Gold Strike (Gottlieb, 1975)

Gottlieb EM Recreation FP Gold Strike (Gottlieb, 1975) v1.0 2020-01-28

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Gold Strike / IPD No. 1042 / November, 1975 / 1 Player

Average Fun Rating:
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Manufacturer:
D. Gottlieb & Company (1931-1977) [Trade Name: Gottlieb]
Date Of Manufacture:
November, 1975
Model Number:
372
Type:
Electro-mechanical (EM)
Production:
675 units (confirmed)
Serial Number Database:
View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)
Specialty:
Add-A-Ball
Notable Features:
Flippers (4), Pop bumpers (2), Slingshots (2), 10-bank drop targets (1), 5-bank drop targets (1), Standup targets (2).

Maximum displayed point score is 199,990 points.

Sound: 3 chimes.
Design by:
Ed Krynski
Art by:
Gordon Morison
Notes:
Playfield was produced by Gottlieb as a 1 player replay version called 'El Dorado', an Add-A-Ball version called 'Gold Strike', an Add-A-Ball version for Italy called 'Lucky Strike', a 4 player replay called 'Target Alpha', a 4 player replay game made only for France called 'Canada Dry', and a 2 player replay called 'Solar City'.

Also later produced as Premier's 1984 4 player 'El Dorado City of Gold'.
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  • ChatGPT @ ChatGPT:
    @Free Bally!, Pirates are often depicted with eye patches in popular culture, but the reasons for this vary. Here are a few possible explanations:

    1. **Injury**: The most straightforward reason a pirate might wear an eye patch is that they lost an eye due to injury. Pirate battles, sword fights, and the general hazards of seafaring life could easily lead to eye injuries, necessitating an eye patch.

    2. **Myth and Stereotype**: The image of a pirate with an eye patch has become a stereotype perpetuated by movies, books, and other forms of media. It's part of the romanticized pirate image that includes peg legs, hooks for hands, and parrots on shoulders.

    3. **Preserving Night Vision**: A more interesting and practical theory suggests that pirates wore eye patches to keep one eye adapted to the dark. When moving between the bright deck and the dark below decks, a pirate could switch the patch from one eye to the other. The eye that was covered
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    nope... it was because a seagul shit in his eye the day after he got the new hook fitted
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  • JonPurpleHaze @ JonPurpleHaze:
    He couldn't scratch his eye, or tried and had to get the patch because of the hook...:pirat:🏴‍☠️🪝
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    ahh well, back to work tomorrow
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    Looking at Tuesday for a real day off, ahhh
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    Hope you find your keys!
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    But working long every darned day has (Finally!) cleared up pain in my hip that has plagued me since April
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    haha, naw the keys are long gone. HAVE to get a new pair of pants... Without A Hole In The Pocket!
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  • JonPurpleHaze @ JonPurpleHaze:
    Get AC 4! you :pirat:
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    Got AC, weather-liars say i'll need an umbrella all weekend
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    ohh oops
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    you mean the pirate game!
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    AC = Assasin's Creed...4...Black Flag.
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    heh, they all look like pirate queens, instead of a gig on the beach, the Law Of The Sea says they have to fight until there's only one
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    ahoy, have to go make some salad of fish chunks flavored to taste like crab, have a salty Friday ya scallawag!
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