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Caveman Caveman - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Caveman - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Gottlieb's first and only pinball machine and video game hybrid. In the video portion of the game, the player controls a club-wielding, dinosaur-eating caveman in a maze who hunts pterodactyls, brontosauruses and triceratopses while avoiding hungry, caveman-eating tyrannosaurus rexes.

Caveman was produced by Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. in 1981.

Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. released 59 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. during the time period Caveman was produced include: New York! New York!, Asteroid Annie and the Aliens, Counterforce, Roller Disco, James Bond 007, Tidal Wave, Force II, Magic, Pipeline, and Mars God of War

Specs

Name Caveman
Developer Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. (United States)
Year 1981
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 7295
Sub-Type Hybrid Pinball/Videogame
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Right Flipper|Left Flipper
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A pinball machine and a video game combined together; two games in one.

Game Play

For the video part of the game, the joystick moves the caveman around the maze. The character must eat five pterodactyls, brontosauruses and triceratopses, but each of the dinosaurs metamorphically change from one species to another. After one of the dinosaurs has been consumed, all the others will turn into deadly tyrannosaurus rexes that are capable of devouring the caveman. Once the caveman has eaten all five of each of the three edible dinosaurs, more will appear on the screen with increased point values. The player will return to the pinball portion of the game after the caveman exits through one of the doorways on the screen. If the caveman is eaten by the T-Rex, the player is returned to the pinball playfield, but loses the ball.

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet of the game looks much more like a pinball machine rather than a traditional video game. The monitor is nestled into the playfield underneath the cabinet glass.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Caveman Census

There are 14,817 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,868 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 14 known instances of this machine owned by Caveman collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Caveman.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 109; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 109; Color photo

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