Bally Midway

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Pinball - Released - 1992

The Addams Family, released in March 1992, is the best selling pinball machine of all time. Manufactured by Midway (under the Bally name), it is a solid state electronic pinball arcade game. It was based on the 1991 film of the same name, and features custom speech (mostly derived from the motion picture) by the stars of the film, Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston. More than 20,000 units have been sold thus far.

The Adventures of Robby Roto!

The Adventures of Robby Roto!

Arcade - Released - 1981

The Adventures of Robby Roto! is a 1981 arcade game produced by Bally/Midway. It is one of the few games made available to legally download on the official website of MAME, a video game emulator.

Arch Rivals

Arch Rivals

Arcade - January 1, 1989

Arch Rivals is a basketball arcade game released by Midway in 1989. Billed by Midway as "A Basket Brawl", the game features two-on-two full court basketball games in which players are encouraged to punch opposing players and steal the ball from them. Arch Rivals allows players to select from a variety of fictional teams (although arcade operators can change the team names to reflect real ones) and players. One playable character, "Tyrone" was also featured in the animated Power Team segments of the television series Video Power. Home versions of the game were released for the Nintendo...

Baby Pac-Man

Baby Pac-Man

Arcade - Released - 1982

Baby Pac-Man is a hybrid arcade/pinball game released by Bally Midway on October 11, 1982. The cabinet consists of a 13-inch video screen seated above an elevated horizontal pinball game, and the combination fits into roughly the same size space as an upright arcade machine. The development of Baby Pac-Man was not authorized by Namco. It was designed and released entirely by Bally-Midway (as were Pac-Man Plus, Jr. Pac-Man, and Professor Pac-Man), which eventually led to Namco canceling its relationship with Bally-Midway. 7,000 units were produced.

Biorhythm

Biorhythm

Bally Astrocade - July 1, 1981

Enter your birthdate and watch as the computer calculates your physical, emotional and intellectual cycles. The screen displays your highs, lows and critical days. This program can be great fun at parties. Biorhythm can help you develope a new awareness of your moods and personal interaction with the world. 1 or 2 players.

Blueprint

Blueprint

Atari 5200 - Released - January 1, 1983

Your girlfriend Daisy is in trouble! Ollie Org is chasing her across the top of the screen, and you need to come to the rescue. To stop Ollie before time runs out, you need to construct a machine. The blue print for the machine is at the bottom of the screen, so all you need to do is locate the parts which are hidden in the numerous houses in a maze like town. When you locate a part, drag it back and place it on the blue print. When all parts have been located, press the start button and the machine is ready to go! To make your task more difficult, there are several obstacles that get in the...

Demolition Derby

Demolition Derby

Arcade - Released - 1984

Drive your car in a demolition derby and avoid getting hit in the radiator. Hit other cars in the radiator several times to make them explode. Collect wrenches, screwdrivers and car keys for bonuses.

Discs of Tron

Discs of Tron

Arcade - Released - January 1, 1983

In 1983 Bally midway released the follow up to the original Tron game titled Discs of Tron. In Discs of Tron the game recreates the disc fighting sequence of the movie where you progress through different platforms in a disc battle against the evil enemy Sark. Once again players utilize an 8-way joystick for moving with one button for firing and a rotary dial for controlling the direction of the fire.

Gorf

Gorf

Atari 2600

Gorf is an arcade game released in 1981 by Midway Mfg., whose name was advertised as an acronym for "Galactic Orbiting Robot Force". It is a multiple-mission fixed shooter with five distinct modes of play, essentially making it five games in one. It is well known for its use of synthesized speech, a new feature at the time.

Gorf

Gorf

ColecoVision - Released - 1983

The game itself consists of four levels: •The first level has you behind a defensive shield, defending against an alien attack. The level is a top-down view, with your ship & shield on one side and the aliens on the other side; •The second level is similar to the first, only your defensive shield is gone, and the enemies tend to swoop down over the level as opposed to those row formations. Bonus ships also tend to appear in this level; •The third level is a change, and has you entering hyperspace. Your only goal is to survive to the end of your journey. The viewpoint switches from a...

