Junk Yard (pinball)

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Junk Yard
Release dateDecember, 1996
DesignBarry Oursler, Dwight Sullivan
ProgrammingDwight Sullivan, Graham West
ArtworkPaul Barker, Pat McMahon, Linda Deal (aka Doane)
Production run3,013

Junk Yard is a pinball game released by Williams Electronics in 1996. The game was advertised with the slogan "The meanest game in the whole darn town.".[1]


The playfield of Junk Yard contains different toys e.g. a crane with a wrecking ball - a pinball hanging from a chain, a toilet that flushes the ball and a doghouse with an attack dog.[1][2]

The game rules of Junk Yard are not very deep but the gameplay is not easy. The player has to find parts in the junk yard to construct different tools and vehicles as seen on the blueprint in the center of the playfield. Once constructed an associated adventure mode starts. A devil and angel give tips to the player on what to do. Slingshots are lit by controlled lights, so either the angel or devil can be lit. In one video mode players have to shoot the dog with a toaster, but the game contains also video modes featured in other pinball game, i.e. from Attack from Mars.[3]

Digital versions[edit]

Junk Yard was available as a licensed table in The Pinball Arcade up to June 29, 2018. WMS license expired on June 30, 2018. However, Zen Studios announced on September 4, 2018 that they have acquired licensing for Williams/Bally machines and is include this game as part of a beta on Steam for Pinball FX 3 and was later released on October 9, 2018.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Internet Pinball Machine Database: Williams 'Junk Yard'". Ipdb.org. Retrieved 2015-08-27.
  2. ^ DeVincentis, Joseph. "Junkyard: Rulesheet". Professional and Amateur Pinball Association. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.flippers.be/pinball/williams/junkyard/junk_yard.html
  4. ^ McLovin (4 September 2018). "Williams™ Pinball Coming to Pinball FX3 – Steam Beta Now Live". Zen Studios. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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