Blackwater 100

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Manufacturer

Bally Manufacturing Co.

March 1st, 1988

3000 units

Blackwater 100 on the IPSND.


Main details

4 player game

alphanumeric

custom shape

manual

Yes

No

Yes

No


Popularity and ranking

This machine has been rated by 45 users and currently ranks #259 (not in Top 100)

Playfield details

3
5
3
0
0
0
0
5
No
No
No

Design team

Game Design: Dennis Nordman
Artwork: Tony Ramunni


Noteworthy features

  • Spectacular downhill ramp that feeds the ball down the playfield, then up again and finally BEHIND and ABOVE the main flippers where some targets and a skill shot can be made ("Fast Line") with yet another flipper!

Trivia

  • The last game introduced by Bally before they were taken over by WMS Industries Inc.
  • Considered the first Bally to offer 'Buy-Ins'
  • The original gamerom is set to start with multiball for EACH ball in play. This means you have to launch three balls behind the start gate, then countdown starts and the three are released. Mostly you lose two of them within a minute allowing for regular play with the last one. Another version of the rom was made that allows for the more conventional non-multiball start.

Backbox ornament(s)

Backbox top is made of orange plexiglass, instead of wood with some flashers underneath. Occasionally these will light up creating a cool effect on the ceiling!

Video mode

This machine has no dot matrix or video display, so it has no videmode.

Latest software version

Latest software version is unknown.

Click here to view the changelog.

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