Mata Hari Pinball Machine
This game has some great artwork. The artist on this game did many famous Bally titles like Cap’t Fantastic, Old Chicago and many more.
This game has a set of 4 drop targets on both sides, and a lane behind the drop targets. If you shoot it just right it goes up one lane, across the playfield and into the other lane, scoring A & B. The had a similar shot on Playboy that shoots the ball into the grotto, that they got from this game.
The pinball machine will be completely operational after being restored by our highly qualified specialists. We offer a 90-day warranty with it.
If calibrated properly, cleaned, and polished, as we always make sure they are, this game plays quickly.
Excellent back glass, fantastic playfield artwork, and a simple, exhilarating design.
The drop-down targets, whose value rises with each descent.
The A-B loop shot is pure magic, and the kick-out hole with its peculiar dish design is a work of magic.
Amazing colors and artwork decorate the cabinet.
The following is from the International Pinball Database:
|Manufacturer:||Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]|
|Project Date:||September 26, 1977|
|Date Of Manufacture:||April, 1978|
|MPU:||Bally MPU AS-2518-17|
|Type:||Solid State Electronic (SS)|
|Production:||16,260 units (confirmed)|
|Serial Number Database:||View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site)|
|Notable Features:||Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (4), Slingshots (2), 4-bank drop targets (2), Kick-out hole (1). End-of-ball bonus.|
|Design by:||Jim Patla|
|Art by:||Dave Christensen|
|Notes:||‘Mata Hari’ was produced in both EM and SS versions.
There are about 20(?) prototypes with a plastic rather than a wood playfield.The backglass shows a dagger; there’s a version with an inscription on that dagger reading “Meine Ehre heißt Treue” (German, “My honor is loyalty”).
This inscription was the motto of the Waffen SS troops in WWII and was adapted from a statement made by Hitler in 1931. Mata Hari died during WWI rendering the inscription an anachronism for this game.
Margaretha Zelle (1876-1917) was born in the Netherlands and established herself as a successful exotic dancer. And also, traveling all over Europe under the name Mata Hari. During WWI she consorted with high-ranking officers, both German and French, which ultimately led to her being executed as a spy.
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