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
$1660 - $1940
Normal
Digital
4
2
0
3
#856
L6, date unknown


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Marketing slogan

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

Pinside rating

This game has received 253 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.819 out of 10.

7.819

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #103 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

There are 143 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

739 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

374 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

67 public locations known where you can play this machine.



On the market

There is currently 1 ad (related to this game) on the Pinside Market place.

1,500 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Las Vegas, NV

Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 90 times. The median asking price is $1,750

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Recent Pinsider scores

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Dwboca
on Firepower
301,660
Pinball_Kurt
on Firepower
80,240
CharlieCreston
on Firepower
335,600
sullivcd40
on Firepower
902,370
kst8cat
on Firepower
147,880
Timballwizard
on Firepower
48,010
Rfaller
on Firepower
1,016,090
Micahdell
on Firepower
1,192,460


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