Easy to love and quick to understand, this fast game has great features and very good audio, not to mention some brilliant toys on the playfield including the crane, the wrecking ball, the obligatory junkyard dog and even a toilet that will flush the ball away if you don't have your wits about you!
The kooky artwork is terrific and this is one game that will keep you entertained even after several months of playing. The rules are simple but challenging and the video modes are great fun, with the multiball attracting particular praise from fans in the pinball forums.
Generally underated and perhaps hampered by an unpromising title, Junkyard is nonetheless an excellent performer with a great pedigree, unlike the rabid junkyard dog!
In 1943, Harry Williams founded Williams Manufacturing Company at 161 West Huron Street in Chicago, Illinois.
A Stanford engineering graduate, Williams devised the “tilt” mechanism for pinball machines and their early models often included innovative features and pinball firsts, such as mechanical reel scoring and the "add-a-ball" feature for locations that didn't allow game replays. By 1967, pinball was in the middle of its so-called "golden age", and the number of pinball units sold began to increase dramatically.
The company went on to produce the legendary Addams Family pinball table, which remains one of the world’s most sought after machines and sold over 20,000 units in its time, setting an enviable record that still stands to this day.
The Games Room Company is one of the oldest pinball dealers in the country. Our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, played his first pinball game in 1960, and described it without irony as being “flipping excellent”. We’ve been selling pinball machines since 1962, so know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you on any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.