This was my first "Stern" Pinball machine, In this post your not going to really see many restoration photos because I bought the game already in excellent playable condition. The pinball artwork on the playfield is done very nicely with the bottom half which looks like an old treasure map. Being that this game is a Disney game it has a few hidden Mickeys throughout the playfield. Do you see the hidden Mickey's below?
For those that don't know what a hidden Mickey is it's essentially is a representation of Mickey Mouse that has been inserted subtly into the design. The translite image on the chest the lock is a mickey head, along with the chest lock on the playfield. The other hidden mickey is in the coins by the flippers. Also to note if your a Disney fan likely you already knew this but the original Pirates of the Caribbean attraction at Disneyland, which opened in 1967, was the last attraction whose construction was overseen by Walt Disney himself; he died three months before it opened. The ride, which originally told the story of a band of pirates including their troubles and their exploits, was replicated at the Magic Kingdom (my favorite theme park!) in 1973, at Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, and at Disneyland Paris in 1992. Each version of the ride has a different facade, but has a similar ride experience.
Once you sink the ship and are starting to battle the kraken you will have another ball launched. If you lose one of your two balls while battling the kraken the ship will raise back up and you will need to continue to sink other ships to face Davey Jones. If your successful enough to destroy the kraken and retain both balls in play you will hear the Disney's 1967 Pirates theme song play "Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me...We pillage plunder, we rifle and loot..etc". If you are good enough to sink all of the ships (The Interceptor, The Dauntless, The Edinburg Trader, The Terpsichore) you get to battle Davey Jones
|Playfield Objectives : "Sink Ship" When Flashing|
The game will start a 4 ball multi ball to help you defeat him however you need to hit Davey Jones aka the Flying Dutchman while the ship is level. The ship will be bobbing up and down which makes the timing much more challenging. Also to note that if you take your sweet time Davey Jones will regenerate his strength so you need to hit his ship multiple times within a few seconds to defeat him.
|Port Royal / Tortuga Ramp & Compass|
|Four Winds Multi-Ball Compass|
|Jolly Roger Coin Slot Inserts|
|Back Alley Creations Dutchman Cannon Mod|
|Flipper Fidelity Speakers|
|Behind Back Box|