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Space Shuttle

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Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (United States)

November 1st, 1984

7000 units

Space Shuttle on the IPSND.

Main details

Williams System 9
4 player game








Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 211 users and currently ranks #124 (not in Top 100)

Playfield details


Design team

Game Design: Barry Oursler
Artwork: Mark Sprenger

Noteworthy features

  • System 9 motherboard with integrated input/output for switch matrix, dedicated switches, lamp matrix, solenoids and flash flamps including sound system with amplifier
  • space shuttle plastic sitting over center ramp.
  • multi-function player scores which show stop-n-score points, countdown before multi-ball, deluxe match animation, top 4 high scores including flashing last game's high score(s)
  • limited ball saver--ball is re-served or saved by out-lane gate if it did not trigger any switch including after locking a ball
  • bonus feature lamp array capable of showing scored stop-n-score points in thousands, countdown to multi-ball, spelling Space Shuttle in attract mode, spelling Tilt if the player tilts.
  • bonus points can be held over to next ball in play but not on final ball in play with no extra balls
  • sound system has speech expansion board to play back digital sound primarily used for custom speech
  • unique sound effect when adding each new player
  • up/down light-up post to save ball from draining from the center ramp
  • uses ringing bell for awards, extra balls and free games
  • does not use a knocker


  • one of the fewest non-fiction science fiction games (before Space Station)

Backbox ornament(s)

Plastic Sign: "Hot New Pinball"

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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