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Mars God of War

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D. Gottlieb & Co.

March 1st, 1981

5240 units

Mars God of War on the IPSND.

Main details

Gottlieb System 80
4 player game


wide body






Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 31 users and currently ranks #235 (not in Top 100)

Playfield details


Design team

Game Design: John Buras
Software: John Buras
Artwork: David Moore

Noteworthy features

The machine either has no notable features or, more likely, no one has entered them in our database yet.


  • Gottlieb came up with "Hyperforce" as a term instead of "multiball" which Williams had registered. Gottlieb used the term to mean "A multiple ball feature that plays in either 2-ball or 3-ball modes, with 3x or 5x playfield scoring", but to everyone it was just plain mulitball.
  • In the promotional flyer the depicted game has a black cabinet paint-scheme, however in production this was changed to red-orange. Designer John Osbourne (also the Haunted House designer) stated that the tube shot on Mars was a direct steal from Bally's "Xenon". Just to be fair to their other Chicago rivals, Gottlieb also lifted the background sound for Mars from Williams' "Blackout".
  • Mars was the first Gottlieb pinball with speech, generated by a Votrax SC-01, and it also had the largest repertoire of all the System 80 games.

Backbox ornament(s)

It is unknown wether any backbox ornaments were available for this machine.

Video mode

This machine has no dot matrix or video display, so it has no videmode.

Latest software version

Latest software version is unknown.

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