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Feb 14, 2016

Miss America Deluxe is the last of the Miss America games made by Bally.

It contains all the features (extra card, magic lines that move each row of numbers one position left and right, the red letter game, corners scoring on the main card, all 4 star zones score your green 5 in a line odds, and roll overs to extend your time for the moving numbers feature) of Miss America Supreme from the year before.

This game adds the 'red diagonals' feature from High Flyer!  In this case, they call them 'Striped Diagonals'.  This allows you to win on the odd diagonals, but only on the extra card.

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

Feb 13, 2016

High Flyer is another great six card bingo.  This machine has an eight coin max.  Your first six coins light the bingo cards, and coins 7 and 8 light the red diagonals (diagonal connections between odd diagonals) on each card.

There are rollovers to light super lines and corners for each card, and the Double or Nothing feature returns!

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

http://ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=3145&picno=42208

Playfield:

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

Feb 12, 2016

The third Miss America game from Bally - typified by two bingo cards side-by-side with the ability to move numbers on each row left and right one position.

Miss America Supreme adds 'Star numbers' which can be used to earn 5 in a row green odds, or start a red letter game!

Corners score red 5 in a line, extra balls, and alternating rollovers return from Miss America '75.

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

Feb 11, 2016

Bonanza is the last of the Magic Squares games.  Aside from the standard corner mounted squares, there is also a center Magic Line, allowing for some great action - necessary as there are four different colors on the bingo card, corresponding to four true independently moving odds sections.

This game has no extra balls, but has an extended time tree to after 5th, corners scoring for 100 and 200 (at random), and a huge redesign of many of the units inside the head.

This game would be interesting to work on - many units are actually simplified.

A bell will sound as you earn features or odds jumps!

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/bonanza/resources/cab-bonanza-2.jpg

Playfield:

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

Internals:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/bonanza/resources/int-bonanza-1.jpg

Feb 10, 2016

Bali is a three card bingo pinball with a few interesting features:

1) 7 coin max - the game gives you all you can get with 7 coins

2) First three coins light the three cards

3) Second three coins will light "Super Score" - doubling 4-in-line and 5-in-line wins on all three cards

4) Last coin will give you a guaranteed extra ball.

Backglass (modified):

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

Feb 9, 2016

Jeffrey and Robert rejoin the show to talk about various bingos, issues with Bally's design as engineering changed the design of various units, unique or unusual features that were only used once or twice, United games, and the fun method used for us to play the games at Robert and Jeffrey's homes.

I had a great time visiting Robert and Jeffrey - can't wait to talk about the games I got to try on the trip!

 

Some of the photos from Robert's collection and a great photo of myself, Jeffrey and Robert:

https://goo.gl/photos/6F4Lfho9kFv4X9u57

Feb 8, 2016

Blue Chip is another great six card bingo - 25 holes, super lines, corners scoring and Double or Nothing - along with the potential to light a center spotted number with additional coins.

The player can actually move the center spotted number between cards, which gives great control and the ability to turn a losing card into a winner!

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

Feb 7, 2016

Wall Street is the next in the series of six card bingo revivals that Bally produced in the 70s.  Super Lines, Corners scoring, and each card has a chance at lighting the center number as a spotted number!  On top of this, the Double or Nothing feature returns.  A chance at 600 replays is hard to pass up.

Great game, great features, great cabinet art.

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

Feb 6, 2016

Hawaii is the follow-on to Double-Up.  It contains all of the features of Double-Up, including the player controlled doubling of any one section, but brings back Stop and Shop, allowing the player to pay additional money for a chance to increase both their odds and features.

This is different from previous titles with Stop and Shop, like Cypress Gardens, in that those titles would only allow you to play for a chance at increasing odds.

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

Feb 5, 2016

Hole in One - as far as anyone has found - is only a backglass.  It depicts a 6 card bingo with a few intriguing mysteries:

1) There is a golfer rating - good, excellent or superior.  What is this for?

2) The replay register is masked off and only a single digit is shown.  Why?

3) What happened to the rest of the game?  How many were made?

4) Did this ever make it into limited production?

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/hole_in_one/resources/bg-hole_in_one-1.png

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