(Topic ID: 150130)

What game had the first topper ?


By Fixie

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    I'm sure someone out there knows. Who was the person that thought of it first, and what game was it on ?

    #2 3 years ago

    I'm thinking it might have been High Speed. However some of the very old machines that did not have a head unit would sometimes have a marquee which could be considered a topper.

    #3 3 years ago

    Fire! That classic, iconic bell.

    #4 3 years ago

    Wait, i was wrong, High speed is 1986, Fire is 1987.

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Try this one-

    I'm not sure that counts O-din.but...

    #7 3 years ago

    Sometimes the marquees were optional I think. Before my time though...

    #8 3 years ago

    Hercules had a factory topper.

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    #9 3 years ago

    I'm going to go with Space Shuttle.

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    #10 3 years ago

    Black Hole had one similar to the Space Shuttle one.

    #11 3 years ago

    Shout out to this thing.

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    #12 3 years ago

    I don't see why the games from the 30's wouldn't be included, they were factory and many times had the name of the game on them just like White Water or Safe Cracker which are both considered toppers. The oldest one I have is a cast aluminum marquee from a Play-Boy machine from back in the 30's that is now on top of my Bally Playboy.

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    #13 3 years ago

    when gorgar came out, one game I saw had a custom topper on it announcing the first talking pinball machine

    #14 3 years ago

    Gorgar Speaks.....

    #15 3 years ago

    What was the first game to advertise with a record?

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    #16 3 years ago

    Our Naugahyde sofa came with a "What's a Nauga?" record.

    #17 3 years ago

    For a modern topper with lights, bells, etc. I would go with Pinbot.

    #18 3 years ago

    High Speed was lit in 1986

    #19 3 years ago

    Is it possible that some may be confusing a topper for a marque? I think there is a difference .... or not?

    Steve

    #20 3 years ago
    Quoted from WonkoTSane:

    For a modern topper with lights, bells, etc. I would go with Pinbot.

    Then we could break it down to decorative, and actual functional and integrated to play too. Like Pinbot, HS 1/2, WH20 etc.

    #21 3 years ago

    What's more functional than knowing a game's name?

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from dmbjunky:

    What's more functional than knowing a game's name?

    Having a camera that takes your picture when you beat the high score.

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    #23 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Having a camera that takes your picture when you beat the high score.

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    Did they make any of these? Were they like Polaroids?

    #24 3 years ago

    I bet they didn't last long on location. I don't care if the photo was color or black and white, sometimes, nothing will increase a player's appeal.

    #25 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    What was the first game to advertise with a record?

    #26 3 years ago
    Quoted from dmbjunky:

    Were they like Polaroids?

    They would dispense a color photo of the player & high score.

    -

    Even cooler, the first LCD pin, New Canasta, took your photo and displayed on the backbox along with your high score.

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    #28 3 years ago

    There's some historical topper info here if you're interested...

    http://pavlovpinball.com/pinballs-all-time-top-toppers/

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