There really isn’t much more to say about Williams Big Guns except GIANT BACKBOX!
I’ve been trying to locate one of the Williams Magna-save machines (Black Knight, Solar Fire, Grand Lizard, Pharaoh). In my quest to collect unique pinball features, Magna-save has eluded me. A Grand Lizard showed up for sale and I contacted the guy. Someone managed to buy it before me, but he also had an Interflip Dragon and a Williams Big Guns for sale.
I ended up buying the Big Guns since it also has an unusual pinball feature – a GIANT BACKBOX!
Big Guns is a really dark machine. The entire back section is covered with several layers of plastic ramps and decals with only about 7 lights under all of it. It isn’t nearly bright enough to make the plastics glow or even light the upper playfield. I placed a bunch of LED strips under these plastics to brighten it up.
The rules aren’t deep, getting multi-ball isn’t too difficult, but it’s a really satisfying machine to bash the ball around. The music is cheesy and gets stuck in your head. The cannon firing the balls across the playfield is just cool. What’s not to love?
“SAVE THE QUEEN!”
You won’t have a hard time finding this in the arcade given it’s GIANT BACKBOX!