Beat The Clock (Bally, 1985) VP8

VP8 Bally SS Recreation Beat The Clock (Bally, 1985) VP8 v1.2 2020-01-28

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Destruk,
Version 1.2,
Bally 1985,
IPD No. 212

Thanks to Apocalypse for doing the posts and rubbers/modelling. Thanks to Aussie34 for fixing the playfield image. Thanks to Guru for the source hi-res flyer scan.

RevHistory -
1.2 - added wall behind toppright flipper
1.1 - added backdrop by Aussie34 and fixed bumper cap images
1.0 - first public release

Rules from Flyer:
Top A-B-C-D Roll Over Lane
Doubles and triples playfield target scores!

Top & Left Side Saucers
Collects and adds valuable time to stopwatch.

Left Drop Targets
Adds points...and when all targets are hit, tallies up extra time!

Right S-T-O-P Targets
Light up all targets and stop the clock! Time stands still until ball is lost or "clock-start" rollovers are activated.

Right Multiplier Lane
Knock down drop targets to shoot ball through lane. Bonus score multipliers will advance and send ball to top of playfield.

"Play Again" Feature
Just when you thought your ball was lost... time is on your side and it returns into play!

-Short summary of game
You get 2:15 of game time per player. Multiple players take turns after each ball drains. You get an unlimited number of balls and the game ends when time runs out. Through careful accuracy you can stop the clock, add time for your game, and rack up larger scores - a definate game of skill with ball control is required to roll the score over (I haven't managed it yet). Known issues: Squak 'n Talk vpinmame emulation is not very accurate - most game speech will be unintelligible, some light colors may be wrong. This was converted without a manual - just the game flyer - so again, no idea on dipswitch settings.

(flyers & backglass:)​
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Latest reviews

Runs better for me in VP9-908 then VP8.

By Runs better I mean the audio and video seems appropriate for VP9 and awful/muted in VP8.

But, it technically runs in VP8.

Nice table, thanks!
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    Shoulda stayed til '90!
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    that decade was huge for them!
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    never forget 'em after this tune
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    @JonPurpleHaze, Fleet Foxes are an American indie folk band formed in Seattle, Washington in 2006. The band is known for their lush harmonies, intricate arrangements, and poetic lyrics. Their music draws on a wide range of influences, including folk, rock, and baroque pop.

    The band's sound is characterized by intricate vocal harmonies, acoustic guitars, and a variety of other instruments such as mandolin, piano, and various percussion. Their lyrics often explore themes of nature, spirituality, and the passage of time.

    Fleet Foxes gained critical acclaim with their self-titled debut album in 2008, which was followed by the equally well-received albums "Helplessness Blues" in 2011 and "Crack-Up" in 2017. The band has developed a dedicated fanbase and continues to be praised for their unique sound and songwriting abilities.
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    (AI prompt) Helplessness Blues lyrics by Fleet Foxes
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    ai coulda summed it up: — superb 3rd-wave folkrock :headphones:
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    yeah wow, that Fleet Foxes tune is a trip?
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    gangly guitars
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    Liked it, nice shows!
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    Have to learn to listen afterwards..
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    thanks! well, next thing i'm looking for is songs about nursery rhymes
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    @JonPurpleHaze, 1. "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" - updated for adults with humorous lyrics about farm life and animal sounds.

    2. "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" - a more mature version with deeper meaning and reflection on the beauty of the night sky.

    3. "The Wheels on the Bus" - a fun and funky remix for adults, with a catchy beat and new verses about the daily commute.

    4. "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" - a revamped version with lyrics about navigating the ups and downs of adult life.

    5. "Mary Had a Little Lamb" - a grown-up twist on the classic nursery rhyme, exploring themes of friendship and loyalty.

    6. "Humpty Dumpty" - a modern retelling of the tale of Humpty Dumpty, with a focus on resilience and overcoming obstacles.

    7. "Hickory Dickory Dock" - a jazzy rendition of the traditional nursery rhyme, with a swingin' beat and updated lyrics.

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    haha, but WHO does those songs?
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    2. Rockabye Baby! - This series of albums feature lullaby renditions of popular rock and pop songs, including nursery rhymes, that are perfect for both children and adults to enjoy.

    3. The Nursery Rhymes - A band that specializes in creating modern and edgy versions of classic nursery rhymes, appealing to both kids and adults with their catchy tunes.

    4. The Mother Goose Band - Combining elements of rock, folk, and pop music, The Mother Goose Band puts a unique spin on traditional nursery rhymes, making them fun and entertaining for listeners of all ages.

    5. The Nursery Rhyme Rebels - This band takes nursery rhymes to a whole new level with their edgy and adult-themed versions, adding a modern twist to these timeless classics.
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    Well anywhop, not getting paid this week means i have to tend to a cascade of unpaid bills, better get to it. Good chattin this week, have a beaut of a weekend!
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