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Granny and the Gators - Granny's no stranger to adventure!


By Moto_bone

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Can't believe this awesome title has no club!

Well, let's show off our Granny's!!

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#2 1 year ago

I'm really interested why there isn't much love for this game!?

It has great game play all the way through in my opinion.

Playfield has a very smooth flow through the top right gate and back down to the left inlane to the flipper. If you get your timing right you can keep that loop going to help get an extra canoe pretty quickly.

My main strategy is to go for the ammo stand up targets to load up on bullets and when you miss you usually get all of the other necessary targets and objectives done.

The vid portion of the gameplay is pretty fun as well. Time spent working on the controls is definitely needed to get good at this game though. It has a Williams Defender or Stargate feel to the gaming with the control layout.

Let's get this club started!

#3 1 year ago

Looks fun to me!

#4 1 year ago

I owned a baby pac man for a while and always wanted to find a Granny and the gators- really rare game. Would be nice to own both

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Coz:

I owned a baby pac man for a while and always wanted to find a Granny and the gators- really rare game. Would be nice to own both

Baby Pacman looks cool. That's my next game to get.

#6 1 year ago

I played Biffbar's when I picked up my Baby Pac. Not the easiest game to get the hang of. Odd why the pinball "slings" are solid plastic. Definitely interesting, but I still prefer Baby Pac.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from GLSP3022:

I played Biffbar's when I picked up my Baby Pac. Not the easiest game to get the hang of. Odd why the pinball "slings" are solid plastic. Definitely interesting, but I still prefer Baby Pac.

I am tempted to add star posts and at the least, some rubber!

Not a lot of room under the Pf. Maybe room for slingshot!?

#8 1 year ago

Funny you mention those dead slings, no action, just a thunk when the ball hit the hard plastic. That part of the game had been bothering me for a long time. I think I know why they did it, there are star rollovers between the two slings which work up to lighting the saucer for an "extra canoe".

I modified the game few weeks ago, removed the hard plastic at the slings, and put a large rubber ring around each one. Getting much more bounce from the ball, and much improved pinball play. Still trying to figure out the best rules to use with the new setup.

#9 1 year ago

Awesome! I've had mine for about a decade, picked it up at an estate sale for $400 bucks.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from Moto_bone:

I'm really interested why there isn't much love for this game!?
It has great game play all the way through in my opinion.
Playfield has a very smooth flow through the top right gate and back down to the left inlane to the flipper. If you get your timing right you can keep that loop going to help get an extra canoe pretty quickly.
My main strategy is to go for the ammo stand up targets to load up on bullets and when you miss you usually get all of the other necessary targets and objectives done.
The vid portion of the gameplay is pretty fun as well. Time spent working on the controls is definitely needed to get good at this game though. It has a Williams Defender or Stargate feel to the gaming with the control layout.
Let's get this club started!

I wrote a big response to this and it sadly was deleted by the internet monster.
Although not officially confirmed I’ve seen reports that Granny & the Gators only had a production of between 400-600 or less! It was more expensive and less popular than Baby Pac-Man. Plus when you add in the reliability issues and the tendency to rob parts you’re probably left with less than 200 of these guys hanging out! It’s a rare game, although I would one day love to own one!

I’m partially in this club because when I bought my Baby Pac-Man from the self-proclaimed KING of Baby Pac, Appolo, he had a spare Vidiot Deluxe board he got from an operator who had 2 Granny’s and gutted one for parts.

I hope to see more love for these come about!

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I wrote a big response to this and it sadly was deleted by the internet monster.
Although not officially confirmed I’ve seen reports that Granny & the Gators only had a production of between 400-600 or less! It was more expensive and less popular than Baby Pac-Man. Plus when you add in the reliability issues and the tendency to rob parts you’re probably left with less than 200 of these guys hanging out! It’s a rare game, although I would one day love to own one!
I’m partially in this club because when I bought my Baby Pac-Man from the self-proclaimed KING of Baby Pac, Appolo, he had a spare Vidiot Deluxe board he got from an operator who had 2 Granny’s and gutted one for parts.
I hope to see more love for these come about!

With production numbers so low it's also a Wonder why the value is so low. Maybe perhaps no one can find good concrete pricing so they just throw a price on it similar to baby pac?

I'm going to be working with a local company to hopefully get a reproduction control panel overlay made. They aren't strangers to making arcade art and overlays so I'm pretty optimistic that they can get it done nicely!

What are the reliability issues that are of the most concern? I know I can rebuild all of the Bally boards myself but that vidiot board is def a new one for me.

Any components that I should keep on hand?

My machine had a brand new Samsung crt and chassis and does have one nagging issue: on the initial start of the game I get no video. If I reboot, the video comes right on.. any ideas?

#12 1 year ago

I decided to pull up the mylar to clear coat the playfield. Came up nicely. Tiny speckles of yellow came up at the drop targets but that will be an easy repaint.

Used the heat gun method on this one. I've had bad luck in the past with freezing it.
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#13 1 year ago

Uh oh. PPG Omni 2k clear found its way in to my granny

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