Whirlwind (pinball)

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Release dateJanuary 1990
SystemWilliams System 11B
DesignPat Lawlor
ProgrammingBill Pfutzenreuter
ArtworkJohn Youssi
MechanicsJohn Krutsch, Jack Skalon
MusicChris Granner
SoundChris Granner
ConceptPat Lawlor
Production run7,300 units (approximate)

Whirlwind is a pinball machine produced by Williams in 1990 and was one of the last Williams System 11b games. The game features a whirlwind theme and was designed by Pat Lawlor.[1]


Whirlwind is distinguished by three playfield rotating discs, and a fan topper that blows wind on the player at certain times in the game. The objective in Whirlwind is to move the storm using the compass targets to light ball locks for multiball. In multiball, a progressive jackpot can be scored by making left ramp shots from the upper right flipper. Alternatively, one can work towards the "Wizard Mode" by lighting and collecting all of the seven "Super Cellar Door" values.

Digital versions[edit]

Whirlwind is available as a licensed table of The Pinball Arcade for several platforms. The table appeared also in Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Internet Pinball Machine Database: Williams 'Whirlwind'". www.ipdb.org. Retrieved 19 December 2016.

External links[edit]

( Whirlwind at the Internet Pinball Database