Cyclone (pinball)

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Cyclone
CyclonePinballFlyer.jpg
Manufacturer Williams
Release date February, 1988
Design Barry Oursler
Artwork Python Anghelo
Music Chris Granner
Production run 9,400

Cyclone is a pinball machine released by Williams Electronics in 1988. It features an amusement park theme and was advertised with the slogan "It'll blow you away!".[1] The game should not be confused with the Gottlieb pinball machine Cyclone from 1951.[2]

Description[edit]

Cyclone was the 2nd machine from Williams after Comet depicting the Coney Island amusement park. The game has no multiball which is not typical for its era.[3] The next sequel was Hurricane in 1991.[4]

A revolving mystery wheel is placed in the backbox - ranging from Zilch to 200k, Extra Ball, and Special.[5] A ferris wheel one on the playfield carries the ball for a portion of its rotation.[1]

The playfield features bommerang, comet, spookhouse, and cyclone shots. Images on the moving ferris wheel depict a young couple kiss as it turns. The art on the side of the backbox features an asian type dragon and on the side of cabinet a carnival type design.[6]

Digital versions[edit]

Cyclone is available as a licensed table of The Pinball Arcade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Internet Pinball Machine Database: Williams 'Cyclone'". Ipdb.org. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  2. ^ http://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=615
  3. ^ http://www.castleclassicarcade.com/archives/restored-williams-1988-cyclone-pinball
  4. ^ http://www.pinballnews.com/learn/riverview/
  5. ^ http://pinball.org/rules/cyclone.html
  6. ^ http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/cyclone/cyclone_pinball.htm

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