Pinball - Released - 1967
Apollo was one of three nearly identical games produced by Williams in 1967 to capitalize off the prominence of the NASA lunar program, along with Blast off and Lunar Shot. Taken as a group they were among the most popular and best-selling games of the decade. Apollo was the replay version; Blast Off was the add-a-ball version. Lunar Shot was a version of the add-a-ball with modifications to the backglass to conform to Italy's strict anti-gambling laws.
Atari 5200 - Unreleased - 1984
Blaster developed by Vid Kidz for Williams was released for the arcades and is quite obscure. What is interesting however is that the Atari 5200 version that was not released was actually made before the arcade game. An unofficial sequel to Robotron 2084 (As it takes place in 2085) Blaster is a 3d style shooter with impressive graphics for the time. In it the player takes the view from a spaceship cockpit so moving in the different directions shifts the entire screen. There are four levels you will play through avoiding obstacles, saving humans, and defeating alien enemies. Upon beating the...
Arcade - Released - 1983
Fighting Roller is a racing game made by Kaneko and released in Japan by Taito. The game was released outside of Japan as name "Roller Aces" by Williams. The objeticve is go holding forward to jet down the racetrack and avoiding all the obstacles you can.
Nintendo Game Boy - Released - 1995
Experience gear-shifting, super-charged excitement as you maneuver your pinball through this high speed chase! In the Video Mode, steer your car past three lanes of slow moving traffic without crashing and score big! With the cops out on your tail, shoot the tunnel, shift gears and burn rubber as you try for Multi-Ball! If you're lucky you'll hit the Supercharger, lose the cops, and then find the jackpot hidden in the hideout! You get all the fast and furious action of an actual Williams Pinball Machine right in the palm of your hand!
Arcade - Released - 1990
Hit the Ice is a hockey video game originally released by Williams to arcades in 1990. Featuring a cartoonish representation of the sport, Hit the Ice features games with three players on each team (forward, defense, and goalie). Unlike standard hockey, there are very few rules, as players are encouraged to trip, elbow and kick opponents.
Pinball - Released - October 10, 1995
Jack•Bot is a 1995 pinball game made by Barry Oursler and Williams Electronics, with art by John Youssi. It is a sequel to both Pin•Bot and The Machine: Bride of Pin•Bot, using a rethemed Pin•Bot playfield with a dot-matrix display added. The game is themed around an intergalactic casino, with Pin•Bot and The Machine hosting four gambling games — Pin•Bot Poker, Slot Machine, Roll the Dice, and Keno — with several other methods of getting points. Eventually, you'll get to the Casino Run, where you spin a slot machine to rack up points and prizes while avoiding the bomb. One interesting...
Arcade - Released - 1982
You are a knight flying on an ostrich, battling buzzard-mounted enemies. To fly, you repeatedly hit the flap button. To topple the Buzzard-Riders "the highest lance wins." Two-player head-to-head play is excellent. Each player controls a different knight and each of them rides a different mount. The first player is a yellow knight who rides on a flying ostrich. The second player is a light blue knight who rides on a giant stork. In each wave throughout the game, you must defeat every enemy knight in a joust. Everytime you defeat an enemy knight in a joust by ramming him atop his head, he...
Arcade - Released - 1986
Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest is an arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1986. It is a sequel to Williams' 1982 game Joust. Like its predecessor, Joust 2 is a 2D aerial combat game with platforms to land on. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich. The object is to progress through levels by defeating groups of enemy knights riding buzzards. Joust 2 features improved audio-visuals and new features such as mutant buzzards created by eggs falling into lava, the ability to transform from an ostrich to a flying horse, and...
Pinball - Released - 1991
The primary plot of The Machine revolves around the eponymous female robot (also known as The Machine) that makes up the majority of the playfield. The robot begins the game in a semi-completed state, requiring the player to activate her voice circuits and her eyes, then cause her to metamorphose into a human female. Each of these events occurs as the player makes shots up the left ramp to lock balls. A two-ball multiball mode begins once the player locks two balls as her "eyes", enabling her to "see". During multiball, locking the two balls again begins her metamorphosis into a fully human...
