Interviews

John Buras - pinball designer and programmer who worked for Gottlieb / Mylstar / Premier from 1973 until 1996.  Design credits for Gottlieb machines include: Buck Rogers (1980), Torch (1980), Asteroid Annie and the Aliens (1980), Star Race (1980), Pink Panther (1981), Mars: God of War (1981), Black Hole* (1981), Eclipse* (1982), Caveman (1982), Rack 'Em Up! (1983), Bounty Hunter (1985), and Strikes 'N Spares (1995).  For more details and pictures of John Buras' games, please visit the Internet Pinball Database.

Allen Edwall
- pinball designer, electronics designer, and programmer who worked for Gottlieb from 1974 until 1982 and Premier from 1988 until 1995. Design credits for Gottlieb machines include: Centigrade 37 (1977), Charlie's Angels (1978), Panthera** (1980), James Bond 007 (1980), Time Line (1981), and Striker** (1982).   For more details and pictures of Allen Edwall's games, please visit the Internet Pinball Database.

Jon Norris - pinball designer who worked for Premier from 1986 until 1996.  Design credits for Gottlieb machines include: Diamond Lady (1988), Bad Girls (1988), Excalibur (1988) - rule set, Hot Shots (1989), Lights...Camera...Action! (1989), Vegas (1990), Deadly Weapon (1990) - rule set, Car Hop (1991), Cactus Jack’s (1991) - rule set, Surf ‘N Safari (1991), Operation Thunder (1991) - rule set, Super Mario Bros. (1992), Cue Ball Wizard (1992), Street Fighter II (1993) - rule set, Tee’d Off (1993) - rule set, Gladiators (1993), World Challenge Soccer (1994), Rescue 911 (1994) - rule set, Freddy: A Nightmare on Elm St. (1994) - rule set, Shaq Attaq (1995), Big Hurt (1995) - rule set, Stargate (1995) - rule set, Waterworld (1995) - rule set, Mario Andretti (1995), Barb Wire (1996) - rule set, One on One (1996) novelty game - sample run of 5 games only, 2 were dismantled, leaving 3 known to exist.  Click here to view a list of notable features designed by Jon.  For more details and pictures of Jon Norris' games, please visit the Internet Pinball Database.

*Shared design credit with Aldolf Seitz, Jr.
**Although most sources credit Allen with the design of Panthera and Striker, he claims neither were designed by him.


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