Fireball Home Edition

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10.000/10
8 months ago
For a smaller home model, this is probably the best one ever made.
Smooth playing fun little pin, for what it is.
Has real pinball parts. I have one in my collection and mine is shopped out completely, and has super strong pop bumpers.
Beautiful artwork.
And for the cheap price it has some quality.
For a couple hundred dollars or so, it's a great little buy.
The late 1970s Bally home models are way better than the crappy brunswick and other home pins.
The Bally home pins actually play and feel like the a full sized one of the era.
Only thing it's really missing are kick out craters and drop targets. If it had those two other things, it would basically be just like other late 1970s pinball machines.
Sure beats a crappy zizzle , lol.
I'm not the hugest fan of cheap 3/4 sized home pins, but The ones made by Bally were pretty well made for the cheap cost.
I own one and still love it.
It's a layed back smooth playing relaxing addictive little pinball machine for what worth.
Bally did a good job on these.
However, the main concern with these are the boards.
If your board burns out, its next to impossible to replace, unless u pull one out of another of the same machine.
I've heard there was a company in Canada called "Flippers" that were creating new boards for these, but I'm not certain, nor do I know if they ever finished or canceled the project.
Never the less. I love mine.
Have LEDs installed throughout, playfield looks new and had a friend who works on pinball machine install a voltage regulator, and new coils, etc etc and shop mine out.
Fireball is my favorite home model and only one worth getting.
The Evel Kenevel one is cool too.
6.053/10
11 months ago
Fun for young ones especially. Let’s face it it’s not lightning fast but it has its place and actually isn’t easy to put up big scores. Fun with family and when the kids have friends over.
6.554/10
4 years ago
The good:
-You should be able to find a minty one for <$300---a price point at which your only other option is likely a broken down scary clown EM.
-Close enough to real pinball to be amusing.

The bad:
-Very simple layout, very simple rules.
-Widespread reliability problems. Lame power supply. An overvoltage on the +5v section tends to destroy the MPU, which probably isn't worth repairing. If I was going to keep one in my collection long term, I'd power the MPU from an old ATX PS.
1.000/10
5 years ago
FB Home Edition??... Seriously??
6.501/10
6 years ago
Have a family owned one. I have been around this home model my whole life. I tried to be as fair as I could about ratings which are hard for a home model. I can say I have fully LED'd this out and it looks great. Honestly it is a very fun game to play and the art work is stellar for a home model. This would make a great starter pin as they are often found very cheap but a bit of warning on some of the series one models had power issuses. Natrually being a home model parts are not common so be on the lookout for a parting out model. On a positive note all coils are commerical grade and can be found at any game supply store.
6.834/10
7 years ago
I think it's a really fun game. The rules and layout are simple but it's a great table to practice on and learn your shots! Great alleys and spinners. I just can't get enough of the artwork on the playfield.
A lot of people say they can't stand the game but when you read reviews on hocus pocus everyone loves it. The only difference between the two is that fireball lacks one spinner in the middle of the playfield and a ball return.
I think it's a great starter pinball.
8.325/10
7 years ago
My parents had this when I was a kid. I purchased it years later and it is still as much fun as when I was a kid. It is a really simple game but it is tons of fun and easy to play especially for kids.
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