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 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 holds the No. 5 spot in the most successful Flipper Games of all time, by units manufactured: 17,410.

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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
$920 - $1080
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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$ 22.00
5,500 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Allentown, PA
From: $ 20.00
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Pinside rating

This game has received 210 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.728 out of 10.

7.728

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #102 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

There are 107 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

578 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

282 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

58 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.

5,500 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Allentown, PA

Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 35 times. The median asking price is $950

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Recent Pinsider scores

The most recently logged high scores by Pinsiders.

balt
on Firepower
556,720
Solublegilles
on Firepower
38,000
PinballGurus
on Firepower
868,510
dpapclare
on Firepower
1,442,900
life_boy
on Firepower
134,300
Packer
on Firepower
962,160
llevine5
on Firepower
1,038,750
Rockin_John
on Firepower
1,760,500


Instructions card

Card courtesy of Peter “Inkochnito” Koch


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