Stars Tutorial

Year: 1978
Manufacturer: Stern
Designer: Steve Kirk
Art: Jorge Obregon


  1. Koi
    July 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm


    That center post transfer is sooo cool! I never would have thought to do that on Stars or any other early Stern game with a center post.

    I love the way you called your shots in the latter part of the video then actually made those shots. Pretty impressive last game there with only three balls.


  2. July 18, 2012 at 2:52 am

    Thanks Koi! Mark has been playing a lot of Stars and showed me the center post transfer. It also works on some other games, like Wheel of Fortune, but not always!

  3. scott charles
    July 18, 2012 at 6:50 am

    Hmmm…. I’ll have to go try that center post pass on my stars (&meteor &9ball). I don’t have the special paying out the 100k though, that shot makes the only strategy on the game, shoot the stars. I usually try for the center drop up give 7k more I find that a very satisfying shot.

  4. noah
    July 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I have to agree w/ scott on this one – while it’s awesome to collect 100k speicals, the drops and left spinner are basically taken out of the game. turn specials off and if forces the player to ask more questions. Do I pick off the stars and get the right spinner lit for 1k or do I go for the center drops and light the left one for 1k? Do I clear them for bonusX? What was the deal with the black goo?

  5. YOPP
    August 4, 2012 at 11:19 am

    “Will people really watch this?” Yep, we’re watching. BTW, I think the video showed you MISSED the green star on 2nd first ball.

  6. April 3, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I think this video gave a nice bump to the prize pool at CAX last year. Player after Player tried the bounce over only to learn the hard way it didn’t work on that particular Stars.

  7. Geoffwah
    August 29, 2013 at 5:22 am

    It’s good to know I’m not the only one who is driven gently insane by a really addictive pin. This has to be one of your funniest videos. Thank you so much for making these!

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