The first version of FREEDOM had a typical Norman-Clark-Layout with a lower Bumper between slightly upper-located flippers, as for example on 8 Ball (1966) Safari (1967) or Fan-Tas-Tic (1972)
In the mid-70ies Players preferred the then so-called 'italian bottom' which became and still is the standard-design for a lower playfield.
5080 EM-Freedom's were built, only the test-samples (ca 100 - 180) had the 'Norman-Clark-bottom-design'
Development started in October 1975 and the test-samples were produced early in 1976.
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