Released in April 1993.
Coming off from his huge success from "The Addams Family
" pinball game (which would go on to sell over 20,000 units), Midway gave designer Pat Lawlor complete creative control over "The Twilight Zone
" (based on the classic TV series), which would be described to as "the most complex pinball game ever designed".
Among its noted features include a real analog clock that tells time until a game begins (during which it will act as an event timer), a gumball machine that dispenses balls, the Powerfield (a small separate play-field where the ball is propelled by magnets rather than flippers), and the 'Powerball', a special blue ceramic ball that is lighter and faster than a normal pinball.
This game features the song, 'Twilight Zone' (performed by Golden Earring) as its theme song. Also, during the Fast Lock mode, the music used are those from Lawlor's previous games.
Quotes from older Pat Lawlor pins are heard during "Fast Lock", in reverse chronological order :
The Addams Family : Cousin It blabbing. Hitting lock: Cousin It: "Aaaah!".
Funhouse : "Hey, it's only pinball!". Hitting lock: Rudy: "Gulp...ptooey!".
Whirlwind : "Return to your homes!". Hitting lock: "Do not panic".
Earthshaker : "It's sunny drive time!". Hitting lock: "Ooh, Gimme shelter!".
Banzai Run : "Welcome race fans!". Hitting lock: "Go for the hill!".
This game was originally supposed to be the first game to Williams / Midway's DCS Sound System, but due to time constraints, it used the Yamaha YM2151 / Harris CVSD audio board.
This game was part of WMS' SuperPin series.
15,235 units were produced.