World's Series is a Pure Mechanical (PM) pinball machine: it does not use electricity. The theme is Baseball. With about 50,000 units built, it is one of the highest production pinball machines ever made. It was available for 1 cent or 5 cent per play.
You play a half inning of baseball - a unique feature since the game does not use electricity. Balls, outs, base hits and home runs are all visibly counted. Gameplay ends when all 15 balls are on the playfield or when 3 outs are counted.
Machines from this era were used for gambling. In this case, the more runs you scored, the higher your prize money would be. This is indicated on the marquee behind the playfield.
An Australian variation of this game was called Pleasure Island. Same gameplay, different theme.
- Design Patent DE90,927 applied for August-5-1933, issued October-24-1933.
- Ball Shooter Patent Number 1,842,863.
- Mechanical Patent No. 1,975,374 filed April-14-1934, granted October-2-1934.
Reproduction parts are available from www.Buckwerx.com.