Black Hole Shop Job

Shop Notes 21 October 2014 | Comments Off on Black Hole Shop Job

We finished a quick shop job on this Black Hole recently for our friend Art. This is always a fun game, and the quick shop job made it even better. Enjoy it, Art!

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Gottlieb came out with this game in 1981.

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There were 8,774 units produced, IPDB reports.

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Notable, of course, for the backbox animation. The spinning disc produces a cool effect– when it’s still working. We almost never find them operable in machines anymore.

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We fixed a few things mechanically, and did a few touchups on the playfield.

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No LEDs in this one.

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The other notable feature–the sunken second playfield. IPDB reports that Black Hole¬†was the first machine to offer a lower playfield sloped away from the player with the flippers at the backbox end.

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