Creature from the Black Lagoon


Creature from the Black Lagoon

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Bally Manufacturing Co.

December 1st, 1992

7841 units

Creature from the Black Lagoon on the IPSND.

Main details

4 player game

Dot Matrix







Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 851 users and currently ranks #53 in the Top 100

Playfield details


Design team

Game Design: John Trudeau
Mechanics: Ernie Pizarro
Software: Jeff Johnson
Artwork: Kevin O'Connor
Animation: Scott Slomiany
Sound: Paul Heitsch
Music: Paul Heitsch
Callouts: Rich Karstens

Noteworthy features

  • 3D backlit hologram under playfield


  • Upon designing the art for Creature from the Black Lagoon, the team was told they couldn't portray a likeness of actor Richard Carlson. John Trudeau has revealed, that in order to get around the legal matter, John had artist Kevin O'Connor take a picture of his then-teenage son and draw his face onto the translite as the leading man.
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon introduced pinball fans to the "Move Your Car" motorist. The impatient dot-matrix character also appears, and is referred to, by other Williams games like Judge Dredd , Scared Stiff, Theatre of Magic , Tales of the Arabian Nights ( Move your Carpet) and Revenge From Mars ( Move your Saucer).

Backbox ornament(s)

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

Video mode

Use the flippers to throw punches and fight a peeping tom who is spying on you with your date at the drive in.

Latest software version

V5.0 - November 1, 2020

Click here to view the changelog.

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