Ripley's Believe It or Not! ® is the latest hot pinball machine to come out of STERN Pinball, Inc. and Pat Lawlor Design, Inc. Former Williams great Pat Lawlor has designed some of the most beloved titles in the history of pinball, including The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, and STERN's MONOPOLY®. And Ripley's Believe It or Not!® is a pinball machine that lives in the tradition of these all-time favorites.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!® is all about traveling with the legendary Robert Ripley across seven continents to discover the strange, the bizarre, the unusual! To accomplish this, the playfield offers some unbelievable features: a shrunken head that says some pretty funny stuff, a strange idol that commands a powerful force field, a temple that can only be unlocked through a special tic-tac-toe code, and an always fun vari-target!
For several years now, STERN has worked hard to make pinball machines that appeal to the casual player, as well as the expert player. Ripley's Believe It or Not!® accomplishes this through a special feature aptly entitled "Believe it or Not." This multi-level rule enables the beginning player to achieve some of the game's goals early on, while it allows the more advanced player to extend their opportunities through better play.