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Blackout (Williams 1980)

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Blackout / IPD No. 317 / June, 1980 / 4 Players

Manufacturer: Williams Electronics, Incorporated (1967-1985) [Trade Name: Williams]

Model Number: 495

MPU: Williams System 6

Type: Solid State Electronic (SS) question.gif

Production: 7,050 units (confirmed)

Theme: Outer Space - Space Fantasy

Notable Features:

Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (6), 3-bank drop targets (2), Spinning targets (3), Kick-out hole (1). Lane change.

Design by: Claude Fernandez

Art by: Constantino Mitchell


This playfield layout was also used on Rowamet's 'Heavy Metal' and Taito do Brasil's 1983 'Vortex'. A nearly identical layout was used on Williams' 1982 'Warlok'.

The first game designed and produced with Lane Change was Williams' 1980 'Firepower'.

Blackout was the first pinball game to have computer-controlled general illumination, used for the "BLACKOUT" sequence. This was accomplished using a relay mounted to the backbox floor, called the G.I. Relay, which cut power to all playfield lamps.

Prior to "Blackout", all solid state games from this manufacturer used four bolts to attach the backbox to the cabinet. With "Blackout" and later games, Williams used only two bolts even if the steel was still stamped for four holes.


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