This game is flipping awesome. It needs a fan club. Feel free to post pics, videos, stories, and tips here!
GAME SPECIFIC INFO:
Model Number: 714
MPU: Gottlieb System 80B
Production: 2,130 units (confirmed)
Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Multiball (2), Spinning target (1), Ramp (1), 4-bank drop targets (1), 3-bank drop targets (1), 2-bank drop targets (1), Single drop target (1), Kick-out hole (1). Hand-drawn translite.
Design by: John Trudeau, Jon Norris
Art by: Constantino Mitchell, Jeanine Mitchell
Software by: John Buras
Note of trivia: Designer John Trudeau said 'Robo-War' was an updated Gottlieb's 1978 'Sinbad'.
Todd Tuckey video of Robo-War:
Todd explaining the rules of Robo-War:
Revised MPU Board by Fred Swemmer: https://ksarcade.net/system-80b-mpu.html
Arguably, the best place to get Gottlieb parts (call if you can't find what you're looking for): http://pbresource.com/
Alt translite is available, but why???!
Unfortunately, there only exists 1 photograph of the original whitewood. Upon closer inspection, one will see that the original design had 4 flippers! Sadly, this didn't make it into production, and outlanes were added in their place.
SPECIAL: ADD A LETTER TO R-O-B-O-W-A-R BY COMPLETING EITHER THE
TOP ROLLOVERS (R-O-B-O), OR BY HITTING THE STROBING DROP TARGETS (B-E-T-A). COMPLETING (R-O-B-O-W-A-R) LIGHTS A
EXTRA BALL: COMPLETING THE ALPHA DROP TARGET SEQUENCE LIGHTS AN EXTRA BALL.
MULTIPLIER: ADVANCE MULTIPLIER ON VARIOUS PLAYFIELD TARGETS WHEN LIT. SCORE 10,000 TIMES MULTIPLIER FOR EACH
LETTER AWARDED IN (R-O-B-O-W-A-R) AT THE END OF A BALL IN PLAY.
MULTI-BONUS: SCORE 5000 TIMES MULTIPLIER FOR EACH DROP TARGET HIT DURING MULTI-BALL PLAY. SCORE MULTI-BONUS
VALUE IN HOLE DURING MULTI-BALL PLAY AND AFTER LAST BALL IN PLAY.