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Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.
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Sep 10, 2015

Coney Island is a fantastic game - the second bingo Bally produced, it came out in 1951 with three cards, and the first appearance of the extra ball feature.  Up to 8 balls in play at once, and the game will discover and award replays on each of the three cards.

The first bingo appearance of the reflex and mixer units, along with the automatic ball lifter.

Max payout was 100.

Great artwork, a nice small straightforward bingo!

Sep 9, 2015

Bally's Miss Universe is a very unusual bingo - with only three balls, and the majority of the gameplay involved with spotted numbers.

This is the only 18-hole bingo produced, made in 1975, five years before Bally closed down bingo production.

A very interesting game, and I look forward to playing one at York, hopefully!

 

Check out this video:

https://youtu.be/l33K5a9RoN0

Sep 8, 2015

The Bounty - one of the most highly-prized magic screen games - is packed with features to keep players coming back.

Triple-deck scoring, three separate OK features, Magic screen with two super sections and a blue section scoring, an extended time tree, and of course, the skill shot.

Bounty was released only as an export game in 1963.

Sep 7, 2015

A special guest joins me tonight to talk about her favorite bingo: 1972's Bally Ticker Tape.  As you heard on Episode 177, Ticker Tape is a 6 card bingo, with super lines, corner scoring and a 'Double or Nothing' feature.

Sep 6, 2015

Gay Time is a fantastic player that has features and gameplay well ahead of its time.

The Magic Pockets feature, which has always sounded so cool, is actually incredibly cool.  The game will sense when there is a ball in the first row of holes, and allow or prevent you from moving based on the position.

Aside from that, there are spotted numbers, corners scoring, and the magic lines.

All explained in this episode!

Sep 5, 2015

Stepper Units are crucial to the proper operation of an EM - in this episode, I talk about disassembling, cleaning and rebuilding the typical step up/reset unit - found on most EM games including the bingos!

Sep 4, 2015

Vic Camp joins as co-host for tonight's episode - we talk about the payouts, features and gameplay of the six card bingos produced by Bally, starting with Bright Lights, all the way to Dixieland.

 

My Ticker Tape:

Ticker Tape Backglass

 

Some actual bingo gameplay:

https://youtu.be/ywUXz2ZVgng

Sep 3, 2015

I've run into a couple of things I didn't know about at all this week, namely:

Some Gottlieb games had a weird Jones Plug arrangement.

Not all woodrails are created equal.

Sep 2, 2015

Properly lubricated motors will ensure that your game functions properly for years and years to come.

Some games have easy-fill tubes or wicks to allow you to lubricate their motors.  Other games have sealed gearboxes.  Techniques for lubing both are within!

Sep 1, 2015

Thanks to previous interviewee Phil Bogema for the subject of this episode.

You can substitute a fuse for a circuit breaker temporarily to troubleshoot problems in any game.

Using the link: https://www.bluesea.com/products/category/0/26/Push%20Button%20Reset-Only

you can find the quick connect breaker of the size you need to troubleshoot your game.

Typical breaker sizes are 5, 10 and 15 Amps for most EM games.

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