The Flintstones (pinball)
The Flintstones is a pinball game released by Williams in 1994 and based on the movie of the same name. Another pinball machine, a redemption game, was based on the TV series and also released in 1994, manufactured by Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE).
|Release date||July 1994|
|System||Williams WPC Security (WPC-S)|
|Designer(s)||Designer: John Trudeau
Programmer: Jeff Johnson
Artwork: Kevin O'Connor
Mechanics: Ernie Pizarro
In early 1994, Williams (gaming company) released pinball machine based on The Flintstones film. This game also featured speech provided by John Goodman, Rick Moranis and Harvey Korman reprising their respective roles, as well the theme song from the TV series.
This game had a unique feature called smart ramps, this allowed the game to decide which flipper to feed the ball two through a plastic loop at the bottom.
There are 4 modes in this game, with a Mystery Mode for completing them. Start a mode by completing 1-2-3 on the ramps. All three shots may not be on the same ramp so look for the lights, and watch to see which flipper the ball goes to. The modes are displayed in a line on the playfield. Lit ones have been played, the flashing one will be started next, and dark ones are yet to be played. Modes can run concurrently, and during multiball. The bumpers change the currently flashing mode. The modes are:
- Fred's Choice
- Joe's Diner
- Bedrock Water Buffalo's
- Dino Frenzy (2-ball multiball mode)
Once all the modes are completed, the Start Mode light will indicate Mystery Mode, a wizard mode where you have 20 seconds to knock down the BED and ROCK drop targets for 100 million points. Each target down scores 5 million. The mode ends after 20 seconds, or when the big points are awarded, and Fred's Choice will become the currently flashing mode.
Redemption pinball game
A pinball redemption game by Innovative Concepts in Entertainment was also released in 1994. The cabinet was designed to look like a car from the television series. The game features a plastic playfield measuring approximately 3 feet by 5 feet and a 2-inch foil-coated plastic ball. It has two oversized flippers at the bottom and a third regular Data East flipper assembly elevated at mid-playfield. The game also features an oversized LED dot matrix display.
- Internet Pinball Database entry for the Williams The Flinstones pinball machine
- Recent Auction Results for the Williams The Flinstones pinball machine
- Internet Pinball Database entry for the Innovative Concepts in Entertainment The Flintstones pinball machine
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