Whirlwind is distinguished by three playfield rotating discs, and a fan topper that blows wind on the player at certain times in the game. The objective in Whirlwind is to move the storm using the compass targets to light ball locks for multiball. In multiball, a progressive jackpot can be scored by making left ramp shots from the upper right flipper. Alternatively, one can work towards the "Wizard Mode" by lighting and collecting all of the seven "Super Cellar Door" values. Also, once player has earned five extra balls in a game, each one earned thereafter awards a score bonus.