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Cue Ball Wizard - 1639 Plays!!!!

By Ahiggins

8 months ago

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#1 8 months ago

I recently purchased a cue ball wizard that had been sitting in a climate controlled room in a guy's house for years. The left flipper stopped working, and the game serves the ball to the left flipper so that game has been barely played since it was new. The room also did not have any windows, so all of the paint is still vivid and bright. The play field and everything else appear to still be in excellent condition.

While attempting to troubleshoot the few problems the machine had. The flipper not working, the sounds system, and a couple vertical lines in the dot matrix display this thing appears to be preserved perfectly.

What should I do, should I sell it? This seems like an exceedingly rare find, and this thing looks frozen in time. I really don't want to place something that was preserved this well over the years.

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#2 8 months ago

If you were only closer!

#3 8 months ago

I've had m CBW for over 10 years now and it's in great shape. I've probably put more than 1600 games on my machine in the time I've owned it; I'm sure it's seen many more prior to me picking it up. For the most part however, CBW is not popular and it tends to be a very affordable DMD game as a result. I wouldn't expect too much of a premium for it and it's been lonely for so long maybe a public place where it can be played would be a good thing for this one.

Maybe bring it to the York show to show it off?

-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or for my Pinball 2000 H+V video sync combiner kit

#4 8 months ago

rkahr I'd love to bring it to a show but I would like to expand my collection a bit first. I have a covered trailer that I could actually bring a few in once I really start seriously collecting.

#5 8 months ago

One of the best non-pinhead machines out there. Something about the use of the cue balls just draws people to it. Whenever we have family over someone is almost always playing it.

#6 8 months ago
Quoted from Matesamo:

Something about the use of the cue balls just draws people to it.

The cue ball is one of the things I really like about it. It's a randomizer right in the center of everything. I think it's good compared to so many games (e.g., my T2) that have the great randomizer of pinball (the pop bumpers) surrounded with a bunch of crap that only allows for one exit path. T2 isn't the worst example in that the ball sometimes is pushed through the top lanes and if you pay attention you can use those passes to increase your bonus multiplier. Maybe my BoP is a better example - only one exit from the pops on it as well.

And, you can learn to angle the "pinball to cue ball" hits just like in pool. It's certainly possible to hit the moving cue ball at an angle to push it into the jackpot scoring target.

-visit http://www.kahr.us to get my daughterboard that helps fix WPC pinball resets or my replacement LED display boards for model H and model S Skee Ball

#7 8 months ago

What should you do....start with finding the Cue ball.

#8 8 months ago

tkdalumni Haha, I was waiting for someone to notice that. I had removed the 8 ball and cue ball to work under the playfield.

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