V o l l e y. SINGLE PLAYER – Very desirable. This electro-mechanical machine is mechanically sound and fully functional. The top and bottom glass pieces are in great shape. Cabinet is in very solid original condition with some wear on the corners as well as general fading from age. Manufactured by Gottlieb, D. Additional Information about Gottlieb Pinball Machines. Wedgeheads 1960s/1970s Single Player Gottlieb Pinballs. As time progressed and single player woodrails evolved, they turned into “wedgeheads” in 1960. The nickname applies because the backbox cabinet is in the shape of a slight wedge. This cabinet design was kept until the last single player EM was made in 1979. These games are amoung the best playing of the Gottlieb single players. Generally the artwork wasn’t nearly as good as the 1950s woodrails, but the evolved game play made up for this. Though not every wedgehead is a “great” game, most titles are pretty darn fun to play. When the 1970s came along with drop targets, 3″ flippers, and “wow add-a-balls, wedgeheads had really progressed with some great rules and gameplay. Why Single Player Games? The reason single player games are more desirable than multi-player games is simple: game play. Single player games have deeper rulesets, and award more Replays for achieving game goals. Multi-players games must have less rules because there is no memory in these EM games. That is, the game can’t remember how far along in the ruleset a player has gotten from ball to ball. Hence multi-player games have a goal that must be achieved in a single ball the rules are less sophisticated. And multi-player games usually only award Replays based on score (not on game goals), so there aren’t multiple strategies to winning replays (until the 1970s). Finally multi-player games are bigger, uglier, heavier, and more time consuming and difficult to work on. The item “1976 Volley Pinball Machine by Gottlieb, D. & Co” is in sale since Tuesday, August 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Pinball\Machines”. The seller is “bluemooncycle” and is located in Norcross, Georgia. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Brand: Gottlieb
- Original/Reproduction: Original
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