Tales From The Crypt Details
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Manufacturer: Data East Pinball, Incorporated (1986-1994)
Model Number: 500-5518-01
Common Abbreviations: TFTC
MPU: DataEast/Sega Version 3
Type: Solid State Electronic (SS) [?] Production: 4,500 units (confirmed)
Theme: Licensed Theme – Comic Book – Horror
Notable Features: Flippers (3), Pop bumpers (3), Spinning targets (2), Ramps (2), Scoops (2), 3-bank drop targets (1), Eyeball targets (6), Captive ball (1), 3- and 6-ball Multiball modes, Autoplunger shaped like doorhandle with head of cryptkeeper. Shaker motor.
Toys: Rising and lowering gravestone.
Design by: John Borg
Art by: Kurt Andersen, Markus Rothkranz
Dots/Animation by: Kurt Andersen, Jack Liddon
Mechanics by: John Borg
Music by: Brian Schmidt
Sound by: Brian Schmidt
Software by: Kristina Donofrio, John Carpenter, Neil Falconer
Notes: At the end of the credits, it says ‘IN LOVING MEMORY OF: WILLIAM GAINES’. William Gaines (aka Bill Gaines), was the publisher and co-editor of EC Comics, which published the “Tales from the Crypt” comic series along with its related comics “The Vault of Horror” and “The Haunt of Fear”.