(Topic ID: 241333)

How fast is too fast?


By KYBingo

33 days ago



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#1 33 days ago

I have been working on my bally bingo for long enough that I am ready to play it...a lot. After setting it up in my "game room", I rattled the last of the major bugs out of it (thanks to many here and their greater understanding). I have enjoyed it with family and am ready to invite friends to bring their nickels to play.

I have the playfield leveled left to right. It doesn't seem to favor one side over the other. I have been fooling around with the front to back adjustment and have seen that the speed of the ball increases or decreases.

Here is my question: How fast should the ball drop from top to bottom? Generally, is a slower game more fun to play, or should it be lightning fast?

I know... that's two questions. Thanks for all your inputs!

#2 33 days ago

My wife said 30 seconds was too fast.

#3 33 days ago

Lower, and you have more control over the ball as it descends. Higher, and you bypass the first two rows of holes more easily. It's all in what you enjoy. Certain games, I prefer a faster game, especially the six cards. For a Magic Screen, I like more thinking time and control.

The manuals for the older games said to level the cabinet completely parallel to the ground, then turn up the back legs 1/4" or so. That would be very favorable to the player.

#4 33 days ago

If you want to be technical put a level between front and back leg this will level your machine to specs

#5 33 days ago

Bally provided instructions for leveling games in the early bingo user manuals. See page 121 in the Yacht Club manual for their approach.

http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/yacht_club/

#6 32 days ago
Quoted from BlackCatBone:

Bally provided instructions for leveling games in the early bingo user manuals. See page 121 in the Yacht Club manual for their approach.
http://bingo.cdyn.com/machines/bally/yacht_club/

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