Bally CFTBL (WPC) 1992 Refurbishing Project!
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
New KISS plastic installed
New Snackbar plastic installed
New mirror installed
Bumper Mods - planned
CFTBL - Creature From The Black Lagoon was an unexpected purchase made at the end of 2007. There appeared an opportunity in the vicinity
of where I live, nearly a mil from my home was a WPC (Williams Pinball Computer) pinball available. When I had started to go for pinball events where mostly "modern"
pinballs is used in the competitons, or as I call it "new school pinball >1985", I thought that I needed a WPC machine to practice
my pinball skills on. Note: In the early 90s, Williams and Bally use the same MPU (Main Processor Unit) motherboard in all its pinball
machines, i.e. WPC (Williams Pinball Computer) motherboard.
This machine has never been out on a public lounge, instead it has been used as a show machine at a operators office and when
business was closed down one of the employs bought it for private use at home. The machine is in need of a playfield shop
and Kiss and Snack Bar plastics need to be replaced with new ones. Some wear can be found around the Snack Bar hole. Cliffys
Snack Bar hole protector will be installed.
STAT CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 1992
Average Fun Rating: 8.3/10
Manufacturer: Wil Midway Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of WMS Industries, Incorporated,
of Chicago, Illinois, USA (1988-1999) [Trade Name: Bally]
Model Number: 20018
Common Abbreviations: CFTBL
MPU: Williams WP???????? ?u???C (Fliptronics 2)
Type: Solid State Electronic (SS)
Production run: 7,841 units
Theme: Drive-In Movies - Fictional - Licensed Theme
Marketing Slogans: "Claws for Applause" "Reel Excitement! Real Profits!"
Toys: Hologram of the Creature appears below the playfield and lights up at certain times.
Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Ramps (2), Vertical up-kickers (2), Kick-out holes (2), 2-ball Multiball, Whirlpool ball funnel, Video mode.
Design by: John Trudeau
Art by: Kevin O'Connor
Music by: Paul Heitsch
Sound by: Paul Heitsch
Software by: Jeff Johnson
Notes: In 2007, designer John Trudeau shared this story with us about one of the people on the backglass: As we didn't get the
rights to the actors' likenesses, I asked Kevin (O'Connor) to see what he could do. I gave him a picture of my son, who was still
in his teens at the time, and asked him to try to age him a little and fit his likeness onto the actor (Richard Carlson) in the
pith helmet. It came out fine for me at the time and it really does now (he's 34) resemble my son quite a bit.
"SHE`S IN ONE OF THESE TUNNELS...WE´VE GOT TO FIND HER!"
Click image above to see a video showing Creature.
"SHOOT FOR JET BUMPERS" - SUPER JACKPOT
Click image above to see video Super Jackpot.
PICTURES CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
Pleasure and Pinball