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For sale: Embryon

Added: September 17th, 2021 Ended: September 28th, 2021
Condition: Fully shopped/refurbished

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$ 2,900 (OBO)

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Located in Middleburg Heights, OH
Up for sale is my beautiful (soon to be your) 1981 Bally Embryon. Only 2,250 produced, this game has very interesting shots that you don't normally see jammed into 1 game. A Newton ball like configuration in the center, an "upper" playfield with some unique placement of shots, and some cool inlane/outlane formation, including a "flip save" which only activates at certain times

Game came out of a barn and we've brought it back to life. New alltek MPU, New sound board, solenoid board was serviced, voltage level on both that and rectifier all good. Every feature lamp/GI work luckily, and haven't had any issues with display. Backglass very good as well.

Some things to consider
- when I flip the right flipper, there seems to be a surge of power "noise" that bleeds off into the other wire strands. This includes the pop bumpers and mainly the top left bumper will fire phantomly. More than likely this has happened since factory. Watched a YouTube video of it and sure enough that's doing the same thing.
- After flipping with the right flipper ~40 times really quickly, the game slam tilt resets. I reseated the top left connector on the MPU, and after 30 games, it has yet to reset. I am still skeptical that this fixed the issue completley, could be an intermittent coil diode, or that connector just needs to be repinned.

Other than those 2 things, game works 100% correctly. I stripped everything off the playfield, installed new flipper bats, then cleaned all the plastics, posts, caps, playfield (touched up as well see pics, seen a lot worse touch ups for this game), new black legs and levelers, redid the cabinet art, and many other things. My process for restoring games is very methodical, and the finishing product shows all of the hard work I put into all of my games.

I am asking $2,900 OR BEST OFFER. I am open to offers.. Can probably drive an hour to meet somewhere. Never shipped before, but willing to do it, if you pay. Please let me know if you want more pics, I am here to answer your questions. Thanks!

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