Cleopatra (Gottlieb, 1977)

Gottlieb SS Recreation FP Cleopatra (Gottlieb, 1977) v1.1 2020-01-28

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1977 Gottlieb
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R key brings up rules and replay scores. Available even during game.

HUD key brings up HUD (imagine that)

Special2 Key brings up page to change number of balls per game, which also has some minor scoring differences as well.

Cleopatra / IPD No. 532 / December, 1977 / 4 Players

Average Fun Rating:
7.6/10 (27 ratings/21 comments) [ Add Your Rating! ]
Manufacturer:
D. Gottlieb & Company, a Columbia Pictures Industries Company (1977-1983)
[Trade Name: Gottlieb]
Date Of Manufacture:
December, 1977
Model Number:
409
MPU:
Gottlieb System 1
Type:
Solid State Electronic (SS)
Production:
7,300 units (confirmed)
Serial Number Database:
View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)
Theme:
Historical
Notable Features:
Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (3), 5-bank drop targets (1), Kick-out holes (2). One standup target is behind the drop targets.

Sound: 3 chimes.
Design by:
Ed Krynski
Art by:
Gordon Morison
Notes:
First solid state game from this manufacturer.

This game was also produced as a 4-player EM version Gottlieb's 1977 'Cleopatra' and a 2-player EM version Gottlieb's 1978 'Pyramid' but with different backglass art.

We asked Wayne Neyens about the metal cabinet version shown in this listing. He comments:
I think that it was Doc's idea but I forget. It had many draw backs, as I recall it was very noisy, hard to assemble and needed more room than we had available to do the assembly.
Wayne refers to Roman F. "Doc" Garbark, head of mechanical engineering at Gottlieb.

Also in this listing are pictures of the System 1 whitewood game. The date of the whitewood is given to us as 'early 1976'.

We previously showed a date for this game of November 11, 1977. The new date is per Gottlieb documentation.

Quantity produced - domestic: 3,569 (includes 159 samples)
Quantity produced - export: 3,731 (includes 187 samples)
Total quantity produced: 7,300
Marketing Slogans:
"Solid State Superiority"
"What's New Is Blue!"
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