Viking [Model 1198]
A 38-year-old Coin-op Pinball by Bally Mfg.
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): viking
Bally MPU AS-2518-35
Model Number : 1198
Main CPU : M6800 (@ 475 KHz)
Sound CPU : M6802 (@ 895 KHz)
Sound chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 895 KHz)
Released in July 1980. 2,600 units were produced.
The development of this game took 8 months (started in December 1979).
O'Connor stated he designed the artwork for this game, delivered to him as a white-wood, because he was reading Frans Gunner Bengtsson's 'The Long Ships' at the time. The back-glass is O'Connor's vision of King Harald's Christmas feast.
The character in green (with a beard) to the left of the fighters is a self-portrait by O'Connor. Brook Shields (popular at the time) is drawn as a background character on the right.