Terminator 2: Judgment Day (pinball)

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For other games of the same name, see Terminator 2: Judgment Day (video game).
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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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.

Notable features[edit]

A restored Terminator 2 custom pinball machine to 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. 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]

As with many pinball machines, a score award is given for each extra ball awarded thereafter, once 5 extra balls are awarded a game.


A follow up to this game is Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines featuring a very similar playfield design and rulesheet.

Digital version[edit]

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


  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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