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.

Monster Bash

Photo of the Monster Bash backglass as described in the post

Monster Bash, Stern. The original Williams make was from 1998 but they decided to make more of them in 2018. The concept (conceit? Plot?) behind the game is that you activate each of the monsters and then they play musical instruments in a “monster bash”.

So we’ve got Frankenstein as the DJ, Bride of Frankenstein singing, Mummy on base guitar, Werewold on drums, Creature (presumably from the black lagoon) on saxophone and Dracula on guitar. Very loose drawing style. I like it.


Medieval Madness

Photo of the Medieval Madness backglass and topper  as described in the post

Medieval Madness, Williams, 1997.

This is one of my favorite games. Great sounds, great play, great toys.

An evil king holding a snake above his head in his right hand and a falcon perched on his left arm stands on the drawbridge of his castle.

Two trolls (each coming up to his knees, which, I mean, mini-trolls maybe?) stand beside him. One looks smug. The other is menacing the camera with a pike.

The castle is on fire and under siege.

To the left a wizard stands on a parapet. A woman hangs incredibly long hair out the window below him.

To the right a dragon is wrapped around the other parapet. A dragon hangs from his tail.

Someone is graffitiing “House of Payne” and “The King Is A Queen” on the right wall. A cannonball flies past the wall on the left.

Jack-Bot: A Pinbot Adventure

Photo of the jack bot backglass as described in the post

Jack-bot, Williams, 1995. In a just world I would be doing Pinbot, Bride of Pinbot, and *then* Jackbot, because I believe that’s the order they came out in.

Jackbot is casino-themed, and the backglass features the Pinbot character holding the Bride of Pinbot character like a man carrying a bride over the threshold.

Bride is kicking off a shoe (robots need shoes?! Oh well they’ve got breasts too so…) and looking as coquette-ish as a Ray Bradbury Era robot could.

Pinbot is, in addition to their bride, carrying a hand of cards, possibly Keno, possibly Poker. Pinbot has what appears to be triple 7s on their casino chest. A planet is up in the top right corner and a space station to the left.