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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Manufacturer Williams[1]
Release date July 1991
System Williams WPC (Dot Matrix)
Design Steve Ritchie
Programming Dwight Sullivan
Artwork Doug Watson
Mechanics Carl Biagi
Music Chris Granner
Sound Chris Granner
Voices Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator)
Production run 15,202

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]


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 is available as a licensed table of The Pinball Arcade for several platforms.


  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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