Caribbean Cruise (International, 1989)

Caribbean Cruise

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29 days ago
A very rare game & the pick of the small number of cocktail machines. Wonderful artwork on the pf & a well thought out pf layout in limited space. Always a talking point with guests this one is a keeper.
43 days ago
Caribbean Crusie is a game that will not be denied for its qualities.

The Pros:
An incredible layout with 3 layouts within a single COCKTAIL PINBALL layout. Seriously. 4 flippers on a cocktail? People can talk shit about him for the rest of his life, but his single level pinball layouts are NOT TO BE DENIED! The shots are incredible. The lower left pinball makes shots on the left of the PF as well as across the PF to the S-K-E-E-T targets (yeah I said it. SKEET-SKEET-SKEET!) and the million point cycling shot after completing the bank means that the game has multiple strategies. The cruise "tooooooooooot" and other effects are cheesy and spot on.

Multiball is the big scoring opportunity. I believe the multiball score is built until collected, but it is utterly unbalancing. The start multiball award is random from the saucer heading into the upper right flipper and is treated as a mystery award. A big whammy on the multiball makes the rest of the game a waste, a chore or at the best... an opportunity to chop a LOT of wood. System 80/ 80b makes you ask Is this game a "fixer"? Break out the multimeter, logic probe and the oscilliscope if you can... do it and make this game WORK!

The Takeaway:
A great game for the party! Find one if you can. System 80A means that it is not as difficult to deal with as sys 80b. The wood paneling is straight out of 1973 and this game was released in 1989. But DAMN!!!! This table has GAME in it. Not for the timid or the closed minded. Find one and play it if you can today. Because this is the best cocktail pinball I have ever played. For reals.
1 year ago
Game is hard to find but when you do it will never leave your collection..It has multiball..Cool artwork and fun gameplay..I think the best coctail pin ever made..Great lighting as well
1 year ago
More I play it the more I like has to be the easiest multi ball to get ever and the hardest to keep's not the best machine in the world and I just bought it because I know they're rare and I had a spot a full size machine wouldn't fit but now Im glad I bought it and find it fun and challenging.
2 years ago
This is a fun cocktail table that offers a nice change of pace from full sized machines. Even though it has a much shorter playfield, the 4 flipper set up offers lots of great shots. The 2 ball multi-ball is fun and hitting the jackpot target is a challenge with both balls in play. The music and call outs are good and fit the theme perfectly. The light show that this machine puts on is actually pretty impressive. I also really like the blue alphanumeric screen in the middle of the playfield. It's so easy to see during a game and I wish more tables offered this. This game even features some cool animations like sailing ships and anchors flying across the screen. The artwork is very 80's, but it's part of the machine's charm.

On the negative side, even though multi-ball is a lot of fun, it's shame that it's just a random reward for hitting one of the kick out holes. It would be nice to have to complete an objective or two to earn multi-ball. Overall, this is a unique machine that plays different than any other pinball I've played and it's a great compliment to a collection. Out of the handful of cocktail pinballs that I've experienced, this is best playing one by a large margin. With less than 400 made, this is a rare machine and I don't ever see it leaving my collection.
5 years ago
It's an oook cocktail, I dug the mario brothers sounds.
6 years ago
This cocktail pin was actually pretty fun with the 4 flippers and multiball. The skeet shoot tagets are fun too. I kept coming back for more.
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