The Who's Tommy - Pinball Wizard © 1994 Data East Pinball.
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)
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.
Tommy mode : Hold the Buy-In button when starting a game to play an entire game with the blinders on.
Game Design : Ed Cebula (EJC), Joe Kaminkow (JEK)
Design Support: John Borg, Tim Seckel
Game Rules: Orin Day, Joe Kaminkow, Kevin Martin, Lonnie D. Ropp (LON), Lyman F. Sheats Jr. (LFS)
Game Software: Lonnie D. Ropp
Display Software: Lyman F. Sheats Jr.
Software Support: John Carpenter, Orin Day, Neil Falconer, Masaya Horiguchi, Kevin Martin
Mechanical Design: Joe Balcer, Brian Lavender, Paul Lesley, Eric Winston, Norm Wurz
Dot Madness: Kurt Andersen (KRT), Jack Liddon (JAK)
Game Art: Kurt Andersen, Markus Rothkranz
Sounds & Music: Brian Schmidt
BOM: Sarah Bagnola
Technical Support: Arnie Aarstad, Joe Blackwell, Doreen Clarke, Jim Gorman
Special Thanks: Wes Moore, Jim Ross, Don Thorne
Inspiration for 110%: Tetsuo Fukuda