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Now displaying: February, 2016
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

Feb 4, 2016

Stock Market marks the return to 25 hole bingo production, and the return of the six card!

This game has corners scoring and introduces the Double or Nothing feature.

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

Feb 3, 2016

Bonus-7 is the sister game to Super-7.  You have your standard (at this point) Mystic Lines gameplay, but now, the extra game is called Bonus-7 and has similar rules to Super-7.  Bonus-7 requires you to make a number combination with your first two balls that equal 7.

Next, you have to get a red outlined hole, then yellow, then red.

This machine also includes a sunburst feature that will automatically award you maximum odds on the Bonus-7 game on your next game!

 

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/bonus_7/resources/bg-bonus_7-2.jpg

Cabinet:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/bonus_7/resources/cab-bonus_7-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/bonus_7/resources/pf-bonus_7-1.jpg

Feb 2, 2016

Super-7 brings a new layout to the Mystic Lines and the Super 7 bonus game!

The bonus game requires you to hit two holes that add up to 7, then hit alternating red or yellow holes.

These bonus games sound so difficult and fun!

Backglass:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/super_7/resources/bg-super_7-1.jpg

Playfield:

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/super_7/resources/pf-super_7-1.jpg

Feb 1, 2016

Safari has a unique 'tower game' on the right hand side of the backglass: the Animal Feature.

You coin this up with the white button, and the idea is that several holes on the playfield will move you up or down.  Ideally you move either all the way up or all the way down.

This will light the giraffe, which gives you your best payout!

The same Mystic Lines gameplay from London returns, including the Twin Number feature.

Backglass:

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

Cabinet:

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

Playfield:

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

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