Jungle Lord

Jungle Lord is a 1981 pinball machine designed by Barry Oursler and produced by Williams Pinball. It features a Tarzan influenced theme, a multi-level playfield and a magnetic ball saver ("Magna Save"). Williams had introduced Magna Save in the Black Knight pinball game in 1980; Jungle Lord was one of four further Magna Save games produced in 1981, along with Pharaoh, Solar Fire and Grand Lizard.[1] One difference from the Black Knight design was that Jungle Lord incorporated a "self-contained mini bagatelle style 'chamber' playfield, found on the top left-hand corner."[1]

Jungle Lord
ManufacturerWilliams Pinball
Release dateFebruary 1981
SystemWilliams System 7
DesignBarry Oursler
ProgrammingLarry DeMar, Paul Dussault
ArtworkConstantino Mitchell
Production run6000

Jungle Lord also included an innovative scoring feature called Double Trouble, a drop target feature that engages when the player hits five special targets.[2]


Jungle Lord was the second of the four two-level System 7 games that Williams produced, the others being Black Knight, Pharaoh and Solar Fire.

The early production of the game had a red cabinet, and around 100 units were made. The later ones had a blue cabinet and the tiger artwork was slightly changed.


Design teamEdit

  • Concept: Ed Krynski
  • Game Design: Barry Oursler
  • Mechanics: Ed Krynski
  • Programming: Larry DeMar, Paul Dussault
  • Artwork: Constantino Mitchell
  • Animation: Ed Krynski

Game quotesEdit

  • "Beat tiger, beat Jungle Lord"
  • "Fight tiger again!"
  • "Can you fight the jungle?"
  • "Fight jungle tiger and win!"
  • "Jungle Lord in Double Trouble."
  • "You win. Fight in jungle again!"
  • "Me Jungle Lord."
  • "You Jungle Lord."
  • "Me tiger and me Jungle Lord."


  1. ^ a b Rossignoli, Marco (2011). The Complete Pinball Book: Collecting the Game and Its History (3rd ed.). Schiffer Publishing. pp. 218–219. ISBN 978-0-7643-3785-7.
  2. ^ "Double Trouble Is Among Hit Features On Williams New 'Jungle Lord' Pinball". Cash Box. XLII (46): 37. April 4, 1981. Retrieved 1 September 2020.

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