1976 Gottlieb Volley Pinball (1 player)

Description: Gottlieb Volley pinball, one player wedgehead. A tennis themed game based on the Bobby Riggs/Billie Jean King "Battle of the Sexes" which Riggs lost. On the backglass, all the woman are upset and the men cheering as the male tennis player spikes the ball past the blond. On the playfield, the woman is smacking the ball back. Two pop bumpers, NO slingshot solenoids, 15 drop targets (3 banks of 5), two 3" flippers. Careful if this game has a white painted shooter lane or white painted areas around the flippers, as the playfield is chipboard. This was during a time when Gottlieb was experimenting with using chipboard instead of birch plywood for playfield wood. They made 2900 Gottlieb Volley pinball machines.

Game play is not real complicated or deep or even that difficult (though getting a Replay is hard). The three rollovers across the top of the playfield control correspond to a bank of drop targets. Making a rollover increases its corresponding drop target bank from 500 to 5000 points. Knocking down all the right or left side drop target will also increases the top rollovers from 500 to 5000 points. Knocking down all the center yellow drop targets increases the top center rollover from 500 to 5000 points. Knocking down all 15 drop targets will immediately reset all drop targets and light one of the top rollover lanes for special (this Special lane alternates with the center 1000 point pop bumper). Knock down all drop targets again to re-light the specials. The lower side rollovers alternate between 500 and 5000 points with the center 1000 point pop bumper.

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