Gottlieb’s Solar City Pinball Table (1977)

Image courtesy of The Arcade Flyer Archive
Image courtesy of The Arcade Flyer Archive

I’ve not had the pleasure of playing the Solar City table by Gottlieb in my youth, though after watching the video below I certainly hope that at some point I can come across it in the wilds of some arcade or Pinball hall. I’m not sure what it is about this design that strikes my fancy but it could have something to do with the awesome backglass featuring Flash Gordon inspired archers practicing their skill as Hawkwomen swoop down from some futuristic city while a Wizard slumbers in the bottom right.
Image courtesy of Jean-Pierre Renault at the Internet Pinball Machine Database
Image courtesy of Jean-Pierre Renault at the Internet Pinball Machine Database

[Via] Robert Lamb

A big thanks as always to the Arcade Flyer Archive for the pinball flyer you see up top as well as to Jean-Pierre Renault and the Internet Pinball Machine Database for the image of Solar City’s backglass. Make sure to follow the link provided to see even more images of the table.

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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