FunHouse (Williams, 1990)

FunHouse

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Manufacturer

Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (United States)

November 1st, 1990

10750 units

FunHouse on the IPSND.


Main details

4 player game

alphanumeric

normal

manual+automatic

No

Yes

No

No


Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 717 users and currently ranks #30 in the Top 100

Playfield details

3
3
2
3
0
0
0
0
No
Yes
No

Design team

Concept: Pat Lawlor
Game Design: Larry DeMar Pat Lawlor
Mechanics: John Krutsch
Software: Larry DeMar
Artwork: John Youssi


Noteworthy features

  • Rudy, the talking head, follows the ball with his eyes.
  • TRIVIA:
  • Originally, the game had 5 targets: S-T-E-P-S; but Pat Lawlor removed the last. He supposedly did this because Mark Ritchie, after playing some games, said it kept getting in the way of his shots. Only the first 15 sample games are made like that, then they removed the 2nd -S- to leave just S-T-E-P.

Trivia

  • Ed Boon does the voice for Funhouse's Rudy. Ed Boon would eventually go on to co-design the very popular arcade-fighter franchise, Mortal Kombat.
  • Pat Lawlor's daughter, Cassandra, came up with the name for Funhouse's Rudy.
  • Up on the Funhouse backglass, is an older fellow holding a child up on his shoulders. The artist, John Youssi, admits that this older fellow is incidentally himself (a self-portrait) and the child in the art, is his son.
  • Funhouse's Rudy was initially designed to use player-specific phrases conveying a unique attitude towards each of the players in a multiplayer game. The idea was scrapped, but Rudy still refers to players' individually as Chucky, Spunky, Bucko, or Slick.

Backbox ornament(s)

It is unknown wether any backbox ornaments were available for this machine.

Video mode

This machine has no dot matrix or video display, so it has no videmode.

Latest software version

L9.05H

Click here to view the changelog.

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