Fathom (Bally, 1981)

Bally SS Recreation FP Fathom (Bally, 1981) v1.0 2020-01-28

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Fathom, Sea Nymphs Await. Bally 1980 Solid State Machine, with beautiful art work.

Fathom / IPD No. 829 / August, 1981 / 4 Players

Average Fun Rating:
7.8/10 (61 ratings/46 comments) [ Add Your Rating! ]
Manufacturer:
Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]
Project Date:
December 23, 1980
Date Of Manufacture:
August, 1981
Model Number:
1233
MPU:
Bally MPU AS-2518-35
Type:
Solid State Electronic (SS)
Production:
3,500 units (confirmed)
Serial Number Database:
View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)
Theme:
Fantasy - Scuba Diving - Water Sports
Notable Features:
Flippers (3), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), 6-bank drop targets (1), 3-bank drop targets (1), 3-in-line drop targets (2), Kick-out holes (2), Spinning target (1), Standup Target (1), 3-ball Multiball, Left and right crossover return lanes. Has Speech.

Maximum displayed point score is 9,999,990 points per player.
Design by:
Ward Pemberton
Art by:
Greg Freres
Notes:
Unlike other Bally electronic pinball games, their documentation for this game shows the model number only as 1233, not 1233-E.

We asked artist Kevin O'Connor to clarify for us if he contributed to any artwork for this game. He replies:
The only work I recall doing on Fathom was the design and art for the brochure which we created to look like a page out of a comic book. Greg Freres was the lead artist and I believe handled all the graphics for the game.

At a Chicago Expo 2012 presentation, artist Greg Freres stated that Ward Pemberton’s working title for this game was "Barracuda". Greg wanted to use the name "Deep Threat". Both names were rejected by Bally management.
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