PI-1X4PI-80  PI-1PI-FXPI-FX/1PI-POP80SPEECHSPEECH PS  PI-FX/X4PI-RM5/X4MCU/80PI-SIMPI-SAD4096  ComponentsConnectors   



The PI-1/X4 board is based on the CPU board with the following major features:
  • a power supply with a completely new design
  • a driver part with integral coil and transistor protection
  • a sound part with a built-in stereo amplifier


The PI-1/X4 is able to bring back to life all 16 games of this great Gottlieb® System 1 pinball series plus some European derivative kits (partly based on above games). Each game plays 100% like the original Gottlieb® MPU board. No compromise was ever made and will never be. Some errors made in the original software were identified on certain games and can even be patched, via on-display menus. Supported games are:
A- Cleopatra
B- Sinbad
C- Joker Poker
D- Dragon
E- Solar Ride
F- Countdown
G- Close Encounters
H- Charlie's Angels
I- Pinball Pool
J- Totem
K- Hulk
L- Genie
N- Buck Rogers
P- Torch
R- Roller Disco
S- Asteroid Annie

Hell's Queen
Sky Warrior
Sahara Love
Jungle Queen
Tiger Woman


The PI-1/X4 board gives a boost of additional modern features in reliability and playability:
  • A professionnaly built board with a quick and modern microprocessor and a reduced list of easy to find peripheral components
  • Direct board-to-board replacement for the power supply (A2), the MPU (A1), the driver (A3) and the 3-tones sound (A6) boards, no specific preliminary setting required
  • Wire harnesses from A2J1 to A1J1 and A1J5 to A3J1, often damaged, are now gone
  • One board fits all games, forget all about specific game proms
  • Built around modern and reliable components, making maintenance easy and at a much lower cost
  • Specific software & hardware protections against the most common failures (e.g. high voltage from coils, etc)
  • Active coils protection : driving current is monitored by a sensor and a relay will protect all the transistors & coils in case of failure (short-circuit).
  • Energy saving board, the power supply doesn't overheat anymore
  • Set of monitoring LEDs for the CPU activity, all power supply stages (60V/42V, 12V/8V, 5V) and active coils protection
  • All game data (a.k.a. "bookkeeping") stored in a non-volatile memory, no more battery leakage & corrosion
  • Entirely driven by text-style menus, no more obscure DIP Switches
  • Configuration menus & various messages available in French, English, German, Portuguese, Italian & Spanish
  • Installation manual in English with fully detailed yet simple explanations (so that anyone should be able to install the board)

Loads of new exciting features that may be enabled or disabled at will for full original game compatibility:
  • Playfield attract mode to scroll playfield lamps in game over as on modern games
  • Skill shot upon ball launch: a precise target must be scored (randomly chosen among a given list for each game) to earn a bonus that increases with each success
  • Multiple extra ball, several extra balls can be cumulated per each ball in play
  • Chance ball, gives the ball back if lost within a given time
  • Top 5 high scores table with names and scrolling display
  • Unlimited credit mode, no need for coins or to open up the coin door to add more plays
  • Expert game level (points divided by 10 after 900,000 pts)
  • 1-million points award
  • 2 different tilt sensitivities
  • Counts & displays score over 1,000,000 points; the scores display no longer rolls back to zero after 999,990
  • Animated playfield, the lamps of certain targets and rollovers flash briefly when scored
  • Previous scores remembered at power-up
  • Bonus up to 39,000 on certain games
  • Provision for alternate game rules
  • The Special feature can give 50,000 points or the extra ball feature can give 10,000 points: great for tournaments!
  • A confirmation is now asked if the CREDIT button has been pressed to abort the game in play and restart a new one (kids..)
  • Idle (power saving) mode that turns off the playfield lamps without any user's action for a long time

New advanced tests
  • Testing for stuck switches specifically associated with coils
  • Drastically advanced test modes for individual coil/lamp/digit/switch testing, including those special lamp-mapped coils (as on Buck Rogers for example)
  • Smart coils mode, drop target bank reset coils are triggered in case of need only (spares both fuses and components)

Flipppin' marvellous novelties


Attention :
  • The embedded sound board replaces the "3 tones" original sound board located in the body of Cleopatra, Sinbad, Joker Poker, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dragon, Charlie's Angels, Solar Ride, Count-Down, Pinball Pool pinballs.

  • But the embedded sound board doesn't replace the "advanced" sound board located in the body of Hulk, Totem, Genie, Buck Rogers, Roller Disco, Torch, Asteroid Annie and the Aliens pinballs.

    The sound board located in the body of these pinballs must be replaced by:
    • a System1 sound board:
    • a System1, 80, 80A sound board:

    These boards directly plug in the original A1J6 connector on the right side of the pinball body.
    The sound board located in the flipper body can also be removed and the less expensive optional sound board can directly be plugged onto the all-in-one board. In this case, use the supplied cable to connect the loudspeaker.

You can keep the original sound board if it still works. The all-in-one boards is 100% compatible with the original "3 tones" and "advanced" original boards and with the chimes.



     A comestero RM5 electronic coin validator can be connected to the PI-1/X4 by using the dedicated interface board:


The board is shipped with a spare fuse and a loudspeaker cable.

Other components are available as spare. To order, click here.

Order or shipping quote: it's easy, add the board in the cart below and let us guide you. No registration needed and no account to open!

419 € 

Add to cart