Card Whiz (Gottlieb, 1976)

Gottlieb EM Recreation FP Card Whiz (Gottlieb, 1976) v5.0

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by Greywolf, Popotte
at 2009-02-20
Type Recreation (real pinball)
Manufacturer D. Gottlieb & Company (1931-1977)
Tradename Gottlieb
Date 1976-05-20
IPD No. 447

A magician and his assistant make playing cards fly out of a hat.
Main colours are Red and Deep Purple.
The 4 player game is Royal Flush.

1 Pop Bumper.
3 standing (leaf) targets.
3 standing (plastic) targets (not much bounce).
1 eject hole.
3 feature lighting rollovers.
6 feature rollovers
1 ball-saver gate.
1 bank of 9 drop targets, each representing a playing card.
Bonus to 15,000, though not all values are scorable independently.
Insert coin (5) or Press Start (1) to reset game. Wait for machine to reset before pressing start for second player.

Pop bumper scores 100 points (1000 points by default in a 3-ball game).

Joker lanes and targets light other lanes and eject hole to score increased value.

Drop targets score hole value (but not special if lit).

Eject hole scores 1000 points plus 1000 points for each lit spot.

Completing 3 jokers lights eject hole alternately for special.

Hole lit for special scores one replay.

Drop targets light bonus points as indicated. Bonus is collected at end of ball. Double Bonus is lit on last ball in play.

A Tilt does not disqualify a player.

Matching last two numbers in player's score with lit number on back glass at end of game awards 1 replay.
Pressing R repeatedly shows rules and scores.
Pressing C allows configuration of game settings such as replay scores, balls per game, etc.
Pressing P turns the power on and off.
Pressing K slam-tilts the machine as though you'd just kicked the coin door.

Version 3.2 is the initial release of this game.

No pinballs were injured or mistreated during the testing and production of this recreation.
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