Farsight Studios has successfully kickstarted both The Twilight Zone and Star Trek: The Next Generation for their Pinball Arcade platform, which now boasts over 30 real-world pinball tables available for purchase and play. Most of the tables aren’t licensed because licenses cost money, but the fans supported the Kickstarters, and these two tables are available for purchase on all platforms except the Xbox 360.
Farsight is now going after Terminator 2: Judgment Day. I remember this being the pinball table that greeted me at my local arcade growing up. For an 8 year old boy, those rough edgy sounds and robotic chirps were like, the coolest thing ever. It’s also the first Pinball table by Williams to ever feature an LED display, and it has that awesome ball launcher that you can aim for targets with.
The cost of licenses for Terminator 2 is going to be about $66,000. There was an overrun of about $7,000 from the Star Trek: The Next Generation Kickstarter which is being applied to this. This is actually a unique situation: The Terminator license is going to another company, who is going to have it locked up for several years. However, prior to this, Farsight has a unique, one-time opportunity to license the table for Pinball Arcade.
With 5 days to go, Farsight still needs to raise $8,500. I have chipped in myself, and I am using this platform as a writer at Gamer Horizon to beg you: chip in as well. There won’t be a second chance for this. Pinball isn’t exactly growing, and Terminator 2 was one of the better tables ever released.
Should Farsight exceed their goals for Terminator 2, they will be putting the excess money towards a Kickstarter for a pinball table I thought they would never ever ever try to license. The best selling pinball table of all time, The Addams Family.