Bally Manufacturing Corporation

50/50

50/50

Pinball - Released - 1965

Aces High

Aces High

Pinball - Released - 1965

Atlantis (Bally)

Atlantis (Bally)

Pinball - Released - 1989

Beat the Clock

Beat the Clock

Pinball - Released - 1985

Blackjack + Poker + Acey-Deucey

Blackjack + Poker + Acey-Deucey

Bally Astrocade - Released - January 1, 1979

Blackjack/Poker/Acey-Deucey is a game compilation, that features 3 card games. Blackjack and Acey-Deucey can be played 1 or more players, while Poker doesn't feature single-player.

Centaur

Centaur

Pinball - Released - 1981

Checkers + Backgammon

Checkers + Backgammon

Bally Astrocade - Released - January 1, 1985

The all-time board classics are here to challenge your skills and your mind. See if you can match wits with the computer or a friend. It's a battle of the mind - be careful your next move may be your last!

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Pinball - Released - December 1, 1992

Released in 1992, the Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball table got its theme from the classic movie of the same title, a film shot in 3D in the early 1950s. The table is set up as a drive-in cinema typical of the era, with features like a snack bar, a rude driver whose van blocks the screen, and of course the Creature, lurking in his lagoon.

Dog Patch

Dog Patch

Bally Astrocade - Released - January 1, 1980

A real down-home skeet shoot! The target spins through the air as you raise your shotgun and fire. Good shooting keeps the target bouncing between the players. An explosive 12-gauge juggling act builds a big score! Blast the target past your opponent to score points. Play long or short games and vary the number of targets. 1 or 2 players.

Dungeons & Dragons

Dungeons & Dragons

Pinball - Released - 1987

Dungeons & Dragons is an arcade pinball game designed by Ward Pemberton with art by Larry Elmore, released in 1987 by Bally. As one would expect, this game is based on the world-famous role-playing game from TSR. The player must lead a party of four adventurers — a Warrior, a Valkyrie, a Wizard, and a Dwarf — up a castle, where a fire-breathing red dragon awaits. Use the shield, sword, and magic dust to douse the flame, then enter the Dragon's Lair to claim the treasure. Ascend the dungeon's levels for more rewards, but beware of the Teleporters, which will magically move your pinballs...

Eight Ball

Eight Ball

Pinball - Released - 1977

Eight Ball was a Physical Pinball Table designed by George Christian. Released by Bally in 1977, it set a new record for the industry with 20,230 tables sold, a threshold that was only surpassed by The Addams Family nearly fifteen years later. As one of Bally's early solid-state pinballs, Eight Ball was groundbreaking for being able to track the progress of each player via software. Targets would reset for each player based on their earlier state, preventing players from "stealing" the work of others. Eight Ball followed the rules of pool in the pinball game, requiring players to sink the...

Eight Ball Champ

Eight Ball Champ

Pinball - Released - 1985

Eight Ball Deluxe

Eight Ball Deluxe

Pinball - Released - September 15, 1980

Eight Ball Deluxe is a pinball machine designed by George Christian and released by Bally in 1981. The game features a cue sports theme and was so popular that it was produced again in 1984 The game is the successor of the popular Eight Ball pinball machine from 1977. In Eight Ball Deluxe, Bally added more rules, complicated shot combinations, and speech synthesis. The pinball machine is still very popular today[2] and was followed by the pinball machine Eight Ball Champ in 1985.[3] Eight Ball Deluxe has two sets of drop targets, one set for the billiard balls 1-7 and 9-15, and four in...

Elektra

Elektra

Pinball - Released - 1981

Elektra is a pinball machine released December 1981, manufactured by Bally Manufacturing Co. Elektra has three levels of playfields. Each of the playfields has two flippers. The top or upper playfield (1) is accessed by the ball shooter and four metal ramps from the main level. The main or second level playfield (2) is completely covered with a thick piece of plexiglass which forms the window to view the lower playfield. The lower or mini playfield (3) can be accessed after a ball drain if enough Elektra units have been collected. Elektra contains four balls. Two are used on the main and...

Elementary Math + Bingo Math

Elementary Math + Bingo Math

Bally Astrocade - Released - January 1, 1978

Two fun-packed, fast-paced games sharpen basic math skills. Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are the key ingredients. The faster you answer, the more points you get. As the score grows higher, the problems get harder. The computer automatically adjusts the skill levels to challenge players equally. A great teaching tool!

