- Edit: game is pending sale -
Putting my 1984 Gottlieb "El Dorado City of Gold" on here to see if there is any interest. It has been lightly re-themed into an "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" pin. There is a thread on here showing pics, but I can also email pictures to anyone that wants some that way.
I had my fun re-theming it, but in a 4 pin collection, I'm thinking it will go to make way for another pin. Without writing a novel, I'll try to give a decent description of the good and bad of it, and then can go into further detail in private message if anyone wants.
- game plays great. The cpu was sent away and nvram installed
- playfield is in pretty nice shape for one of its age
- new titan rubbers installed
- leds installed on both playfield and in head
- custom Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom translite made (and printed professionally on backlit material)
- custom Indy pop bumper decals and flipper decals installed (can easily be removed if wanted)
- custom Indiana Jones topper and instruction cards
- cabinet is in decent shape. The graphics on the head and body look nice. Where the front of the cabinet meets the right side, there is a 1mm gap. The cab is very solid, but thought it was worth mentioning. There is a chip about the size of a toonie on the left side of the cabinet head, towards the back. It doesn't affect the graphic art, and was painted black and is not too noticeable. But worth mentioning.
- the board that holds the leds in the head, has a crack line across it part way. Its not a crack all the way through, and the board is structurally sound, it just doesn't look great.
- biggest issue - currently does not play music / sounds. I have a soundboard for it, but I believe the sound chip is dead, and the 6530 chip is no longer produced. I believe the sound board is the issue, but I'm a pinball noob, so maybe its something else. I know pascal makes replacement soundboards for system 80a pins. I was debating going that route or custom Indiana Jones music setup. If this pin doesn't sell, I'll decide on one of those and finish the project up.
I have $1100 into it, so for now that is simply what I would like to get for it. If I don't, I'll likely keep it and fix the sound and just play it. Priority would be given though to anyone who has a pin from my wishlist (especially sega) that would like to take this and cash on trade. But if no one does, I'm fine with just selling it to.
With this being a cheaper pin, I'd prefer to not ship at this time. If a trade is worked out, I can possibly drive it part way to meet up, but I'd much prefer any potential buyer to come see it in person before buying. It has its pros and cons, and I feel the price is fair for what it both has and needs.