1991 Williams The Machine: Bride of Pinbot

Bride of Pinbot was made as a sequel to Pinbot and has as it’s theme the goal to build a female robot as a bride for Pinbot.   It has great music and speech.   Probably it’s most notable feature is a 4 position head that rotates as you make the required shots.   The four faces on the rotating head represent the 4 steps in bringing the Bride of Pinbot robot to life.

This is as I received the machine.   It’s in pretty good shape, but has some issues that I plan to deal with.

 

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Mechanically and electronically the game is working great, but there are a few problems that I’ve found that I am just going to have to address before I’m happy with the game.

Both ramps are in tough shape at their bottom ends, which from what I have read is common for this machine.   Cliffy makes a set of ramp protectors that can address this.    I may end up replacing these with repro ramps depending on how much the broken ones continue to bother me.

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You can see from the pictures that the paint on the playfield is wearing badly at the bottom of the ramps, and I will address this as well by cleaning up the area, touching up the paint, and then putting some clear coat on top of the repaired area.

There is a particularly bad repair under the right ramp where the ball drops out.

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Notice the screw in the playfield right in the middle of the hole where the ball drops out of the ramp above?  I will probably remove this, fill the hole with epoxy, sand, and touch up the paint, and then cover with a mylar circle to protect this area in the future.

The cabinet sides are in good shape, but the backbox sides are not.   I may put decals over the sides of the backbox, but the cabinet sides are in good enough shape.

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