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Offline pbecker1946

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Spot Bowler - Gottlieb 1950
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:42:09 PM »
Spot Bowler - Gottlieb 1950;sa=view;down=491My exploration of the post-war evolution of pinball from the invention of the flipper to the mid 1960's when I was living in the pinball parlor continues with Gottlieb's Spot Bowler. Spot Bowler was released in October 1950 and was designed by Wayne Neyens with Art by Roy Parker. 1,000 Spot Bowler games were produced making it moderately rare today.

Spot Bowler has a place in flipper game history as it was the first game produced with the flippers in both the location and orientation (forward, not reversed) that is now considered as "standard". Very few reverse flipper games were made after Spot Bowler, and thus it marks the beginning of the end of the "where do we put these flippers" phase of early flipper game design evolution. It is a very challenging game to play, but one that can be mastered with enough time spent. As with all of my games, pressing the "R" key will display the game rules and feature keys.
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Offline ScottE

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Re: Spot Bowler - Gottlieb 1950
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 11:48:15 AM »
Thanks for this table and pinball history lesson!   I'll download it later today if I can have the time!