Main CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 MHz)
Sound CPU : Motorola M6809 (@ 2 MHz)
Sound chips : Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.579545 MHz), DAC, HC55516
Approximately 8,100 units were produced.
TIPS AND TRICKS
* HIDDEN BIRTHDAY/HOLIDAY MESSAGES : The birthdays of people and family members associated with the making of the game show up on the display when the game is slam tilted or power cycled. These birth dates show up only on the actual birthday.
These are the messages as they appear on the segment displays. The only way to make these appear is to slam tilt the game OR enter and then exit test mode. This isn't the way it was intended to work. When games are hooked up to a debugger the power up message does not appear so the happy birthday message would come up on power up. When a game is on a ROM the power up message comes up and prevents the happy birthday message from happening. This was never noticed until after production, so it ended up more hidden than intended.
1-1 - HAPPY NEW YEAR - HAPPY NEW YEAR
1-1 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Co-game designer John Trudeau
1-1 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Co-game designer Python Anghelo
1-13 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Mark Penacho (Ex-WMS pinball & video programmer)
1-16 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Steve Seip (Friend of Brian Eddy)
2-1 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Jim Nickel (Did the manual)
2-1 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Manu Jayswal (Electrical engineer on project)
2-18 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Larry DeMar (head of pinball engineering)
3-11 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Michelle Eddy (Brian Eddy's sister)
4-17 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Bruno (French Distributor's Son)
4-20 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Brian Eddy (Programmer of this game)
5-5 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Zofia Bil (Mechanical engineer on project)
5-23 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - MOMMY (Brian Eddy's Mom)
6-14 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - DAD (Brian Eddy's Dad)
6-20 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Sylvie (French distributor's daughter)
7-17 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - "*- PFUTZ -*" (Bill Pfutzenreuter; WMS pinball programmer) Note : This date is wrong. It's a couple of months off (day is right)
8-22 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Scott Smith (Friend of Brian Eddy)
9-20 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Zofia Bil (Mechanical engineer on project [evil twin])
9-28 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Dan Forden (Sound and Music designer)
10-3 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Lou Isbitz (Playfield cable designer)
10-5 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Stacie Lison (Friend of Brian Eddy)
10-6 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Didier (Distributor of WMS pinballs)
11-25 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Paul Johnson (Playfield cable designer not at WMS anymore)
11-28 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Rich Karstens (Sound and music engineer)
11-30 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Dimitri (French distributor)
12-19 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Gary Penacho (Brother of Mark Penacho)
12-25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS - MERRY CHRISTMAS
* SUPER SECRET HELLO MESSAGE : If you page through all of status report 10 times you will see the following message : '-> HI SCOTT <-' '-> HI STEVE <-'
* OLD MCDONALD HAD A FARM : Ball in plunger lane from a ball start (won't work if you land in the lane while playing)...
Hold the right flipper for at least 45 seconds.
Hold the left flipper for at least 45 seconds.
Hold BOTH flippers for at least 45 seconds and you will hear a small BEEP sound to show that you did it correctly.
Now, Tap out the song starting with the right flipper.
Note : You must sing along or it will not work!
R - OLD.....L - MAC.....R - DON....L - ALD....R - HAD ...L - A...R - FARM.....Display will show :
L - AND...R - ON ....L - THIS .....R - FARM ....L - HE....R - HAD ...L - A Display will show (and the cow will moo) :
COW. With a MOO MOO here and a MOO MOO there. HERE A MOO THERE A MOO EVERYWHERE A MOO MOO
Note : The timing between the RLRLRL is sensitive so tap consistently as you sing or it will not all come up. You must also start the second verse while the EEEIIIIEEEIIIOOO is going on or you will not see the second part. Remember, time your taps as you would if you were singing it. You can do it as many times as you like by starting from the beginning of the song once it finishes. Once you shoot the ball into play you can't do it again until the next ball (must go through full sequence again)