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World Fair

World Fair

Gottlieb’s 1965 release of World Fair was inspired by the wildly popular New York World Fair of 1964, however, its art and overall theme depict the World’s Columbian Exposition that occurred in Chicago in 1893. At the Chicago Fair, the world’s first Ferris wheel was on display—and it becomes a central motif in this game, represented prominently on the backglass art and through a “wheel” of bumpers that appear in centre of the playfield. The player is challenged to collect a series of numbers via rollover switches, or to have a number spotted by spinning the central disc nestled in the middle of the playfield. Once all numbers are collected, a special is awarded, and a moving lit number can be collected to award further specials.

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Design team

Concept: Wayne Neyens
Game Design: Wayne Neyens
Mechanics: Wayne Neyens
Artwork: Roy Parker
Animation: Wayne Neyens

Game details

D. Gottlieb & Co.
April 1964
Electro mechanical
4,650 produced
$1200 - $1400
Mechanical Reels


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Pinside rating

This game has received 23 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.166 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #40 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

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66 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

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We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 6 times. The median asking price is $1,250

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