Professional and Amateur
Pinball Association's Guide to
William's Dirty Harry
Version as of January 11, 1995
DISCLAIMER: This rule sheet is meant as a guideline only, and is
not an official documentation. To the best of our knowledge, the
information contained in this rule sheet is accurate. However, due to
various ROM editions, operator setup options, and tournament
modes, the rules of any particular game may deviate from those
listed below. The rules of the game are always final, and any discrepancies
between this rule sheet and the actual game rules cannot
be used as a basis for protest.
This rule sheet is based on rules provided courtesy of Williams Electronics,
and updated by Don Coons and Dave Stewart for distribution at PAPA-5.
Use the left flipper to select one of the three possible awards on the
display. Pulling the trigger launches the ball and awards the highlighted
selection on the display. The choices are:
- Ramp shot
- Magna-force activates, giving the player a slow feed to
the upper flipper for the left ramp shot for a point award skill shot.
This value increases after every previous successful skill shot.
- Load gun
- The ball is loaded into the gun, and the skill shot target is
the HQ, or mode start hole. If made, you will be awarded a skill
shot value, and the current flashing mode will start. [Strategy:
Always go for this. Not only does it give you points, starting at
5M incrementing by 5M every successful time, but it also lights a
- 3 Bullets
- Spot 3 bullet targets.
- 2 Million
- Collect 2M points
- BONUS X
- Advance bonus multiplier.
Completing all five badges (HQ, Left Ramp, Safehouse, warehouse,
right ramp) will light multiball.
To start multiball, shoot the left ramp or the warehouse to load the
gun. The right ramp is jackpot, the left ramp is super jackpot (2x jackpot).
The player gets one shot with the gun at super jackpot, and then
multiball play commences. Super jackpot will stay lit permanently
throughout multiball, if a jackpot is made, the warehouse will relight
Super Jackpots start at 50M, regular jackpots at 25M, jackpots values
are increased by hitting warehouse during multiball.
If no jackpots were made during multiball, there will be a last change
jackpot during single ball play immediately after multiball. The player
then has a short time to make a jackpot shot.
Modes and Major Awards
Shotgun Shell Modes
Shooting the outer loops will light the HQ hole. Shooting the HQ hole
when lit will start the current flashing shotgun shell mode. They are:
- Barroom Brawl
- A 25-second timed mode. Shoot the ramps as much
as possible. The left ramp is worth twice as much as the right
ramp, and initial value of the right ramp is 10M.
- Car Chase
- A 20-second timed mode. Shoot both loops and the left
ramp. If the player makes four shots in any combination before
the time runs out, the player will receive an added finishing bonus.
- Warehouse Raid
- A 25-second timed mode. Shoot the warehouse as
much as possible for 10M+5M and contraband items.
- Letter bomb
- Shoot the safehouse four times within 25 seconds.
Every switch is awarded a `bomb value,' which is initially 100K
and increases after each safehouse hit. Score starts at 25M.
- Meet the Mob
- Both ramps and both loops are lit for 20 seconds.
Shoot each one once before the timer expires.
- Stop Scorpio
- Various crosshair pointer lights are flashing and timing
down. Shooting one turns it off, and another lights up, and
starts timing down. Crosshair shots can be added by shooting the
safehouse. Each ramp is worth 15M during mode, HQ hole value
starts at 10M, mode stops when you hit HQ hole. The mode is
over when a) all crosshairs time out, b) when the ball is shot into
the HQ hole, where the player is given bonus finishing points,
which is the total ramp scores plus HQ value.
Completing all modes starts a 6 ball multiball. During this mode any
arrest made is worth 50M. The three arrest targets lit are the warehouse,
safehouse, and the mode start hole.
The Safehouse is lit by advancing your rank on the left ramp. The
safehouse awards occur in this order:
- Bank Robber Hurry-up
- A hurry-up that starts at 50M, and is collected
by shooting the left loop.
- Warehouse Hurry-up
- Shoot the warehouse before the hurry-up finishes
and the player is rewarded with a two ball multiball where
the jackpot value is the hurry-up value, and the jackpot shot is the
warehouse. Value starts at 20M.
- Light Extra Ball
- Lights the Extra Ball at the HQ hole.
