1975 Gottlieb Abra Ca Dabra Pinball (1 player replay)

Description: Gottlieb Abra Ca Dabra pinball. Gottlieb Team One was the add-a-ball version of Abracadabra, but with completely different artwork, and a release of nearly 1.5 years later. Very unusual artwork. Two banks of 5 drop targets, two pop bumpers, two upper slingshots, two 3" flippers. Single player wedgehead cabinet design, last wedgehead with the smaller cabinet size. Note because Team One was so made much later, it uses the newer & larger 'Columbia Pictures' lower cabinet and coin door. They made 2825 Gottlieb Abra-Ca-Dabra pinballs. They made 650 Gottlieb Team One pinballs.

The object of Abracadabra is to advance the bonus as high as possible, and to collect the bonus. This is harder than it sounds. The first way to advance the bonus is to complete the 1-2-3-4 rollover sequence. This will advance the bonus and award the bonus, and reset the drop targets. The other way to advance the bonus is to knock down all 5 drop targets in either bank. (Note that the one lit drop target per bank will award the current bonus level.) If all 5 drop targets are down in either bank, the center bullseye target lights, allowing the player to collect the bonus (which will also reset the drop targets). Once the bonus is maxed out at 5000 points, knocking down either set of 5 drop targets will light the center bullseye target for a Replay. If both sets of 5 drop targets are knocked down, the center bullseye is good for two Replays.

I had to re-do the small triangle plastics just in front of the flippers. Those were broken badly. I recreated the graphics in Photoshop. If you would like to use the graphics, you can download them here as a 500k ZIP file, with the files in Photoshop format. I then cut new plastics from PETG to the correct size. Printed the above files on a color Inkjet printer, and trimmed them around the black keylines. Then took a piece of mylar, put the printed graphics on the mylar (color UP), and stuck the mylar to the bottom of the new plastics. Lastly I trimmed the mylar around the plastics and installed. Not a perfect system, but worked pretty well to recreate the two broken plastics.

If you have a Gottlieb AbraCaDabra for sale, please contact me at cfh@provide.net

The author's 1975 Gottlieb Abracadabra pinball machine:

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