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Dave Nutting Associates

May 15, 2021

TCW Podcast Episode 138 - Dave Nutting Associates


This is our second half looking at Dave Nutting and specifically Dave Nutting Associates.  We see how they are able change the industry by showing the viability of solid state Pinball.  Despite the setback of not being able to license the technology to Bally/Midway they pressed on with developing video games.  Specifically Gun Fight which had realistic, for the time, human analogs that could fire guns at each other. As they continued to show how well they were to Bally/Midway they ended up being bought out.  Unfortunately by the time of the crash Dave Nutting Associates ended up being a small player in a crowded industry and was shut down in 1984.


TCW 59 - Williams' Crazy Story Part 1:

TCW 60 - Williams' Crazy Story Part 2 :

Bally Pinball Flicker:

How a Pinball Machine Works In Slow Motion:

How an older Pinball Machine Works:

TCW 051 - Sons of Pong:

Mirco Spirit of 76:

Mirco Spirit of 76 Images:

Gun Fight:

The Amazing Maze:

Tornado Baseball:

Tornado Baseball Cabinet:

280 ZZZAP:

Sea Wolf:

Undersea Raiders

Boot Hill:

Sea Wolf II:


Gorf Cabinet:

Star Trek The Motion Picture Cloud:

Wizard of Wor:

Adventures of Robby Roto:

Baby Pac Man:

Professor Pac Man:


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