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Bally Flip Flop Double Bonus

By TomVila

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

I recently worked on a Flip Flop with an interesting observation regarding the Double Bonus. So, there are separate Instructions cards for Double Bonus given on Ball 3 and Ball 5 (last ball) and others for just Ball 5 (last ball). The logic on the schematic shows jumpers between the 3 and 5 Ball positions for the scoring and playfield light (see pictures). Here is where the story gets interesting. The game I worked on (mid run serial number in the 4000s), looked to be a normal production run. There were no jumpers between the Ball 3 and Ball 5 positions. A close inspection revealed no leads were EVER attached. The backside of the rivets on the Ball Count Unit disc were void of solder indicating no jumpers were ever installed. This made the game Double Bonus on the last ball ONLY with no way to adjust. There is no adjustment plug inside the game and no mention of an adjustment in the manual. I can almost see why a Double Bonus is not desired on both positions for a 5 Ball game since scoring can be super high (I got over 200k with just the last ball bonus). One problem with this is that should the game be placed in 3 Ball mode, you won't get any Double Bonus. This made for even more questioning why they game was produced this way... Anyone else have this on theirs?

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#2 1 year ago

Been there, thought about the same thing... The game I worked on, had both double bonuses
I believe the game should be set to three balls. The game is too easy to turn over on a five ball
setting. I was wanting to embed a jumper setting to remove the ball three double bonus.
This is the same problem Bally had with the extra ball feature..Their em games need an extra
memory relay to know that the ball has given an extra ball and not allow another till next BIP.

#3 1 year ago

I can only wonder that deadlines in creating the game were such that an incomplete testing period caused unforeseen circumstances such as super easy scoring or such an issues with the extra ball…

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