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For Amusement Only EM and Bingo Pinball Podcast

Detailing EM and Bingo pinball features, gameplay, and repair techniques.
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Dec 21, 2015

Ice Frolics has the super score system of Frolics (one card scores based on advancing odds, the rest are fixed payout), but adds the Hold feature used on Palm Springs.

Corners, Extra Balls, three cards, rollovers, and the ability to choose your Super Score card (with an extended time tree) make this a very deep bingo experience.

 

Backglass:

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

Playfield:

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

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/ice_frolics/resources/cab-ice_frolics-3.jpg

Technical Info:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/ice_frolics/

Dec 20, 2015

Palm Springs is one of only a small number of Bally bingos with the 'hold' feature.  This allowed you to hold only the odd numbers, only the even numbers, or hold all.  The rest of the balls would drop back down, allowing you to shoot again!

This game has two super cards, corners scoring, advancing odds, extra balls, and select-a-spot.  

Fantastic looking player.

Backglass:

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

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/palm_springs/pfdade.html

Cabinet:

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

Technical Information:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/palm_springs/

Dec 19, 2015

Dude Ranch is a highly-regarded bingo.

A two card bingo with a super card, super lines, select-a-spot, extra balls and corners scoring!  Advancing odds, and rollover spotted numbers round out the package.

More fantastic bingo artwork!

Dec 18, 2015

Beach Club has a single main card and two 'super cards' - 3x3 sets of numbers that score 3 in a rows as 4!

The game also features corners scoring on both the main card and the super cards, up to seven spotted numbers using the select-a-spot dial on the front of the cab, extra balls, and amazing artwork.

Dec 17, 2015

Bally's Beauty is a really fantastic looking three card bingo with advancing odds, extra balls, spotted numbers and ... the first game to feature select-a-spot!

By turning a knob on the front door, you can choose one of five numbers to spot across all the bingo cards.

If you need more (for some reason), this game also offered corner scoring on the center card.

Beautiful, fun, thought-provoking game!

Dec 16, 2015

Bright Spot is a six card bingo, made as a follow-on to Frolics, which had come out earlier in 1952.

Whereas Frolics introduced some new features and ideas to six card players, Bright Spot brings players back to basics: a spotted number which lights one center number (a mystery to the player until the first ball is shot), the manual ball lifter is back, and fixed payouts for each card make this a quick, clear six card game.

Beautiful artwork (love the cityscape on the curvature of the Earth beneath)!

Dec 15, 2015

Here's some stuff that's been going on in my pinball world recently (really more than a month, been holding onto this stuff for almost a month!)

 

If you haven't listened to 'This Flippin' Podcast' yet, be sure to check that out.  They discuss new machines and various other things in their pinball lives (including EMs).

Dec 14, 2015

Adam is one of the hosts of the One and Done Pinball Podcast, and picked up his first EM a few months ago, a Williams Grand Prix.  

We talk about what was needed to bring it back to life, gameplay, bingos, and general pinball.

Dec 13, 2015

A couple of quick techniques for figuring out wire colors when they are faded or covered with goo/junk.

Dec 12, 2015

Plus and Minus is another Gottlieb payout game from 1935! This game features the same Liberty Bell graphic on the playfield, and liberty bell mint vendor on the front of the cab, which led to confusion about the title of the game.

Plus and Minus has multiple trap holes, each of which is labeled with a picture and a point value - either positive or negative!

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