Space Station Pinball Machine



This pinball machine features a small model of the United States Space Station that rotates and directs the ball into different places.  It features a 3 ball multiball.  This is a sequel to the successful game Space Shuttle.

The pictures shown are of the actual game being sold.  It is not yet refurbished, please allow 1 to 2 months for refurbishing.

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Space Station Pinball Machine

The Space Station Pinball Machine is a space themed pinball game made in 1987 by Williams.  There were 3,804 of them made.  This makes this a fairly rare game.

The following is from the International Pinball Database:

Manufacturer: Williams Electronics Games, Incorporated, a subsidiary of WMS Ind.,
Incorporated (1985-1999) [Trade Name: Williams]
Date Of Manufacture: December 07, 1987
Model Number: 552
Common Abbreviations: SS
MPU: Williams System 11B
Type: Solid State Electronic (SS) [?]
Production: 3,804 units   (confirmed)
Serial Number Database: View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (  (External site)
Theme: Outer Space
Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (15), Vertical up-kickers (2), 3-bank drop targets (1), Left outlane kickback, Mini-playfield. 3-ball multiball, Speech.

Bonus Ball awarded after last ball to all qualifying players. A single drop target guards ramp, a single standup target is nearby.

Double GI – General Lighting changes from white to green during multiball. No flipper inlanes.

Toys: Turning Space Station model
Concept by: Barry Oursler
Design by: Barry Oursler
Art by: Tim Elliott
Music by: Brian Schmidt
Sound by: Brian Schmidt
Software by: Ed Boon
Notes: One of the first System 11B games, also works with a System 11A board.

Steve Ritchie provided the male voice heard during the game.

Pictured in this listing is a mini-playfield made of opaque black plastic instead of the standard translucent blue plastic. Its stickers have openings to show the light bulbs and their yellow bulb covers, and its flash lamp cover is orange instead of blue.

Its underside has different wiring, with leaf switches instead of micro switches. The owner had obtained it from someone who was parting out a playfield. We labeled the pictures of this black ramp as “prototype” based upon designer Barry Oursler’s comments when we asked him about it:

I believe they were only black on the prototype games. The blue ones were more transparent and lit up better. The color also looked better with the artwork.

Production Run Records for Space Station:
And Production Start Date: Dec-7-1987
Production End Date: Mar-10-1988
Production Run Quantity: 3804
First ship date: Dec-7-1987
Last ship date: Mar-31-1988

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