Grudge Match

Arcade - Unreleased - 1987

Originally called 'Race For Pink', as in pink slips, the certificates of ownership at Bally Sente then realized that pink slips are not universal, so the name was changed. This represent the very last coin-op game designed by Owen Rubin and the end of his career. But unfortunately, this prototype was never finished / never released. In this prototype version, buying parts for your car was made VERY simple to speed up the game. In the final version, you would see your car in a garage up on a lift, and a garage full of parts you could 'buy' to make your car better. Better tires, better...

Gunfight + Checkmate + Calculator + Scribbling

Gunfight + Checkmate + Calculator + Scribbling

Bally Astrocade - October 1, 1977

The Astrocade was one of the early cartridge-based systems, using cartridges known as Videocades that were designed to be as close in size and shape as possible to a cassette tape. The unit also included two games built into the ROM, Gunfight and Checkmate, along with the simple but useful Calculator and a "doodle" program called Scribbling.

Journey

Journey

Arcade - July 1, 1983

You must recover the instruments for the five members of the rock band Journey. Characters have black and white digitized faces. Plays many Journey songs, including a tape of Separate Ways. Bonus round: you the roadie must push fans away from the concert stage.

Jr. Pac-man

Jr. Pac-man

Arcade - Released - 1983

The gameplay of Jr. Pac-Man is very similar to that of its predecessors: The player controls the eponymous Jr. Pac-Man (who wears an animated propeller beanie), and scores points by eating all of the Pac-Dots in the maze, while four ghosts chase him around the maze and attempt to kill him. The player can eat an energizer to turn the ghosts blue, making them vulnerable for a short period of time, and allowing the player to eat them for extra points. Once the maze is cleared, a new maze will be presented and the gameplay will continue.

Jump Shot

Jump Shot

Arcade - 1985

An early one-on-one basketball game. Score more points than your opponent to win.

Max RPM

Max RPM

Arcade - Released - 1986

Max RPM is a split-screen racing arcade game that was developed and published by Bally Midway, which was released in 1986.

Omega Race

Omega Race

Commodore MAX Machine - Released - 1982

Omega Race is a conversion of the arcade machine with the same name. The deficit of a black and white design on the original machine was compensated by a colored overlay over the screen. It is a vector graphics game where you can - as in Asteroids - turn your spaceship or give it a thrust by activating the rocket propulsion. Instead of asteroids you need to shoot UFOs and their mines here which gives you the corresponding points. The hostile spaceships can shoot back, hostile shots and obstacles as well as collisions with the enemies destroy your ship. The game is over when all three own ships...

Omega Race

Omega Race

Atari 2600

Pac-Man Plus

Pac-Man Plus

Arcade - September 1, 1982

The game plays exactly like the original except that there are various events (apparently selected at random) that may or may not occur after Pac-Man eats one of the four power pellets. These events include but are not limited to: the maze's structure becoming temporarily invisible, the ghosts turning invisible while they are blue, or only three of the four ghosts turning blue. The prizes in the middle of the maze can also act as a power pellet. Another difference is that later in the game the maze's structure becomes permanently invisible. The scoring system is exactly the same as in the...

Pigskin 621AD

Pigskin 621AD

Arcade - Released - 1990

Play Football with Barbarians! A basic football-ish game is played on a field filled with weapons, traps, and even paid-off bystanders that will do anything to slow you down! You are the captain of a team of barbarians, trying to make as many 'touchdowns' as possible. Not only can you pass or lateral the ball to your teammates, but you can pick up concealed weapons too (then when a defender tries to tackle you, he comes out of the ball of dust with a mace in his face!). You can play against the computer, or head to head, but if you really start wiping the floor with your opponent, they...

