Firepower (Williams, 1980)


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This game received 194 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.663 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #111 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.816

Artwork: 7.45

Sounds/Music: 6.942

Other Aspects: 7.87

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4 days ago
when i think of pure classic pinball this is what comes to my mind. love the game play super addictive. simple but difficult. keeps you coming back over and over. sound is fantastic have mine hooked to a subwoofer and it rattles the whole room. Will make you a better player because shot placement is critical and hard. games come and go in my collection but this one stays
5 days ago
This fast playing pin forces you to aim. If you just try to noob it , its going to be a short game. Multi ball can be a challenge compared to some newer machines but its satisfying each time you lock a ball and get another in the shooter.
10 days ago
Fist Change Lane, First Multiball ! It's just a wonderfull machine !
58 days ago
Classic Williams game that easily deserves the high ranking it gets. Tons of fun with great sounds. Fast gameplay for the era and lots of great risk/reward shots. The sounds are really the most impressive thing about this game. With a high quality speaker, this game just sounds fantastic and can send chills down your spine from time to time. I could see how this machine was such a hit when it came out, being the first SS machine with Multi-ball amongst the many other things to love about it.

Playing with friends on this machine is always fun, but the lack of lock stealing takes away that bit of risk there is involved with not absolutely making it all the way to the multi-ball start without losing the chance to someone else. Other wise, fun game to play with others.

Overall this is a fun game and it's easy to see why so many produces, between the sounds, fast gameplay and multi-ball its deserving of the title "classic."
65 days ago
A legend Con Delcos Perth
80 days ago
Firepower is a great early state pinball machine. Its one of my all time favorite. I haven't owned a lot of early solid state games but I rank it above Cleopatra and Buck Rogers but below Aliens and Paragon. Its tough to get multiball but when you do its rewarding although it doesn't last long. The artwork is great but the sounds can become someone annoying after a while. Either way its a really fun game that I would buy again. The First multiball and lane change game ever. Don't hesitate to buy this one.
4 months ago
Great game, a good game to practice on for this generation Williams.
5 months ago
Best 80s Pin!!
8 months ago
The only machine I've owned twice! Firepower is fun and challenging, and great for it's era. Once you've played modern pinballs, it might start to collect dust, but it will still retain some charm and playability.
8 months ago
Considering it’s a landmark game with the introduction to lane change, I give it a lot of credit. This game has grown on me over time. It takes patience to learn the ball control to survive in this game. Lots of failed shots or loose flying balls off the targets can become quick drains down the middle. It’s one of the oldest machines that can hold my attention. A ramp shot would be nice, but it is what it is.
9 months ago
Great classic Williams game with the first sold-state multiball. There were a boatload of these made, so finding one is easy and the price is still relatively affordable. Gameplay is simple: Hit the center targets to light locks, get multiball, shoot for ?, repeat. I installed the bootleg roms using the original 6 digit displays ( This adds a skill shot and some objectives to shoot for within multiball. If you choose to do this, Don’t forget the jumper mods, or it won’t work ( Also, if you’re feeling even more ambitious, there are instructions to convert to 7-digit and add even more objectives!
10 months ago
Picked up a FP for a good price but more importantly I then had it restored. I was lucky as the p/f (most originals are trashed) is nearly perfect. I added a new PP backglass and now it looks great.

Playing this pin is a total “hair on fire” experience. We added the new FP Roms (a must!) and it makes a good game, a great one. Yes it will frustrate you at times. But isn’t that why we play pinball? The challenge to win an extra ball (specials are useless for HUO play) and achieve multi ball is very satisfying if accomplished. Great sounds and lights add to the madness. If you can keep a ball in play long enough I guarantee your BP goes up as well. A classic that stands the test of time.
11 months ago
I have to rate this game for it's time which it was clearly ahead of with multi-ball and a lane change feature. It was one of my first pinball purchases and it 'hooked' me. I had to have more.
11 months ago
A classic in my books. Super fast, bordering on harassing, but not to the point that it seems abusive. Great sound, matched with a cool theme.
1 year ago
Awesome game- first to have multiball. good machine to own.
1 year ago
Great game, love the speech in this game. Really fun to earn multiball. Love it when you destroy a ship... "ship destroyed". Keep coming back and playing this one over and over again.
1 year ago
Yes, good fun, because all pinball is fun. :) Strikes me as a poor man's Centaur.
1 year ago
the game is older now but the home version grew as well..i like it
1 year ago
Classic Williams title!
1 year ago
This is a classic and a must have ! What a great machine i love it. another i would take back in my collection anytime. If you get a chance to get this machine grab it. Rules of play are fun and fast. Multi ball makes it even more fun. I miss this machine.
2 years ago
All time great. A must for every collection.
2 years ago
A good friend owns this game and I enjoy playing it while visiting. Really like the sound effects as it brings back memories of playing plenty of vintage Williams arcade games. You hear Joust, Robotron etc... Good game!
2 years ago
Fun Multiball game. I like the rules and sequence. It can be frustrating drain-wise (for me, anyway) so you really have to earn multiball. A players table.
2 years ago
One of my favorite games, the play field is fast and the multi-ball can get very crazy at times, not hard to understand, shots require some skill, one of the best from the 80's.
2 years ago
I always come back to this machine. The rule set is perfect for the time. Easy to learn, and tough to master. I love the lights and countdown for getting multiball, and the voice is the greatest. I love hearing that last ball drain and then "Firepower defeated.........YOU!". I am so glad I managed to find this machine. Definitely a keeper.
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