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    Default Williams Pinball Conversions to NES???

    I know, this is a copy of my Nintendo Age posting (see this link), but I'd be happy to hear from all of you at Digital Press and what your opinions may be as to what is seen below:

    There are two pinball games by Williams Electronics that had been ported to the NES, both of them programmed by Rareware. Those two titles are Pin Bot and High Speed, both originally released in 1986 in the arcades, but ported to the NES in 1990 and 1991 respectively. Nintendo handled the NES publishing rights for Pin Bot while Tradewest was given High Speed.


    Are there any other Williams pinball machines that you would've liked seeing on the NES?
    (I also wonder if Rareware's David Wise could've done renditions of the music and sound from these games, just as he had with Pin Bot and High Speed)
    My dream list:
    Firepower (1980)
    Blackout (1980)
    Comet (1985)
    Cyclone (1988)
    Hurricane (1991)
    The Getaway: High Speed 2 (1992)

    Thank you,



    Ben

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    Couldn't you just play them in Pinball Arcade with earmuffs or something?

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    Wasn't The Getaway ported to Game Boy?

    I had no idea those were physical machines first.
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    Good catch Jorpho, you're right, and I didn't even realize that one either or I'd have bought it before when I did GB games!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5E0aPmMd4fY


    I used to have both high speed and pinbot, surprisingly good for what they are though kind of a shame they skimped on the colors and also had no options to add to 5 balls or other things like table height for ball speed.

    Personally I like the list given up top. Space Shuttle has always been a personal favorite of the 80s, and I think Black Knight would have been wise as they even rebadged that one to a LED red light portable unit and one of those tabletop pinball tables as well that run on AC or 2 C or D batteries so it had backing.

    I think with all the red on it, Gorgar could have worked, but not as a stand alone.

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    Medieval Madness and White Water would be really cool to have on NES.

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