Released in February 1981. 10,000 units were produced.
The development of the game took 12 months (started in May 1980).
First split-level game from this manufacturer. First game to use the 'Squawk and Talk' board, and the second production Bally game with speech (Bally's 1979 "Kiss
" prototype was the first, but the game itself did not contain speech. Bally's 1980 "Xenon
" was the first production Bally game with speech).
Flash Gordon started as a 1930's comic strip hero and was a very successful Hollywood motion picture serial in 1936, prompting two more serials in 1938 and 1940. A movie in 1980 coincided with the production of this game.