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** Musician Dan Forden will occasionally spout [[Franchise/MortalKombat "Toasty!"]] when completing the second for four shots up the [[DamselInDistress Damsel ramp]].

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** Musician Dan Forden will occasionally spout his signature [[Franchise/MortalKombat "Toasty!"]] when completing the second for four shots up the [[DamselInDistress Damsel ramp]].


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* DefeatEqualsExplosion: When you complete Battle For The Kingdom, the King of Payne rushes out from the ruins of his castle to fight you himself... then stops when just his eyes are on the dot display, does a BigNo, and blows up. There’s no explanation for him exploding, but it sure is satisfying.

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* DistressedDamsel: You rescue them to light up Multiball Madness and progress towards [[WizardMode Battle for the Kingdom]]. It's all PlayedForLaughs, with the damsels' suggestive dialogue, anachronistic speech, and whatnot.


'''Joust announcer:''' Sir Tropealot with the tropes! BOOM SHAKALAKA!
'''''TROPE MADNESS IS LIT'''''

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-> '''Joust announcer:''' Sir Tropealot with the tropes! BOOM SHAKALAKA!
SHAKALAKA! \\
'''''TROPE MADNESS IS LIT'''''LIT'''''
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'''Joust announcer:''' Sir Tropealot with the tropes! BOOM SHAKALAKA!
'''''TROPE MADNESS IS LIT'''''


!!This pinball demonstrates the following tropes:

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!!This pinball demonstrates the following tropes:!!They took our tropes!:


* BigNo: The King of Payne lets loose with a satisfying one when you complete Battle for the Kingdom, thereby defeating him. Sadly, this isn't present in the Pinball Arcade version.

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* BigNo: The King of Payne lets loose with a satisfying one when you complete Battle for the Kingdom, thereby defeating him. Sadly, this isn't present in the Pinball Arcade version, though it is present in the Farsight version.


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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The "King of Payne" doesn’t sound too friendly, does he?

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* PurelyAestheticEra: This table features, among other things, a castle lord who talks like a New York gangster and wishes someone would invent the gun, a jousting match commentated like a modern-day sports game, peasants complaining that "they took our pinball machines", trolls who like "human burgers" with fries on the side, and a DistressedDamsel with a "Valley Girl" accent.


** Occasionally, whenever you shoot the Damsel ramp, you can hear [[Franchise/MortalKombat "Toasty!" (on the second shot) and "Fatality!" (on the third shot)]]. (Williams acquired ''Mortal Kombat'' developer Midway Games in 1988, and sound designer Dan Forden worked on both games.)
** Another Midway allusion: the jousting announcer can sometimes shout "BOOMSHAKALAKA!", just like in ''VideoGame/NBAJam''. (Again, Tim Kitzrow provided voice work for both games.)



** Occasionally, whenever you shoot the Damsel ramp, you can hear [[Franchise/MortalKombat "Toasty!" (on the second shot) and "Fatality!" (on the third shot)]]. Sound designer Dan Forden worked on both ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' and ''Medieval Madness''.
** One of the jousting quotes references ''VideoGame/NBAJam''.


*** Francois du Grimm is basically one giant Shout Out to the Frenchman from ''Attack From Mars''; in addition to the two characters using the exact same voice, about half of the former's lines are {{Snowclone}}s of the latter's.** If you defeat the left Troll during the Trolls! mode, the right one can quip:

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*** Francois du Grimm is basically one giant Shout Out to the Frenchman from ''Attack From Mars''; in addition to the two characters using the exact same voice, about half of the former's lines are {{Snowclone}}s of the latter's.latter's.
** If you defeat the left Troll during the Trolls! mode, the right one can quip:


* {{Combos}}: Shooting a shot that ricochets off the right troll into the left castle wall, or the left troll into the Merlin's Magic saucer is a Troll Combo, which will award one [[SmartBomb troll bomb]].

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* {{Combos}}: {{Combos}}:
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Shooting a shot that ricochets off the right troll into the left castle wall, or the left troll into the Merlin's Magic saucer is a Troll Combo, which will award one [[SmartBomb troll bomb]].



