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Mission Control: "We have ignition."

Space Station is a Physical Pinball Table released by Williams Electronics in 1987. It was designed by Barry Oursler, with artwork by Tim Elliott, sounds by Brian Schmidt, and software by Ed Boon.

Space Station is widely considered to be an unofficial sequel to Space Shuttle. It features a second set of "STATION" spot targets that scores its own independently-cycling value and builds upon the Stop-N-Score feature. Station also features a mini upper playfield above the pop bumpers and a rotating space station toy used to direct balls towards the locks on either side of the playfield.

A digital version of Space Station is featured on Pinball FX3 as part of Volume 6.

"Troping complete." —"Negative, you must re-trope!":

  • Alliterative Title
  • Anti-Frustration Features: A kickback is available at the left outlane.
  • Cap: Bonus multipliers at 7X and "Stop N Score" multipliers at 5X.
  • Color-Coded for Your Convenience: During Condition Green Multiball, green lighting is utilized around the playfield.
  • Match Sequence: The upper half of the display shows a number moving back and forth. This number decomposes on the left side and reforms the final number on the right.
  • Progressive Jackpot: The Rescue Jackpot, which starts at 200,000 and increases by 10,000 for each multiball that ends without re-docking.
  • Space Is Noisy: The game includes computer sounds, beeps, and explosions, as well as a soundtrack during play.
  • Space Station: Obviously.
  • Spectacular Spinning: The rotating station at the upper left corner of the playfield.
  • Spelling Bonus:
    • The SHUTTLE and STATION targets award whatever is lit at the center of the playfield.
    • U-S-A advances the "Stop N Score" multiplier, and can light a Special at 4X.
    • 1-2-3 on the upper playfield increases the bumper value and relights docks during single-ball play.
  • Timed Mission: The "Stop N Score" feature. Averted during multiball, where there is no time limit for re-docking for the Rescue Jackpot.

Mission Control: "Mission accomplished."