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Banzai Run (Williams 1988)

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Banzai Run / IPD No. 175 / May, 1988 / 4 Players

Manufacturer: Williams Electronic Games, Incorporated, a subsidiary of WMS Ind., Incorporated (1985-1999) [Trade Name: Williams]

Model Number: 566

Common Abbreviations: BR

MPU: Williams System 11B

Type: Solid State Electronic (SS) question.gif

Production: 1,750 units (approximate)

Theme: Sports - Motorcycles/Motocross

Specialty: Mechanical Backbox Animation question.gif

Notable Features:

Flippers (3 horizontal, 3 vertical), Pop bumpers (3), Ramp (1), Kick-out hole (1), Spinning targets (2), Left outlane kickback, Captive balls (1 horizontal, 2 vertical), Up-post (between bottom flippers on the vertical playfield), Ball kickernext to the left slingshot, 2-ball Multiball. A magnet on a moving vertical track lifts the ball in play to the vertical playfield in the backbox. When this ball drains between the bottom flippers of the vertical playfield, it returns to play in the lower horizontal playfield.

Concept by: Pat Lawlor

Design by: Pat Lawlor, Larry DeMar

Art by: Mark Sprenger

Mechanics by: John Krutsch

Music by: Brian Schmidt

Sound by: Brian Schmidt

Software by: Larry DeMar, Ed Boon


An earlier example of a game with a vertical scoring playfield in the backbox is Genco's 1951 'Double Action'.

The prototype name of this game was "Wreck'n Ball".

Marketing Slogans:

"Once again, Williams takes you where no one else has ever gone before!"

"The pinball machine with one continuous playfield on two different planes!"

"We're changing the way the world looks at pinball."


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