Manufacturer:  Bally

Released:  April 1993

Production Run: 15,235

Design Team:

Game Design:  Pat Lawlor
Artwork: John Youssi
Software: Larry DeMar, Ted Estes

Music:  Chris Granner

 

Twilight Zone - DMD

 

My Twilight Zone

Purchased:  May 2005

Serial Number:  5322020635

Date of Manufacture:  6/26/1993

 

Twilight Zone Quick References and MODS

Owners List

Internet Pinball Database Entry

Manual and Parts List

Rule Sheet

Cows and Easter Eggs

Television Episode Tie-In's with TZ Pin

Don's Easy to install Speaker Upgrade kits Pinball Pro

Explanation of different TZ Pinball Modifications

Tom's Wible's TZ Pinball Machine Accessories

 

What is Rod Saying?

 

Twilight Zone Lyrics by Golden Earring

 

    Twilight Zone    Music and Sounds

You Unlock This Door...

There's Madness in Town Square

Time is a One-way St ...

Big Risk, Big Reward...

Don't Touch the Door

Powerball!

TZ - Powerfield

TZ - Powerball Mania

TZ - Powerball Mania 2

TZ Game play Sounds 1

TZ Game play Sounds 2

TZ Game play Sounds 3

TZ Game play Sounds 4

TZ Game play Sounds 5  

 

 

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Twilight Zone the pin

       Twilight Zone (TZ for short) is widely regarded by pinball collectors as one of the best machines ever produced and the ultimate in pinball experiences.  Much effort went into designing this pin and its obvious from first glance.  Twilight Zone is a moody and dark sci-fi/fantasy theme taken directly from the original television series.  Like the show, "The Twilight Zone" features its host, creator and writer Rod Serling.  This pinball even plays a version of "Twilight Zone" as its main theme music by Golden Earring.  Pat Lawlor and designers incorporated a few extras into TZ from other popular pinball machines they created including Funhouse (FH), The Adams Family (TAF), Whirlwind (WW) and Banzai Run (BR).  Many of the items on the playfield and artwork can be directly traced back to one of nostalgic television episodes.    Its a fun game to watch from the sheer mechanical aspect.  The rule set is deep and difficult.  Twilight Zone has a ton of shots that vary from easy to very difficult.  Pat Lawlor's shot between the pop bumpers is partially hidden by a mini playfield.  You don't see the shot right away but after you play its really satisfying to make. 

        Twilight Zone is a wide-body pinball machine with interesting playfield and numerous toys.  The playfield features a working analog clock, 3 pop-bumpers, 4 flippers, working gumball machine and mini playfield.  Even the plunger has a slight twist.  The pin has a manual skill shot plunger that will send it to an auto plunger to launch.  Twilight Zone is the first and only pinball machine to use a very light ceramic pinball termed "Powerball" that plays extremely fast on the playfield.  There are 18 game modes and 5 different multi-ball modes such as the famous 6 ball "Lost in the Zone" multi-ball.  If that wasn't enough it also has 2 magnets under the playfield to catch and re-direct pinball's back at the player.  The back glass also has a dot-matrix display for game status, score and entertaining animations.   Great artwork, incredible sound-effects and fantastic music all oozes effortlessly together in this  machine like giant pinball burrito.

 

Did you know?

When you are awarded a replay, the three reels on the display spins to spell RE-PL-AY. Watch the left and center reel, where the cows are. The right reel reads "The Stunt Cows". To see the animation in slow motion, click here.

Flipper bonus: When you are awarded a replay on your out hole bonus, press both flippers when the first reel has stopped. This will give you a 5M flipper bonus.

During Attract mode, press the following sequence to see the Design Team:
5R, 1L, 1R, 1L, 5R, 1L

DOHO can be seen in the animation for the Jet Bumpers, look carefully at the radiator grill on the right car.  Scott Slomiany (aka. Scott Matrix) "created" the DOHO and it stands for Doris Ho, Scott's wife.

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!".

Hit The Clock six times during "Clock Chaos" to hear Rudy from Funhouse: "Quit playin´ with the clock!".