History Pinball / GilligansIsland

4th Dec '16 12:34:55 AM Xtifr
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'''Gilligan's Island''' is a LicensedPinballTable designed by Ward Pemberton and Dan Langlois, with artwork by Creator/JohnYoussi. It was released in 1991 by Creator/WilliamsElectronics under the Bally label.

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'''Gilligan's Island''' ''Gilligan's Island'' is a LicensedPinballTable designed by Ward Pemberton and Dan Langlois, with artwork by Creator/JohnYoussi. It was released in 1991 by Creator/WilliamsElectronics under the Bally label.
16th Nov '16 9:42:12 PM Green_lantern40
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* HollywoodNatives: Played with using a shirtless native on the playfield. Though he is brandishing a spear and holding up a ShrunkenHead, he's also unmistakably pale and wearing face paint that looks like a pair of oversized NerdGlasses.

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* HollywoodNatives: HollywoodNatives:
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Played with using a shirtless native on the playfield. Though he is brandishing a spear and holding up a ShrunkenHead, he's also unmistakably pale and wearing face paint that looks like a pair of oversized NerdGlasses.



* NotQuiteStarring: The impersonators for the Skipper (mixed with Alan Hale's dialogue from the actual series -- see below), Mr. Howell, and the Professor. Averted with Gilligan himself, however -- none but Bob Denver could have done his voice.

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* NotQuiteStarring: NotQuiteStarring:
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The impersonators for the Skipper (mixed with Alan Hale's dialogue from the actual series -- see below), Mr. Howell, Howell and the Professor. Notably, Mr. Howell's voice is done by Tim Kitzrow, who would later impersonate Rod Serling for Bally's ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'' two years later.
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Averted with Gilligan himself, however -- none but Bob Denver could have done his voice.



** Dialogue of Alan Hale, Jr. as the Skipper from the season one episode "Waiting for Watubi" is heard in one instance, repurposed as a conversation with Gilligan, with new custom dialogue. Hale had died over a year prior.

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** Dialogue Unlike Gilligan (who was voiced by his actor, Bob Denver) and Mr. Howell and the Professor (whose voices were impersonated), the game uses dialogue of Alan Hale, Jr. as taken straight from the Skipper series for the Skipper. In one instance, the dialogue was taken from the season one episode "Waiting for Watubi" is heard in one instance, Watubi", repurposed as a conversation with Gilligan, with new custom dialogue. Hale had died over a year prior.



-->'''Mr. Howell:''' "I hope there's more where that came from."

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-->'''Mr. Howell:''' "I hope there's more where that came from."
30th Mar '15 6:32:01 PM jormis29
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* CreepySouvenir: One of the Seltzer ingredients is a shrunken head.

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* CreepySouvenir: One of the Seltzer ingredients is a shrunken head.ShrunkenHead.



* HollywoodNatives: Played with using a shirtless native on the playfield. Though he is brandishing a spear and holding up a shrunken head, he's also unmistakably pale and wearing face paint that looks like a pair of oversized NerdGlasses.

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* HollywoodNatives: Played with using a shirtless native on the playfield. Though he is brandishing a spear and holding up a shrunken head, ShrunkenHead, he's also unmistakably pale and wearing face paint that looks like a pair of oversized NerdGlasses.



* NoodleImplements[=/=]PlotCoupons: The ingredients for the Professor's Secret Formula Lava Seltzer, made from turtle eggs, seashells, pineapples, a rope, a shrunken head, bananas, and (of course) coconuts.

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* NoodleImplements[=/=]PlotCoupons: The ingredients for the Professor's Secret Formula Lava Seltzer, made from turtle eggs, seashells, pineapples, a rope, a shrunken head, ShrunkenHead, bananas, and (of course) coconuts.
2nd Jan '15 4:19:28 PM rjung
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* PosthumousCollaboration: Ward Pemberton finished the game after co-designer Dan Langlois' death during the design phase.

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* PosthumousCollaboration: PosthumousCollaboration
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Ward Pemberton finished the game after co-designer Dan Langlois' death during the design phase.
14th Dec '14 9:56:47 AM rjung
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** Continuing her post-''Gilligan'' boycott of the series, Tina Louise refused to lend her likeness to the game. As a result, Ginger only appears twice -- once on the playfield and once on the backglass -- with her face heavily obscured.

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** Continuing her post-''Gilligan'' boycott of the series, Tina Louise refused to lend her likeness to the game. As a result, Ginger only appears twice -- once on the playfield and once on the backglass -- with her face heavily obscured. She's also the only Castaway who doesn't appear in the MatchSequence.
18th Nov '14 8:01:36 AM rjung
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''Gilligan's Island'' is noteworthy for being the first Williams pinball released with a dot-matrix display[[note]]''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was the first to be made with one, but was released later.[[/note]], a few months after Creator/DataEast's ''Checkpoint'' first offered a DMD. That doesn't redeem it among pinheads, however, who find ''Gilligan's Island'' unchallenging and unbalanced -- collecting the ingredients is too easy, and mastering the Jungle Run ramp shot allows players to repeatedly relieve Kona and rack up several hundred million points in one round. Supporters counter that the classic sitcom humor and undemanding gameplay make this a perfect game for kids, families, and casual players.

