Firepower (Williams, 1980)

Firepower

Firepower

Firepower is a Williams pinball machine, first released in February of 1980, designed by Steve Richie. Firepower is the second pinball to feature speech (the first being "Gorgar"). The seven word ability was over double Gorgar's three word memory. Firepower has three notable "firsts":

1) the first pinball with the "lane change" feature in which the right flipper button controlled the lit/unlit status of rollover lanes,

2) the first SS pinball to have a multiball feature. Attaining three balls in play at the same time was an uniquely attractive reward.

3) the first playfield animation. This "countdown to multiball" animation was innovative and amazing in 1980. It was also near the limit of the electronic and computational capacity of the hardware.

With 17.410 units manufactured it ranks #5 of the most succesful Flipper-Games of all time.

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Design team

Game Design: Steve Ritchie
Mechanics: John Jung
Software: Eugene Jarvis



Game details

179
February 1980
Solid state
Williams System 6
17,410 produced
$740 - $860
Normal
Digital
4
2
0
3
#856
Unknown


Flyers


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Marketing slogan

"Another pinball history-maker and profit record-breaker from Williams Electronics"

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Pinside rating

This game has received 180 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.711 out of 10.

7.711

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #90 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

There are 87 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

482 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.
198 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.
46 public locations known where you can play this machine.


On the market

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$ 2,495.00
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$ 156.00
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Recent Pinsider scores

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paddlepaw
on Firepower
1,263,700
MrSerious
on Firepower
111,900
lukewells
on Firepower
189,000
Zami77
on Firepower
934,160
roland_rat
on Firepower
166,500
Zami77
on Firepower
691,840


Instructions card

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