Firepower (Williams, 1980)

Firepower

Firepower

Firepower is a Williams pinball machine, first released in February of 1980, designed by Steve Ritchie. 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
$830 - $970
Normal
Digital
4
2
0
3
#856
Unknown


Flyers


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Marketing slogan

"The one and only "multi-ball" multi-player pinball!"

Relevant Marketplace items linked to this game

From: $ 9.00
Trade
Machine - For Trade
Pineville, LA
1,900 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Lisle, IL
From: $ 16.95
$ 9.95
Apparel - Unisex
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From: $ 12.99
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Pinside rating

This game has received 187 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.694 out of 10.

7.694

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #97 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

522 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.
221 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.
49 public locations known where you can play this machine.


On the market

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We have spotted 5 items (related to this game) on Ebay.

1,900 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Lisle, IL
$ 2,595.00
Ebay - Machines
Greenfield, IN
Trade
Machine - For Trade
Pineville, LA
2,499 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Suwanee, GA
$ 2,895.00
Ebay - Machines
North Olmsted, OH

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Recent Pinsider scores

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B60WizWorld
on Firepower
645,420
350zguy
on Firepower
1,132,700
Sam_Spade
on Firepower
535,810
SkeebWilcox
on Firepower
293,900
350zguy
on Firepower
709,800
Lawlor_and_Order
on Firepower
158,910


Instructions card

Card courtesy of Peter “Inkochnito” Koch


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