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'''Raven''' is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Creator/JohnTrudeau, with artwork by Don Marshall and Larry Day. It was released by Creator/{{Gottlieb}} under the "Premier" label in 1986.

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'''Raven''' ''Raven'' is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Creator/JohnTrudeau, with artwork by Don Marshall and Larry Day. It was released by Creator/{{Gottlieb}} under the "Premier" label in 1986.


* TheMockbuster: ''Raven'' certainly feels like one for ''Rambo''.



* MythologyGag: The name "Raven" was used because it was the working title for ''[[Franchise/{{Rambo}} Rambo: First Blood Part II]]''



* SpiritualLicensee: ''Raven'' was an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of ''[[Franchise/{{Rambo}} Rambo: First Blood Part II]],'' which had been released a few months prior. Even the name "Raven" was used because it was the working title for ''Rambo''.
** TheMockbuster: ''Raven'' certainly feels like one for ''Rambo''.
* StuffBlowingUp: All over the place, unsurprisingly.

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* SpiritualLicensee: ''Raven'' was an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of ''[[Franchise/{{Rambo}} Rambo: First Blood Part II]],'' which had been released a few months prior. Even the name "Raven" was used because it was the working title for ''Rambo''.
** TheMockbuster: ''Raven'' certainly feels like one for ''Rambo''.
* StuffBlowingUp: All over the place, unsurprisingly.


The titular Raven is a female soldier of fortune, a OneWomanArmy fighting in an unnamed southeast Asian jungle. Charge the camp and shoot the six lower targets, then gun down the Snipers when they pop out of hiding. Advance to the officers' quarters and hit the upper target bank to lower the ramp, then charge the ramp and destroy the two watchtowers. Complete the upper rollovers for the multiplier, but look out for the helicopter hovering nearby.

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The titular Raven is a female soldier of fortune, a OneWomanArmy fighting in an unnamed southeast Asian jungle. Charge the camp and shoot the six lower targets, then gun down the Snipers when they pop out of hiding. Advance to the officers' quarters and hit the upper target bank to lower the ramp, then charge go up the ramp and destroy the two watchtowers. Complete the upper rollovers for the multiplier, but look out for the helicopter hovering nearby.


The titular Raven is a female soldier of fortune, a one-woman army fighting in an unnamed southeast Asian jungle. Charge the camp and shoot the six lower targets, then gun down the Snipers when they pop out of hiding. Advance to the officers' quarters and hit the upper target bank to lower the ramp, then charge the ramp and destroy the two watchtowers. Complete the upper rollovers for the multiplier, but look out for the helicopter hovering nearby.

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The titular Raven is a female soldier of fortune, a one-woman army OneWomanArmy fighting in an unnamed southeast Asian jungle. Charge the camp and shoot the six lower targets, then gun down the Snipers when they pop out of hiding. Advance to the officers' quarters and hit the upper target bank to lower the ramp, then charge the ramp and destroy the two watchtowers. Complete the upper rollovers for the multiplier, but look out for the helicopter hovering nearby.

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** TheMockbuster: ''Raven'' certainly feels like one for ''Rambo''.

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[[caption-width-right:300:''RAVEN to the Rescue!'']]

->"RAVEN was photographed on location using an actual motion picture set."
-->--''Advertising flyer''

'''Raven''' is a PhysicalPinballTable designed by Creator/JohnTrudeau, with artwork by Don Marshall and Larry Day. It was released by Creator/{{Gottlieb}} under the "Premier" label in 1986.

The titular Raven is a female soldier of fortune, a one-woman army fighting in an unnamed southeast Asian jungle. Charge the camp and shoot the six lower targets, then gun down the Snipers when they pop out of hiding. Advance to the officers' quarters and hit the upper target bank to lower the ramp, then charge the ramp and destroy the two watchtowers. Complete the upper rollovers for the multiplier, but look out for the helicopter hovering nearby.

''Raven'' was touted by Premier as being the first pinball machine to use a photograph for the translite art. This turned out to be rather ironic, as the game has become infamous for its {{Narm}}y backbox photo; the FauxActionGirl with her EightiesHair is universally mocked for her unconvincing portrayal of a jungle fighter. Pinball buffs who look past the art find it to be a simple but fun game, a good table for beginners with some respectable challenges mixed in. ''Raven'' might never be considered a pinball classic, but there's a certain amount of NarmCharm at its heart.

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!!''Raven'' demonstrates the following tropes:

* EightiesHair: For someone fighting in a Southeast Asian jungle, Raven has a surprisingly well-coffed hairdo.
* ActionGirl: Raven is supposed to be one.
* AllAsiansWearConicalStrawHats: Seen on the Snipers.
* BadassBandolier: Raven's wearing one over her shoulder.
* DistaffCounterpart: Raven is supposed to be one for [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]].
* {{Mooks}}: The enemy are indistinguishable featureless grunts wearing tan uniforms.
* OneWomanArmy[=/=]PersonOfMassDestruction: Raven.
* RatedMForManly: Well, that was the intent, anyway.
* ShoutOut: WordOfGod is that the playfield design was intended as a homage of Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''Pinball/{{Firepower}}''.
* SpiritualLicensee: ''Raven'' was an obvious attempt to cash in on the success of ''[[Franchise/{{Rambo}} Rambo: First Blood Part II]],'' which had been released a few months prior. Even the name "Raven" was used because it was the working title for ''Rambo''.
* StuffBlowingUp: All over the place, unsurprisingly.

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