Gorgar

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Gorgar
Gorgar (pinball).jpg
Manufacturer Williams Electronics
Release date December 1979
Designer(s) Designer:Barry Oursler
Artwork: Constantino Mitchell, Jeanine Mitchell
Sound: Eugene Jarvis
Production run approximately 14,000

Gorgar is a 1979 pinball machine designed by Barry Oursler and released by Williams Electronics.

Notable features[edit]

Gorgar was the first 'talking' pinball machine. With a vocabulary of seven words (Gorgar, Speaks, Beat, You, Me, Hurt, Got) The words could be combined together for different phrases, such as "Gorgar speaks" and "Me got you." The pinball machine also has a heart beat sound effect that increases in frequency during longer game play.[1]

Gameplay features[edit]

  • Flippers (2)
  • Pop bumpers (3)
  • Kick-out hole (1)
  • 3-bank drop targets (2)
  • Rollunder spinner (1)
  • The Snake Pit has a magnet under the playfield to hold the ball while scoring lit value.

In popular culture[edit]

German power metal group Helloween's album Walls of Jericho contains a song titled Gorgar. It was also covered by another German power metal group Iron Savior on their album Unification.

Digital versions[edit]

Gorgar is available as a licensed table of The Pinball Arcade for several platforms. The table is also included in the Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection. Unlicensed recreations of the game are available for Visual Pinball that runs on Windows.

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