Star Wars Episode I
Here is a Star Wars Episode I Pinball game for sale. This is the 2nd and last Pinball 2000 with video screen pinball game that was made. It is a great game that features footage and graphics from the movie!
The pictures shown is not the actual game, it is there to show what the game looks like.
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:||June, 1999|
|Common Abbreviations:||SWE1, SWE:1, SWEP1|
|MPU:||Williams Pinball 2000|
|Type:||Solid State Electronic (SS)|
|Production:||3,525 units (confirmed)|
|Serial Number Database:||View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)|
|Theme:||Outer Space – Licensed Theme|
|Concept by:||John Popadiuk|
|Design by:||John Popadiuk|
|Art by:||Dave Mueller, Paul Barker, Kevin O’Connor|
|Dots/Animation by:||Alan Cruz, Jack Liddon|
|Mechanics by:||Jack Skalon, Bob Brown|
|Music by:||Eric Pryzby|
|Sound by:||Eric Pryzby|
|Software by:||Cameron Silver, Duncan Brown|
Notes: 2nd game produced using the Pinball 2000 (PB2K) platform. Was also available as a conversion kit for Revenge From Mars.
Last game manufactured by WMS industries (Williams and Bally labels) before the announcement to close their doors on October 25, 1999. The jet bumper rule of the 1.4 software reminds players of that date. (The number of points for spelling Jar Jar is 19,992,510. This is the date 25-10-1999, the same day WMS announced the closing of their pinball branch.)
According to Kevin O’Connor at the 2004 Texas Pinball Festival, the Darth Maul character in the video sequence is actually Kevin himself. Who trained for several weeks in stick fighting so he could be filmed against a green screen and appear in the game.
A number of cabinets made for this game had plaques put on them indicating sequentially numbered games to 5100. We do not know how many of these cabinets had such plaques. A number of 200 (unconfirmed to us) is floating around in general discussion. Other cabinets had a different plaque for “The Final Collector’s Series of 100”. Duncan Brown tells us that these type of plaques were the final inventory out the door at full price. And this was done by manufacturing facility people long after all of the engineering people were let go. The engineering people being the ones most likely to care about this sort of thing.
Therefore exact numbers for each plaque may not be known. In spite of what numbers the plaques might show. For instance, there could be two series of “100” plaques, for all we know. Perhaps the difficult task of locating and counting available plaques would be necessary to estimate their quantities. In contrast to our stated Production Run number of 3,525 units. Duncan believes they made 5100 units (plus playfield kits), but he remembers being told the number was more like 5,103.
Shown in this listing is a one-off game having a gold cabinet. Duncan tells us it was made just like any other game, but with a gold laminate on the cabinet parts instead of the usual black, before the art was applied. It has serial number 5371, a number that he believes was fabricated and not indicative of the total number of games made. He thinks they merely added 200 to the serial number of the last game they saw, since they knew they were done with production and would never reach that number. If he is correct, a quick mathematical subtraction points to 5,171 games made, but Duncan allows that not all serial numbers may have been used to arrive at that number. For instance, if something as trivial as a serial number label printer jammed, they would just skip over the affected numbers and move on.
The Dupont Chromalin prototype playfield laminate shown in this listing has pink outlines around the artwork. Production playfields had yellow. Other minor difference are that Anakin’s Hair is yellow and the letters JEDI are outlined in pink.