In mid-1966 the Bally Pinball-Division did poorly after 2 successful years.

The huge success of Williams' contemporary A-GO-GO (released in May 1966) impressed Bally and they asked art designer Jerry K Kelley to do the art for their next Four-Player. Ted Zale designed that game, which can be described as one of his 3 signature masterpieces.

Bally wasn't pleased with Name and Artwork at all, and did not want the machine to be released in the first place, but were proven extremely wrong after the Test-Samples did big.

The machine was a huge success especially in Germany where at least 2500 units were sold.

The first sample-games had a white cabinet-front instead of a green one. The last models from July 1967 had a black triangle on top of the backbox.

Capersville was produced for 7 months, became the most successful Flipper-Game for Bally ever and held this Position until 1973.

With 5120 units it ranks at #2 of any manufacturer's machines from the 60ies - #1 being Gottlieb's Gaucho from 1963 with 5350 units.

JKK from then on did Artwork exclusively for Bally until early 1969 when he left the Pinball-Industry.

Like most of Bally's 4-Players (and some 2-Players, too) from 1964 to 1972 it was available with german lettering. There are 2 slightly different german-lettered versions, the 1st one had some mistakes.

Like all Bally-Machines from 1963 to mid-1967 Capersville needs grey-painted 30,315"-Legs (77 cm) - same color as the Frontdoor.

Design team

Game Design: Ted Zale
Mechanics: Ted Zale
Artwork: Jerry Kelley
Animation: Ted Zale

Game details

Bally Manufacturing Co.
December 1966
(Electro) Mechanical
5,120 produced
$1850 - $2150
Mechanical Reels


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This game has been listed a total number of 9 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2023-12-27.

In the past 2 years, we've seen it listed 5 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $2,030

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Pinside rating

This game has received 34 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.536 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #7 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

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