Firepower (Williams, 1980)

Firepower

Firepower

Firepower is a Williams pinball machine, first released in February of 1980, designed by Steve Ritchie. Firepower is the second pinball to feature speech (the first being "Gorgar"). The seven word ability was over double Gorgar's three word memory. Firepower has three notable "firsts":

1) the first pinball with the "lane change" feature in which the right flipper button controlled the lit/unlit status of rollover lanes,

2) the first SS pinball to have a multiball feature. Attaining three balls in play at the same time was an uniquely attractive reward.

3) the first playfield animation. This "countdown to multiball" animation was innovative and amazing in 1980. It was also near the limit of the electronic and computational capacity of the hardware.

With 17.410 units manufactured it ranks #5 of the most succesful Flipper-Games of all time.

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Design team

Game Design: Steve Ritchie
Mechanics: John Jung
Software: Eugene Jarvis



Game details

179
February 1980
Solid state
Williams System 6
17,410 produced
$830 - $970
Normal
Digital
4
2
0
3
#856
Unknown


Flyers


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Marketing slogan

"Another pinball history-maker and profit record-breaker from Williams Electronics"

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Pinside rating

This game has received 187 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.673 out of 10.

7.673

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #101 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

537 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

220 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

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Recent Pinsider scores

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B60WizWorld
on Firepower
645,420
350zguy
on Firepower
1,132,700
SkeebWilcox
on Firepower
293,900
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on Firepower
158,910
paddlepaw
on Firepower
1,263,700
MrSerious
on Firepower
111,900
lukewells
on Firepower
189,000
Zami77
on Firepower
934,160


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