Launch Mission!

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!

Design team

Game details

August 1980
Solid state
Williams System 6
7,050 produced
$2030 - $2370


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 122 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2024-03-23.

This past year, we've seen it listed 20 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $2,200

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Game quote

"Condition green!"

Pinside rating

This game has received 105 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.652 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #154 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Rating comments

There are 48 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

346 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

219 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

34 public locations to play this machine.

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Market value

There are currently 2 ads for this game on our Market place.

2,200 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Chicago, IL
Machine - For Sale
Shepherdsville, KY

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