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PHARAOH by Williams
« on: February 21, 2014, 02:04:43 AM »
Just a test to see if this will work from my phone
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 02:06:48 AM »
 ^^^ had to send it to myself in a text to get the right size..
But it worked for anyone wanting to do the same
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 05:22:23 AM »
Cool

Have you found the nudes in the back glass yet?

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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2014, 01:35:35 PM »
Hmmmmm nudes u say.
Well it is a pin from the 80's
They all have dragons or boobs don't they?
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2014, 04:55:41 PM »
Hmmmmm nudes u say.
Well it is a pin from the 80's
They all have dragons or boobs don't they?

yep, there are at least seven naked ladies hidden on the backglass
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 08:59:26 AM »
Cool game. Not in the same league as Black Knight, but fun to play. Reminds me of Jungle Lord. I think if you had Pharaoh, Black Knight, Jungle Lord and Solar Fire you would be a very happy WMS 7 collector !
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 09:02:26 AM »
don't forget LASERCUE,nino
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2014, 09:10:24 AM »
Did any Solar Fires even make it to Australia?

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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2014, 09:18:26 AM »
don't forget LASERCUE,nino

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Did any Solar Fires even make it to Australia?

Not that I know of. I've known of three that made it over from Europe in the last 10 years. I think the theory is that Williams threw everything at Black Knight just before the video age took over. Then Williams did a similar job on Jungle Lord, but it tanked, and operators didn't buy it. Now that the pinball landscape had changed, Pharaoh didn't get the numbers . They tried another run of Black Knight in desperation and then finally Solar Fire had a small run. A shame, as Solar fire looks to be a better title than Black Knight and is sought after.
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2014, 09:21:00 AM »
Strangely I can remember finding more Pharoah on location than Black Knights

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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2014, 03:53:06 PM »
It's a project that will take a while to get right, playfield is rough and needs a touch up but it's all there.
It's my first system 7 and I'm looking forward to getting another. Black knight will be next if I can find one that's not too bad and hasn't been dodged up too much, I like to keep original and not swap for rotten dog etc.
Well I'm happy to be here and look forward to helping and getting help from other pin heads  ^^^
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 04:28:44 PM »
Had a mate who had a Pharoah and must admit, I didn't mind the game play at all.. lots of upper level action to get a decent score. The amount of plastics in this game though always did concern me.. theres a lot of them, but in saying that, they seem to hold up well.
Nice game.. is this the one off Ebay? There were 2 up for grabs.. just like buses.. don't see one then along come 2!

I like WMS SS machines to work on.. first SS game I ever got going from dead was FLASH... bout time I got myself another WMS to fix up I reckon!

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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2014, 05:47:16 PM »
Yeah was an eBay find from a local guy moving interstate, he had a black night too but I missed that one by a few bucks. The poor bugger had a container full of pins that got eaten by termites he must have lost 20 to the little buggers :(  lost a beautiful pharaoh that was going to go into the restoration of the one got, so in the deal I got a full set of second plastics beautiful new side rails etc.

Finding it a joy to work with and I'm loving the fact my first not running project is a big part of pinball history.
Got new eproms coming and I've cleaned the CPU (no alkaline damage) so looking good for a run soonish I  hope
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2014, 06:05:04 PM »
Strangely I can remember finding more Pharoah on location than Black Knights
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For some reason, a couple of operators in Sydney's George St. had about 7 Pharaohs each and I never saw a big crowd playing them. BKs were scattered with only one at each arcade.
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Re: PHARAOH by Williams
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2014, 07:35:00 PM »
There's an NOS Pharaoh playfield on Pinside at the moment for only $2500.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/fs-nos-pharaoh-playfield