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.

The above intro text acts a bit like a 'wiki' and can be edited by all Pinside members, including you!

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


Click on a flyer image for full size.

Marketing slogan

"Another pinball FIRST.. For play appeal and profits that LAST!"

Relevant Marketplace items linked to this game

From: $ 9.00
€ 3.95
Flipper Parts
Multigame
1,650
Machine - For Sale
Mechanicsburg, PA
999 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Parma, OH
$ 24.00
Apparel - Unisex
Double Danger Pinball
$ 69.99
Playfield - Toys/Add-ons
Lighted Pinball Mods

Pinside rating

This game has received 180 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.675 out of 10.

7.675

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #92 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

There are 86 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

467 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.
187 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.
44 public locations known where you can play this machine.


On the market

There are currently 2 ads (related to this game) on the Pinside Market place.
We have spotted 2 items (related to this game) on Ebay.

1,650
Machine - For Sale
Mechanicsburg, PA
$ 2,495.00
Ebay - Machines
Greenfield, IN
999 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Parma, OH

Price estimate

We have not seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market.

» View current ads for this game

» View archived ads for this game


Recent Pinsider scores

The most recently logged high scores by Pinsiders.

Zami77
on Firepower
691,840
Ericho
on Firepower
4,001,800
SkeebWilcox
on Firepower
219,600
B60WizWorld
on Firepower
543,500
Hock1313
on Firepower
423,500
Majdi
on Firepower
771,900


Instructions card

Card courtesy of Peter “Inkochnito” Koch


On the forum

There are 921 forum topics linked to this game,



“Firepower” multimedia