Old School Gamer Magazine Exclusive: Brian Eddy Talks Stern’s The Mandalorian Pinball Machine And More 

Old School Gamer Magazine chats with fan-favorite video game designer Brian Eddy, who discusses his newest game, The Mandalorian pinball machine from Stern. Detailing the creation process and his goals for the machine, Eddy, who hardcore gamers know for his work on games the likes of Psi-Ops and FunHouse, lets us know how he wants the game to be remembered. With an equally as legendary resume when it comes to pinball games as well, Eddy is a multi-faceted creator with tons of passion and vision.

Old School Gamer Magazine: How was this game born?

Brian Eddy: I had just finished up Stranger Things and George Gomez came to me and asked what I thought about the Mandalorian as a theme. He started to tell me about it and I interrupted and just said YES that would be awesome! Stern has a great relationship with Disney and this was a dream license to work on. I was a big fan of the show already and the action and themes fit perfectly with pinball. The whole team was very passionate and fans of the show. The schedule was a bit shorter than normal, but it was such a great opportunity we all jumped on doing it.

Old School Gamer Magazine: Were you a fan of The Mandalorian before getting involved?

Eddy: Yes big fan! I watched it soon after it came out. I think it’s the best addition to the Star Wars universe since the original trilogy. It has something for everyone, a fresh space western theme, plenty of great action and mystique, The Child, who is adorable and familiar, lots of throwback nostalgia to the Star Wars universe and past movies, great effects and amazing music, etc…. Did I mention I was a fan?!

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