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Silverball Mania (Bally, 1980)

Bally SS Recreation FP Silverball Mania (Bally, 1980) v1.0 2020-01-28

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Silverball Mania / IPD No. 2156 / February, 1980 / 4 Players

Average Fun Rating:
7.4/10 (41 ratings/33 comments) [ Add Your Rating! ]
Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]
Project Date:
June 29, 1978
Date Of Manufacture:
February, 1980
Model Number:
Common Abbreviations:
Bally MPU AS-2518-35
Solid State Electronic (SS)
10,350 units (confirmed)
Serial Number Database:
View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)
Sports - Pinball - Fantasy
Notable Features:
Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Horseshoe lane (1). Going through the horseshoe lane or top center rollover when lit changes a center outlane located below the flippers into a kicker that propels an otherwise drained ball upward through the flippers back onto the playfield. Balls that exit via the left or right outlanes can be nudged by the player onto unique wireforms that will route the ball to this center outlane/kicker.
Design by:
Jim Patla
Art by:
Kevin O'Connor
One of the playfield plastics shows artist Kevin O'Connor's Jeep Cherokee drawn in chrome. According to Kevin at the 2004 Texas Pinball Festival, some of the reflections in the silver balls on the sides are of Kevin himself, who wore a beard for many years.

The game came to O'Connor as a blank whitewood and he designed the art from an idea he got from a comic by a comic who drew everything in chrome, tying in well with the pinball.
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