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''Gilligan's Island'' is noteworthy for being the first Williams pinball released with a dot-matrix display[[note]]''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was the first to be made with one, but was released later.[[/note]], a few months after Creator/DataEast's ''Checkpoint'' ''Pinball/{{Checkpoint}}'' first offered a DMD. That doesn't redeem it among pinheads, however, who find ''Gilligan's Island'' unchallenging and unbalanced -- collecting the ingredients is too easy, and mastering the Jungle Run ramp shot allows players to repeatedly relieve Kona and rack up several hundred million points in one round. Supporters counter that the classic sitcom humor and undemanding gameplay make this a perfect game for kids, families, and casual players.
2nd Nov '14 10:27:34 PM rjung
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''Gilligan's Island'' is noteworthy for being the first Williams pinball released with a dot-matrix display[[note]]''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was the first to be made with one, but was released later.[[/note]], a few months after Creator/DataEast's ''Checkpoint'' first offered a DMD. That doesn't redeem it among pinheads, however, who ''Gilligan's Island'' unchallenging and unbalanced -- collecting the ingredients is too easy, and mastering the Jungle Run ramp shot allows players to repeatedly relieve Kona and rack up several hundred million points in one round. Supporters counter that the classic sitcom humor and undemanding gameplay make this a perfect game for kids, families, and casual players.

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''Gilligan's Island'' is noteworthy for being the first Williams pinball released with a dot-matrix display[[note]]''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was the first to be made with one, but was released later.[[/note]], a few months after Creator/DataEast's ''Checkpoint'' first offered a DMD. That doesn't redeem it among pinheads, however, who find ''Gilligan's Island'' unchallenging and unbalanced -- collecting the ingredients is too easy, and mastering the Jungle Run ramp shot allows players to repeatedly relieve Kona and rack up several hundred million points in one round. Supporters counter that the classic sitcom humor and undemanding gameplay make this a perfect game for kids, families, and casual players.
20th Sep '14 10:59:20 PM Green_lantern40
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->'''Gilligan:''' "SKIPPER!"

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->'''Gilligan:''' "SKIPPER!"
"''I'm'' not afraid of Kona. ''[volcano rumbles; Kona's deep, throaty voice makes a threatening growl]'' ''I'm afraid!'' '''HELP, SKIPPER!'''"



''Gilligan's Island'' is noteworthy for being the first Williams pinball released with a dot-matrix display[[note]]''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was the first to be made with one, but was released later.[[/note]], a few months after Creator/DataEast's ''Checkpoint'' first offered a DMD. That does not redeem it among pinheads, who find ''Gilligan's Island'' unchallenging and unbalanced -- collecting the ingredients is too easy, and mastering the Jungle Run ramp shot allows players to repeatedly relieve Kona and rack up several hundred million points in one round. Supporters counter that the classic sitcom humor and undemanding gameplay make this a perfect game for kids, families, and casual players.

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''Gilligan's Island'' is noteworthy for being the first Williams pinball released with a dot-matrix display[[note]]''Pinball/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' was the first to be made with one, but was released later.[[/note]], a few months after Creator/DataEast's ''Checkpoint'' first offered a DMD. That does not doesn't redeem it among pinheads, however, who find ''Gilligan's Island'' unchallenging and unbalanced -- collecting the ingredients is too easy, and mastering the Jungle Run ramp shot allows players to repeatedly relieve Kona and rack up several hundred million points in one round. Supporters counter that the classic sitcom humor and undemanding gameplay make this a perfect game for kids, families, and casual players.
20th Jul '14 9:33:57 PM rjung
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* EEqualsMCHammer: To track what ingredients are needed for the seltzer, the Professor's formula is shown iconically on the playfield, with nonsense like "...[seashell] +[=/=]- (mix well and add) [rope] - ( [shrunken head] < [turtle eggs] ) / [banana]..."



* EEqualsMCHammer: To track what ingredients are needed for the seltzer, the Professor's formula is shown iconically on the playfield, with nonsense like "...[seashell] +[=/=]- (mix well and add) [rope] - ( [shrunken head] < [turtle eggs] ) / [banana]..."
7th Jun '14 8:35:07 PM Green_lantern40
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** Played straight in one instance when the Professor explains his Lava Seltzer formula -- when Watubi is mentioned, a picture of a more traditionally-dressed native appears on the dot-matrix display with the word "WATUBI" next to him.


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* MythologyGag: "Kona" is directly taken from the series' first season episode "Waiting for Watubi", complete with bits of dialogue from said episode (see PosthumousCollaboration below), though Kona in that sense refers to the ''statue'' of an ancient god and not the volcanic god himself.
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