Gottlieb 1966 Subway Vintage Pinball Machine (near Washington, DC)
Gottliebs 1966 Subway vintage animated single-player electro-mechanical game. It is still in perfect working order and plays extremely well. Designed by Ed Krynski and artwork by Art Stenholm. Due to Subway’s extreme popularity Gottlieb produced a whopping 3,200 units for the U. Market, but good luck finding one in this good a shape! Subway was the last of the Gottlieb manual ball-lift machines. As a teenager I spent many dimes playing this game at the now-demised Cook’s restaurant on Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck, NY. The city of New York and the states of Connecticut and Wisconsin had banned replay machines, so the add-a-ball machine was invented: the player is awarded extra balls instead of replays. With Subway, one can win any number of extra balls during a single game, greatly prolonging the fun. With a bit of skill and practice you too could be rolling over the score wheels past 9,999. Extra balls are awarded by extinguishing the 4 top rollover lights, or by hitting the target when the red and yellow signal lights are adjacent, or at various (settable) score levels. Balls-to-play are initially five and can go up to ten. Each time an extra ball is awarded the subway doors open to reveal comical figures. Each of the four top rollovers lights the corresponding pop bumper and side rollover. Top rollover #2 lights the 100-point light above the left exit lane; top rollover #3 lights the opposite one – Both free-play and dime-a-game. Video games cannot compare to the magical play of a restored vintage pinball game. Add Subway to your game room and bond with your kids, as I did with my youngest. A demonstration of this machine is available at a popular video site by searching on Gottlieb Brasel. The bumper cover above the left flipper is not originalit is a reproduction and is actually a reverse image of the opposite bumper cover. Barely noticeable but, again, not original. The playfield is in great shape and plays fast but the paint is worn in placesrefer to the close-up photo. All rubber is new. The backglass is in tip-top shape. Cash box Replacement light bulbs Electrical schematic (official copy) Spare ball. Product is not warranted. The item “Gottlieb 1966 Subway Vintage Pinball Machine (near Washington, DC)” is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Pinball\Machines”. The seller is “sbrasel1″ and is located in Lanham, Maryland. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Brand: Gottlieb
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Featured Refinements: Vintage Pinball Machine