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Meaning of 00-90 on Bally EM Backglass

By flemdizzle

1 year ago


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#1 1 year ago

I own a Bally Space Time and I have always wondered what the 00-90 across the top of my backglass means. It seems like it's only ever illuminated at game over, but I have no idea what the number displayed means.

I grabbed an image from vpinball to show what numbers I am talking about.

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#2 1 year ago

It is the number match for a free game

#3 1 year ago

Match that # and get a free game!

#4 1 year ago

You might have the match feature turned off or possibly the stepper is missing. Download the manual and schematic and look for the match unit.

Match is the last two digits of the score.

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from Billc479:

possibly the stepper is missing.

If the stepper was missing, those numbers would not light up.

#6 1 year ago

From the manual:

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#7 1 year ago

According to the schematic, you won't see the match lights at all unless the adjustment plug is in the on position, so I suspect the plug is in the on position.

#8 1 year ago

Do you ever see this counter (the "credit unit") change numbers? It should increment on an end-of-game match, a high score threshold or by adding coins. And it should decrement when you start a new game.

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#9 1 year ago

From the ops original post it might all be working just fine.

#10 1 year ago

As other's have mentioned, those numbers indicate the "Match" feature. When turned on (via plugs in the game), if you match the lit number with the last 2 digits of your score, you're supposed to win a free game. Great in an arcade, as it's a last ditch gamble to play again, but more or less useless in a home environment.

#11 1 year ago

Thank you all! Figuring out the purpose of those numbers has been bugging me for a while.

#12 1 year ago

Is it just me, or does this game have odd looking score and credit digits?

#13 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Is it just me, or does this game have odd looking score and credit digits?

It’s a screenshot from a virtual pinball machine.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from mbaumle:

It’s a screenshot from a virtual pinball machine.

Ok. That 'splains that.

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