Pinball - July 1, 1998
The main goal of the game is to collect the instruments of the iconic horror characters and form the Monsters of Rock band, The table includes a Phantom Flip. Players can let go of the flippers with this auto-play feature and watch the game complete the shots. The machine has an easter egg mode called “Lyman’s Lament”. It features different music and comments of programmer Lyman Sheats while the ball is played
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1995
Get ready for the fight of your life! 14 Selectable Fighters - including 8 new characters, 2 new bosses and 1 fighter hidden within the game! Watch out for this dude! 32 Megs - the most ever for a Mortal Kombat game! 12 new 3D rendered moving backgrounds to keep you jumping. Secret portals that allow you to smash up and down into different backgrounds for the ultimate bi-level battlefield! More fatalities, animalities and babalities! Intense, live-action, fully-digitized fight sequences for the most realistic action you've ever encountered!
Arcade - Released - 1983
In a game reminiscent of both Road Fighter and Rally Bike, the player takes control of a motorcyclist who's in a race to be the first to traverse the United States from the west to the east coast, starting in Los Angeles and ending up in New York City. Gameplay consists of the player dodging cars and other roadway hazards on their way to the next checkpoint. Players can either accelerate or hit the brakes on their motorcycle so they can avoid getting into an accident. Accidents cause the player to lose fuel and running out of fuel can end the game. So players must keep an eye out on the...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - August 1, 1996
36 WILD AND CRAZY MAZES FOR MORE FUN THAN EVER! Ms. Pac-Man has 36 ways to drive you totally wild and crazy with more fun than you've ever imagined! She gets to run around in 36 unique, mind-boggling mazes! Some small ones, some so big you'll have to scroll around. Some that are mighty strange and some that are straight out of the arcades! whether you choose Easy, Normal, Hard or Crazy speeds, Ms. Pac-Man will have you running ragged! There's even a Pac Booster button to really let her shake those pesky ghosts. play Ms. Pac-Man by yourself or take turns with a friend. Better yet, two can play...
Pinball - Released - 1986
The main objective of Pin-Bot is to advance through the planets of the solar system, starting at Pluto and reaching the sun. The player advances from planet to planet by hitting specially marked targets, earning special bonuses throughout the game. Pin-Bot's main feature is a grid of lights in the center of the playfield, just below the Pin•Bot. The player can fill this grid by hitting the targets above and to the right of it. Once completed, the visor opens, enabling the player to lock two balls in the robot's eye sockets, starting a two-ball multiball mode. The player can then re-lock one...
Pinball - Released - 1990
Riverboat Gambler is a gambling themed pinball machine produced by Williams. Pinball machine designer Mark Ritchie reportedly sings the song that plays during the game, whose gravel-voiced, New Orleans-style male voice sounds similar to Louis Armstrong. In the center of the head of the machine, a vertical roulette wheel operates more like the Wheel of Fortune than an actual roulette wheel and does not have a ball. 7 of 16 sections are black, 7 are red, which alternate, with two green spaces that have stars on opposite sides. Located directly above the roulette wheel, a four digit display...
Arcade - Released - December 1, 1982
You are a mutant human, who by some freak of nature has the ability to shoot energy pulses from his body in eight different directions! Your job is simple: save humanity from their own creation -- the ROBOTRONS! The gameplay is pretty unique for the time. You can move and fire in any of eight directions. You get thrown in a room with various evil baddies strewn about, you've got to kill all the robots while at the same time finding some way to grab humans and avoid death.
Arcade - Released - 1990
Smash T.V. was produced by Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) in 1990. The year is 1999. The world's most popular television show is Smash T.V., an ultra-violent contest between two armed-to-the-teeth combatants, set loose in a series of deadly arenas that are filled to bursting with hordes of mindless beasts and killer robots. The aim of the game is to blast everything in sight and try to grab more cash and prizes than the other guy. Toaster ovens, VCRs, fancy cars and luxury holidays are there for the taking... for anyone who can survive long enough to enjoy them. Smash...
Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - September 1, 1991
Moving from one room to the next within the studio/arena, players have to shoot down hordes of enemies as they advance from all sides, while at the same time collecting weapons, power-up items, and assorted bonus prizes until a final show down with the show's host where you are finally granted your prizes, your life and freedom. One of the enemies is fat and is named Mr. Shrapnel who roams aside of the walls of some rooms and after a short period of time he explodes. In the NES version, he is replaced by a giant rolling bomb.
