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Dec 31, 2015

Parade is another unique game in the Bally bingo pantheon: the Extra Lines feature allows you two extra rows of repeated numbers to try to put together a winner.

Advancing odds, up to quadruple replays awarded for a winner, magic squares and extra balls.  There are no spotted numbers on this game, but the Ballyhole returns to award first extra ball.

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/parade/dade.html

Backglass with second extra line exposed:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/parade/resources/bg-parade-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/parade/resources/pf-parade-1.jpg

 

Dec 30, 2015

Broadway was the first game Bally produced with Magic Squares!  Magic Squares allow you to rotate each of the four corner quadrants via player control on the footrail.  

Broadway has red and yellow lines that allow you to earn up to triple odds over what is indicated by the advancing odds.

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/broadway/dade.html

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/broadway/resources/cab-broadway-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/broadway/resources/pf-broadway-1.jpg

Dec 29, 2015

Beach Beauty is another Bally one-off game - this game's unique feature is 'Wild Pockets'.  Based on the machine qualifying green or red, you have to sink a ball into one of 7 holes to qualify the feature.  From there, you can move that ball into another position! The backglass is split basically in half, one side red, the other green.

Corners scoring, advancing odds, extra balls, super cards, and more fantastic beach-themed artwork.

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/beach_beauty/dade.html

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/beach_beauty/resources/cab-beach_beauty-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/beach_beauty/resources/pf-beach_beauty-1.jpg

Dec 28, 2015

Miami Beach was another experiment by Bally.  In this case, they tried a feature called "Magic Curtains".  The bingo card is actually 9x5.  By default, only a 5x5 card is shown, and as you insert coins, you may reveal additional sections of the card.

As you do this, other features may be revealed.

Advancing odds, extra balls, 'corners scoring' (not exactly), 3 scores as 4 or 5, and great artwork.

 

Backglass (Curtain in default position):

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/miami_beach/resources/bg-miami_beach-3.jpg

Backglass (Curtain in expanded position):

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/miami_beach/resources/bg-miami_beach-2.jpg

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/miami_beach/resources/cab-miami_beach-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/miami_beach/resources/pf-miami_beach-1.jpg

Dec 27, 2015

Gayety is one of only two games with the Magic Pockets feature.  This feature allows you to kick the balls physically from hole number 1 to number 7 and back again, stopping anywhere along the way.

The game will spot numbers at mystery intervals, has corners scoring, three columns of Magic Lines, and has the "3 scores as 4" feature.

Extra balls allow you to have up to 8 chances at getting a 5 in a row.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas or happy holidays. :-)

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/gayety/dade.html

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/gayety/resources/cab-gayety-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/gayety/resources/pf-gayety-1.jpg

Flier explaining Magic Pockets:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/gayety/resources/fly-gayety-1.jpg

Dec 26, 2015

A special holiday episode with repeat guest host, Fake Nick Baldridge, who once again joins the For Amusement Only podcast to discuss esoteric pingame manufacturer, Nantucket Nickel, and their second production release.  Thanks, FNB!

Dec 25, 2015

Big Time is a Magic Lines moving numbers game that allows you to move each column of numbers up or down one position!

The catch is that you earn that feature at mystery intervals.  Between advancing odds and this feature, the game has spotted number rollovers, extra balls, and corners scoring, along with two super cards.

Great game, beautiful artwork!

I was very happy to see and play this game at York this year.  Big thanks to the person who brought the game.

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/big_time/dade.html

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/big_time/resources/cab-big_time-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/big_time/resources/pf-big_time-2.jpg

Dec 24, 2015

Variety is a single card bingo  - the first with moving numbers!  In this case, Magic Lines.  Magic Lines allow you to move the first three columns of numbers (on this game) up or down one position.

This increased the winning potential for players, and really opened up Bally to experiment with different designs and player-friendly features.  The fixed numbers on earlier games of course allowed for complex gameplay, but this innovation really took things to another level.

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/variety/dade.html

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/variety/resources/cab-variety-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/variety/resources/pf-variety-1.jpg

Flyer describing Magic Lines:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/variety/resources/fly-variety-2.jpg

Dec 23, 2015

Hi-Fi is a single card bingo with super cards, select-a-spot, advancing odds, extra balls, and the 'Bump' feature (only used on this machine).

The artwork is music-themed and gorgeous.

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/hi_fi/dade.html

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/hi_fi/resources/cab-hi_fi-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/hi_fi/resources/pf-hi_fi-1.jpg

Dec 22, 2015

Surf Club is yet another fantastic Bally bingo with a complete integrated art package, select-a-spot, super cards (qualified via rollovers), extra balls, a Super Line (3 in a row score as 5!), advancing odds, and ... the hold feature returns with a twist!

 

Backglass: 

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/surf_club/resources/bg-surf_club-2.jpg

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/surf_club/resources/cab-surf_club-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/surf_club/resources/pf-surf_club-1.jpg

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