* CompanyCrossReferences:
** Shooting ramps consecutively prompts [[Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports Skull]] to appear. He's also one of the things fired from the catapult.
** One of only two game-opening lines that isn't spoken by the King of Payne is "It's a great day for jousting!", referencing the opening line of ''Pinball/{{Indianapolis 500}}''.
** Spiritual predecessor ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' gets several nods:
*** The rioting peasants sometimes cry "They took our livestock and treasured historical monuments!"
*** One possible intro dialogue for Trolls! is "Trolls rule!" "That's right! Rule the universe!" Rule The Universe is the WizardMode in ''Attack from Mars''.
*** Francois du Grimm is basically one giant Shout Out to the Frenchman from ''Attack From Mars''; in addition to the two characters using the exact same voice, about half of the former's lines are {{Snowclone}}s of the latter's.** If you defeat the left Troll during the Trolls! mode, the right one can quip:
---> "Hey! [[{{Pinball/FunHouse}} What did I ever do to you?]]"



* TheDragonslayer
* DragonsPreferPrincesses

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* TheDragonslayer
TheDragonslayer: The player character takes on this role.
* DragonsPreferPrincessesDragonsPreferPrincesses: The player must rescue a variety of princesses from the dragon.



* [[IWillTearYourArmsOff I'm Gonna Tear Your Arms Off]]: One of Sir Psycho's threats.

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* [[IWillTearYourArmsOff I'm Gonna Tear Your Arms Off]]: IWillTearYourArmsOff: One of Sir Psycho's threats.



* MythologyGag:
** Shooting ramps consecutively prompts [[Pinball/NoFearDangerousSports Skull]] to appear. He's also one of the things fired from the catapult.
** One of only two game-opening lines that isn't spoken by the King of Payne is "It's a great day for jousting!", referencing the opening line of ''Pinball/{{Indianapolis 500}}''.



** A reference to the spiritual predecessor ''Pinball/AttackFromMars'' by the peasants: "They took our livestock and treasured historical monuments!"
*** One possible intro dialogue for Trolls! is "Trolls rule!" "That's right! Rule the universe!" Rule The Universe is the WizardMode in ''Pinball/AttackFromMars''.
*** Francois du Grimm is basically one giant Shout Out to the Frenchman from ''Attack From Mars''; in addition to the two characters using the exact same voice, about half of the former's lines are {{Snowclone}}s of the latter's.



** One of the quotes at the start of a game is "It's a great day for jousting!", a reference to a similar quote from ''Pinball/{{Indianapolis 500}}''.
** If you defeat the left Troll during the Trolls! mode, the right one can quip:
---> "Hey! [[{{Pinball/FunHouse}} What did I ever do to you?]]"


--> "Hey! [[{{Pinball/FunHouse}} What did I ever do to you?]]"

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--> ---> "Hey! [[{{Pinball/FunHouse}} What did I ever do to you?]]"

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** If you defeat the left Troll during the Trolls! mode, the right one can quip:
--> "Hey! [[{{Pinball/FunHouse}} What did I ever do to you?]]"


[[caption-width-right:350:"I am the King of Payne! Welcome to my kingdom!"[[note]]Among other opening phrases, including two by other characters[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"I am the King of Payne! Welcome to my kingdom!"[[note]]Among realm!"[[note]]Among other opening phrases, including two by other characters[[/note]]]]


--> "Sir Lanceless / [[ImmediateSelfContradiction WITH THE LANCE!]] ''[[VideoGame/NBAJam BOOMSHAKALAKA!]]''"



* OnSecondThought: The King of Payne invokes this on a very rare occasion, when challenging his men.
--> '''King of Payne:''' "You will NEVER defeat Sir Psycho!...well, maybe..."



* RabbleRouser: Inciting the peasants to revolt is one of the central goals.

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* RabbleRouser: Inciting the peasants to revolt is one of the central goals. Word for word on the first insert of the left ramp.



--->"Sir ______ with the lance! BOOM SHAKA-LAKA!"


A digital version of the game was available as part of [=FarSight=] Studios' ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade'' collection until July 1, 2018, when their license to all Williams and Bally tables expired.

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A digital version of the game was available as part of [=FarSight=] Studios' ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade'' collection until July 1, 2018, when their license to all Williams and Bally tables expired.
expired. However, on September 4, 2018, Creator/ZenStudios announced that it had gained the rights to this and other WMS tables to be released within ''[[VideoGame/ZenPinball Pinball FX3]]''. In particular, this and three other tables (''Pinball/FishTales'', ''[[Pinball/HighSpeed The Getaway: High Speed II]]'' and ''Pinball/JunkYard'') are the first to get this treatment.

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