Flash Gordon is a pinball machine produced by Bally. It was the first split-level pinball machine from Bally, as well as the first game to use the "Squawk and Talk" sound board. It was also the second production Bally game with speech. (Bally's 1980 Xenon was the first, utilizing a crude 'vocalizer' board set.) The game is based on the perennially popular "Flash Gordon" character and stories of comics, film and television.