Eight Ball (Bally, 1977)

Bally SS Recreation Eight Ball (Bally, 1977) v2.0

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Eight Ball (Bally, 1977) v2.0
IPD No. 760

NOTES:​
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You can toggle (by the toggle HUD key) the HUD reel.
You access to the dip switches menu by the Special2Key.
RULES (replay mode):​
> 1st AND 3rd PLAYERS PLAY SOLID BALLS 1 THRU 7, 2nd AND 4th PLAYERS
PLAY STRIPED BALLS 9 THRU 15.
> 8 BALL TARGET LITES WHEN ALL SOLID OR ALL STRIPED BALLS ARE MADE
> MAKING 8 BALL LITES RIGHT OUTLANE TO SCORE SPECIAL.
> 1 REPLAY FOR BALL THRU RIGHT OUTLANE WHEN LIT FOR SPECIAL.
> PLAYER MAKING 8 BALL QUALIFIES FOR SUPER BONUS ON HIS OR HER FOLLOWING
BALL IN PLAY.
> TILT PENALTY _ BALL IN PLAY.
> MAXIMUM _ 1 EXTRA BALL PER BALL IN PLAY.
IPDB HIGHLIGHTS:
Date Of Manufacture:January, 17 1977
Production:20,230 units (confirmed)
Notable Features:
Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (4), Spinning target (1), Left outlane kickback.
Maximum displayed point score is 999,990 points per player.
Design by:
Art by:Paul Faris
Notes:
Although Eight Ball is a solid state machine, sound is not generated by a sound board. Instead, a 4-note MPU controlled chimebox produces the sound for this game. This provides the experience of solid state scoring and response, with the added nostalgia of Electro-mechanical chimes. The BONUS BALLS in the centre of the lower playfield are designated balls 1-7 for Players 1 & 3, balls 9-15 for Players 2 & 4.

Artist Margaret Hudson, who assisted Paul Faris on this game as a learning experience, says those are her initials on the bracelet of the girl in the backglass.

Two of the light shields are unusual as they have a second screening of red on top of the normal screening. This causes an effect similar used on the "Phantom of the Opera" glass, though no one probably would ever normally notice. For instance, "Pinky Tuscadero's" shirt on the slingshot plastic appears red when the game is on, and tan when it's off.

Pictured in this listing is an Early Production game with serial number EEB1109 located in Germany. The backglass does not lift up and out of the game but remains in its wood frame which hinges outward. The key lock for it is positioned lower on the backbox side than it is for later production backboxes which do not hinge.
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