They only made 500 of these things. For some reason there are quite a few down here in Australia.
Manufacturer: Alvin G. and Company (1991-1994) Type: Solid State Electronic (SS) Production: 500 units (confirmed) Serial Number Database: View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site) Theme: Sports - Soccer Specialty: Head-to-Head Play Notable Features: Flippers (6, three per player), 3-bank drop targets (2).
This is a head-to-head game where two players at opposite ends of the playfield compete in simultaneous play. Each player has flipper buttons which control only those flippers facing the opponent.
This game has patented "switch-flippers". Each flipper has a wireform switch attached to it which closes when the ball hits the flipper. The switch performs different functions for single-player versus head-to-head games. During head-to-head games, the switches are used to instruct the "Designated Scoring" system to award all playfield scoring to the player whose flipper last touched the ball. During single-player games, the switches are made active only on the opponent's flippers, and a ball striking those flippers causes them to energize and "Auto-flip" the ball back towards the player. Concept by: Alvin Gottlieb Design by: Jerry Armstrong, Michael Gottlieb Art by: Tim Elliott Notes: Also released for export markets as `A. G. Football'