Bally’s Nip It will forever be remembered as the game Fonzie frequently played at Arnold’s Diner on the American television series Happy Days. The game’s main feature is the “Balligator” mechanism. It is located in the upper right-hand corner and diverts the ball to an otherwise secluded area of the playfield. The game also features a two-ball multi-ball mode.

Design team

Concept: Ted Zale
Game Design: Ted Zale
Mechanics: Ted Zale
Artwork: Dick White
Animation: Ted Zale

Game details

Bally Manufacturing Co.
July 1973
(Electro) Mechanical
4,580 produced
$1020 - $1180
Mechanical Reels


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 52 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2023-08-18.

This past year, we've seen it listed 5 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $1,100

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Pinside rating

This game has received 50 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.473 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #197 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Rating comments

There are 22 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

146 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

66 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

20 public locations to play this machine.

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