Grand Lizard (Williams 1986) Pre-Production B2S+Wheels
I've always enjoyed the Grand Lizard table, especially the one created by 3rdAxis that can be found here.
What I did not like was the backglass art / image that was released with the actual table back in 1986. To me, it never seemed to match the table properly.
Then I came to find out this:
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Quoted from ipdb.com
Originally, the backglass was to have the standard numeric-only display windows. When the game went into production, the backglass was redesigned to incorporate new alphanumeric displays, and its artwork was changed.
Initial backglass and playfield artwork by Paul Faris. Final production backglass artwork by Python Anghelo.
Bill Parod was the sound designer on this game. The background drum music was the first time that Williams games used digitized audio samples for music. After Bill worked on Grand Lizard, he improved his technique of digitized music samples on the High Speed pinball game.
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When I saw the original backglass created by the great Paul Faris (definitely my favorite backglass artist), I knew THAT was the one I wanted displayed as the backglass for the VPX table. I found a decent image online and cleaned it up and re-worked it to a decent 2k size.
Even though the "TILT" and "HIGHEST SCORES" text were on the original pre-production backglass, there was no lamp or solenoid for them - in the final version of the table, so those 2 lights were taken off the backglass, but the text of TILT and HIGHEST SCORES appears on the LED strips instead.
Nor were there individual lights to light up the player "1, 2, 3, 4" areas on the backglass, so I illuminated them as well with the turn on of the backglass. Text across the LED strips tell you which player is active.
Why Williams decided to change the backglass as the last second is still a mystery to me - but I MUCH PREFER the pre-production version.
Pre-Production backglass carrried the copyright text of 1985 and not 1986 as the tables release.
Download includes 2 new high-quality Wheel as well to match the backglass as well as a version with the GRAND LIZARD text to match the other backglass.
Be sure to 're-name' the backglass to the same name as the VPX table to ensure proper loading.
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