(Topic ID: 303545)

Gottlieb Skyjump/Free Fall

By bicyclenut

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

I have had a few Skyjumps and its one of my favorite games. I really would like the add a ball Free Fall. Problem is I live on the West Cost and never see FF come up for sale. Has anyone had any experience with turning a replay game into a Add A Ball game?
I potentially found another Skyjump and Im thinking of taking this challenge on. Im not sure what different parts i need to look for to make it a Add A Ball.
Thanks for any help

#2 7 months ago
Quoted from bicyclenut:

I have had a few Skyjumps and its one of my favorite games. I really would like the add a ball Free Fall. Problem is I live on the West Cost and never see FF come up for sale. Has anyone had any experience with turning a replay game into a Add A Ball game?
I potentially found another Skyjump and Im thinking of taking this challenge on. Im not sure what different parts i need to look for to make it a Add A Ball.
Thanks for any help

You can convert a replay game to add-a-ball, but since the rulesets are different, it's not going to be the same. Winning a replay is more valuable than winning a free ball, so generally the award on a replay game is more difficult to achieve. On the other hand, I used to play a "Top Card" at the local arcade which was converted to AAB. Once the special was lit, you could murder it! I guess it would be true on "Sky Jump" as well, because on a replay machine, once the special is lit, it remains on for the entire game. Add-a-ball games reset when the ball in play drains.

#3 7 months ago

I have a Free Fall that goes up to ten balls total. I'm wondering how that would work with the ball count stepper in a Sky Jump. Plus how would you keep track of extra balls on the back glass?

#4 7 months ago
Quoted from hjh632:

Plus how would you keep track of extra balls on the back glass?

I used to have the Bally Bazaar in both Replay and AAB versions. The back glasses were the same except for the blanked out replay window on the AAB version. If I recall correctly, the AAB version used the match numbers on the backglass for the ball count.

#5 7 months ago
Quoted from hjh632:

I have a Free Fall that goes up to ten balls total. I'm wondering how that would work with the ball count stepper in a Sky Jump. Plus how would you keep track of extra balls on the back glass?

Usually, the credit counter is used to tally the extra balls. It is rigged to interrupt the normal ball count unit if it is in any position other than zero. It can be done.
I've seen several replay games converted this way.

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