Banzai Run

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Manufacturer

Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (United States)

May 1st, 1988

1750 units

Banzai Run on the IPSND.


Main details

Williams System 11B
4 player game

alphanumeric

normal

manual

Yes

No

No

No


Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 191 users and currently ranks #105 (not in Top 100)

Playfield details

3
6
1
3
3
1
0
0
Yes
Yes
No

Design team

Game Design: Larry DeMar Pat Lawlor
Software: Ed Boon
Artwork: Mark Sprenger


Noteworthy features

  • Magnetic ball lift that brings the ball to the vertical playfield in the backbox.

Trivia

  • Banzai Run was Pat Lawlor's first playfield design. He would continue his successful career in the pinball design field with Williams and Midway.
  • Banzai Run, which uses a motorcross theme, wasn't initially designed as-is. The game officially started out using a construction theme, and was called "Wreck n' Ball".
  • There are known sample models of Banzai Run, using a special test-phase playfield coating. This coating would later be known as "Diamond Plate".
  • On the Banzai Run playfield, you'll find a bunch of motorcross racers battling for position. On their jersey's you'll find the names of the team members (John Krutsch, Pat Lawlor, Ed Boon, Mark Sprenger, and Brian Schmidt).

Backbox ornament(s)

The only pinball machine that has a full extra playfield in its backbox.

Video mode

This machine has no dot matrix or video display, so it has no videmode.

Latest software version

Latest software version is unknown.

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