: "I'm getting pretty teed off
is a Physical Pinball Table
designed by Ray Tanzer and Jon Norris
. It features artwork by Constantino and Jeanine Mitchell and David Moore, and was released by Gottlieb
(under the "Premiere" label) in 1993.
Taking place on a tropical island, the game casts the player as a golfer spending a day on the links. However, he's badgered by Gunther Gopher, who's out to enjoy himself by distracting the player with a barrage of dances, taunts, and insults. Go through 36 holes around the island and beneath the volcano, Slice through the coconut trees, Hook around the Dog Leg, then try for a Hole-In-One up the center lane. For more points, play the Skins Game, try for the Pitch 'n Putt, and peek into a hole and try to Find the Gopher. Spin the Gopher Wheel to build up the Go-Fore-Par-Tee, then celebrate after nine holes with some Multiball or a Lightning Storm scoring frenzy.
Although Tee'd Off
was a modestly successful game for Gottlieb with 3,500 tables sold, it's a rather divisive table among pinheads. Detractors point to its uninspired sounds and cartoonish artwork as turn-offs, and note that it's easy to reap big points by starting multiball and then repeatedly looping the center lane. Supporters embrace its lighthearted theme, family-friendly humor, and undemanding gameplay, while pinball historians note that many of the same ideas would appear in Williams Electronics
' No Good Gofers
several years later.
Digital versions of Tee'd Off
are available from FarSight Studios' Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection
and The Pinball Arcade
The Tee'd Off pinball demonstrates the following tropes:
Gunther: "Is that a range ball you're using?!"