Black Rose

The Pinball by Midway Mfg. Co.


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Pinball

Black Rose © 1992 Midway Mfg. Co.

The basic idea of this pinball is to sink ships. The game features a rotating cannon situated underneath the playfield used to aim the ball at targets to award letters in the word SINK SHIP. During multiball you also get letters for shooting flashing ramps. Once SINK SHIP is spelled, you load the cannon to light the center shot (the 'Broadside') to get big points.


Black Rose the  Pinball
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Midway WPC (Fliptronics II)
Model Number : 20013

Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 MHz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 MHz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 MHz), DAC, HC55516


Black Rose was released in July 1992. 3,746 units were produced.

Sometimes when the ball is in the jet bumpers, you can spot cows fencing on the display.
Sometimes when the Unlimited Millions round is started, you see many small cows.
Sometimes when you manage to achieve a Combo Shot, cows walk across the screen, moo'ing.

The artist Pat McMahon created X-rated artwork for a version of backglass intended for an interested European market. The glass was never produced.


Designer : John Trudeau (Dr. Flash) (J T)
Artwork : Pat McMahon
Software : Brian Eddy (BRE)
Dots/Animation : Scott Slomiany
Mechanics : Ernie Pizarro (E P), John Krutsch
Music & Sounds : Paul Heitsch (P H)
Voice of Black Rose : Sam Bennett
Supporters : Lou Isbitz, Betty Purcell, Nina Clemente

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on September 23, 2012