Embryon

Embryon

Pinball - Released - 1981

Embryon is a widebody arcade pinball machine by Claude Fernandez, with artwork by Tony Ramunni, and released in 1981 by Bally. The game has the player in charge of some unspecified futuristic eugenics program, responsible for growing and birthing various multicolored humanoids in organic pods. Complete the top three-bank, pass through the 1-2 rollovers, then knock down the lower drop targets to expose the targets behind them. Hit the two captive balls in the middle of the playfield to spell EMBRYON, then capture a ball in the upper corner and start multiball. Complete the A-B inlanes and...

Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel

Pinball - Released - 1977

Evel Knievel is a 1977 Bally pinball machine based on the famous American motorcycle daredevil of The '70s. It was designed by Gary Gayton and illustrated by Paul Faris. Evel Knievel was released when the pinball industry was transitioning from electro-mechanical games to solid state designs, and embodies aspects of both types. Go for the left drop targets to increase the Spinner values and enable the Extra Ball, or spell CYCLE to raise the value of the center bumper and try to score a Special. Daring players can try to spell SUPER for two free games, either by a long shot to the saucer at...

Fathom

Fathom

Pinball - Released - December 23, 1980

Fathom is a 1980 Physical Pinball Table from Bally, designed by Ward Pemberton and illustrated by Greg Freres. Somewhere off the coast of Bermuda, three vacationers are enjoying a day scuba diving and exploring the undersea wonders of a tropical beach. After one of the divers stays submerged longer than expected, his friend goes underwater to check up on him — only to quickly fall into trouble from a school of deadly mermaids! While their female companion watches helplessly from above, the player must enter the murky depths and release the captive balls from the Cave Trap and the Lagoon....

Fireball

Fireball

Pinball - Released - 1972

Fireball is an electro-mechanical arcade pinball table designed by Ted Zale with artwork by Dave Christensen. It was released in 1971 by Bally. In this game, the player is out to challenge the Fire Gods in his quest for a high score. Master the Skill Shot incline, activate the kickback, then hit the center target to close the Zipper Flippers. Lock a ball in the Odin and Wotan saucers, then hit the captive ball to Release The Fire Gods for triple-scoring multiball action. But there's no time to rest, because the spinning playfield disc will catapult your balls in unexpected directions.

Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

Pinball - Released - 1981

Flash Gordon is a pinball machine produced by Bally. It was the first split-level pinball machine from Bally, as well as the first game to use the "Squawk and Talk" sound board. It was also the second production Bally game with speech. (Bally's 1980 Xenon was the first, utilizing a crude 'vocalizer' board set.) The game is based on the perennially popular "Flash Gordon" character and stories of comics, film and television. The pinball machine was specifically produced to coincide and promote the 1980 film Flash Gordon.

Frontier

Frontier

Pinball - Released - 1980

Frontier is a Bally pinball machine (produced under the Bally name) released in November 1980. It is based on the mountain man and hunting theme. The basic game play is to collect two separate bonuses. The Den of Predators are 5 rows of 3 animals, rolling over lanes A, B and C or hitting the left, center, or right stationary targets lights one animal in the left, center, or right columns respectively. Lighting a complete row of animals advances the "Frontier Bonus". Lighting all the animals advances the "Frontier Bonus" to 60,000 and the "Predator Bonus" to 45,000 and lights "Special".

Future Spa

Future Spa

Pinball - Released - 1979

Welcome to The Future, and welcome to the Future Spa! Our facilities have been designed to maximize your Pinball playing while sculpting your body to perfection. Use the gate to redirect the soothing waters away from the outlane, then enable the Fountain of Youth for a bonus, super bonus, and Special. Knock down the four inline drops and expose the Futurity Target, somersault over the Rollover Button for the Saucer Bonus, then swim upstream with our bathing beauties for another workout. Excuse Plot aside, Future Spa is a 1979 pinball machine designed by George Christian with artwork by Dave...

Galactic Invasion

Galactic Invasion

Bally Astrocade - Released - January 1, 1981

Alien ships come at your missile launcher from every direction. They peel off from their formation singly or in groups of twos or threes. The more aliens you destroy, the more of their reinforcements attack. Each ship is piloted by a highly skilled captain capable of maneuvering with incredible agility. Realistic sounds add to the intensity. Up to 4 players. The original title of Galactic Invasion was Galaxian after the arcade classic programmed by Bally (Midway). However, Midway only possessed arcade distribution rights and wasn't able to distribute home console versions of the game. The...

