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Creature from the Black Lagoon, 1992

Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Ramps (2), Vertical up-kickers (2), Kick-out holes (2), 2-ball Multiball, Whirlpool ball funnel, Video mode.
Manufacturer: Midway Manufacturing Company, a subsidiary of WMS Industries, Incorporated, of Chicago, Illinois, USA (1988-1999) [Trade Name: Bally]
Date of Manufacture: December, 1992
Players: December, 1992 / 4
Year: 1992
Production: 7,841 units   (confirmed)
MPU: Williams WPC (Fliptronics 2)
Model Number: 20018
Theme: Drive-In Movies - Fictional - Licensed Theme
Design by: John Trudeau
Art by: Kevin O'Connor
Animated by: Scott Slomiany
Music by: Paul Heitsch
Sound by: Paul Heitsch
Software by: Paul Heitsch
Machine Type: Solid State Electronic (SS) 
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. Sound engineer Paul Heitsch states all the female speech calls in this game were voiced by Allison Quant, an employee in marketing. Paul spoke the words "On with the show" and recalls that Matt Booty did the voices for the guy trying to get a kiss (K-I-S-S) and who fights the peeping tom, and Rich Karstens is the guy who yells "MOVE YOUR CAR!" An interview with John Trudeau, Jeff Johnson, and Kevin O'Connor about this game can be found in two parts, here then here.
Marketing Slogans: "Claws for Applause" "Reel Excitement! Real Profits!"

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