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FESTIVAL from 1966, Serial-production starting in January 1967, is very sadly a quite unknown and underrated machine. It was the very first Four-Player with the then so-called "Italian Bottom" with Flipper-Feeder-Lanes, which got standard soon after and of course still are today.

The large roto-target-wheel also was something new, and shortly afterwards used by Gottlieb for DANCING LADY, but FESTIAL was first. Gameplay was fast and ahead of its time.

The machine had a very sad "spotlight" in the movie "Tommy" as some kind of "coffin" for Ann-Margret. It can also be seen in a british black-and-white documentary from the the late 60ies which is included in the dvd "SPECIAL WHEN LIT"

Production-run is unknown.

The machine pictured in the flyer has a different cabinet-artwork. Maybe there were 2 (very limited) production-runs with an altered cabinet-artwork.

Design team

Game Design: Jerry Koci
Mechanics: Al Schlappa
Artwork: Louis Raynaud

Game details

January 1967
(Electro) Mechanical
$180 - $220
Mechanical Reels


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 2 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2023-01-13.

In the past 4 years, we've seen it listed 2 times. The average asking price was $188.

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Pinside rating

This game has received 1 approved Pinsider rating. 4 more approved ratings are needed to get a rating and for it to be eligible for the Pinside EM Top 100 ranking.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

6 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

1 Pinsider has this game on the wishlist.

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