(Topic ID: 128374)

Favorite Bally Pinball Machine?


By Bally-Mike

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Hazoff
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“Favorite Bally Pinball Machine? Or comment”

  • World Cup Soccer 9 votes
    5%
  • Champion Pub 1 vote
    1%
  • Cirqus Voltaire 11 votes
    7%
  • Addams Family 21 votes
    13%
  • Attack from Mars 37 votes
    22%
  • Twilight Zone 50 votes
    30%
  • Theater of Magic 13 votes
    8%
  • Scared Stiff 12 votes
    7%
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon 12 votes
    7%

(166 votes by 0 Pinsiders)

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#51 4 years ago

Mata Hari. Great play and awesome art package. Classy that never goes out of style.

#52 4 years ago

Mousin Around is a very fun machine, good flow, good call outs.

#53 4 years ago

Eight ball deluxe

#54 4 years ago

I see Champion Pub still only has one vote!

#55 4 years ago

You forgot to include all of the best bally games in your poll .

#56 4 years ago

Dr Who

#57 4 years ago

What are we referring to as "classic" now? I see champion pub and AFM here. I would consider pins from the 80's to be "classic".

***EDIT***

I thought the original post said classic Bally, my bad.

#58 4 years ago

It says "Favorite Bally Pinball" and this was posted in the "ALL Pinball forum" so ALL Bally pinball machines dating back to 1932 Ballyhoo are fair game.

#59 4 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

It says "Favorite Bally Pinball" and this was posted in the "ALL Pinball forum" so ALL Bally pinball machines dating back to 1932 Ballyhoo are fair game.

That was the reason for the edit

#60 4 years ago

WOW! This thread has reminded about all of the great titles that Bally has put out through the years. It's really hard to choose a favorite amongst all of these awesome games! Lot's of fun games to choose from. The poll is only a small amount of games that you could crown as your favorite. Kudos and Hat's Off to Bally!

#61 4 years ago

Eight ball deluxe

#62 4 years ago

yeah, wheres the shadow on the list ?

#63 4 years ago
Quoted from QuarterGrabber:

That was the reason for the edit

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#66 4 years ago

Baby Pac-Man and Pinball Circus

#67 4 years ago

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#69 4 years ago

Balls a poppin is a great game . Don't know if it was the first game with a multiball feature in that way , but it was really well designed and a really cool feature to this game. I enjoy playing this game with friends .That death tilt is killer though, you really have to watch yourself , Tilt out on the first ball and it's "game over man" .

#70 4 years ago

Too many to list. iam a big fan of Paul Faris artwork. Like alot of his
pinballs hes done. I like Lost World. and of course
Playboy

#71 4 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Tilt out on the first ball and it's "game over man"

We get that a lot around here. Definitely hones nudging skills.

#72 4 years ago

I don't mean to be a stickler for the rules or anything, but when I look up "Bally" on the IPDB - not to be a know-it-all, just making sure I know which games "Bally" refers to - it says the last strictly Bally game was "Vector" in '82. Going by that list... I'd vote for Eight Ball Deluxe, which a special place in my heart for Embryon.

And then if you list "Bally (all years / all names)", it goes a little farther, into '88 with "Escape from the Lost World". Adding THOSE games to the list, I'd say "Strange Science" is my fave.

And to keep things peaceful and unrelated to the subject: I like TWD as well as WOZ.

#73 4 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

I don't mean to be a stickler for the rules or anything, but when I look up "Bally" on the IPDB - not to be a know-it-all, just making sure I know which games "Bally" refers to - it says the last strictly Bally game was "Vector" in '82. Going by that list... I'd vote for Eight Ball Deluxe, which a special place in my heart for Embryon.
And then if you list "Bally (all years / all names)", it goes a little farther, into '88 with "Escape from the Lost World". Adding THOSE games to the list, I'd say "Strange Science" is my fave.
And to keep things peaceful and unrelated to the subject: I like TWD as well as WOZ.

IPDB is incorrect as Bally and Bally/Midway are the same company. Bally bought Midway about ten years prior to Vector. Once Bally sold the "Bally/Midway" division to Williams in 88-89, I can understand how everything forward was really a Williams product.

#74 4 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

IPDB is incorrect as Bally and Bally/Midway are the same company. Bally bought Midway about ten years prior to Vector. Once Bally sold the "Bally/Midway" division to Williams in 88-89, I can understand how everything forward was really a Williams product.

Fascinating. So, what's really the last Bally, pre-Williams game?

#75 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

We get that a lot around here. Definitely hones nudging skills.

Oh yeah for sure . Got to love that though , it really is risk vs reward . And a real need to push it to the edge but not over .

#76 4 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

Fascinating. So, what's really the last Bally, pre-Williams game?

Bally/Midway sold to Williams sometime in 1988. Was anything made by them after Blackwater 100?

Anyways, To me true Bally branded machines would be 1988 and older. Don't matter because Eight Ball Deluxe is the best. Fathom is pretty awesome too.

#77 4 years ago

gilligan's island

#78 4 years ago

I'm liking my Old Chicago a lot at the moment. Whoooo momma, great game.

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#80 4 years ago

Eatpm!

Best art package anywhere!!

#81 4 years ago
Quoted from Cornelius:

Fascinating. So, what's really the last Bally, pre-Williams game?

That would be BlackWater 100 - last all Bally--shortly after Escape from the Lost World.

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong:
Truck Stop was next, a hybrid - both Williams sys 11 parts used and old Bally parts. Ho hum game.
Then Atlantis (good title) - same thing.
Then Transporter the Rescue was the first Bally using all Williams system 11 hardware/software.

Once they stopped the Bally 5" Band at the top of the translite area (Dr Dude, Black Rose, Party Zone, Elvira1, many others) - Williams completely took over Ballys-whether called one or the other, and the game was called Addam's Family. By then all that was left of Bally pinball was the trademark. It's all Williams inside.

#82 4 years ago

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#83 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

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It must play on Morgan silver dollars.

#84 4 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

I'm liking my Old Chicago a lot at the moment. Whoooo momma, great game.

Man I saw this for weeks on CL and I didn't bite. Now I wish I would have! Beautiful machine.

#85 4 years ago

Fathom - total classic!!

#86 4 years ago

Eight Ball Deluxe

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#87 4 years ago

Bobby Orr Power Play & Embryon

#89 4 years ago

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#90 4 years ago

scared stiff...

#91 4 years ago

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#92 4 years ago

Absolutely all Bally's between '76 and '82 love that era of pinball.

#93 4 years ago

Magic Circle is my favorite Bally BG

#94 4 years ago

I vote for Hotdoggin... I always vote for Hotdoggin though.

#95 4 years ago

Bally zipper flipper games 1966-1973 are my favorites.

#96 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Magic Circle is my favorite Bally BG

Looks like the mystery artist strikes again.

#97 4 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Looks like the mystery artist strikes again.

Some other BGs not yet mentioned by this ?guy?
Band Wagon
50/50
Aces High
Fun Cruise
Wild Wheels
Grand Tour
Happy Tour

#98 4 years ago

Hear are the ones I own with no definitive artistic credit-

Big Daddy
Trade Winds
Teachers Pet
River Boat
Magic Clock

They are all very nice, but I can't be certain they were all done by the same artist.

#99 4 years ago

I think that Riverboat is an example of early Art Stenholm
Reminds me a bit of King of Diamonds for some reason.

#100 4 years ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

I think that Riverboat is an example of early Art Stenholm

I was thinking Teachers Pet might be. On Big Daddy, I can't be certain the backglass and the playfield were done by the same guy.

Edit- oops I forgot this is the Bally thread.

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