Galaxian

Galaxian

Bally Astrocade - Released - 1981

Alien ships come at your missile launcher from every direction. They peel off from their formation singly or in groups of twos or threes. The more aliens you destroy, The more of their reinforcements attack. Each ship is piloted by a highly skilled captain capable of maneuvering with incredible agility. Realistic sounds add to the intensity! Up to 4 players. This is the original title of Galactic Invasion. The arcade classic Galaxian was programmed by Bally (Midway), but because Midway only possessed arcade distribution rights and wasn't able to distribute home console versions of the game,...

Gorf

Gorf

Atari 5200 - 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...

Grand Slam (Bally)

Grand Slam (Bally)

Pinball - Released - 1983

Harlem Globetrotters on Tour

Harlem Globetrotters on Tour

Pinball - Released - 1979

Originally manufactured in 1979 by Bally, Harlem Globe Trotters on Tour is a classic pinball machine. A really cool and entertaining pinball, Harlem Globe Trotters shows you some serious challenge. Gameplay is not fast, but still intense and with variety to the playfield. The fact that you can rip three different spinners and shoot at a tempting setup of 4 in-line-drops makes this a winner.

Hot Doggin'

Hot Doggin'

Pinball - Released - 1980

King Tut

King Tut

Pinball - Released - 1969

This is the replay version to its Add-A-Ball counter part King Rex, that has an even smaller production run of 250 games. Law enforcement at the time believed that pinball machines could be viewed as a gambling device by awarding replays (free games). Due to different jurisdictions throughout the United States of where pinball was considered legal or illegal for gambling pinball manufactures came out with two versions of most single player machines an Add-A-Ball versions (King Rex) where the player is awarded additional balls to play…as opposed to winning free games, like the replay version...

Kiss (Bally)

Kiss (Bally)

Pinball - Released - 1979

KISS is an arcade pinball game based on the attention-grabbing rock band. It was designed by Jim Patla with artwork by Kevin O'Connor, and released in 1979 by Bally. As is typical for pinball games of the era, there is no narrative, and the goal is to simply score points while rocking out all nite with the masked marvels. The word K-I-S-S is repeated four times in the center of the playfield; the player scores points by hitting targets and rollovers to light the letters, with additional points for completing an entire column or row. While Gene, Paul, Peter, and Ace play on from the strobing...

Lady Luck (Bally)

Lady Luck (Bally)

Pinball - Released - 1986

Letter Match + Spell'n Score + Crosswords

Letter Match + Spell'n Score + Crosswords

Bally Astrocade - Released - October 1, 1978

Three different games will improve your vocabulary and reinforce spelling skills. Letter match! Pair letters randomly selected by the computer. Spell 'N Score! Create as many words as you can from the letters generated at random by the computer! Crosswords! The computer gives you letters. You turn them into words. 1 or 2 players.

Lost World

Lost World

Pinball - Released - 1978

Lost World is a pinball machine released by Bally in 1977. The game features a fantasy theme. It should not to be confused with the pinball machine Escape from the Lost World from 1987. Lost World is the first pinball machine that uses electronic sounds which replaces chimes. It is also the first machine that uses a photographic backglass. The game spawned a sequel - Paragon released in 1979. The machine features a simple gameplay with the goal of hitting the A-B-C-D-E-F targets repeatedly. The playfield contains very few other feature including three pop bumpers, two kickouts, a captive...

Mariner

Mariner

Pinball - Released - 1971

Mata Hari

Mata Hari

Pinball - Released - 1978

Mata Hari is a pinball machine created by Bally Manufacturing released in 1978. The theme of the game is based on Mata Hari who was a renown exotic dancer in Paris, she became a spy for the French during WW1 but was suspected of being a double agent and was executed by firing squad in France. The game has chimes as it was designed before electronic sounds were used and allows up to four players. The table has a completely symmetric playfield layout and features two flippers, four pop bumpers, two slingshots, two four-bank drop targets and one kick-out hole.

Mazeman

Mazeman

Bally Astrocade - Unreleased - January 1, 1984

You are captive in a maze of crazy, creepy ghosts. Its a spooky situation, and you can do one of two things: munch or be munched! Score as many points as possible, gobbling up everything in your path - including the ghosts with an appetite for YOU! Do your best to save your soul! This homebrew cartridge is similar in play to Pac-Man. As released, there is no sound in the game. The developer and programmer remained anonymous to avoid legal issues with NAMCO.

