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Encyclopedia > The Twilight Zone (pinball)
The Twilight Zone
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Manufacturer Midway
System Midway WPC (Fliptronics II)
Designer Designers: Pat Lawlor, Larry DeMar, Ted Estes
Programmers: Larry DeMar, Ted Estes
Artwork: John Youssi
Mechanics: John Krutsch
Music / Sound: Chris Granner
Release Date April 1993
Production Run 15,235

The Twilight Zone is a 1993 widebody pinball game, designed by Pat Lawlor and released by Midway (under the Bally label). It is based on the classic TV series. Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher known for such game series as Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam and Spy Hunter. ... Pat Lawlor is a pinball machine designer who is widely considered by silverball enthusiasts to be among the elite of his craft. ... Christopher P. Granner is a freelance music composer, and is best known for composing music for video games and pinball games. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This article is about the arcade game. ... Pat Lawlor is a pinball machine designer who is widely considered by silverball enthusiasts to be among the elite of his craft. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher known for such game series as Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam and Spy Hunter. ... Bally (with its distinctive Rolling Ball logo) Bally (originally the Bally Manufacturing Corporation) is an American corporation. ... The Twilight Zone original opening The Twilight Zone is an anthology series created (and often written) by its narrator and host Rod Serling. ...


Coming off from his huge success of The Addams Family pinball game, Midway gave Lawlor full creative control over the design of the game, and the result is what many pinball enthusiasts consider to be "the most complex pinball game ever designed". Among its noted features include a working Gumball machine (which deposits balls), a working analog clock (used as a timer for various modes), the Powerfield (a small separate playfield where the ball is propelled by magnets rather than flippers), and the "Powerball", a white ceramic ball which is lighter than a regular steel ball. The Addams Family is the best selling pinball machine of all time, having sold 20,270 units. ...


For its music, in addition to the main Twilight Zone theme song, it used Golden Earring's 1982 hit song, "Twilight Zone", for its main theme during gameplay. Golden Earring is a Dutch Rock/Pop Group that was founded in 1961 in The Hague as the Golden Earrings (the s was later dropped). ... Cut is an album by Dutch hard rock band Golden Earring, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ...


External links

  • IPDB listing for The Twilight Zone

 
 

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