target-shooter classic... SOLAR CITY!
A truly beautiful original example which has not been highly restored!
This game won the BLUE RIBBON for BEST EM at the 2017 PINFEST!
An outer-space drop-target classic... SOLAR CITY!
This game was produced in 1977 by Gottlieb, creator of the most popular
mechanical pinball machines on the planet! Solar City is the two-player version
of the mega-hit El Dorado. The two games are identical in playfield layout
with different artwork and rule sets. I actually prefer the multi-player
version of this playfield because it resets the targets after every ball and
also has the ability to win extra-balls. It's also more fun to be able to
compete with a friend. The Solar City/El Dorado layout is considered to be
one of the greatest playfields from the mechanical era and Solar City was one
of the very last mechanical games to be produced by Gottlieb. By 1977, Gottlieb and all other pinball manufacturers started switching
over to digital technology, forever changing the sights, sounds and gameplay
of pinball machines as we knew them. This game is incredibly popular due to the classic Gottlieb
drop-target style gameplay along with the ever-popular outer space theme. This game was created when Gottlieb was the king of the
arcades, bowling alleys and corner stores. No one could hold a candle to
a Gottlieb mechanical pinball machine, they were simply the king of the hill!
Anyone that played pinball machines in
the 70's has seen and played Solar City or one of it's siblings. It's a timeless classic!
You'll love the old-fashioned chime box sounds that take you back to a simpler time in all of our lives. A time when pinball was the king of the arcade and boardwalk. A time before those confounded video games came about! This game has many of the classic features that made Gottlieb great. Everyone's favorite feature on this game is the huge bank of drop targets at the top of the field, flanked by mini-flippers to aid your target-blasting ability. There is yet another set of drop-targets in the lower field for a total of FIFTEEN targets! The targets are not only used to score immediate points... for every target you can drop, at the end of your ball, you'll get a 1,000 point bonus. Drop 10 targets, get 10,000 bonus points! On your last ball, the bonus is DOUBLED! Drop all 15 targets on the last ball and get 30,000 bonus points! That's not all... drop all of the lower targets and the upper left rollover is lit for an EXTRA BALL. Drop all of the upper targets and the center right rollovers are lit for an EXTRA BALL and SPECIALS! There's more... the other elements on the playfield like pop-bumpers, slingshots, stationary targets and rollovers give this playfield a classic playing vintage feel that will keep you entertained and challenged for hours at a time. Most pinball enthusiasts agree that Gottlieb made the best playing single-level playfield designs and this game is one of the very best. The classic and family-friendly theme goes great in any home gameroom!
A truly BEAUTIFUL example of this title! Most games of this vintage are in really sad shape with beat up cabinets, worn playfields and flakng backglasses. Most need a full topo to bottom restoration. This game is as close to a pristine original as you can get. The only new parts needed were rubber rings and light bulbs. The playfield on this game is in fabulous condition with no significant wear and the original factory clear coat is fully intact and shining like glass. The original artwork plastics are in excellent condition. A beautiful set of original drop-targets and standup targets! The screen-painted backglass is in near pristine original condition with no flaking! The cabinet is in excellent condition with very few imperfections. The legs are brightly-polished chrome and the coin door is excellent as well. Brand new playfield glass and leg levelers were installed. See below for the full list of what has been done to this game. This game plays lightning fast just like it did in 1977!
Here are just some of the things that were done to this machine:
* All stepper units, motors and relays have been serviced
* Any burned-out coils have been replaced
* Fuses checked for proper type and value
* Cabinet is cleaned inside and out
* All glass and glass channels are cleaned
* Polished chrome legs
* BRAND NEW leg levelers (feet)
* BRAND NEW playfield glass
* Shooter rebuilt with new springs
* Playfield was completely stripped, detailed and waxed
* Playfield metal is polished
* New lamps and fresh rubber installed
* Flippers and bumpers serviced as needed
* BRAND NEW mirror-finish ball installed
* A full diagnostic test and many hours of play-testing!
* Factory paperwork and spare light bulbs are included
EXCELLENT original cabinet artwork!
BRAND NEW playfield glass!
Polished chrome legs with new bolts and levelers! Beautiful original coin door!
Original screen-painted backglass in near PRISTINE condition! Not a reproduction!
GORGEOUS condition classic playfield!
Everyone's favorite feature... look at all of the DROP-TARGETS!
MINI-FLIPPERS up top and MORE DROP-TARGETS down below!
Complete the lower bank and go for an EXTRA BALL! Complete the top bank for SPECIALS!
Truly one of the GREATEST mechanical pinball machine playfields!
Original factory paperwork, spare light bulbs and the BLUE RIBBON are included!