Monte Carlo (Bally)

Monte Carlo (Bally)

Pinball - Released - 1973

Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man Pinball

Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man Pinball

Pinball - Released - 1982

Mr. & Mrs. Pac-Man Pinball is a Physical Pinball Table produced by Bally/Midway in 1982. It was designed by George Christian, and was the first of two Pinball Spin-Off games Bally made for the popular Pac-Man franchise.note This title is remarkable for being an early attempt at combining a Pinball with a Video Game. Embedded in the center of the playfield is the "Vid-Grid Pac-Maze", a five-by-five matrix of lights. The player earns Moves and extra lives by playing the pinball table, and can enter the Maze by shooting one of the two saucers after he has at least six Moves. Using the flipper...

Mystic

Mystic

Pinball - Released - 1980

Nitro Ground Shaker

Nitro Ground Shaker

Pinball - Released - 1980

Old Chicago

Old Chicago

Pinball - Released - 1976

Paragon

Paragon

Pinball - Released - 1979

Paragon is a Physical Pinball Table released by Bally in 1979. It was designed by Greg Kmiec, and features artwork by Paul Faris. The game is set in Paragon, a Heroic Fantasy world of muscular Barbarian Heroes, maidens wearing Chainmail Bikinis, lush landscapes, and Everything Trying to Kill You. In his quest for a high score, the player must scale the Golden Cliffs, ride the Waterfall, and fight through the Valley of Demons to the Treasure Chamber beyond. Climb Paragon Tower to reach the saucer above, but beware of the Beast's Lair, where death is but a hair's breath away.

Playboy (Bally)

Playboy (Bally)

Pinball - Released - 1978

In 1978, Bally Manufacturing Co. released the first Playboy pinball machine. According to Pinside, this particular pinball has a production run of 18.250, making it the #4 most successful Flipper-Game of all time. The start-up and bonus score countdown music for the Playboy pinball machine is similar to the “Playboy’s Theme” from the 1969 “Playboy After Dark” television show. This game’s artwork was created by Paul Faris and the backglass features an illustration of Hugh Hefner with Playmates Patti McGuire and Sondra Theodore. Special Features on the Flyer: 5 Playboy Keys They...

Power Play

Power Play

Pinball - Released - 1978

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones

Pinball - Released - 1980

The first Rolling Stones Pinball machine was designed in 1979, starting in June, and released in May 1980 simultaneously with the new Rolling Stones Album, Emotional Rescue.

Safari

Safari

Pinball - Released - 1968

Seawolf + Missile

Seawolf + Missile

Bally Astrocade - Released - December 1, 1977

Seawolf! From deep beneath the sea, you fire your torpedoes at the tankers, battleships and other targets. Your mission is to sink more enemy ships than any other sub in the wolf pack. Its a race against time and other subs in your own navy. Missile! Launch guided missiles against cargo planes, bombers and fighters! Two complete games. Hours of fun! 1 or 2 players.

SilverBall Mania

SilverBall Mania

Pinball - Released - 1980

Silverball Mania is a Pinball Table designed by Jim Patla and illustrated by Kevin O'Connor. It was released in 1980 by Bally. In the annals of pinball, Silverball Mania stands out for its mesmerizing art; the mirrored backglass is a stunning combination of black and silver, an eye-catching attraction in any sort of light. The playfield itself depicts an abstract mercurial landscape of chrome, where muscular men and lithe women spring forth from a gigantic silver ball under the watchful tutelage of a silver wizard. Among all this activity, the player's goal is to hit the various targets and...

The Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man

Pinball - Released - 1978

Bally’s Six Million Dollar Man is themed upon the American science fiction television series of the same name, which ran on the ABC network for five seasons between 1973 and 1978. The show’s eponymous character, the “Bionic Man” Col. Steve Austin, is featured prominently on the backglass. The game can accommodate up to six-players at a time—the first solid state game to do so. The game features two (ever-popular) Bally spinners, a bank of drop targets, a pop-up “Play-More” post, an outlane diverter gate, a kick-out hole and a 50,000 point bonus collected through stand-up targets and rollovers....

