Eight Ball Deluxe Pinball Machine
*pictures are of the actual game for sale*
The Eight Ball Deluxe Pinball Machine is a billiards themed pinball game, made in 1982 by Bally.
This game was designed by George Christian
This games art was designed by Margaret Hudson
There were 2,388 Eight ball deluxe limited edition pinball machines created.
Many people consider this the best single level pinball machine ever made. It is highly collectable.
Note: These are photos of the actual game you can purchase!
Information From the Original Eight Ball Deluxe Pinball Machine Flyer
A PINBALL WITH POOL TABLE ACTION
Fun horseshoe targets bank to shoot the pool balls,
While playing you will probably notice the voices, he calls each shot, reminding you if you have stripes or solids, what to shoot for and much much more.
One of it’s famous lines is “shoot the 8 ball corner pocket. When you are not playing, the game says “Quit talkin and start chalkin.”
Some features of this game.
In line drop targets for bonus multiplier
Drop targets with memory, so it remembers which drop targets each player has hit down.
Collect bonus feature on the playfield
Many extra balls & specials
The wonderful thing about System 1 drops is that you can often sweep a few as the ball strikes them off the side. Collect and reset them from the upper kickouts, snipe them, or anything.
The flipper gap is a little wide, which helps to keep the ball time down, therefore a steeper angle is required to make this deck play fast and mean.
The player may have the chance to get the B rollover with a fun, extremely close shot back to the upper rollovers. At that time, A and C may be chosen from the top lanes or by the inlanes, which will light the eight ball captive for one additional ball.
This pinball has a lot of quick action on the playfield, so I hope your reflexes can match.
It has a separate small LED display for each player that keeps a separate track of basket points from the main score.
The drop targets are difficult to hit because the upper half flippers are smaller and it has a spinner that changes the balls course when you’re unlucky enough to be caught in it’s path.
The following is from the International Pinball Database:
|Manufacturer:||Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]|
|Project Date:||September 15, 1980|
|Date Of Manufacture:||April, 1981|
|Common Abbreviations:||8BD, EBD|
|MPU:||Bally MPU AS-2518-35|
|Type:||Solid State Electronic (SS)|
|Production:||8,250 units (confirmed)|
|Serial Number Database:||View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)|
|Notable Features:||Flippers (3), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Standup targets (7), 7-bank drop targets (1), 4-in-line drop targets, Stand-alone drop target (1), Kick-out hole (1), Star rollover (1). Backbox hinges downward.
This original version EBD differs from the later Bally/Midway version as follows:
Actual measured weight: 242 lbs (includes legs).
|Design by:||George Christian|
|Art by:||Margaret Hudson|
|Notes:||Unlike other Bally electronic pinball games, their documentation for this game shows the model number only as 1220, not 1220-E.
First game from this manufacturer to use wedge sockets and #555 bulbs in production. Bally had tested wedge sockets using #444 bulbs on a small portion of the production run of an earlier game, Bally’s 1978 ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’.
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