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Need your help identifying a machine

By Christian_Skov

5 years ago


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    #1 5 years ago

    Hi,

    Can you help identify/name the machine in the attached picture?

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    #2 5 years ago

    The 4 player score reel arrangement is identical to a Segasa Cannes/Monaco.

    #3 5 years ago

    Background story?

    #4 5 years ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    The 4 player score reel arrangement is identical to a Segasa Cannes/Monaco.

    The backbox looks to be placed upside down on the picture. Can we narrow it down to be a Segasa machine (never heard of Segasa )?

    #5 5 years ago
    Quoted from Christian_Skov:

    Can we narrow it down to be a Segasa machine (never heard of Segasa )?

    Not by going with that cabinet art. Segasa was a Spanish manufacturer. Just that the score reels were 1 on the top left the other 3 ascending on the right, with Replay Reel in the centre.

    Some late 1970's Williams EM pins used that same score reel layout.

    #6 5 years ago
    Quoted from mgpasman:

    Background story?

    I have taken a picture of a newspaper article. The story of the article, which is from 1986, is about my parents newly build house, which was totally damage because of a fire, caused by electrical failure. Back then I was 2 years old.

    28 years later I got interested in pinball machines and bought my first one. This was without knowing that we have had a pinball machine in our home. Not long ago my mother showed me the article, which showed the pinball machine that we owned back then. And now I want to find out what machine it was, and maybe one day buy one if I get the opportunity.

    #7 5 years ago

    Faces, Cannes, Monaco, Casino Royal all use the 3/1 backglass. Based on that I'd guess it was European 4 player game made sometime between 75 and 78.

    #8 5 years ago

    The bell in the upper left corner of the headbox is reminiscent of a four player Bally. Hard to tell though.

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    #9 5 years ago

    It's a Bally Gator

    #10 5 years ago
    Quoted from fumbleflippers:

    It's a Bally Gator

    You are good. A quick look at IPDB.org confirms that the paint pattern on the cabinet is a Bally Gator.

    #11 5 years ago
    Quoted from fumbleflippers:

    It's a Bally Gator

    Nice catch!

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    #12 5 years ago

    OR maybe since the game is from Europe
    it might be a Bally Alligator (German version of Gator)
    http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=59&picno=25046

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    #13 5 years ago

    I'm wondering if the game was salvaged. Based on the blurry photo, it didn't look very bad considering. I think these folks had their priorities straight. Save the pinball machine first!

    #14 5 years ago

    Awesome guys! Thought I would be a hard challenge... The machine looks very interesting...

    Quoted from fumbleflippers:

    It's a Bally Gator

    Wow, great spotted! Thanks

    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    OR maybe since the game is from Europe
    it might be a Bally Alligator (German version of Gator)
    http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=59&picno=25046

    Great info, will try and ask if they remember if it was a US or EU version.

    #15 5 years ago

    Interesting, the Gator playfield is very, very similar to Sheba (discussed today in the EM thread). The only difference I can see (other than the artwork) is that Sheba has rollovers by the slingshots.

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    #16 5 years ago

    Not only Sheba (2P) but Campus Queen (4P) also had similar Playfield layout.
    Another difference is that Gator (Alligator) has zipper Flippers.

    Skov
    Ask your mother if she remembers if the written text (instructions)
    on the Playfield and Backglass was in German,
    then that would make it an Alligator

    #17 5 years ago

    Whatever happened to that pinball machine your family had in 1986?

    Bruce

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