Flash

Flash

Presentation in February 1979

1st machine designed by Steve Ritchie for Williams.

1st machine featuring a dynamic Background-Sound.

1st machine using FLASH-Lights, which got their name therefore.

1st machine with newly designed, smooth and much faster Flipper-Lanes.

1st machine since decades with a black cabinet, which became soon standard for each manufacturer.

With 19,505 Units built it's the most succesful machine under the Williams-Sign and the 3rd most succesful Flipper-Game of all time.

There were at least 4 more or less licensed versions around the globe - Zeus, Super-Zeus, Storm and Shock with identical artwork and the same playfield-design, sometimes missing some features. It's quite possible that if these versions would be added in the production-run FLASH could be the most-produced machine ever, topping Addams Family's 21,270 units.

Williams experimented at an early stage with black, red and blue models.

Steve Ritchie originally wanted a strobe-light on the backbox but Williams refused. This idea was realized in another way 7 years later on High-Speed.

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Game details

184
February 1979
Solid state
Williams System 4
19,505 produced
$550 - $650
Normal
Digital
4
3
0
0
#871
Unknown


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This game has received 119 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.253 out of 10.

7.253

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