the G ramp, this will open a trap door and send the ball into the snake pit (if the ball is shot up the ramp which is a hard shot), pulling the rose plunger will then activate the multi-ball. An "R" ramp is also featured completing the "GN'R" logo. The game play is a mode-based game not unlike that of The Addams Family, Jurassic Park, or Tommy. The machine also uses magnets as ball stoppers, a feature that was used previously on "The Addams Family",[2] and a video mode for extra points.[3]

No longer in production, this machine is now a hot item on online auction sites and second hand arcade stores. This is one of the most popular pinball machines from Data East.


Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke sued the band over the use of his likeness in the game, as he had been a member of the band when the machine was under production but was out by the time it was released.[4]


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  2. ^ Rossignoli, Marco (2000). The Complete Pinball Book: Collecting the Game and its History. Schiffer Publishing. p. 209. ISBN 978-0-7643-3785-7.
  3. ^ Rossignoli, Marco (2000). The Complete Pinball Book: Collecting the Game and its History. Schiffer Publishing. p. 312. ISBN 978-0-7643-3785-7.
  4. ^ L.A. Weekly staff (May 11, 2015). "Book Excerpt: Duff McKagan Recalls the Bitter Dispute Over the Guns N' Roses Pinball Machine". Beth Sestanovich; Voice Media Group. Retrieved May 16, 2015. ... it was a foregone conclusion that Gilby would be in the band ... his picture was included on the big mural on the game ... suddenly (he) wasn't in the band anymore. Gilby sued us for using his likeness on the machine

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