Williams Jungle Lord pinball machine 1981 - Fully Working, Great condition. Great late early 80's machine, good playfield, next to no wear, there is a little bit near the inserts (where the bulbs light) near the numbers in the sword in the middle of the playfield but none in front of the lower slingshots, the upper slingshot has had a minor touch up and mylar cover so that too looks good. The plastics are all good. The backglass is in good shape, it has one or two touch ups mainly on the faces but this isn't too noticeable at all, the backglass has been sealed so how it is now is how it'll stay for the foreseeable future.The cabinet is in good condition, the main body is very good, there are a few minor marks on the backbox sides, but it's pretty good for a 37 year old. I can't see any fade on the artwork of the machine and the colours are nice and original, there is some ball swirl marks but this is inevitable given its age. The displays are all very good, nice and bright. The game plays really good and fast. The rubbers have all been changed, all of the bulbs work. The game has a remote battery pack fitted so there should not be any leakage in the future. There are locks fitted, there is a photocopied manual, the machine is set to free play, I have left the original coin decals on it which I think are Dutch so that it looks original. I have also PAT and leakage current tested the machine which passed ok, so you shouldn't get any nasty shocks from the metalwork! This really is a great game with lots and lots of shots to make, it's a good game which isn't particularly easy so it keeps you coming back, the multiball is pretty tricky to get, you have to spell LORD on the bagatelle feature on the top left of the playfield then you get 35 seconds of craziness with the multiball, the machine has a bell fitted, now this is pretty loud and rings when you get match or when you get multiball, this can be turned off if the game is going to be used where noise may be a concern, personally I like it but wow it's loud! The magnasave electromagnets are great as with games like Black Knight and Pharoah, the ball doesn't just stick to the magnet, with a bit of skill you can use the magnet to swing the ball back onto the playfield, this is controlled by the second set of buttons on the cabinet, and you accumulate up to 5 seconds of magnet power by hitting the left or right lower drop targets. The drop targets have had new decals stuck on them so they're nice and bright.
The upper drop targets come up and down in a sequence to be hit. The condition of the playfield makes me think this game hasn't had a great deal of use.
I have also changed the bagatelle ball for a new one and have put new carbon steel main pinball's in the machine as these don't magnetise so easily. I have carried out the bridge rectifier modification by fitting two fuses, where Williams overlooked the input side of the 2 bridge rectifiers mounted in the backbox, this in the past could lead to all kinds of problems especially melting cables or even worse if the mains plug fuse didn't blow in time. The notorious connector between the mpu and driver board has also been replaced as have most of the coil driver transistors for stronger ones.Photo 8 shows the circuit boards, and on the speech board there is an eprom with no sticker over it's window, this has now had one put on it so it won't slowly erase as they tend to over time if the window on the eprom is exposed to light. I have also replaced the transistors and resistors that drive the lights with Fet's and links, this eliminates the excessive heat the original 5 watt resistors gave off, which in turn caused bad solder joints and a ton of heat in the backbox. I think this is a good example of a Jungle Lord and encourage anyone interested to come and give it a game. I also do full or partial restorations on any pinball 1977 or later, even the real odd and obscure makes, plus board repairs, some boards I can do on my rig, some I need the full machine it depends. I don't tend to do electro-mechanical's (pre 1976) mainly due to how time consuming they are, but have done a few in the past, so feel free to ask. The pinball is quite large and heavy but the backbox can be removed (I have numbered the plugs so it should be fairly easy to reconnect these plugs), and the legs come off, so it should fit in an Escort estate sized vehicle upwards, and I will help you load also. The item "Williams Jungle Lord Pinball Machine 100% Working" is in sale since Saturday, July 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Video Games & Consoles\Coin-Operated Gaming\Pinball Machines". The seller is "harvest-trading" and is located in Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.