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[[caption-width-right:350:Mission: Multi-Ball Destruction]]

->"FIRE! / ONE! / TWO! / THREE!"

'''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.

As with other pins of the time, the premise is an ExcusePlot to showcase the 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.

''Firepower'' is considered one of the classics of eighties pinballs, a game that's simple to understand yet challenging to play, though sustaining multiball is fairly difficult due to the wide outlanes. A sequel, ''Firepower II'', was released in 1983; designed by Creator/MarkRitchie, it retains most of the layout and rules of the original.

A digital version of ''Firepower'' is available in ''VideoGame/PinballHallOfFame: The Williams Collection'' and ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.
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!!The ''Firepower'' pinball demonstrates the following tropes:

* CityPlanet: The alien warworld is one of these.
* ConvenientlyClosePlanet: The alien warworld is so close to Earth that humans can retaliate with their rocket-powered spaceships.
* CreatorCameo: Steve Ritchie provides the game's voice clips.
* ExcusePlot
* JetPack: Worn by the flying invaders.
* MachineMonotone[=/=]YouNoTakeCandle
* MadLibsDialogue: Done as with ''Pinball/{{Gorgar}}'', although this game has a slightly larger vocabulary.
* MonochromaticEyes: The eyes of the alien leaders have white pupils and no visible irises.
* MoreDakka
* MyBrainIsBig[=/=]RubberForeheadAliens: The alien leaders have oversized wrinkled foreheads.
* {{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.
* UpdatedRerelease: ''Firepower II'', which kept the original's layout, but added a cross-table chute and tweaked the rules for better balance.
* SpaceFighter: Featured for the humans in both games.
* SpellingBonus: played with; F-I-R-E is spelled with the top rollovers, but POWER is a set of three targets.
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->"FIRE - POWER - DESTROY - YOU."