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 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


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Marketing slogan

"Another pinball FIRST.. For play appeal and profits that LAST!"

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Pinside rating

This game has received 197 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.669 out of 10.

7.669

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #109 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

556 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

239 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

55 public locations known where you can play this machine.



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975 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Brick, NJ

Price estimate

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Recent Pinsider scores

The most recently logged high scores by Pinsiders.

Rockin_John
on Firepower
1,760,500
dpapclare
on Firepower
1,067,340
chuckwurt
on Firepower
2,024,890
EvanDickson
on Firepower
867,390
TractorDoc
on Firepower
127,150
roland_rat
on Firepower
690,700
B60WizWorld
on Firepower
645,420
350zguy
on Firepower
1,132,700


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