(Topic ID: 208587)

EM: Sonic Mars Trek Variations?

By pinballholder

2 years ago

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


Snagged a nice Mars Trek last year from the Pacific Northwest and its finally up and running. One of the things that stands out with this machine is that the colors on the cabinet are not the normal white and red and blue. Instead this one has baby blue, blue and orange. Also note that the playfield is painted with a different pattern. Layout is exact same, but the design is dramatically different in some areas.

Looked around and found one other photo (with no source) that shows same cabinet. Also you can see that the original flyers have a playfield that matches this one. Did lots of searching around but don't see any mention on the web about different variations of this game. Am thinking maybe the first x number the rolled off the factory floor had different color and artwork, but would like confirmation and curious as to rarity.

Anyone have any leads?

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#2 2 years ago

Bump, because pinballholder is a righteous dude and that mars Trek is a blast to play.

#3 2 years ago

Not much info on Sonics, but your guesses seem fine. Take some nice pics and send them to ipdb!

#4 2 years ago

Here is a good side by side of normal art and colors and what this one has...

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#5 2 years ago

i have owned two Mars Treks
and pretty sure both had standard red white blue CAB and
had the mainly baby blue large swirl around the red bonus lites.
Never noticed that the flyer had slightly different artwork than my game before.

#6 2 years ago

Interesting. Mine also has the “standard” colors on the cab and playfield. Pretty cool yours is unique.

I cant wait to play mine once we get it running!

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#7 2 years ago

I think the art on your prototype is better than what they went with
the red on the upper playfield seems to be a guide to the shots

#8 2 years ago

Try contacting Jay of the IPDB. Regardless of the information that may be out there, it would be nice to add your photos and permanently document your find to the database.

#9 2 years ago

try calling 1-800-KICKERS

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from bigehrl:

try calling 1-800-KICKERS

This would be funny if the game was a Stern.

And dude.. a proto Mars Trek? EPICALLY JEALOUS...

#11 2 years ago

I think I prefer the standard red,white & blue CAB color artwork
and also prefer the standard bottom half of the PF artwork with Red bonus insert lites,
but like the proto artwork scheme for the upper half of PF.

1 year later
#12 1 year ago

You're not alone : https://www.flipjuke.fr/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=136715

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