GottFA80 - a Gottlieb System80 MPU based on a low cost FPGA

This is a 1:1 functional replacement to a original Gottlieb System80/System80B MPU, without the additional features of a LISY80, but with much faster boot and lower costs.

BOM and CPL provided do include all DIP sockets using the 'hand soldering' service from JLC. Here you only need solder a few parts yourself (see below), purchase the DIP chips and the SD card and place them on the board.

For easy replacement all chips placed at the 'corners' of GottFA80 are in DIP format.

Gottlieb System80 games supported


Panthera - Spiderman - Circus - Counterforce - Star Race
James Bond - Time Line - Force II - Pink Panther - Mars - God of War
Volcano - Black Hole - Haunted House - Eclipse


Devils Dare - Rocky - Spirit - Punk -Striker - Krull
Q*Bert's Quest - Super Orbit - Royal Flush Deluxe - Goin' Nuts
Amazon Hunt - Rack 'Em Up - Ready...Aim...Fire! - Jacks To Open
Touchdown - Alien Star - The Games - El Dorado City of Gold - Ice Fever


Bounty Hunter - Chicago Cubs Triple Play - Tag Team - Rocky - Raven
Rock Encore - Hollywood Heat - Genesis - Gold Wings - Monte Carlo -Amazon Hunt II -
Spring Break - Arena - Victory - Diamond Lady - TX Sector - Robo War
Excalibur(*) - Bad Girls(*) - Big House(*) - Hot Shots(*) - Bone Busters Inc.(*) - Night Moves (*)

(*) due to memory limitations of the Cyclone II FPGA if you plan to use GottFA80 with Excalibur, Hot Shots, Big House, Bad Girls, Bonebusters or Night Moves you need to use my Cyclone IV dev board.

Have a look at my FPGA page to select which one you want to use.

GottFA80 v1.1 preassembled by JLCPCB

GottFA80 v1.1 complete

Parts needed

In addition to the preassembled PCB you need the parts from the Reichelt shop cart and a FPGA development board. You can either let JLCPCB build it for you (my DIY board) or purchase one on Aliexpress ( e.g. this one  FPGA board ) and an 'USB Blaster' for being able to program the FPGA.

For the ICs there are already sockets on the PCB, no soldering needed here.

Needed parts from the Reichelt shop cart and the CycloneII FPGA board.

Dokumentation & Software

Due to copyrigth on Gottlieb roms the SD card does not contain any rom code, but do provide the right struture for GottFA80. Have a look at the user manual to see how you can copy your rom images onto the Sd card.

how to order your GottFA80 PCB

Have a look to the PCB documentation section.

Needed Gerber Data, BOM and Component Placement List (CPL) you find on my repository server; see link below.