Monster Bash
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ManufacturerWilliams
Release dateJuly 1998
SystemWilliams WPC-95
DesignGeorge Gomez
ProgrammingLyman F. Sheats, Jr.
ArtworkKevin O'Connor
MechanicsChris Shipman, Robert C. Friesl
MusicVince Pontarelli
Production run3,361 units

Monster Bash is a pinball machine produced by Williams. The game features some Universal Monsters including The Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein's monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy.

Description

The main goal of the game is to collect the instruments of the iconic horror characters and form the Monsters of Rock band.[1] The table includes a Phantom Flip; when this feature is enabled, the player can let go of the flipper buttons and allow the game to attempt a shot.[2][3]

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.[4][5] The game uses the DCS Sound System.

In 2018, Chicago Gaming announced they would begin production of a Monster Bash[6] remake as part of their series of classic pinball remakes, which includes Medieval Madness[7] and Attack From Mars.[8]

Modes

Each of the six monsters has an associated mode that must be played in order to earn his/her instrument.

The player can earn "monster bomb" items, which can be used to make progress during the associated modes by pressing the ball launch button. Each item is specific to one monster, such as a garlic clove for Dracula or a silver bullet for the Wolf Man.

Multiballs

In addition to Frankenstein Multiball (see "Modes" above), the game includes three other multiballs, all of which are started by shooting the center scoop once they are enabled.

The monsters become unlit after playing Monster Bash, while both the monsters and instruments become unlit after playing Monsters of Rock. In both cases, the player can immediately begin making progress toward relighting them.

If the player starts Frankenstein Multiball, Mosh Pit Multiball, or Monster Bash while any modes are running, the modes continue with their timers frozen as long as two or more balls are on the field. Once all balls have drained except one, the timers begin to run again. Monsters of Rock terminates any active modes without completing them.

Digital versions

Monster Bash was formerly available as a table of The Pinball Arcade until June 30, 2018 when it was taken down from digital stores after the license expired. It is available in an add-on pack for Pinball FX 3.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Monster Bash Pinball of 1998 by Williams". Pinballrebel.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2013-09-02.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Williams Monster Bash - Features". Planetarypinball.com.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2013-11-16.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Internet Pinball Machine Database: Williams 'Monster Bash'". Ipdb.org.
  6. ^ "MONSTER BASH CONFIRMED". Welcome to Pinball News - First & Free. 2018-07-24. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  7. ^ "Medieval Madness Remake Pinball - Chicago Gaming Company". Chicago-gaming.com. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  8. ^ "Attack From Mars Remake - Chicago Gaming Company". Chicago-gaming.com. Retrieved 2018-10-16.