The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard

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Manufacturer

Data East USA, Inc. (United States)

February 1st, 1994

4700 units

The Who's Tommy Pinball Wizard on the IPSND.


Main details

4 player game

dot matrix

normal

manual+automatic

No

Yes

Yes

No


Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 208 users and currently ranks #93 in the Top 100

Playfield details

6
3
2
3
1
0
0
0
Yes
No
No

Noteworthy features

  • In the "Tommy Scoring" mode, a blinder moves over the flippers obstructing your view. You will have to play 'blind as Tommy'.
  • Tommy Shield Game - Pressing the extra ball button along with the start button at the beginning of the game, keeps the blinder on the whole game.

Trivia

  • 10 prototypes were made before production began for promotional use in conjunction with the off-Broadway productions. The game made it's debut at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas in October of 1993, one of these games fell off the truck and was destroyed. Another was used in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1993, this special machine was rigged for "autoplay" and had no backbox, electronics were cabinet-mounted.

Backbox ornament(s)

Silver Ball (about the size of a bowling ball) on top of backbox

Video mode

Steer Captain Walkers plane top to bottom with the flipper buttons. Bomb will automatically be dropped if you fly over buildings, enemy planes will be shot at if you fly towards them.

Latest software version

4.00 - May 5, 1994

Click here to view the changelog.

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