Wizard!

Wizard!

Wizard!, released in May 1975, was Bally's highest production flipper game to that date with over 10,000 units produced. The game comes at the tail end of Bally's electromechanical production schedule, and sets the stage for the company's solid state success in the years to follow. Widely regarded as one of the first proper licensed games in pinball history, Wizard! features the likenesses of Ann Margret and Roger Daltrey, stars of the 1976 Ken Russell film Tommy (a screen adaptation of the Who's rock opera of the same name). Other than its classic theme, Wizard! is notable as being the first game to showcase playfield “flip flags”, a feature used on only a handful of other Bally games.

The machine exists in 3 slightly different versions-

#Sample-games, as seen on the flyer, had the short-lived "upside-down-frame" on the backbox and cabinet-colors were black and red instead of blue and red.

#the last production-run had the new-styled apron-artwork featuring the big BALLY-logo.

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Design team

Game Design: Greg Kmiec



Game details

2126
Bally Manufacturing Co.
May 1975
(Electro) Mechanical
10,005 produced
$1200 - $1400
Normal
Mechanical Reels
4
2
0
0
#2803
Unknown


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Marketing slogan

"Your senses will never be the same!"

Pinside rating

This game has received 65 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.668 out of 10.

7.668

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #147 in the Pinside EM Top 100.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

289 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

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Price estimate

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Recent Pinsider scores

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balt
on Wizard!
39,500
e3thomas
on Wizard!
186,270
kst8cat
on Wizard!
72,040
JRC6000
on Wizard!
131,830
MarvelousMarvin
on Wizard!
113,740
psalim
on Wizard!
148,540
germanhomer
on Wizard!
20,350
BenTheCartoon
on Wizard!
125,090


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