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Big House - Prototype?

By Turtlepower169

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by toddtuckey
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#1 2 years ago

Just picked up a Big House that is noticeably different. Everything is different. Music, Callouts, Playfield/Cabinet Art, Inserts, Display locations.

Anyone else out there own one or have any information about this version?

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#2 2 years ago

That is super cool! Nice find. A lot different than the production game.

What serial number does it have? I have several prototypes that don't actually have serial numbers, or they're hand written. Just curious if yours has one.

#3 2 years ago


Seems to be the earliest recorded so far.

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#4 2 years ago

This is a cool prototype-
I owned a Big House for many years and only resently sold it. This is VERY different than the one I had.
The main goal on the production model was to break down the “wall” and build the multiplier. Then hit the top middle lane and score big. It looks like your has no “wall.”
How do you build the multiplier?

#5 2 years ago

Very neat, I'm glad I've got my big house, people have enjoyed it on location years here.

#6 2 years ago

Very cool.

#7 2 years ago

This is really interesting, especially since even just finding a regular production Big House is not easy.

Is there any way you could shoot a video of it in action? It'd be really interesting to see (and hear) this game.

Edit: Might also be a good idea to contact Jay at I_P_D_B with pictures. It doesn't look like this early production model is documented there.

#8 2 years ago

I sent him all of the pictures. Looks like the option to add the photos isn’t there anymore. I’ll make a video a little later today.

#9 2 years ago

Cool find Joey, definitely a rare and unique pin.

#10 2 years ago

Very nice find and a bit jealous! They used an Excalibur/RoboWar cabinet for that one. Try to make backups from the roms if possible. Steve Young is selling alternate slingshot plastics for Big House - the same as those in your Big House.

#12 2 years ago

Couple more pictures. Got her cleaned up.

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#13 2 years ago

Heading to Gatlinburg Pinball Museum for everyone to enjoy.

#14 2 years ago

I'm wondering if it would be possible (or a good idea) to dump the game and sound roms onto a computer for the sake of documentation and preservation.

#15 2 years ago

Interested in hi-res photos

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#16 2 years ago
Quoted from Turtlepower169:

Heading to Gatlinburg Pinball Museum for everyone to enjoy.

Played this tonight! Thank you! Really cool to play such a rare version.
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#17 1 year ago

Jay said d the site was not loading pictures for awhile but try it now! Todd

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