Firepower (Williams, 1980)


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This game received 204 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.714 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #98 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.853

Artwork: 7.513

Sounds/Music: 7.008

Other Aspects: 7.905

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24 days ago
Firepower is a classic that will never go out of style. It deserves to be in the top 100 pinball games of all time. It has a very straight forward rule set that is easy to follow but tough to get all the way through. It is a super fast game that can be over in a minute or 2. Trying to hit the 1 - 6 targets (to light the locks) is usually asking for a STDM! The sounds alone will transport you back to your youth. Fun game! I wish I could find a mint one to replace my worn one.
42 days ago
A classic SR. Fast, crazy, so much fun. Getting the multiball is so satisfying, and it added so many revolutionary things to the pinball genre. Have better games been made since? Absolutely, but FP holds up even after nearly 40 years. This is one that will never leave my collection and one I can't not throw a few games into daily.
75 days ago
Good competition game as you can steal locked balls if you can get the multi ball, though multi ball is not very exciting. Playfield is nice and the speech and sounds are good for the age of the machine. Boards need maintenance as things do wear out.
Was not a keeper for me.
86 days ago
A classic, challenging, but with a fairly shallow ruleset. The difficulty and multiball keep me coming back to it!
89 days ago
Easy to understand, fast fun game. Multiball, speech, great effects for its day.
3 months ago
I think the art is the weakest part of this pin.
It plays GREAT.
Always in the mood to play one more game.
3 months 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
3 months 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.
3 months ago
Fist Change Lane, First Multiball ! It's just a wonderfull machine !
5 months 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."
5 months ago
A legend Con Delcos Perth
6 months 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.
7 months ago
Great game, a good game to practice on for this generation Williams.
8 months ago
Best 80s Pin!!
10 months ago
Fun fun fun top three gorgar,firepower, black night
12 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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!
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
1 year 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.
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