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For sale: Skateball

By Lowaek

68 days ago

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#1 68 days ago


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For sale: Skateball

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Added: 2023-01-23 00:25:29 UTC • Ended: January 24th, 2023
Condition: Partially shopped/refurbished


$ 2,999

Item description

Skateball (Bally, 1980) Pinball Machine

Theme: Sports / Skateboard

(Will Trade for Freddy Pinball Machine)

Skateball is THE quintessential 80's Bally shooter Pinball Machine. HIGHLY Sought after game! From the plunge, instead of a shooter lane, the ball whooshes across the playfield and the delicious flowy loopy surf-skate action begins!

The shots are very fun, the zipper flipper is very well-placed for unique drop-target action. Rules are classic bonus-based strategy, complemented with a cash-out feature and many other fun twists! Upper right playfield lanes can be cycled by the player to help collect multipliers (a 'new' feature for this era). The inserts travel right-to-left, which keeps you on your toes. Art is fabulous, from the mirrored backbox, to detailed playfield. Its solid state peers featured rhythms which intensify throughout play. The spinner sound effect is automated to intensify based on the speed it is going, which is immensely fun! The backwards outlanes are delightfully frustrating, but the ball can be saved with some skillful nudging. Pops, multiple racks of drops, a saucer, and star rollovers are a lot to pack in one game, however it is strategically laid out to feel open, not claustrophobic. As Bally's first game to feature a 7-segment display, the player faces a big challenge to 9,999,990 it out! Surfs up!

This Skateball Pinball Machine has been completely serviced and shopped. For a full list of what has been done, see below:

-Every Single Board in this game is
-Brand New Power Supply Board
-Brand New MPU Board
-Brand New Solenoid Driver Board
-Brand New Lamp Driver board (Supports
LED’s with no flickering)
-Brand New Sound Board
-Built in NVRAM on MPU Board
-All Brand New Pop Bumper Caps
-Brand new Flipper Bats on lower flippers installed
-All Brand New Drop Targets purchased, but not installed. They are included with the purchase.
-Brand New, Bright, Warm white LED's installed throughout all of the general Illumination bulb inserts throughout the playfield. Incandescent (but new) bulbs replaced in control lamps for nostalgic look.
-Brand New white and colored LED’s in backbox behind back glass has been installed for crisp, cleaner look.
-Brand New Playfield Rubbers.
-All playfield plastics were cleaned and polished.
-All playfield posts were cleaned so they look brand new.
-The playfield was cleaned and waxed.
-Brand New Ball Installed.
-All metal on the playfield and on exterior of the cabinet were cleaned and polished.
-Cabinet cleaned.

The 7 digit displays are nice and bright. The cabinet is solid and the typical markings on the exterior for its age. Cabinet has been touched up in places, and needs additional touchup. The upper right flipper is “off center”, and will eventually need a new metal flipper shaft. The playfield, and backglass are about flawless. No flaking or damage to art on backglass and no signs of wear on playfield.

Willing to ship the game, or deliver with an added fee.

Located in Kimball, MN.

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#2 68 days ago

Still here
What’s wrong with u people

#3 68 days ago
Quoted from one-armed-bandit:

Still here
What’s wrong with u people

They’re all still reading the description.

#4 68 days ago

If I didn’t need two
I’d been all over it

#5 68 days ago

Well, that was fast I guess. Sorry I missed this

#6 68 days ago


#7 68 days ago

Nice game, if I didn’t already have one I would have considered it. And you are 20 minutes from me.

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