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Gottlieb Ice Review Skater Lights During Play


By The--Who

7 months ago



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#2 7 months ago
Quoted from The--Who:

I read the following statement on the Internet Pinball Database regarding Ice Revue:
"Backglass light animation (spotlights rotate on ice skaters as playfield hole values change)"
My 6 smaller skater all flash at the end of a game, then go out whenever a new game starts and stay off during the game. The only skaters that stay illuminated during game-play are the male skater with the lady on his shoulder and the large female skater in the lower left corner of the back glass.
The IPD statement has me confused. Should there be something going on with the skaters on the back glass during play?

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#5 7 months ago

i_p_d_b
Now that description sunk in to my thick skull. You can never over-explain things to me, especially when it comes to pinball. Your description was not vague or incomplete, rather it had more to do with my reading comprehension. I counted 6 flashing skaters and in my mind I correlated them to the 6 targets, thinking one should light up when a target is completed.

Yes, I do suck at the game, but that is what makes it a challenge and one of my favorites.......lol.

Checked my machine out and everything is lighting on the back glass as it should when all the target are completed.

Thanks for you your help Jay!!!!! It may have been years before I looked up at the back glass to notice what was going on besides the score.
Denny

#7 7 months ago
Quoted from MikeO:

It's a very subtle, yet satisfying, feature. You don't understand it until you have a good game and they start lighting up.

I always thought it was odd that the back glass was so colorful when finished, but did nothing during the game. I have to concentrate on the play field when I get all 6 targets, so if I would not have read the IPD listing I would never had know the difference.

#13 7 months ago
Quoted from I_P_D_B:

Yes, I ordered parts from them for several years. I bought my first and only NIB machine from them in 1979:
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=1823&picno=56454&zoom=2

(Correction from earlier. I bought Ice-Revue used from a local operator, not distributor. I didn't mean to imply it was new and unused.)
You're a little older than me. I bought my Cross Town in 1979. Dumb little story that goes with it. Years earlier, 1972 I believe, I was playing at an arcade in Cheyenne where I lived that had two woodrails among the many pinballs, one was Lightning Ball. I really like that game and as I played it with my friend, I exclaimed, "Why, I would pay A HUNDRED DOLLARS for this game!" Now, you have to understand the humble beginnings from which I sprang, so a hundred bucks was really saying something at that point in my youth. It was some astronomical number to me. Seven years later, with a good job, I got a call at work from someone who wasn't into pinball but knew I was, and who said, "Jay, the arcade is selling a lot of his pinball machines!" I barreled down there as soon as I got off work and saw both Lightning Ball and Cross Town for $150 each except the latter had a broken backglass. I was not fearful of that, and offered to buy his CT at $150 if I could also buy the LB for... a hundred bucks. He said yes! I soon found a CT backglass from a guy in Maryland, another little story but I'll stop talking. I still have both games. Little did I know years before that I would actually buy that Lightning Ball for a hundred bucks. I have to say, I like that story. I bought two other games along with them.
Now that I know you are looking for a Big Casino I bet I will think of you should I next see one, and since I am linked to this thread I can find you at that time.

You can tell your stories anytime. They are fascinating.

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