Power Drive

Power Drive

Arcade - Released - 1987

Power Drive' is an arcade racing game featuring monster trucks from 1987 by Bally Midway. This arcade game is for up to three players simultaneously. Game modes include speed rallies, car crushes, high jumps and sled pulls.

Rampage

Rampage

Atari 7800 - Released - 1989

Based on the 1985 Bally Midway coin-op, the 7800 was produced by Activision and distributed by Mediagenic. This is a movie-monster game in which you control the beasts and destroy the city.

Rampage

Rampage

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to 3 human players can join in. Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid the bullets). You will need to eat regularly, with things like plants on offer, to avoid shrinking back to being human

Rampage

Rampage

Atari 2600 - 1989

George, Lizzy and Ralph were just ordinary Americans, until an experiment went wrong, turning them into a Gorilla, Lizard and Werewolf respectively. Following this, the three of them plan to go round destroying buildings, and up to 3 human players can join in. Smashing at the edges of the buildings for long enough will make them collapse. The police and military are after you, and will shoot at you, so try to destroy them (failing that, you can avoid the bullets). You will need to eat regularly, with things like plants on offer, to avoid shrinking back to being human

Rampage

Rampage

Commodore 64 - Released - 1987

The game where the nice guys don't get a look in. Grab your way through Chicago, punch up New York, and jump on San Francisco. Three indescribably nasty characters which bear a remarkable likeness to King Kong, Godzilla and Wolf-Man, need you to send them on a RAMPAGE in an enduring 150 days of destruction through 50 different cities!

Rampage

Rampage

Arcade - Released - 1986

The game where the nice guys don't get a look in. Grab your way through Chicago, punch up New York, and jump on San Francisco. Three indescribably nasty characters which bear a remarkable likeness to King Kong, Godzilla and Wolf-Man, need you to send them on a RAMPAGE in an enduring 150 days of destruction through 50 different cities!

Rescue Raider

Rescue Raider

Arcade - Released - 1987

Rescue Raider was produced by Bally Midway in 1987. Gather secret plans, better weapons and more fuel. Destroy any resistance. You pilot an armed vehicle that is trying to gather secret plans. These plans will reveal what an area of your map is hiding. You can also take hostages, gather fuel and better weapons. You seem to have unlimited lives but limited fuel. If you run out of fuel you can by more with a quarter.

Sarge

Sarge

Arcade - 1985

Sarge is an arcade game released by Bally Midway in 1985. Two players play at once, switching between tanks and helicopters. Players can fight each other. The game has two sets of joysticks.

Satan's Hollow

Satan's Hollow

Arcade - Released - 1981

Satan's Hollow is a fixed screen shoot 'em up that instead of the typical space setting of the genre involves fighting the devil and his minions. The gameplay is similar to Galaga or Moon Cresta with the enemies (most commonly gargoyles) moving around in specific patterns, often diving towards the player. The player moves left and right and uses his gun to destroy the enemies. A shield is also available and can be activated for a short moment's protection. The shield's power is limited and when used up the player has to wait for it to recharge. On the right side of the screen is a river of...

Sneaky Snake

Sneaky Snake

Bally Astrocade - January 1, 1983

Sneaky Snake is a clone of the Arcade game "Centipede" developed and published by Bally Midway, which was released in 1977.

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Atari 2600 - January 1, 1983

On a daring mission to save an energy-starved Earth, you must navigate your Starship through a complex matrix of precious solar-cells. The faster you clear the matrix, the greater your reward! Ominous Sentinels oscillate along the perimeter and riddle the energy field with fireballs. Their slightest touch will reduce your ship to ashes. Defenseless, you must weave in and out of their path until the last solar-cell is secured! The action gets hotter and hotter as you encounter more dangerous and devious solar-cell matrixes. But the supreme test awaits you in the mysterious Challenge Racks,...

