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Is this GamePlan Super Nova a prototype?

By PurpleTophat

8 years ago

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#1 8 years ago

So I'm at my wife's friend's house playing her dad's pinball collection. One non-working game caught my eye. It's a GamePlan Super Nova. Her dad says when he bought it years ago, he was told that it was a prototype game. Looking at pics online, it looks like most I can find have white on the cabinet and backglass where this one is mostly purple with some orange. No white paint at all. He is in the Chicago suburbs, so it would makes sense that prototypes would be floating around the area.

Anybody have any info on this? It's not currently working, but he's curious if it's rare, sought after, or worth much of anything because he might want to make a trade to change up his collection. I figured I'd see if anyone here had any input! Thanks!


#2 8 years ago

Do you happen to know what the serial number is? There should be a plate one of the sides of the backbox.

#3 8 years ago

Model Number 150

Serial Number 2034

Does that help? Thanks for the reply by the way!

#4 8 years ago

Well, there are only 4 other serial numbers on the IPSND for this game and they are all in the 3000s. Can you post some pics onto IPDB and our archive?

1000 made so the normal game itself isn't rare per se however a lot of Gameplans were parted out because nobody makes parts for them. Nowadays there aren't very many left. If it is a prototype, that would definitely be rare.

#5 8 years ago

Awesome! Thanks for the info! She said she would take a few better pics over the next few days and send them to me, so I will definitely post them up to both sites.

It's so cool to find stuff like that just sitting in some guy's basement.

4 weeks later
#6 8 years ago

It's not a desirable title gameplay-wise, but they didn't make many of them. I've been looking for one as it fits my collecting habits of bringing in oddball stuff.

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