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'''Truck Stop''' ([-Full title: ''Big Betty's Truck Stop''-]) is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Dan Langlois, Steve Kirk, and Creator/JimPatla, with art by Pat [=McMahon=]. It was released by Creator/WilliamsElectronics under the "Bally" label in 1988.

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'''Truck Stop''' ''Truck Stop'' ([-Full title: ''Big Betty's Truck Stop''-]) is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Dan Langlois, Steve Kirk, and Creator/JimPatla, with art by Pat [=McMahon=]. It was released by Creator/WilliamsElectronics under the "Bally" label in 1988.

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The game actually started as "Diesel Demon", a table designed by Steve Kirk at Creator/{{Bally}} about a zombie truck driver terrorizing motorists, then rethemed and renamed to the less intimidating "Ramp Warrior". During this time, Bally was bought out by Williams, and company management decided to differentiate the two brands by reserving the Bally label for budget games with [[LowestCommonDenominator low-brow concepts]] and [[SexSells big-breasted women]]. "Ramp Warrior" was the first game to fall under this edict, and thus ''Truck Stop'' was born. Many players consider it an empty pleasure, a fun game to be played when taking a break between more epic titles.

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The game actually started as "Diesel Demon", a table designed by Steve Kirk at Creator/{{Bally}} about a zombie truck driver terrorizing motorists, then rethemed and renamed to the less intimidating "Ramp Warrior". During this time, Bally was bought out by Williams, and company management decided to differentiate the two brands by reserving the Bally label for budget games with [[LowestCommonDenominator low-brow concepts]] and [[SexSells big-breasted women]]. "Ramp Warrior" was the first game to fall under this edict, and thus ''Truck Stop'' was born. Many players consider it an empty pleasure, a fun game to be played when taking a break between more epic titles.


''Trivia:'' Due to an engineering mistake during design, the wireforms in the upper part of the playfield were smaller than normal, causing the balls to get stuck in them. The workaround was to replace the 1.25" balls with smaller ones, making this one of only two pins to use 1" balls.

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''Trivia:'' Due to an engineering mistake during design, the wireforms in the upper part of the playfield were smaller than normal, causing the balls to get stuck in them. The workaround was to replace the 1.25" standard 1¼" balls with smaller ones, making this one of only two pins pinball games to use 1" balls.


The player is cast as a semi truck driver, enjoying some good donuts, hot coffee, and fine company at Big Betty's between shifts hauling cargo. Hit the symmetrical double ramps to spot the various cities, then pull into the Gas Station to lock the ball. Spell C-I-T-Y five times to reach a destination and start two-ball multiball, then blast through the center dropdown targets and hit the bonus multiplier. For a faster trip, hit all of the blue targets to light the diamonds and complete the current destination.

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The player is cast as a semi truck driver, enjoying some good donuts, hot coffee, and [[FanServiceWithASmile fine company company]] at Big Betty's between shifts hauling cargo. Hit the symmetrical double ramps to spot the various cities, then pull into the Gas Station to lock the ball. Spell C-I-T-Y five times to reach a destination and start two-ball multiball, then blast through the center dropdown targets and hit the bonus multiplier. For a faster trip, hit all of the blue targets to light the diamonds and complete the current destination.



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'''Truck Stop''' ([-Full title: ''Big Betty's Truck Stop''-]) is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Dan Langlois, Steve Kirk, and Creator/JimPatla, with art by Pat [=McMahon=]. It was released by Creator/WilliamsElectronics under the "Bally" label in 1988.

The player is cast as a semi truck driver, enjoying some good donuts, hot coffee, and fine company at Big Betty's between shifts hauling cargo. Hit the symmetrical double ramps to spot the various cities, then pull into the Gas Station to lock the ball. Spell C-I-T-Y five times to reach a destination and start two-ball multiball, then blast through the center dropdown targets and hit the bonus multiplier. For a faster trip, hit all of the blue targets to light the diamonds and complete the current destination.

The game actually started as "Diesel Demon", a table designed by Steve Kirk at Creator/{{Bally}} about a zombie truck driver terrorizing motorists, then rethemed and renamed to the less intimidating "Ramp Warrior". During this time, Bally was bought out by Williams, and company management decided to differentiate the two brands by reserving the Bally label for budget games with [[LowestCommonDenominator low-brow concepts]] and [[SexSells big-breasted women]]. "Ramp Warrior" was the first game to fall under this edict, and thus ''Truck Stop'' was born. Many players consider it an empty pleasure, a fun game to be played when taking a break between more epic titles.

''Trivia:'' Due to an engineering mistake during design, the wireforms in the upper part of the playfield were smaller than normal, causing the balls to get stuck in them. The workaround was to replace the 1.25" balls with smaller ones, making this one of only two pins to use 1" balls.

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!!''Truck Stop'' demonstrates the following tropes:

* AluminumChristmasTrees[=/=]CutesyNameTown: The playfield freeway signs refer to various RealLife towns with funny names, such as "Santa Claus, IN", "Smackover, AR", and "Metropolis, IL".
* BareYourMidriff[=/=]BigBreastPride: Shown and flaunted with all of the women.
* BigBadassRig: Invoked in [[http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=3521&picno=14382 the original art for "Ramp Warrior",]] which features a flame-belching longnose tractor ramming its way past various barricades.
* CreatorCameo: The truck driver in the backglass is Joe Dillon, who was Williams' Sales Vice President at the time.
* FormFittingWardrobe[=/=]VaporWear: The women's ''very'' tight tops makes it obvious they're not wearing any undergarments.
* GreasySpoon: Big Betty's, which serves both fuel and food.
* HotPaintJob: Seen on the semi tractor on the backglass.
* MsFanService: Betty and the other waitresses, who unabashedly flaunt their bodies.
* MythologyGag:
** The semi truck has a plate with "CG" and a musical note; these are the initials of the game's musician, Chris Granner.
** A bumper sticker reads "DL - JP", referring to designers Dan Langlois and Jim Patla.
** A detached license plate near Betty and Marge reads "SK - 13", for design collaborator Steve Kirk.
** One of the playfield road signs shows two merging arrows with the text reading "Williams[=/=]Bally Merge"
* SexySilhouette: The "Mudflap girl" silhouette can be seen on a playfield road sign, along with the caption [-Dangerous Curves-].
* ShesGotLegs: On the playfield, Betty and Marge are posing next to a gas pump and showing off their bare legs.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: All of Betty's girls, apparently.
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