(Topic ID: 86056)

Bally Skill Roll added to the EM lineup

By DirtFlipper

6 years ago

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  • Latest reply 6 years ago by EM-PINMAN
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#1 6 years ago

After playing one of these over at bintzknocker's a couple weeks ago, I went on the hunt for one. Found several in collector's hands, but no one wants to part with them (and I can't blame them; it is a very addicting game). I did find one available on the East coast, but with shipping, it was going to be a bit pricey. Then I managed to find one here locally that I could purchase, so I jumped at the opportunity. It's mostly complete, does work, and has some cosmetic issues to address down the road (including some non-original touch-up additions). Overall, not too bad though, considering it was used on location as late as 1995.

I do think it would be worthwhile to continue to watch for them and snag when possible.

So now I have a lone Bally "EM" among a bunch of Gottliebs.


#2 6 years ago

Congratulations! I don't have one but have played it....addicting and fun at the same time. Enjoy!

#3 6 years ago

Let me know if you ever want to sell.

#4 6 years ago

Nice pick-up. I have been keeping an eye out for one of these for years. No luck so far.

#5 6 years ago

Looks like they painted the wood trim black, why would anyone do that Hope you can fix that, the game is beautiful with the natural wood frame.

One of the most addicting coin op games ever made!!

#6 6 years ago

those are wicked cool... i want one of those...

#7 6 years ago

I'm still floored you found one locally. I drove 12 hrs round trip for mine

#8 6 years ago

yes, the wood trim was painted black, and there's some extra red added to the cab where it shouldn't be. I'll address all that when I get to restoring it. It also has a plexi-glass added over the front of the whole thing (it *was* on location until 1995). All fixable.

#9 6 years ago
Quoted from bintzknocker:

I'm still floored you found one locally. I drove 12 hrs round trip for mine

Still all your fault!

But it sure was better than buying the one out East and paying for shipping.

#10 6 years ago

Nice find. Should clean up nice after you "unmod" it. Looks like you scored about $1.55 in extra nickels too...

#11 6 years ago

Awesome game, so simple yet so addicting. I had mine shipped from Long Island all the way to Texas a few years back and it has been a hit at every party. Hope you enjoy it!!

#12 6 years ago

Always fun to pick up EM Arcade games besides just Pinball to add to your personal collection. Looking for a couple Gun Games down the road for my Arcade to round it off, and who knows maybe a Ball Bowler as well. I believe a home collection is not complete IMO with just pinball machines alone.

Have fun with your new toy Dirt!


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