Gorgar

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Gorgar
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]

Digital versions[edit]

Gorgar is no longer available as a licensed table of The Pinball Arcade for any platform after June 29, 2018 - right before WMS license expiration date. The table is also included in the Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection. Unauthorized reproductions of this table are available for Visual Pinball.

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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