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Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:15 pm
by pennymachines
Are they just for show though? They're sealed between backboard and glass.

Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:16 pm
by coppinpr
Is it just a clever way of displaying the denomination to be used? I've never seen one but it looks like the coin/token that gets played runs along the top of the row of tokens/coins. If you look at the photo of the "Ice Hockey" version above it shows a long row of what looks like small coins. !PUZZLED!

Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:05 pm
by pennymachines
Yes, it was probably just a way of displaying what the machine would pay out (which could originally have been mixed value tokens or 10 Pfennig coins). As German games often did pay from a coin run, players would have known what it indicated. The two discs in play are a bit smaller than a 10 Pfennig and have holes in their centres.
http://www.antik-automaten.ch/renovatio ... sball.html

Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:16 am
by coppinpr
Interesting that the last model they made, the 1957 JoJo, did away with the row of coins/tokens in favour of the usual German catalogue of instructions. Compare the number of words used on "Ice Hockey" to those on "JoJo".

Re: Gunther Wulff Elektromat

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:09 pm
by cait001
Definitely adding these to my want-list. I really like the innovative aspects of it. Are there other machines with similar play where you have to land 2+ tokens on sensors?
Maybe this kind of design is a one-off for the ages! (well, a one-off design with at least 4 re-skins).