- Super Loops
- Both loops are lit for a short time. Shoot a loop to
restart the timer, and increase the loop value for the next shot.
- A multiball where the jackpot is on a flashing crosshair
shot. Make it, and it moves to another crosshair.
Bullets And The Magazine
Completing all of the bullet targets scattered around on the playfield,
advances the awards on the MAGAZINE by flashing the lowest available.
Shoot the Warehouse to collect the lowest flashing award on the
The awards are:
- Magnum Jets
- Until the end of the current ball, all jet hits are worth
- Magnum Bullets
- Until the end of the current ball, all bullet targets
are worth millions.
- Light Extra Ball
- Lights the Extra Ball at the HQ hole.
- Light Shoot-out
- The exits are lit. If the ball drains on an exit, the
current player is instantly thrown into a multiball where the player
must complete all of the bullet targets. Balls are continuously fed
for a short period of time. After 20 seconds, all balls are drained,
and the player's ball is over.
- Playfield Promotion
- All scores are multiplied by up to 5x for a
short period of time. The multiplier is based on what the player's
current RANK is, which is earned by multiple shots up the left
Always trap ball and look at the warehouse for lit awards, since most
of the time you end up picking up bullets from bullet ricochets.
Regulation Play and Non-mode Stuff
- Lanes and bumpers
- The lanes alternately increase jet value and
multiply the current ransom value. The ransom value is built by
the jets and unlit HQ hole shots.
- Return Lanes
- If the ball rolls down the left return lane, Magna
Force is lit for a short period of time on the right loop. If the shot
is made, Magna Force will grab the ball, award points, and then
allow a slow feed to the upper flipper for a shot at the left ramp.
The right return lane briefly light ransom at the HQ hole. If made,
the ransom shot collects the ransom value. Ransom can be multiplied
by the upper lanes above the jets, or by making combination
shots just before making the ransom shot (therefore, the ransom
shot would be the player's last shot in the combo.)
- Left ramp
- Multiple shots up the left ramp will earn the player
increasing ranks. Achieving a new rank lights the safehouse.
- Right Ramp
- Multiple right ramp shots, called helicopters, lights
`Feel Lucky' at the warehouse. Shooting the right ramp twice consecutively
will divert the ball to the right flipper, and light `ricochet'
for a short period of time on the left loop.
Contraband can be collected at the warehouse when lit. These items
are usually worth just points, but they can be worth an extra ball.
Warehouse also collects the lowest flashing magazine award when lit.
When Feel Lucky is lit, and the warehouse shot is made, the player
then has the opportunity to choose between two awards using the flippers.
The left flipper will award points, the right flipper will load the
gun for a shot at a flashing bullet target. If the gun shot is successful,
the player earns a better award, these awards could be double points
(of the left flipper choice), extra balls, super ricochet (where ricochet
is lit for the rest of the ball), bonus X's, etc.
The following settings will be in effect at PAPA:
- Skill Shot
- You will always be able to select for Ramp Shot and
Load Gun. The third choice will follow this pattern: Ball 1: Bonus
X, Ball 2: Millions, Ball 3: 3 Bullets.
- Feel Lucky Awards
- The award choices will not be random, but will
instead occur in this order: double feel lucky points, advance magazine,
advance rank, bonus multiplier, super ricochet, hold bonus.
- Shotgun Shell Modes
- The modes will not be randomized by the
slings or jets. They will occur in this order: Barroom Brawl, car
chase, warehouse raid, letter bomb, meet the mob, stop scorpio,
No extra balls will be awarded. The Light Extra Ball on the magazine
will be skipped over.
Always go for start mode skill shot from gun]
Get the left ramp shot down, its a tough shot.
Always aim for super jackpot on gun shot to start multiball, other
jackpots are pretty easily gotten form right ramp. If you miss super
from gun, hold a couple of balls on the left flipper and shot the
other ball from the right flipper to the left loop this will feed the
upper right flipper for another shot at the super jackpot. Then alternate
right ramp/ warehouse for other jackpots.
Get the right and left loop shots down, a lot of timed awards can be
Any time you go down the left return lane go for the right loop.
Once you get the left ramp shot down it can be very lucrative.
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