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1978 Gottlieb Neptune


By oldcarz

55 days ago



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#1 55 days ago

Enclosing a few pix and a video of a really fun 5 ball “Add-A-Ball” game.


Although my general preference is toward the replay games, several AAB games have real compelling rule sets and features. I’m currently enjoying the game in “novelty” mode that allows super high scoring, but no extra balls. In this mode, the game knocks like crazy when scoring the extra point values.

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#2 55 days ago

Love Hit The Deck, nice to see the AAB version

#3 55 days ago

3Ball novelty, great game. 1.8M is my best game. It really gets your heart pumping when those wows are being collected. Your game is gorgeous. With such few games made you should register your serial number.

My game was autographed by a fam distributor in the NE.

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#4 55 days ago

I sold my Neptune about a month ago and already miss it! I also had mine on Novelty. That’s the way to play it!

#5 54 days ago

I've been looking for a Neptune for awhile. Please let me know if you decide to sell. I'm on the other side of the state...

#6 54 days ago

Best CAB artwork ever for EM.

#7 54 days ago
Quoted from oldcarz:

Enclosing a few pix and a video of a really fun 5 ball “Add-A-Ball” game.
Although my general preference is toward the replay games, several AAB games have real compelling rule sets and features. I’m currently enjoying the game in “novelty” mode that allows super high scoring, but no extra balls. In this mode, the game knocks like crazy when scoring the extra point values.
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Best looking cab art IMHO

#8 50 days ago

Beautiful game and gameroom

#9 50 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Best CAB artwork ever for EM.

But why a Rainbow Trout for an oceanic themed game? A Sailfish or Marlin would have suited it better.

#10 50 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

3Ball novelty, great game. 1.8M is my best game. It really gets your heart pumping when those wows are being collected. Your game is gorgeous. With such few games made you should register your serial number.
My game was autographed by a fam distributor in the NE.
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A Guido game! Guido DelSignore. He "autographed" all of his games. Although I'm in NY state and have had hundreds of games, I've never had one of his. I was fortunate to have had visited him at his place in Fort Edward, NY shortly before he passed away, many years ago. He was one of the earliest operators ever, and I believe he was close to 100 or even older when he died.
Funny thing that "Neptune". It may be the very first one I ever played in an arcade in Lake George. He operated all the games in the area, and I fondly remember seeing it and playing it for the first time in that arcade back in the '70s. I think I may even have a photograph of it somewhere!
But sadly, I also remember seeing the head of a "Neptune" literally rotting away on the dirt floor of a damp side room at his place when I was there visiting him.
A friend of mine has a body only, and I've since learned that body came from Guido's stash. Probably was the game with the head that was rotting away.
I'm sure he must have owned many copies of that title, so who really knows?

#11 50 days ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

A Guido game! Guido DelSignore. He "autographed" all of his games. Although I'm in NY state and have had hundreds of games, I've never had one of his. I was fortunate to have had visited him at his place in Fort Edward, NY shortly before he passed away, many years ago. He was one of the earliest operators ever, and I believe he was close to 100 or even older when he died.
Funny thing that "Neptune". It may be the very first one I ever played in an arcade in Lake George. He operated all the games in the area, and I fondly remember seeing it and playing it for the first time in that arcade back in the '70s. I think I may even have a photograph of it somewhere!
But sadly, I also remember seeing the head of a "Neptune" literally rotting away on the dirt floor of a damp side room at his place when I was there visiting him.
A friend of mine has a body only, and I've since learned that body came from Guido's stash. Probably was the game with the head that was rotting away.
I'm sure he must have owned many copies of that title, so who really knows?

JR yer welcome to come down and play it. Maybe I'll drag you down for the next TPF...

#12 49 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

JR yer welcome to come down and play it. Maybe I'll drag you down for the next TPF...

Need to get more EMs there!

#13 49 days ago
Quoted from oldcarz:

Enclosing a few pix and a video of a really fun 5 ball “Add-A-Ball” game.

Could you you have been swayed to this title from playing it at someone's get together?

It's a great fast player and the AAB is better than the replay version - at least from my playing experience with having both games.

#14 48 days ago
Quoted from ckcsm:

Could you you have been swayed to this title from playing it at someone's get together?
It's a great fast player and the AAB is better than the replay version - at least from my playing experience with having both games.

Funny that you should ask where I might have been swayed! Darn right...playing your beautiful games was a real treat and opened my eyes to those rarely seen. Interesting....it was my limited observation, too, that the Neptune did play better than the Hit the Deck, although both were great!

Looking forward to the next get together
Joel

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