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 player assumes the role of an inventor who is locked inside a junkyard after it has closed for the night and must find a way to escape. The goal is to collect pieces of junk and build various machines (shown on the blueprint in the center of the playfield), each of which enables a mode or mini-game when completed. Once all the modes have been played, the player can start one more mode involving a battle against the junkyard owner in outer space. 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. The game also contains modes featured in previous Williams pinball titles, such as the video mode from Attack from Mars.[3]

The game uses an instrumental version of the song "Money (That's What I Want)" as its primary background music.

Game quotes[edit]

  • "Radar ah.... assembled"
  • "Time for a swim!"

Cast of Characters[edit]

  • Devil
  • Angel
  • Crazy Bob
  • Collect Junk
  • Super Skill
  • 2X Bonus
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Weather Vane
  • Toaster Gun
  • Radar
  • Bike Tires
  • Jalopy
  • Fireworks
  • 4X Bonus
  • Lite Time
  • Crane Multiball
  • 5X Bonus
  • Mamushka
  • Cuckoo Clock
  • Magic Bus
  • Lite Extra Ball
  • Start Autofire
  • Lite Time Machine
  • Lite Jackpot
  • All of the Above
  • Fan
  • Bath Tub
  • Great Toilet
  • 6X Bonus
  • Checkpoints
  • Multiball
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Doghouse
  • Attack Dog
  • Crane Hurry Up
  • Ammo
  • Fish Bowl
  • Propeller
  • Save the Girl
  • Start Multiball
  • Bonus Multiplier
  • 50,000
  • Collect Fireworks
  • Free Game
  • Toxic Waste
  • Big Points
  • Extra Ball
  • Air Tactical Combat
  • Outer Space
  • Lite Recycle
  • Window
  • Flashing Arrows
  • Submerger
  • Flying Machine
  • Bob Defeated
  • 1,000,000
  • Skill Shot
  • Super Skill Shot
  • Shopping
  • Finish Line
  • Jackpot
  • Super Jackpot
  • Sewer
  • Grand Champion
  • Junk Champion

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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