V2.00 (07/01/2009): correct ramp texture (for instruction and score card)
You can choose (by the Special2key) to play a 3 or 5 balls game.
You can choose (by the Special1Key) to scroll or not the ball.
You can toggle (by the toggle HUD key) the HUD reel.
- Points are scored as indicated.
- Hitting drop targets score 50 points.
- Completing a set of colored drop targets lights corresponding hole and rollover for additional score.
- Completing any 3 sets (3 balls game) or all sets (5 balls game) of colored drop targets lights special.
- Special scores 1 replay.
- Matching last number in score to number that appears on back glass when game is over scores 1 replay.
Date Of Manufacture: January, 1971 Model Number: 298 Type: Production: 2,200 units (confirmed) Serial Number Database: View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site) Theme: Fantasy Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (2), Slingshots (4), 10-bank drop targets (2), Kick-out holes (5), Standup targets (4). Two slingshot kickers in upper playfield. Backglass light animation: completing a bank of drop targets lights one of four "starred" cards in backglass. Lighting three cards makes playfield specials lite alternately.
Maximum displayed point score is 9,999 points.
Design by: Art by: Notes: The add-a-ball version of this game is Gottlieb's 1971 'Dimension' but with different artwork.
The backglass in the manufacturer’s flyer shows colors that are not replicated on all the production glasses that we show. Specifically, the large green area below the score reels are a uniform color of green in the flyer, the lower right striped area has stripes that are as yellow as the upper playfield, and three of the five large stars above ‘2001’ are this same yellow color. In some production glasses, the area below the score reels alternate between green and yellow-green, the stripes are yellow-green instead of yellow, and the three stars are also yellow-green. Even if allowing for color variations in flyer printing and/or camera processing, or differences with lighting used when the games were photographed, these color differences appear discrete and suggest more than one color set was made during backglass production. However, based on the game shown here having serial number 05430, we cannot say with confidence that production games with backglasses that match the flyer are Early Production. Other explanations for these color variations are possible.
'2001', its add-a-ball version 'Dimension', and the add-a-ball export version 'Galaxie', all made by Gottlieb in 1971, are the first pinball machines to feature multiple banks of drop targets.