Theatre of Magic (Bally, 1995)

Theatre of Magic

Theatre of Magic

Theatre of Magic is a pinball machine from March 1995, manufactured by Bally Manufacturing Co. This game was designed by John Popadiuk and features many of his design staples such as magnets, a bash toy, and elaborate ramps. Theatre of Magic is based on an unlicensed magic theme where the goal is to perform eight different magic tricks and then complete a rather simple wizard mode. There are numerous side goals such as spelling "Theatre" and advancing the clock to Midnight Madness (not to be confused with the midnight madness featured in some other Bally/WMS games), as well as a video mode featuring a virtual pinball game.

Notable features of this game include the prominent bash toy, dubbed "The Magic Trunk", which starts game modes as well as multiball, and plays a role in many of the aforementioned modes. There is also a machine-controlled magna-save feature placed over each inlane, as well as a magnetic ring that picks up the ball and moves it from one ramp to another. Finally, there is a hidden scoop that pops up from the playfield in a manner similar to the trolls in Medieval Madness, which releases balls shot into the crate and locked balls for multiball, as well as giving a mystery award during normal gameplay.

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Design team

Game Design: John Popadiuk
Software: Jeff Johnson
Artwork: Linda Deal



Game details

548
Bally Manufacturing Co.
March 1995
Solid state
6,600 produced
$5090 - $5910
Normal
Dot Matrix
4
2
4
4
#2845
V1.3


Flyers


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Game quote

"Feel the magic"

Relevant Marketplace items linked to this game

6,500
Sale Pending!
Lenhartsville, PA
$ 69.99
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Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 32.99
Lighting - Interactive
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$ 9.99
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6,000 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
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$ 29.99
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
Lighted Pinball Mods

Pinside rating

This game has received 884 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.423 out of 10.

8.423

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #17 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

886 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.
986 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.
192 public locations known where you can play this machine.


On the market

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We have spotted 3 items (related to this game) on Ebay.

5,600 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Evansville, IN
$ 6,000.00
Ebay - Machines
Waxhaw, NC
6,800 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Middleburg, FL
6,500
Sale Pending!
Lenhartsville, PA
6,300 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Trade
Machine - For Trade
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6,000 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Orlando, FL
4,000 (Firm)
Machine - For Sale
Lisbon
$ 8,495.00

Price estimate

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Recent Pinsider scores

The most recently logged high scores by Pinsiders.

lukewells
on Theatre of Magic
1,465,588,010
Demtor
on Theatre of Magic
428,179,460
Stiffboard
on Theatre of Magic
937,922,790
EvanDickson
on Theatre of Magic
5,191,996,960
LuchaBoyPIN
on Theatre of Magic
87,860,370
LuchaBoyPIN
on Theatre of Magic
252,500,020


Instructions card

Card courtesy of Peter “Inkochnito” Koch


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