What I am about to share will be a "duh" post for many of you. For many other, it will be a hilarious, shocking, and mind opening experience.
Rollergames (1990 Williams) was not an original theme.
"RollerGames was a U.S. television series that presented a theatrical version of the sport of roller derby for a national audience, and featured a number of skaters who had been in the Roller Games league (1961–1975), as well as younger participants. It was broadcast for one season (1989–1990)."
RollerGames was real. It was an actual TV show in 1989. It was shown for a single season, and then pretty much never spoken of ever again. By the time the pinball game came out, the TV show was already off the air!
There is an official soundtrack.
There was an official magazine. They only made one issue.
It was a NES game.
It was a Konami Arcade Game.
And finally it was the Steve Ritchie Pinball Game we know and love today. The pinball game is likely the only reason anyone would ever remember ROLLERGAMES today.
Oh, and that "song" everyone either loves or hates? It was the real theme song from the TV show.
And for those of you who really want to make your brain melt, here is an entire episode of the short lived show that spawned one of the best loved System 11 pins ever.