Solar Fox

Solar Fox

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

In Solar Fox, your mission is to guide a space ship though a solar cell matrix and collect as many of the solar cells as you can. When all of the cells in a matrix have been collected, you move on to the next round. Each matrix is guarded by two sentinels trying to stop you. The sentinels wander around the perimeter of the matrix, and will shoot fireballs at your spaceship which can destroy it. You are unarmed, so your only defense against the fireballs is to avoid them. To help you out a bit, your ship is capable of flying at two different speeds. Each round begins with a 'skip-a-rack' timer;...

Spy Hunter

Spy Hunter

Commodore 64 - Released - June 3, 1983

Spy Hunter is an action/driving game with the player in the role of a spy driving an armed sportscar. The object of the game is to travel the freeway destroying as many enemy vehicles as possible while protecting civilian vehicles. The game is a top-down vertical scroller.

Tapper

Tapper

Apple II - Released - September 11, 1983

Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires while collecting empty mugs and tips. The game was produced in association with Budweiser. Several variants of the game were released, with similar gameplay but different graphics and music. The first was with Budweiser branding, followed in 1984 by Root Beer Tapper, which was developed specifically for arcades because the original version was construed as advertising alcohol to...

Tapper

Tapper

Commodore 64 - Released - 1983

The Tapper game screen features four bars. Patrons arrive periodically at the end of the bar opposite the player and demand drinks. The player must draw and serve drinks to the patrons as they slowly advance towards the player. If any customers reach the player's end of the bar, they grab the player-as-bartender and toss him out the far end of the bar, costing the player a life. The player serves customers by filling a mug at one of the four taps. Once the mug is full, the player releases the tap which automatically slides the mug towards the advancing customer. Customers catch mugs that...

Tapper

Tapper

BBC Microcomputer System - Released - 1985

Tapper is an action game where you're a beer tapper (barman) and have to serve beer to demanding customers. There are four customers, each has its own lane lengthier than the previous one, whom you have to keep at bay. If they reach the end of the lane without receiving their beer, you're a goner; if you miss one and accidentally spill beer needlessly you lose a life and should one of them throw you back the mug and you fail to catch it, you lose a life as well. Occasionally a bizarre icon will appear on one of the lines and, should you grab it, will invoke a "cabarette"-style show which will...

Tornado Baseball + Tennis + Hockey + Handball

Tornado Baseball + Tennis + Hockey + Handball

Bally Astrocade - January 1, 1978

A combination of four different sports games, the four-in-one cartridge involves largely Pong-style Hockey, Tennis, and Handball, as well as uniquely organized Baseball game, for two players.

Turbo Tag

Arcade - 2019

An overhead view demolition derby type game where the player has to ram into cars while turbo charged before they park, and avoid the red tag car, or else the turbo charger will be lost, and the player will travel slow. If any car hits the player's car while not turbo charged, the player loses a life. There are other bonus items that can be picked up for points. Collecting all 4 will send the player to the bonus round. There are bombs that the player also has to avoid to prevent losing a life. The round is ended by collecting the T-U-R-B-O letters. Trivia: This game is a prototype and was...

Twilight Zone

Twilight Zone

Pinball - Released - 1993

Twilight Zone is a widebody pinball machine, designed by Pat Lawlor and based on the TV series of the same name. It was first released in 1993 by Midway (under the Bally label).

Wacko

Wacko

Arcade - Released - 1983

Kapt'n Krooz'r "kroozes" around the landscape and inside caves shooting monsters and avoiding collisions. Shoot two matching monsters in succession to make them disappear. On higher levels, shooting unmatched monsters creates "mutants".

Who Dunnit

Who Dunnit

Pinball - Released - 1995

The aim of the game is to solve five murder mysteries by interrogating suspects and finding evidence before heading to the Roof in the game to catch the killer. There can be a maximum of four balls in play at any time, and it can support up to four players. There are five "balls", but once they are all exhausted, the player can have an extra three "balls" by inserting a credit. If the player gets their initials on the high scores list, they may be awarded 1 free go (or 2 free goes if they manage to get enough points to become Grand Champion).

Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor

Commodore 64 - Released - July 1, 1982

Wizard of Wor is an arcade shooter played from a top-down point of view. The player controls a warrior who is trapped in a dungeon. The goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting the numerous enemy creatures which wander about the maze like corridors. The creatures wander about at various speeds, may shoot darts at the player, and some even have the ability to disappear temporarily. At the bottom of the screen the player has a radar which can be used to locate creatures that are invisible.

Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor

Atari 5200 - Released - 1983

Wizard of Wor is an arcade shooter played from a top-down point of view. The player controls a warrior who is trapped in a dungeon. The goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting the numerous enemy creatures which wander about the maze like corridors. The creatures wander about at various speeds, may shoot darts at the player, and some even have the ability to disappear temporarily. At the bottom of the screen the player has a radar which can be used to locate creatures that are invisible.

Wizard of Wor

Wizard of Wor

Atari 2600 - Released - January 1, 1982

Wizard of Wor is an arcade shooter played from a top-down point of view. The player controls a warrior who is trapped in a dungeon. The goal is to earn as many points as possible by shooting the numerous enemy creatures which wander about the maze like corridors. The creatures wander about at various speeds, may shoot darts at the player, and some even have the ability to disappear temporarily. At the bottom of the screen the player has a radar which can be used to locate creatures that are invisible.

Xenophobe

Xenophobe

Nintendo Entertainment System - January 1, 1988

Xenophobe is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Assemble your band of engineers and fight the Xenos on each station, striving to either clear it or abandon it. You start out with a standard issue laser, but can pick up additional weapons as you find them, including Phasers, Lightning Rifles, Poofer guns, and bombs.

Xenophobe

Xenophobe

Atari 7800 - Released - 1989

Hostile aliens - Xenophobes - are infesting space stations vital to your planet's security. These aliens threaten to overrun the stations, rendering the space stations useless. You are part of an elite team who is ready to speed to these endangered space stations. Your mission is clear: destroy the aliens, regain control of the space stations, and pick up any valuable hardware you might discover as you sweep the stations for aliens. The aliens are a swarming band of uglies, straight out of your worst nightmare. You'll need to use your talent just to stay alive as you rid each space...

Xenophobe

Xenophobe

Commodore Amiga - Released - 1989

Xenos. The very name strikes fear into every colonist's heart. A distress call is received from space stations orbiting your homeworld, then silence. A single ship escapes, piloted by a battered man who tells the tale of pods that hatch into acid-spitting Xenos. A small band of engineers has been dispatched to combat the Xeno threat before it takes over all the space stations and, eventually, your homeworld. Xenophobe is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Assemble your band of engineers and fight the Xenos on each station, striving to either clear it or abandon it. You start...

Xenophobe

Xenophobe

Arcade - Released - 1987

Xenos. The very name strikes fear into every colonist's heart. A distress call is received from space stations orbiting your homeworld, then silence. A single ship escapes, piloted by a battered man who tells the tale of pods that hatch into acid-spitting Xenos. A small band of engineers has been dispatched to combat the Xeno threat before it takes over all the space stations and, eventually, your homeworld. Xenophobe is a side-scrolling shooter with platform elements. Assemble your band of engineers and fight the Xenos on each station, striving to either clear it or abandon it. You start...

Zwackery

Zwackery

Arcade - Released - 1984

A fantasy-type game with all the fairy tale elements. Jump around and preserve all the pages of Zak's "Book of Life" from the Gholum. In Zwackery, you control a wizard named Zachary Thwacker. Your beloved has been transformed into a frog and you have to make your way to the culprit . You wield a sword and carry a shield. The magic spells are picked up along the way, as well as keys and bonuses. Zachary's cloak changes color as you progress through the game and you also earn new titles (Amateur, Novice, Adept, Conjurer,...). After the Boss has been killed, you play the same levels again,...

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