You could run Virtual Pinball ona PC, which is free and record your
own WAVs directly.
Here are some of Firepower and Gorgar, Williams first pinballs with
Sounds and Speech.
The announcer is sooooo serious.....but Gorgar's "comments" are soooo
I believe, from memory, there was a 45rpm record that was a
promotional item for Gorgar when the game came out. Maybe a more
knowledgeable historian can shed some light on this.
I remember playing Gorgar on location when I was 10 years old at my
local bowling alley. I was so intrigued with the speech, I always
shot for the magnet when people were walking by just to have them ask
what was going on.
btw - The Firepower website is really well done and nicely
organized. I wish all games had that kind of set up. The schematics
are perfect. A lot of effort.
Thanks for the kind words on the site. I do a lot of the technical
stuff, another guy Phil Butcher does the graphics and does the flash
Yes the Gorgar sound file was made from a flimsy red record that was
given away with the flyer. A few people still have one intact. Like
owning a time capsule.
If you like that, check out some of the orignal Williams video pinball
promos on youtube. Someone posted a few.
Lots of people have the one with the record the problem is they want too
much $$$ for it ;)
Now that I've heard what's on the record anyway I would only want it for
my flyer collection for completion's sake.
There was a flexi-disc attached to the flyer (at least some of the flyers,
anyway). When the flyer was used as the trade ad in RePlay and Play Meter
magazines, the flexi-disc was there, too.
I played the track as part of my original "Pinball on Record" presentation
at Pinball Expo 1988, and it was the favorite of many in the audience.
So the answer to your question is: once upon a time, advertisers could
send out records, assuming that everyone has a turntable.
................David Marston at MV
LOL that gorgar mp3 reminds me of old B-movie promos. The cabinet art
is also top notch.