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Game - for sale
Added: 2023-04-30 16:42:03 UTC
• Ended: April 30th, 2023
Condition: Used - shows wear, needs some work
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$ 1,100 (OBO)
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BLACKOUT Pinball Machine
BLACKOUT (Williams 1980) Pinball Machine
Theme: Sci-Fi / space/ Outer space / Space Fantasy
Blackout was produced by Williams in 1980.
Up for sale is a project Williams Blackout machine released in 1980. I picked up this machine almost a year ago now, and my time and space has not allowed me to get to it, so it must go. I have other pinball machines coming in this weekend, and need the room. Before anyone asks, the playfield glass IS INCLUDED with the game, and was taken off for photos without a reflection. I do not think there is much wrong with the game. The game starts up, and most of the displays light. I am able to add credits to the game, and when I hit the start button, a credit goes down, but no action on the playfield. I am thinking the 40 pin connector is in need of a good cleaning or replacement, as when I pressed on the connector while taking photos, all of the playfield controlled lights started working, and all the GI lights were already working. I was originally going to list this game at $1,200, but then I remembered I took the ball shooter rod off this game for my Williams Fire! game, so I took $100 off for replacement cost of the ball shooter rod, which is much more than it actually costs. The backglass is in fairly good condition, but the previous owner taped the back side of the backglass, so it is never coming off. The playfield has some typical wear for it's age. I cannot get any sound out of the game. Anyway, I have included a video, and taken many pictures. The game is in my heated walkout garage for very easy loading.
Please see below for more info about the Blackout game that I acquired off the internet explaining about the gameplay.
Blackout was the first Williams machine to have a computer controlled general illumination effect. This is seen during the "BLACKOUT" sequence. The backbox mounted GI relay would interrupt power to the playfield GI lamps. Stern's Galaxy was the first pinball title to introduce a computer controlled GI relay.
It also uses the same lane change concept first introduced by Williams "Firepower."
The sounds are pure 80s and the voice sounds like a computer. All in all, this is a solid state classic that will keep you coming back for more! Orbit Completed
Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (6), 3-bank drop targets (2), Spinning targets (3), Kick-out hole (1). Lane change
Blackout is a great game! Williams didn't have anything campy or offensive going when it created the artwork. They released a handful of space-themed pinball machines during this era and this one works nicely.
The audio is unbelievable for its time and the robotic voice is different from Gorgar or other WMS pins; definitely different from Bally or Gottlieb. "Launch mission" is heard when you press the start button on Williams' third squawky talky
The play is fast, with many lanes including a left side orbit lane back to the flipper that triggers an "orbit completed" droid voice . The playfield is so much fun and the primary challenge is to hit all of the green, yellow and red targets. The left spinner loop is well done, as are the two spinners on the right. What else is especially fun, earning a "Blackout"; the light show is GREAT. The flippers have a long range of motion and aren't as "soft" as Bally (for example). Catches and traps are easier, as are post passes. The red or green targets can result in an unexpected outlane shot to keep you on your toes. The best shots are hitting the yellow targets off the base of the right flipper or sending the ball around the "Orbit" loop. Satisfying game to play, 3 spinners and 3 target banks, cool audio effects, especially like how the spinner rotations change the pitch of the background sound. More fun and enjoyable to play than Firepower, which is also a great title. Williams knew how to build good fast players!
The game has a space theme with a backglass depicting two astronauts spacewalking in futuristic suits with umbilical tethers in a 3D scene that's striking in its colors & chrome reflective effect It’s really fascinating when lighting the 2 spinner lanes thousand point lights & the extra ball at the kick out hole , finally lighting the outlane special lanes for a credit and a "mission complete" droid voice salute!
Game is located in walk out garage for easy loading
Willing to ship the game, or deliver to you with an added fee.
Located in Kimball, MN.
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