Terminator 2: Judgment Day (pinball)

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2- Judgment Day (pinball).jpg
Release dateJuly 1991
SystemWilliams WPC (Dot Matrix)
DesignSteve Ritchie
ProgrammingDwight Sullivan
ArtworkDoug Watson
MechanicsCarl Biagi
MusicChris Granner
SoundChris Granner
VoicesArnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator)
Production run15,202

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 pinball machine designed by Steve Ritchie and released by Williams Electronics. It is based on the motion picture of the same name

Notable features[edit]

A restored Terminator 2 custom pinball machine to be better than factory condition e.g. by re-plating of all metal parts with chrome

The table is the first Williams WPC machine designed to feature a dot-matrix display. But due to the long design phase, Gilligan's Island was the first manufactured with a DMD. Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the first game to feature an autoplunger (replacing the traditional plunger), as well as a ball-firing cannon (dubbed, "Gun Grip Ball Launcher"). Finally, T2 was the first game to feature a video mode, a mini video game featured on the DMD. Arnold Schwarzenegger provided voices for the game. Some playfield design elements were based on Ritchie's 1980 classic, Firepower. The T-1000 was not included in the artwork of the table, with the exception of a small image of actor Robert Patrick because of pre-release secrecy of the movie. The character was only included in the display animation because when the DMD programming was finalizing the liquid metal character was already public knowledge.[2]

A score award is given for each extra ball awarded after hitting the max extra balls. (Default settings are 5 and can be set from 0 to 9.)


2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines from Stern has a very similar playfield design and rulesheet.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day was formerly available as a licensed table of The Pinball Arcade for any platform until June 30, 2018 due to the WMS license's expiration and made this table disappear from every digital store.

Cast of Characters[edit]

  • Terminator
  • Special
  • Lite Hurry Up
  • 3,000,000
  • Chase Loop
  • Extra Ball
  • 100,000
  • Autofire
  • Security Pass
  • Lite Special
  • Hurry Up
  • 1,000,000
  • Multiball
  • Lite Extra Ball
  • 1x Jackpot
  • 2x Jackpot
  • 3x Jackpot
  • Super Jackpot
  • Passcode
  • Silent Alarm
  • Lite Return Lanes
  • Hold Bonus
  • Grand Champion
  • Video Mode
  • CPU
  • Checkpoints

Game quotes[edit]

  • "Fire at will. - Nice shot!"
  • "I AM A MACHINE!!"
  • "Lock sequence initiated."
  • "I'll be back"
  • "Get the jackpot"
  • "Shoot again"
  • "Direct hit"
  • "Don't move"
  • "Silent alarm deactivated"
  • "Judgment day"
  • "Hasta la vista, baby."
  • "Fire at will. - You missed."
  • "Fire at will. - Awesome."
  • "Fire at will. - Excellent."
  • "Hurry up activated"
  • "Let's go"
  • "Go"
  • "Run"

Design team[edit]

  • "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" © 1991 Williams Electronic Games, Inc.
  • Concept: Ed Krynski
  • Design: Steve Ritchie
  • Mechanics: Carl Biagi
  • Software: Dwight Sullivan
  • Artwork: Doug Sullivan
  • Animation: John Vogel, Scott Slomiany
  • Sound and Music: Chris Granner
  • Video FX: John Vogel


  1. ^ "Terminator 2: Judgment Day". The International Arcade Museum. Retrieved 13 Oct 2013.
  2. ^ "Internet Pinball Machine Database: Terminator 2: Judgment Day". August 24, 2013.

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