Solar Fire

A photo of the Solar Fire backglass as described in the post

Solar Fire, Williams, 1981. Yet another non-licensed property, the theme appears to be something space related. The background is a red and yellow sun, its surface whorling. Complex looking space ships of two types face odd in the foreground. The solar fire title is a mirrored surface.

It’s not a great game, to be honest, but there are certainly worse.


Photo of the Meteor backglass as described in the post

Meteor, 1979, Stern. A “hit drops, bash spinner” game, and one of the pinball machines I learned first. Probably not the inspiration for the movie Armageddon but you wouldn’t know it from the backGlass, where some shiny chrome has been painted over so that every word has a chrome outline. Admittedly the backglass does show a sizable meteor and its friends do appear to be punching holes in Earth’s surface in the background. No clue where the chrome missiles aimed at the meteor are coming from though.