History Pinball / Firepower

4th Dec '16 12:31:52 AM Xtifr
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'''Firepower''' is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Creator/SteveRitchie, programmed by Creator/EugeneJarvis, and illustrated by Constantino and Jeanine Mitchell. Released by Creator/WilliamsElectronics in 1980, it is noteworthy for being the first pinball with a "lane change" feature,[[note]]where the player presses the flipper buttons to change which rollover lights are lit[[/note]] as well as being the first solid-state game with multiball.

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'''Firepower''' ''Firepower'' is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Creator/SteveRitchie, programmed by Creator/EugeneJarvis, and illustrated by Constantino and Jeanine Mitchell. Released by Creator/WilliamsElectronics in 1980, it is noteworthy for being the first pinball with a "lane change" feature,[[note]]where the player presses the flipper buttons to change which rollover lights are lit[[/note]] as well as being the first solid-state game with multiball.
11th Dec '15 12:29:56 PM avon
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* {{Pastiche}}: The aliens are drawn in a style that closely mimics that of Creator/JackKirby, though most believe it was done as UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} instead of any sort of homage.

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* {{Pastiche}}: The aliens are drawn in a style that closely mimics that of Creator/JackKirby, though most believe it was done as UsefulNotes/{{Plagiarism}} instead of any sort of homage. The same could be said for the alien warworld (with it's very close satellite moon) which may have been inspired by an Angus McKie illustration for the ''Terran Trade Authority'' handbooks from TheSeventies.
11th Sep '14 10:15:25 PM rjung
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* MachineMonotone

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* MachineMonotoneMachineMonotone[=/=]YouNoTakeCandle



->"FIREPOWER - DESTROYED - YOU."

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->"FIREPOWER ->"FIRE - DESTROYED POWER - DESTROY - YOU."
23rd Aug '14 11:56:44 PM rjung
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->"FIREPOWER - DESTROYED - YOU."
21st Feb '14 9:34:46 PM rjung
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* MadLibsDialogue: As with Pinball/{{Gorgar}}, although this machine has a slightly larger vocabulary.

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* MadLibsDialogue: As Done as with Pinball/{{Gorgar}}, ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'', although this machine game has a slightly larger vocabulary.
21st Feb '14 9:29:38 PM rjung
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* TheRemake: ''Firepower II'', which kept the original's layout, but added a cross-table chute and tweaked the rules for better balance.

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* TheRemake: UpdatedRerelease: ''Firepower II'', which kept the original's layout, but added a cross-table chute and tweaked the rules for better balance.
12th Feb '14 2:09:32 PM tropower
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->"Firepower -- One, two, three!"

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->"Firepower -- One, two, three!"
->"FIRE! / ONE! / TWO! / THREE!"


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* MadLibsDialogue: As with Pinball/{{Gorgar}}, although this machine has a slightly larger vocabulary.
9th Feb '14 6:06:39 PM JudasZala
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A digital version of ''Firepower'' is available in ''VideoGame/PinballHallOfFame: The Williams Collection'' and ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.
9th Feb '14 9:07:23 AM rjung
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->"Firepower -- One, two, three!"


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* CreatorCameo: Steve Ritchie provides the game's voice clips.
9th Feb '14 8:59:08 AM rjung
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As with other pins of the time, the game's premise is an ExcusePlot to showcase the game. Without warning, an alien war planet has appeared next to Earth and unleashed an army of JetPack-wearing invaders against humanity. In response, the player must spell FIREPOWER to increase the game's point values, hit the six targets to light the eject holes, then lock two balls into the saucers to start multiball.

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As with other pins of the time, the game's premise is an ExcusePlot to showcase the game.gameplay. Without warning, an alien war planet has appeared next to Earth and unleashed an army of JetPack-wearing invaders against humanity. In response, the player must spell FIREPOWER to increase the game's point values, hit the six targets to light the eject holes, then lock two balls into the saucers to start multiball.
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