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Gorgar (pinball).jpg
Manufacturer Williams Electronics
Release date December 1979
Design 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.

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 speed 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.

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.

In popular culture[edit]

  • German heavy metal band Helloween's song "Gorgar" on the album Walls of Jericho is centered about the machine as a symbol for gambling addiction.


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