Doodle Bug [Model 390]

The Pinball by Williams Mfg. Co.

Not emulated in MAME

DESCRIPTION

[COIN-OP] Pinball

Doodle Bug © 1971 Williams.


Doodlebug is a configurable (add-a-ball or replay) game with a unique mechanism that sometimes makes a 'captive' pinball bash back and forth several times per second in a slot beneath a playfield window, scoring points with the strategy is therefore :
1. Advance the doodlebug value as high as possible
2. Start the doodlebug going (by hitting a target in the center of the playfield)
3. 'Juggle' the pinball to keep it in play without stopping the bug each lap. The tricky part is, almost anything the regular pinball hits will stop the "bug". The doodlebug starts off at 10 points per lap, but hitting 4 targets in order multiplies this by 10 (up to 10,000!).

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

PICTURE :
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Doodle Bug [Model 390] the  Pinball
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(members only)
Model Number : 390

TRIVIA

Released in 1971. Also released as a 4-player version called "Dipsy Doodle".

STAFF

Design by : Norm Clark
Art by : Christian Marche

SOURCES
Machine's picture (bossyman15)
Collector's Guide to Vintage Coin Machines - Richard M. Bueschel - Page 107

Page last modified on August 04, 2009