The Genesis of Genesis

Shop Notes

We just had this Genesis pinball machine come through the shop. This is an interesting game we’d never seen before, and it’s made a lot better by a couple of much-needed mods. Check it out!

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Gottlieb came out with Genesis in 1986, and produced around 3,500 machines. (IPDB)

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The machine has a science-fiction theme, with a “Regenerator” that holds the “Lifeforce” that unveils a robot under the playfield.

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The original machine was partly inspired by the 1927 German film “Metropolis,” according to IPDB. This machine plays on that with an after-market translite that’s a big improvement from┬áthe original.

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This is the original. (Image courtesy IPDB)

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Here’s a close-up of the new one. Wow.

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This game looks even better with LEDs.

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Here’s another cool feature in this game: the aftermarket ramps. In the original game, they were an opaque purple. The clear versions really lighten up the whole game.

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Here’s what the original ramps looked like. (IPDB)

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So much better!

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Now let’s regenerate!