The Who's Tommy - Pinball Wizard [Model 500-5528-01]

The Pinball by Data East Pinball

DESCRIPTION

Emulated in MAME ! [COIN-OP] Pinball

The Who's Tommy - Pinball Wizard © 1994 Data East Pinball.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Game ID: 500-5528-01

Data East Version 3 (BSMT & 128x32 Display)

Main CPU : M6808 (@ 1 MHz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 MHz)
Display CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 4 MHz)
Sound chips : BSMT2000 (@ 24 MHz)

TRIVIA

Released in January 1994.

Based on the famous rock opera by The Who, and on the Broadway musical, 'The Who's Tommy'.

10 pre-production prototypes were made for promotional use in conjunction with the off-Broadway productions. These prototypes had six pop bumpers. The game made it's debut at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas in October of 1993, one of these games fell off the truck and was destroyed. Another was used in the 1993 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, this special machine was rigged for "autoplay" and had no backbox, electronics were cabinet-mounted. Reportedly, these prototypes may have had EM chime units.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Tommy mode : Hold the Buy-In button when starting a game to play an entire game with the blinders on.

SOURCES
Game's ROM.

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