Whirlwind

Williams

Whirlwind

All the details

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Manufacturer

Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (United States)

January 2nd, 1990

7304 units

Whirlwind on the IPSND.


Main details

Williams System 11B
4 player game

Alphanumeric

normal

manual

No

Yes

No

No


Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 597 users and currently ranks #63 in the Top 100

Playfield details

3
3
2
6
0
0
0
4
Yes
No
Yes

Design team

Concept: Pat Lawlor
Game Design: Pat Lawlor
Artwork: John Youssi


Noteworthy features

  • The right ramp acts as a divider, that can be set down as an actual ramp or up to reveal a saucer under it.
  • Three rotating disks in middle playfield.
  • A sound overlay board was used to intercept soundboard calls to be translated into solenoid drives.

Trivia

  • A small amount of Whirlwind machines had a Diamond Plated playfield (See the photo section).
  • In May of 2023, Pedretti Gaming released a Re-theme kit called Whirlwind: Total Chaos. This new game kit includes brand-new rules, art, music & animation in a fresh new artstyle. You can still play the original Whirlwind by choosing it on the selection menu when booting up the machine.

Backbox ornament(s)

Fan on backbox blows air to player during various times of the game, including multiball.

Video mode

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

Latest software version

Game L-3, Sound L-1, Speech L-1

Click here to view the changelog.

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