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Falstaff, 1957

Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Passive bumpers (6), Slingshots (2), Rollunders (4), Gobble holes (2), Roto-target (1). Roto-target multiplier value changes after each time a roto-target is hit and scored. The multiplier changes from 1x to 10x to 100x then back to 1x. This means that the roto-target and lit gobble holes can be worth up to 500 points. There are lights under the cardholder on each side that shine onto the playfield. They are an earned feature and light alternately with the slingshot 10-point lights. Each player score matching at end of game awards 1 replay, or double match awards 10 replays for both 1st and 2nd players matching or both 3rd and 4th players matching (operator adjustable). 3 or 5 ball play. Maximum displayed point score is 1,999 points per player. Replay wheel maximum: 26 Sounds: 3 bells, knocker. Roto-target unit: spins clockwise, which would display the numbers to the player in their counter-clockwise sequence on the disc: 5-2-3-1-4-1-2-1-3-2-4-1-2-3-1. Tilt penalty: game over, per player.
Manufacturer: D. Gottlieb & Company (1931-1977) [Trade Name: Gottlieb]
Date of Manufacture: November, 1957
Players: November, 1957 / 4
Year: 1957
Production: 850 units   (confirmed)
Model Number: 140
Theme: Fictional Characters
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! It also shows the more familiar part of the literary observation "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone." which is from the poem "Solitude" by American poet and journalist Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919). Sir John Falstaff was a character in Shakespeare's plays "King Henry IV" and "The Merry Wives of Windsor". We previously showed a date for this game of October 16, 1957. The new date is per Gottlieb documentation.
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