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Champion, 1975

Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (8), Kick-out holes (2), Spinning target (1), Star rollover. Has biri-biri. Wedge head backbox. The "X" targets and "X" rollovers light one at a time and only when a lit one is hit does another one light up. Hitting a lit "X" target or rollover lights up an "X" on the playfield WOW table. Scoring the star rollover lights the green target to score an "X" on the WOW table when hit. Unlit kick-out holes score one "X" or, when lit, can score two or three "X's" depending on the last rotation of the spinning target. Completing the WOW Table lights WOW targets to score 100,000 or 500,000 or 1,000,000 depending on whether the spinning target lit the bowling lane multiplier for 1, 5, or red. Kick-out holes now score 100,000 points when unlit, or 200,000 or 300,000 when lit. To highlight the potential million-point awards, the backglass separates the million-point score reel from the other score reels. Exceeding 9 million on this reel lights a silkscreened 10,000,000 Super Score indication on the backglass.
Manufacturer: Nordamatic, of Verona, Italy (1975-1979)
Date of Manufacture: 1975
Players: 1975 / 1
Year: 1975
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Theme: Sports - Bowling
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Art by: Michele "Mike" Martinelli
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: The game in the manufacturer's flyer has the typical indicators of an Italian add-a-ball game: the WOW feature on the playfield, a white Gottlieb-style cardholder omitting the word "flipper", and instead of a replay window in the backglass, a place is provided there for the location to record the previous high score (using grease pencil). However, the game pictured in this listing does have a replay window along with a Nordamatic-branded cardholder showing the word "flipper". This same replay version, still having the WOW Table, was described and pictured in Pinball Wizard magazine, where the author stated it had no add-a-ball feature. This replay-version playfield shows the word "Special" to describe the green target's award when lit, while the flyer game only shows a green "X" insert. The game play description in this listing is based on the replay game described in the magazine article. No mention was made in the article regarding the awarding of replays and no score card was evident in the pictures there. The playfield has some design elements found on Gottlieb's 1975 '"300"'.
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