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.

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

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Pinside rating

This game has received 178 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.667 out of 10.

7.667

Top 100 ranking

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


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Recent Pinsider scores

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psalim
on Firepower
274,630
mermer
on Firepower
946,532
doompin
on Firepower
768,010
Matesamo
on Firepower
138,570
miga
on Firepower
294,730
griffioen
on Firepower
40,800


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