Caveman

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5.098

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7.756/10
2 years ago
Many players get tired of the Caveman quite quickly, but this probably comes from the balance between the pinball and the video game is too perfect.
Indeed, once entered the video game, if one gets caught, one loses the ball permanently. Fortunately, there is an improved version of the ROM that changes this rule and gives three lives for the video game. Once modified, the pinball becomes much more pleasant to play. Available here : https://www.flipprojets.fr/CavemanEvo_EN.php
The caveman is also a pinball machine so complex to troubleshoot, and few people know how to repair them. This explains why they are rarely seen in salons.

Yet this machine is not lacking in attractiveness and its pediment is truly unique.
2.397/10
4 years ago
This table is way too simple, it is all about the video game - which is unfortunately very lame
7.448/10
4 years ago
interesting and fun game, but hard to keep working properly.
4.025/10
4 years ago
A unique game. A full video game (low rent, Pac-Man rip off), set within a full sized (low rent, limited) pintable. It is much more of a true video game than the Bally Mr and Mrs Pac-Man. But the Bally is much more of a true pinball.

The video game is really boring and primitive (Caveman an apt title), the pinball is boring and primitive too

A couple of games is enough on this to say you have played it. But I would not want to own one unless I had a very large collection for two key reasons

1. Poor overall gaming experience
2. Potential for fiendishly difficult repairs as it has the boards for a full video game and a full pinball in one package

Pinball manufacturers were not daft. This concept was quite rightly tried and quite rightly rejected.
7.784/10
4 years ago
Great game! The video mode is actually well done considering this is a PINBALL machine. Graphics ain't too bad either.

The playfield has some really unique shoots and I enjoy how you start the video mode by trapping a ball near the screen...easy to know when it starts so you aren't looking up or down a bunch.

Art is great and themed really well. If this were a licensed theme (Tarzan?) I bet it would have been more popular.
5.098/10
7 years ago
An interesting attempt to hybridize a pin with a video game...and a spectacular failure!!
The pin part is boring, to say the least. The video game is hardly better.

Still, can be considered as a collector's item, because of its unique nature. But beware that the magic vanishes with the first game played on it!
8.015/10
9 years ago
I rate this machine higher on "gimicks / toys" and "playfield art".
My reasoning is behind the integration of the Video Game into the pinball. I know, it's about the only thing the game has going for it, but that was really cool for the time period. The video was actually a full video game imbedded in the playfield. There was a full card set CPU under the playfield for the video game. The backbox housed the normal Pinball electronics. Compared to "Baby Pac", well there is no comparison. Bally flopped, Gottlieb got it right.

Neither the Pinball or the Video were all that impressive as far as excitement goes, but I would still play it over and over because I couldn't get over the originallity of the concept for 1982. This was a cool Gottlieb pinball.
6.073/10
10 years ago
It, ok to play a few times. But I would not buy this one. After the gimic of the hybrid arcade game wares off it gts boreing fast.
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