(Topic ID: 199741)

Miss Americana triple bonus

By blackknightfan

4 years ago

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    #1 4 years ago

    A relative of mine has a few pinball machines which he's had in storage for a long time and he's asked me if I want them. From the photo's that he's sent me I can make out that one of them is a miss americana triple bonus bingo machine. I know absolutely nothing about these machines or this one in particular (except that it is actually a solid state, sorry for the wrong sub forum) and I don't think I want to own one. Can anybody advise on whether they are easy or hard to fix (the machine was working when it went into storage but I'm not too optimistic that it still will be) and whether a machine like this is worth anything (i'm in The Netherlands) assuming it is in reasonable condition.

    #2 4 years ago

    Great game when working all parts must come from Belgium very hard to fine parts.

    #3 4 years ago

    About 15 years ago, I bought nine Wimi Miss Bowling Turbos and 2 G.A.A New Continental Goldens both solid state bingos that were stored in a warehouse and worked before stored and at a very cheap price.(see IPDB for pictures). The guy i got them off of bought them in Belgium. I got all of them all working except two of them,which i gave one free game to people who bought two of them from me.

    With the help of a NJ tech who flew out to Belgium to learn how to work on them when they were originally purchase, i learn a great deal about them from him in a short period of time, mostly general operation and key pad functions etc.

    I kept one of the best condition Miss Bowling Turbos and the best New Continental Golden. I still have the New Continent Golden in my collection that has worked flawless up until about a month ago. The Miss Bowling Turbo after having in my collection for 5 years was i sold working perfect. They hold up well once their gone through and working.

    The only real problem with these solid state bingos are you have to make sure they don't have any custom security codes that were installed at the factory to the original operators that purchased the game. Without knowing the codes the game is locked up and won't start up and you'll be at a dead end for a long time.

    If the game is free of these security codes then i don't see a problem getting the game. If you know how to work on solid state flipper games you'll have a good chance of getting the game to work.

    Do you know the year the game was made and the name of the of the manufactured(Sirmo)? Is there a manual? Any pictures?

    The value of these games aren't worth much, but i know for a fact that they are wonderful bingo pinball machines and are loaded with tons of features you can't find in an EM bingo pinball machine. Bingo pinball machines are becoming more popular today and everyone in the hobby has heard about them and considering adding one to their collection. Just check out Bingo Row at the York Show the last few years. Pinball collectors are finding out Flipper games play like the game of "Checkers and Bingos play like the game of Chess".

    Go to this link below and click on Danny's website there to learn about solid state and EM bingos.

    Here's something about the game?

    If you can get the game cheap......why not get it.

    #4 4 years ago

    Thanks guys. Will check about that security code. And Belgium is pretty much right around the corner from here so the parts shouldn't be a problem. But as I have limited space I'll probably end up selling the game on as is.

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