Caveman (Gottlieb, 1982)



Caveman Pinball is the first "pinball with a video game" design ever tried by the big 5 manufacturers. Its wide body cabinet and 3/4 size playfield also contained a video game monitor and a joystick.

Its 13-inch RGB video game monitor was built into the center-rear portion of the playfield and the joystick was positioned in the top-center of the larger than normal lockdown bar.

Caveman Pinball was released soon after the very popular Haunted House pinball and captured some of the deep, resonant sounds that the early '80's Gottleib pinballs created.

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Design team

Game details

D. Gottlieb & Co.
September 1982
Solid state
Gottlieb System 80A
Hybrid game, 1,800 produced
$460 - $540
Wide body


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Game quote

"The world's first Pinball-Video game! It will Amaze you!" "

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Pinside rating

This game has received 12 approved Pinsider ratings. 3 more approved ratings are needed to get a rating and for it to be eligible for the Pinside Pinball Top 100 ranking.

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42 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.
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