June 22, 2010
According to the Internet Pinball Machine Database, Gottlieb’s 1961 “Egg Head” pinball machine was designed by Wayne Neyens and the art was by Roy Parker. The conceit is this: You’re playing tic-tac-toe against a robot!
Only… it’s a hoax. An egg-headed scientist — whose flipper, unlike the robot’s, is presumably rarely fondled by impressed dames — is controlling the robot via his UNIPAC computer. It’s a Mechanical Turk!
Below: playfield detail.
Third in a series of ten posts.