Victory (Gottlieb, 1987)

Victory

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This machine got 21 approved ratings and currently scores 6.778 out of 10 points.

This ranks this machine #241 in the Pinside Ranking.

6.778

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 7.014

Artwork: 6.479

Sounds/Music: 6.689

Other Aspects: 6.807



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6.735

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“This gets repetitive after a few games...no multiball hurts but it would have been damn near impossible to implement with the ruleset. Very ready, aim, fire, type of game. Need to hit your shots in order or not too much scoring going round.”


“Victory is very cool game that I would have walked by if not for the recommendation of a fellow player. This game is a shooters game and needs to be maintained properly or you will not get the benefit of the design as intended... Then again, this is pinball.

The Pros:
Shots from every aspect of the PF. The upper pf has 4 drops and 3 ramps to work with alone! Get through the race and feel a real sense of pinball accomplishment. Not your average Premier game. My favorite table from Trudeau other than CFTBL and the tragically underated Hollywood heat. My first pinball game was a Judge Dredd so I personally have a soft spot for JT's work. Spelling victory on the lower PF is all about how much bonus do you have in relation to risk/reward. Check point 4... Check point 5... Check point 6... Check point 7... FINISH LINE!

The Cons:
Premiere made some crummy translites, at least these race cars have spikes and machine guns on them. PF artwork is better, but still no match for the team at bally / williams. Hard to read the tiny blue scores. Would have loved to have seen this game with the third playfield as originally intended with the design. Another Gottleib triple level design?!? The first tri-level design since Haunted House?!? Ahhh, what could have been...

Takeway:
A very cool sniper's game that requires precision and accuracy (and strong flippers). Originally it had a lower pf in the center of the game as well. What would have it been like? Who knows... but a 3 level game would have been fantastic! There are some that do not like the difficulty of this table. I understand what it feels like to get owned over and over again by the same game. It's humbling. However when you get the flow of this deck, I believe it is completely worth the effort. I am glad to have taken my friend's recommendation and got to know this game. When you finish the race it feels like a victory, because you really earned it.”

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  • “Wasn't a huge fan of this one. It was just so all over the place and crazy that I never felt like I knew what I was doing.”


    “Overall, Victory is pretty much a ho hum game, even for the late '80's era in which it was introduced. Extremely linear game play. My brother-in-law owned one for many years and ultimately donated it to a charity auction. Don't ever buy one, regardless of how low the price may be. Dullsville.”


    “Pretty good for it's time. It's one of the few old Gottlieb's I actually remember being any good.”


    “I used to love Victory in the arcade. Good game for the time. Nice light show, decent sounds. Fun goal to win the race. And the upper playfield is fun. The display is horrible like all the Gottlieb's at that time. If you find one cheap give it a shot.”

  • hawkeye11 has owned this game in the past.


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