Pinball - Released - 1993
Star Trek: The Next Generation is a pinball machine from 1993, manufactured by Williams Electronic Games, Inc.
Arcade - January 1, 1981
Stargate is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. Created by Eugene Jarvis, it is a sequel to the 1980 game Defender, and was the first of only three productions from Vid Kidz, an independent development house formed by Jarvis and Larry DeMar.
Atari Jaguar - Released - February 15, 1995
You and a friend can become star NFL players or choose to coach a team in this realistic rendition of the game of American football, endorsed by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Super Bowl champ, Troy Aikman. Choose to play alone against the system, or play against each other. Pick from 3 play modes: Pre-season, Season, or Custom Generated (editable) season. There are also three skill levels: Rookie, Pro and Veteran. You can design your own plays, customize your team, and save your team's stats. True-to-life playing surfaces have an effect on how your team performs and include grass,...
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - October 1, 1996
Enter the world of ULTIMATE Mortal Kombat 3 and discover what awaits you... -23 immediately playable Fighters and 2 Bosses. Meet up with some old adversaries. Think you know them? Guess again. They've got new combos, fatalities, brutalities & babalities and they're looking for you! -There's also a few dudes playing their own version of hide and seek - find 'em if you can! -Battle against the computer, opt for 2-on-2 fighting or try out the very cool 8 fighter Tournament mode! -Dazzling graphics, incredible sound and motion-capture technology produce the most realistic battles you'll ever...
Sega Saturn - June 26, 1996
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 combines the best of all the Mortal Kombats into a single cartridge. 23 playable characters are immediately available, such as Reptile, Cyrax, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Jax, Katana, Sonya, and more. There are two bosses that are unlockable, as well as additional characters. There is a variety of new levels, some of which are interactive. Characters can uppercut someone, causing them to hit the ground hard and crash through to the bottom floor, or they can knocked someone off a bridge, landing in a pit of spikes. Players can go against the computer one-on-one,...
Pinball - Released - 1990
Whirlwind is a 1990 pinball machine designed and manufactured by Williams Electronics. Themed around tornadoes, the machine is notable for three spinning discs on the playfield that spin the ball in random directions when activated during gameplay. Additionally, the machine had a fan located on the top of the backbox that blew in the player's face when the discs were active.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Released - 1996
THE GREAT HITS THAT MADE YOU A REGULAR IN LOCAL ARCADES ARE NOW COMING HOME! Relive the old days chasing down the dirty scum in Bubbles! Play Defender once again, and navigate your vessel through alien territory! Defender II includes added villains and features not found in the original Defender! Challenge gladiators in a fight to the death in Joust! Once again, Robotron 2084 lets you dash with a mutant force of robots to save the only remaining human family! With the coolest graphics of its time, Sinistar returns with great outerspace battle action! TAKE HOME SOME GREAT MEMORIES AND MASTER...
Sony Playstation - Released - April 10, 1996
Collecting six early- to mid-'80s arcade games on one CD, Williams Arcade's Greatest Hits includes: Robotron 2084, in which you control a robot who shoots in all directions, killing thousands of enemies and saving innocents; Joust, which is a flying jousting match set in the dinosaur age; Sinistar, a shooter similar to Asteroids but with a talking demon you must destroy; Defender and Defender II (originally called Stargate in the arcades), outer space shooters which scroll both left and right, just as your ships can shoot both left and right; and Bubbles, a game in which you are a bubble, and...
Arcade - Released - September 4, 1989
Zero Wing is an horizontal shooter game where the player is in control of a ZIG, an escape pod released after its main ship was attacked and destroyed by the evil cyborg CATS, bent on taking over the world. Like most games in the genre, there are three color-coded weapons: red (scatter), green (homing) and blue (lasers). Each weapon has three levels of power, and to obtain those, similar upgrades must be collected sequentially. However, what makes the game unique is the ability to use a traction beam to trap an enemy and then throw him against his peers, destroying them. The game (more...