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Atlas, 1959

Features: Flippers (4), Pop bumpers (2), Slingshots (2), Gobble holes (2), Rollunders (2), Standup targets (2), Roto-target (1). This game had playfield inserts near the flippers that lit for high Roto-target values so players who were looking at the flippers would be made aware when those high Roto-target values came around. Both players matching lit number at end of game awards 2 or 10 replays (adjustable).
Manufacturer: D. Gottlieb & Company (1931-1977) [Trade Name: Gottlieb]
Date of Manufacture: May, 1959
Players: May, 1959 / 2
Year: 1959
Production: 950 units   (confirmed)
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Model Number: 156
Theme: Mythology
Design by: Wayne Neyens
Art by: Roy Parker
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: The backglass carries Gottlieb's famous phrase: Amusement Pinballs, as American as Baseball and Hot Dogs! A similar playfield layout can be found on the 1-player Gottlieb's 1958 'Rocket Ship' and the 4-player Gottlieb's 1958 'Contest'. We previously showed a date for this game of April 1959. The new date is per Gottlieb documentation. Charles Atlas was a famous bodybuilder (real name Angelo Charles Siciliano, 1893-1972), his professional name derived from the Titan in Greek Mythology whose physical strength held up the heavens. Attributes of both the bodybuilder and the Titan seem apparent in the artwork of this game.
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