Firepower

Firepower

Firepower was released in February of 1980 and designed by Steve Ritchie. Firepower is the second pinball to feature speech (the first being "Gorgar"). The eleven word ability was beyond Gorgar's seven 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.

It ranks at #5 in the list of the most successful Flippergames of all time, with 17,410 units.

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Design team

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



Game details

179
February 1980
Solid state
Williams System 6
17,410 produced
$1110 - $1290
Normal
Digital
4
2
0
3
#856
L6, date unknown


Flyers


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Marketing slogan

"The one and only "multi-ball" multi-player pinball!"

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1,250
Sale Pending!
Gardner, MA
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Pinside rating

This game has received 210 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.804 out of 10.

7.804

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #90 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

There are 119 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

643 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

310 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

56 public locations known where you can play this machine.



On the market

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1,250
Sale Pending!
Gardner, MA

Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 45 times. The median asking price is $1,200

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Recent Pinsider scores

The most recently logged high scores by Pinsiders.

pyrotech
on Firepower
650,800
topkat
on Firepower
832,210
ReadyPO
on Firepower
269,800
RGarriott
on Firepower
1,037,000
Taurontex
on Firepower
424,000
GoodToBeDad
on Firepower
1,113,140
AlphaGeek
on Firepower
918,190
balt
on Firepower
289,400


Instructions card

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