Uncle Willy's List Of Games
Here is Uncle Willy's personal list of every pinball machine Williams has
ever produced. Uncle Willy knows how fussy collectors can be, so he offers
up the following caveats:
Only pinball machines are listed here. No pitch-and-bat games, no pool
tables, no juke boxes, no video games, no pay phones, no slot machines, and
none of the various other coin-operated devices Williams has produced in their
long history. Where there is a judgement call, the determining factor is
whether or not the game has flippers. So for instance, Joust Pinball makes
the list while Hyperball does not. Of course the pre-flipper-era games
are grandfathered against this criterion.
Only games that entered full production are listed here. Games that were
only built as prototypes or samples, and games that were eventually released
under different names are not listed here...despite the fact that someone out
there may own one, or it may have been shown at a trade show, or a flyer may
exist for it. Note that in the case of some add-a-ball variants of
electromechanical games, the real production run may have been smaller than
the sample run of some later solid state games, but no matter: the game that
saw a small production run is listed, while the game that saw a large sample
run is not.
Starting with Truckstop, Bally games are listed because they were made by
Williams. Early on after the buyout, the project numbers were different
depending on whether a game was going to be a Bally or a Williams game;
that distinction is no longer made.
Production dates are for rough comparison purposes only. Uncle Willy
believes these dates to be correct, but isn't interested in pursuing claims
of errors in this portion of the list.