~~~Escape From The Lost World Club~~~
Just because it looked like fun... I picked up an 1988 Bally Escape from the Lost World project last month. I had no luck locating a EftLW Cub here on Pinside, so, here it is... Welcome!
My Escape from the Lost Word machine should turn out pretty nice once shopped and repairs have been made.
...So when I picked it up, the general illumination was 99% burned out, there was no trace of sound, broken plastics, insert graphics were missing (come on Classic Arcades, I can use a hand here), rubber rings were destroyed, filthy playfield and inside cabinet, missing the correct playfield glass (with the artwork on it), the plunger was mushroomed without a rubber tip (I'll need 2 fresh silverballs, of course), no backbox light present, many loose wires and coin mech switch dangling from the coin door, no coin door lock or manual and lastly... the upper left flipper coil was a mess of dangling, drooping, melted copper wires that I'm guessing failed when it locked it on. ...Oh yeah, there was a bunch of coffee beans mixed up in the dust as well as a bunch of loose parts, $8.75 in quarters (mostly from the 80's and early 90's), about 40 tokens and four 1980's nudie Polaroid photos.... Nice!!!
As of today, I have the sound working well, the coin door wiring sorted out and the upper left flipper flipping. It's playable. Boy, isn't it nice how easy the upper playfield swings up to service the playfields? I have already used it a bunch and will be a whole lot more while shopping it out.
Dan Langlois design.
Greg Freres art.
Bally/Midway 6803 MPU.
It has the unique shaped cabinet that requires 5.5" longer rear legs.
Playfield glass had artwork applied to it to give it the appearance of more depth.
There's a bunch of molded plastic parts such as ramps, the bottom arch and volcano.
Weighs in at 225 lbs and measures 75" x 50" x 28"
Well, alright then. Come on in to the ALL NEW THREE DIMENSIONAL PLAYFIELD ENVIRONMENT!
Bring your EftLW tips, tricks, gameplay, pics, tech, questions, mods, stories... you name it right here.