Johnny Mnemonic (Williams, 1995)

Johnny Mnemonic

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Manufacturer

Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (United States)

August 6th, 1995

2756 units

Johnny Mnemonic on the IPSND.


Main details

4 player game

dot matrix

normal

automatic

No

Yes

Yes

No


Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 301 users and currently ranks #75 in the Top 100

Playfield details

4
2
2
3
0
1
0
1
Yes
No
No

Design team

Game Design: George Gomez
Mechanics: Tom Kopera
Software: Tom Uban
Artwork: John Youssi


Noteworthy features

  • "Cyber Matrix Ball Lock" assembly, featuring nine slots that each hold a 'per-game-random' award.
  • Magnetic hand assembly that 'catches' the ball. The player can then move the hand over the "Cyber Matrix" with the four flipper buttons and release the ball into one of the nine slots.
  • 'Power Down' is cool wizard mode, which shuts down the pin, part for part, while you need to keep four balls from draining. A bit similar to the end game of "The Shadow", where you shoot all lights out untill the pin shuts down.
  • Johnnys dong mode: starting this mode requires removing the glass and setting your dong in the mechanical hand . If big enough per the machines predetermined size guidelines , you will start a 2 ball "Johnny's dong multiball"

Trivia

  • Johnny Mnemonic has a 'Midnight Madness' mode. When the internal clock hits midnight, a special mode will be active.
  • During Johnny Mnemonic's "Frenzy" mode, be sure to pay attention to the voice calls. You will hear the familiar laugh of one of William's more famous characters...Funhouse's Rudy. Also listen for J-Bone, as he will ask for a hot dog (ala Funhouse).
  • The voice of the powerdown virtual character is done by Steve Ritchie.
  • The Johnny Mnemonic movie didn't become the blockbuster movie that Williams may have hoped for when obtaining the license. The machine is heavily underrated. The same thing happened to "The Shadow" machine. The fast gameplay, cool sounds (although not 'custom' sampled from the real actors)and incredibly fun rules make this one of those "must have played" machines. Put in some money when you see one!

Backbox ornament(s)

It is unknown wether any backbox ornaments were available for this machine.

Video mode

Snarf! The four flipper buttons controll a 'pacman-like' creature that bounces around the Dot Matrix Display. Pick up the floating dots and score big points! In round two, one of the floaters is the EB (Extra Ball), which makes finishing Round One very worthwile.

Latest software version

Latest software version is unknown.

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