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"Junk Yard" is a typical modern pinball machine, placing importance on both the pinball playfield and also on the LED video screen. The pinball portion itself is all about, well, collecting pieces of junk. A weather vane, a bathtub, a propeller, etc. are all keys to getting scoring big points.

The point of the game is to gather certain combinations of junk pieces in order to create new devices (e.g. television + weather vane=radar) which give you bigger points, and allow you to play bonus games.

There is also a mini-game on the LED screen where you have to save a girl from a vicious dog. You build up "ammo" (pieces of toast, for a toaster is a junk item which the player starts with) by hitting a ramp towards the right site of the playfield, then fire the toast towards the dog in the mini-game, while trying to miss the girl. This yields bonus points.

There are many bonus play modes, such as the Great Toilet Adventure, the Time Machine mode, and the Crane Hurry-Up. These and others can be activated by hitting certain combinations during regular play (I will not give the secrets here).

Overall, this is another entertaining game from Williams. I don't know how rare it is, but I play it at my local bowling alley whenever I'm there. If you see "Junk Yard", I suggest you try it as well.

Junk Yard was produced by Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) in 1996.

Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) released 84 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) was based in United States.

Other machines made by Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) during the time period Junk Yard was produced include: No Fear: Dangerous Sports, Jack-Bot, Jack*Bot, Dirty Harry, No Fear: Dangerous Sports, League Champ Shuffle Alley, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Ticket Tac Toe, No Good Gofers, and Medieval Madness

Junk Yard
Junk Yard


Name Junk Yard
Developer Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) (United States)
Year 1996
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 12855
Sub-Type Solid State
Class Wide Release
# Maximum Players 4
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Junk Yard Census

There are 14,909 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by Junk Yard collectors who are active members. Of these, 22 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Junk Yard.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Pinball Compendium : 1982 to Present Shalhoub (ISBN 0764323008) Page: 235; Color photo

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