Last Saturday, I started disassembling the play field on World Cup Soccer for a good cleaning. This wasn’t a complete tear down, but about 90% of the items were removed. I did not remove the pop bumpers or goalie assembly but everything else essentially came off. I cleaned the play field with Novus 2, the plastics with Novus 1 and then installed a coat of wax to the playable areas of the play field. New rubbers were installed as well as a new set of balls. You can see what 30 years of gunk looks like once I removed the apron at the bottom of the play field:
Someone had waxed the table previously. Unfotunately, they didn’t do a very good job of applying or removing the wax. Here is a shot of one of the posts with wax residue encased in the grooves...Read More
On Friday while playing a few games, I realized that I had a number of games with bad, unlit marquee lights. I did some work on Saturday to rectify this. Here are the results:
Everything is finally illuminated! I may have some news in the next day or two about my next “project”. Stay tuned….Read More
As promised, here are some additional pictures of my recently acquired World Cup Soccer pinball. This thing is in great shape! The cabinet is clean and the play field will be perfect once it’s had a good cleaning. Here are the original marketing flyers for World Cup Soccer:
An interesting note about the flyer; it features Soldier Field in Chicago which was one of the host sites for the ’94 World Cup. Unfortunately, it shows an American football game being played instead of football as it is known internationally. Here are a few shots of the table as seen from the front, a close up of the back box and a close up of the manufacturer’s tag on the back of the table:Read More
So, I’ve been working on this deal for a while now and have hinted at it several times. Unfortunately, the weather here hasn’t really cooperated. Several double digit below zero temperature days as well as a few inches of snow prevented any progress on the deal. Today, it finally became a reality.
I had an offer to pick up a working 1994 Bally World Cup Soccer pinball on one condition: I had to haul it out of a basement which consisted of a very narrow flight of stairs. Other than that, the game was free. Obviously, I jumped at the chance, gathered some help and went to grab the machine, sight unseen. Here’s a look at the machine once it finally made it’s way into the basement arcade:A shot of the front of the table.
I didn’t have my camera available so that is the only picture for now. Hopefully, I’ll grab a few more pictures tonight. Cosmetically, the cabinet is in great shape. The right flipper works but needs to be rebuilt...Read More