High Speed

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Manufacturer

Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (United States)

January 1st, 1986

17080 units

High Speed on the IPSND.


Main details

Williams System 11
4 player game

alphanumeric

normal

manual

No

Yes

No

No


Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 286 users and currently ranks #103 (not in Top 100)

Playfield details

3
3
1
3
2
0
0
0
Yes
Yes
No

Noteworthy features

  • Police Light Topper
  • Larry Demar fought hard to be allowed to use alphanumeric displays in High Speed.

Trivia

  • High Speed is based on the true story of Steve Ritchie's chase with the police. He gave up the chase and was charged with reckless driving and received a fine.
  • High Speed is the first pinball machine to include an original musical score.
  • The car sounds in High Speed are provided by software programmer Larry DeMar's Firebird.
  • Python Anghelo (artist) has stated that he didn't like the idea of players playing the role of the outlaw in High Speed. His vision was that players would play the role of the cops, and capture the delinquent.
  • High Speed is the first Williams pinball game to use alpha-numeric displays.
  • High Speed is the first game allowing players to enter their initials for a high score.
  • Mark Sprenger (artist) hid a four-leaf clover in the artwork for good luck and the success of High Speed. It can be found in the bushes next to the top-left traffic light.
  • Mark Sprenger on the Police squad car roof characters: "A8, W11, S81 was a little hidden gift to my then very young son, Adam Weston Sprenger who was born 8-11-81."

Backbox ornament(s)

Flashing Police Light Topper. The functional rear view mirror implies that the player is in custody in the back seat of the police car. It also allows the player to verify their hair looks rad.

Video mode

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

Latest software version

Latest software version is unknown.

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