Made by Gottlieb in February, 1978. This is one of Gottlieb's earliest
solid state machines. Rumor has it that they produced a few 2-player
electro-mechanical versions of this machine under the name Eye of the
Tiger in June of that year. I don't recall much about this machine
because I only owned it for about 30 minutes! Some other collector wanted
it much more than I did. It is a four player machine
with drop targets and an asymmetrical playfield.
In the short time I owned the machine I did get to play test it and found
the game play quite good. The problem with this and many other Gottlieb
early solid state machines is the poorly engineered electronics. Many of
these machines' electronics broke early in their lives. This explains why
it is common to find stacks of mint condition playfields and backglasses for
When the time comes that a pinball collector enthusiast comes up with better
inexpensive components for this and other Gottlieb System One
machines then this machine will actually be worth something to the
collecting and playing community.
NEWS FLASH--Now that the Ni-Wumpf board is available, GTB System 1
machines are being resurrected! Contact me or any vintage parts supplier for
more information about this board.
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