Wizard!, released in May 1975, was Bally's highest production flipper game to that date with over 10,000 units produced. The game comes at the tail end of Bally's electromechanical production schedule, and sets the stage for the company's solid state success in the years to follow. Widely regarded as one of the first proper licensed games in pinball history, Wizard! features the likenesses of Ann Margret and Roger Daltrey, stars of the 1976 Ken Russell film Tommy (a screen adaptation of the Who's rock opera of the same name). Other than its classic theme, Wizard! is notable as being the first game to showcase playfield “flip flags”, a feature used on only a handful of other Bally games.

The machine exists in 3 slightly different versions-

#Sample-games, as seen on the flyer, had the short-lived "upside-down-frame" on the backbox and cabinet-colors were black and red instead of blue and red.

#the last production-run had the new-styled apron-artwork featuring the big BALLY-logo.

Design team

Game Design: Greg Kmiec

Game details

Bally Manufacturing Co.
May 1975
(Electro) Mechanical
10,005 produced
$1760 - $2040
Mechanical Reels


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 109 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2024-01-23.

This past year, we've seen it listed 8 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $1,900

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Marketing slogan

"Your senses will never be the same!"

Pinside rating

This game has received 71 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.626 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #162 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Rating comments

There are 36 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

344 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

118 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

51 public locations to play this machine.

Market value

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