Skateball

Skateball

Pinball - Released - 1980

Space Invaders ...the pinball

Space Invaders ...the pinball

Pinball - Released - 1979

Space Invaders is an arcade pinball machine designed by Jim Patla and released by Bally in 1979. As Bally's Video Game division Midway was the Western distributor of the arcade video game at the time, that makes this the Ur-Example of the Pinball Spinoff. As with most other pinball games at the time, there wasn't much of a story to the game — the player would simply shoot pinballs at various alien targets to repel the invaders. To flesh things out, Bally distributed an eight-page Comic Book/Advertisement to arcade operators that provided a backstory: the invaders were a race of Giger-esque...

Spectrum

Spectrum

Pinball - Released - 1982

Spectrum is a Physical Pinball Table designed by Claude Fernandez with art by Margaret Hudson. Released by Bally in 1982, it's based on— of all things— the game Mastermind! Players have to deduce the 4-color code provided by the "Computor" by shooting the ball into the colored saucers (to obtain clues), comparing them to the light display on the playfield, and then shooting banks of colored targets to place the colors in the order of your guess.

Star Trek (Bally)

Star Trek (Bally)

Pinball - Released - 1979

Star Trek (Bally) is a solid state pinball designed by Gary Gayton and produced by Bally in 1979. This was one of Bally's most successful tables, with nearly 17,000 machines manufactured. It was initially released with artwork based on the original Star Trek television series. However, soon after production began, the decision was made to tie the game to Star Trek: The Motion Picture, which was being released later in the year. This was done by updating the backglass art to show the Enterprise crew in one-color spacesuits, to be a closer match to their Motion Picture uniforms. Furthermore,...

Star-Jet

Star-Jet

Pinball - Released - 1963

Star-Jet was the third game made by Bally in their 1963 re-introduction to pinball. From 1958 to 1962, Bally didn't make any pinball games (just arcade games, slot machines, and bingo games.) The Star-Jet was a great machine with only 1050 units made. It has 2 or 3 ball multi-ball (much like the 1956 Bally Balls-a-popin and 1957 Bally Circus). Multi-ball was a rarity in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

Strikes and Spares

Strikes and Spares

Pinball - Released - 1978

Tales of the Arabian Nights

Tales of the Arabian Nights

Pinball - Released - 1995

Tales of the Arabian Nights --- Rule Sheet v1.2 (6/23/97) - IT'S ABOUT TIME! By Joshua Lehan Introduction This is another great game by John Popadiuk Jr. It is clearly inspired by his earlier success, Theatre of Magic. The difficulty level is about the same; even though it is much easier to progress through the modes and reach the final mode, the playfield is more difficult. The game is based on the Arabian Nights, of course, with a Lamp, a Genie, and a flying carpet ramp. It has a beautiful and detailed backglass, which reminds me of a Magic card - can you guess which expansion...

Target Zero

Target Zero

Arcade - Released - 1970

Target Zero, Bally, 12/70. A long blacklit rubber track scene which moves, givng the player the feeling of flying. Very similar to Williams Flotilla.

Tornado Baseball + Tennis + Hockey + Handball

Tornado Baseball + Tennis + Hockey + Handball

Bally Astrocade - Released - 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.

Vector

Vector

Pinball - Released - 1982

Taking a fantasy sport as its theme, Vector uses multiple drop targets or'defenders' to block shots to the left ramp, via which balls can ultimately be captured on the upper playfield for multiball. The player then has the option of releasing a locked ball by completing the H-Y-P-E targets or can carry on with a strategy aimed at locking all three balls for three ball multiball. The speed of shots to the left ramp is measured and displayed in the centre of the main playfield, as is the fastest shot to date. The upper playfield, which can be accessed in multiple ways, also has its own flipper...

Voltan Escapes Cosmic Doom

Pinball - Released - 1979

Only 365 Voltan machines were made and most went overseas. Bally never made a flyer. Play is loads of fun and the artwork is one of a kind.

Wizard!

Wizard!

Pinball - Released - 1975

'Wizard' was inspired by the 1975 Hollywood movie 'Tommy' and included likenesses of Roger Daltry and Ann-Margret on the backglass. This was the last Bally EM game to have its knocker located in the lower cabinet. It was moved to the backbox in subsequent EM games. The Double Bonus playfield insert shown in the flyer is the color green, while actual playfields shown in this listing and elsewhere can have this insert as either green or blue. The reason for the two different colors is unknown to us. Wizard was the first pinball machine to use flip flags.

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