The Twilight Zone pinball machine, crafted by Pat Lawlor, is a widebody game released in 1993 under the Bally label, inspired by the renowned TV series. As part of WMS’ SuperPin series, it stands alongside other widebody games like Star Trek: The Next Generation and Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure.
Lawlor, granted full creative control after the success of The Addams Family pinball game, designed a notably intricate machine. Key features include a functional gumball machine that deposits balls, an operational analog clock used as a mode timer, the Powerfield (a separate playfield using magnets instead of flippers), and the “Powerball,” a white ceramic ball lighter than a standard steel ball and non-magnetic.
The game features the original TV show’s theme music, with an interpretation of the 1982 hit “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring as the primary background music. Tim Kitzrow lent his voice for the character Rod Serling.
Initially slated to be the debut game for Williams/Midway’s DCS Sound System, the release used the Yamaha YM2151/Harris CVSD sound board as the DCS board was still in development.
Twilight Zone holds the top position as the highest-rated electronic pinball machine on the Internet Pinball Machine Database.