Genie is a widebody pinball machine released in 1979 by Gottlieb. It features a jinn theme and was advertised with the slogans “Gottlieb’s WIDE and Beautiful BODY” and “A Wide-Body Pinball absolutely bulging with player appeal and proven massive profit earning capacity!”.
Genie is considered Gottlieb’s answer to Bally’s super wide pinball machine Paragon and the start of a competition of a “wider is better” pinball design in the late 1970’s. A typical game from this era was 22″ (56 cm) wide and 51.5″ (131 cm) long. While Paragon is 28.5″ (73 cm) by 51.5″ (131 cm), Genie has the dimensions of 28.5″ (73 cm) by 55″ (140 cm).
Genie features 5 flippers and a upper mini playfield.