Theatre of Magic (Bally, 1995)

Theatre of Magic

Theatre of Magic

Theatre of Magic is a pinball machine from March 1995, manufactured by Bally Manufacturing Co. This game was designed by John Popadiuk and features many of his design staples such as magnets, a bash toy, and elaborate ramps. Theatre of Magic is based on an unlicensed magic theme where the goal is to perform eight different magic tricks and then complete a rather simple wizard mode. There are numerous side goals such as spelling "Theatre" and advancing the clock to Midnight Madness (not to be confused with the midnight madness featured in some other Bally/WMS games), as well as a video mode featuring a virtual pinball game.

Notable features of this game include the prominent bash toy, dubbed "The Magic Trunk", which starts game modes as well as multiball, and plays a role in many of the aforementioned modes. There is also a machine-controlled magna-save feature placed over each inlane, as well as a magnetic ring that picks up the ball and moves it from one ramp to another. Finally, there is a hidden scoop that pops up from the playfield in a manner similar to the trolls in Medieval Madness, which releases balls shot into the crate and locked balls for multiball, as well as giving a mystery award during normal gameplay.

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Design team

Game Design: John Popadiuk
Software: Jeff Johnson
Artwork: Linda Deal



Game details

548
Bally Manufacturing Co.
March 1995
Solid state
6,600 produced
$5920 - $6880
Normal
Dot Matrix
4
2
4
4
#2845
V1.3


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Marketing slogan

"There's more.. Than meets the eye."

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Pinside rating

This game has received 918 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.447 out of 10.

8.447

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #17 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

950 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

1093 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

220 public locations known where you can play this machine.



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Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 119 times. The median asking price is $6,350

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Recent Pinsider scores

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on Theatre of Magic
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3,732,764,770
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268,668,120
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3,183,686,470
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2,315,177,070
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on Theatre of Magic
377,100,340
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86,150,070
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3,157,774,090


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