Medieval Madness pinball machine was released in June 1997 by Williams. Designed by Brian Eddy and programmed by Lyman Sheats, Medieval Madness had a production run of 4,016 units. It was an immediate critical and popular success, earning well on location and achieving widespread popularity among collectors. Demand for the machine soon outstripped supply significantly, and today it is one of the most collectible and expensive machines (when purchased new in 1997, the machine cost approximately $3,000).
Much of the game’s dialogue was written by Scott Adsit and Kevin Dorff, at the time, members of the Second City Mainstage in Chicago.
The centerpiece of the playfield is an animated castle with a solenoid-controlled portcullis and motorized drawbridge. One of the game’s primary objectives is to “destroy” six castles by hitting the castle’s entryway with the pinball. A specific number of hits will lower the drawbridge, exposing the portcullis; additional hits will cause the portcullis to rise, and shooting the ball into the castle entrance generates an explosion effect on the dot matrix display, a lightshow, and a sizable award of points. Medieval Madness also features two Trolls, animated targets that are normally concealed below the playfield, but can pop up during certain gameplay modes. Other objectives can be scored by shooting the left and right ramps, the left and right orbits, and the catapult ramp in the lower left corner of the playfield. The game’s ramps introduced a patented feature that would prevent a failed ramp shot from draining straight down the middle between the flippers. 
Missions: In order to get to the Wizard Mode “Battle for the Kingdom” one has to achieve the following goals:
All these goals have to be repeated several times to get the corresponding insert in front of the castle to light up.
Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Ramps (2), Autoplunger. A left-side catapult propels ball airborne into a habitrail. Two pop-up trolls in playfield become active during “Trolls!” mode.