Earthshaker was released in February of 1989. It was designed by Pat Lawlor and the art work was done by Tim Elliot.
This was the first machine to have a shaker motor. The theme is based on earthquakes in the California/Nevada area. During the game the two states at the top of the playfield split apart becoming a rail that the ball follows.
The music and voice are typical for the era. The game is known for the female voice saying "Bitchin". I understand that "family ROM's" are available if this is too graphic.
It's a 3 ball game. You lock two balls and start multi-ball by placing the 3rd ball into play. The shaker motor runs when the balls are locked and during multi-ball. The shaker motor runs very slowly producing a "quake like" shake.
The rule sheet can be found at Pinball.org
flyer can be found at
|Specifications can be found at the
Internet Pinball Database
|An instruction card can be found at
Ken's instruction Cards
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