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1983 Bally " Gold Ball " pinball machine -Great condition

1983 Bally " Gold Ball " pinball machine -Great condition

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1983 Bally " Gold Ball " pinball machine

-Great condition

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Gold Ball / IPD No. 1024 / August, 1983 / 4 Players

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Manufacturer: Bally Midway Manufacturing Company (1983-1988) [Trade Name: Bally]
Project Date: August, 1983
Date Of Manufacture: October, 1983
Model Number: 0371
MPU: Bally MPU AS-2518-133
Type: Solid State Electronic (SS) [?]
Production: 1,750 units   (confirmed)
Serial Number Database: View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (  (External site)
Theme: Fantasy
Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshot (1), Standup targets (7), Star rollovers (2), Spinning target (1), Left crossover return lane. Side edges of backbox are beveled.

Has two balls, one silver and one gold, but no multiball feature. The gold ball feature as issued from the factory uses an operator-adjustable percentage (1-15%) for the random release of the gold-colored ball into the shooter lane, awarded as an extra ball. When the gold ball is in play, all playfield scores are tripled.

The field service upgrade kit converts the gold ball release rules to a skill feature instead of a percentage. The player must light G-O-L-D-B-A-L-L using the center standup target, the star rollovers, or the left return lane. The gold ball will be issued once the current ball has been lost and is considered an extra ball.
Design by: George Christian
Art by: Tony Ramunni
Notes: The Field Service Kit Instructions included in this listing indicates that only the upper star rollover will spot one letter in "G-O-L-D-B-A-L-L". However, a user reports that both upper and lower star rollovers will spot a letter, after the kit is installed.

A gold playfield ball was also used in Chicago Coin's 1947 'Gold Ball'.
Marketing Slogans: "The Future of Pinball Has Just Arrived"
Photos in: Mike Pacak's Pinball Flyer Reference Book G-R
Arcade Treasures, page 121
Owners List URL:  (External site)
ROMs: 48 KB  ZIP  Field Service Kit ROMs [Bally Midway Mfg. Co.]
  52 KB  ZIP  Home ROM V12 (with new Attract Mode) [Oliver Okaegi]
  49 KB  ZIP  Home ROM V2  
  53 KB  ZIP  PinMAME Romset  
  48 KB  ZIP  PinMAME Romset (7-digit bootleg)  
  51 KB  ZIP  PinMAME Romset (7-Digit Bootleg) Revision 12  
  48 KB  ZIP  PinMAME Romset (percentaging)  
  53 KB  ZIP  U-2 ROM (Gold Ball Percentaging) [Bally Midway Mfg. Co.]
Documentation: 5 MB  PDF  English Manual (includes paginated schematics) [Bally Midway Mfg. Co.]
  591 KB  PDF  German Manual (no schematics) [Bally Midway Mfg. Co.]
Files: 2 MB  PDF  Field Service Kit Instructions [Bally Midway Mfg. Co.]
  78 KB  ZIP  Reproduction Score and Instruction Cards (Including French) [Inkochnito]
  333 KB  ZIP  Score and Instruction Cards [Inkochnito]
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Image # 1003: Gold Ball Playfield

Image # 3752: Gold Ball Flyer, Back
Flyer, Back

Image # 3814: Gold Ball Flyer, Front
Flyer, Front

Image # 13169: Gold Ball Backglass

Image # 18930: Gold Ball Illuminated Backglass
Illuminated Backglass

[Bruno Durand]
Image # 25853: Gold Ball Cabinet - Left
Cabinet - Left

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25854: Gold Ball Cabinet - Right
Cabinet - Right

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25855: Gold Ball Playfield

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25856: Gold Ball Lower Playfield
Lower Playfield

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25857: Gold Ball Upper Playfield
Upper Playfield

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25858: Gold Ball Lit Bumpers
Lit Bumpers

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25859: Gold Ball Spinner Detail
Spinner Detail

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25860: Gold Ball Left Flipper Detail
Left Flipper Detail

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25861: Gold Ball Target Detail
Target Detail

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 25862: Gold Ball Right Flipper Detail
Right Flipper Detail

[Michael Fitch]
Image # 26429: Gold Ball Backglass - Reverse
Backglass - Reverse

[Eric Avedesian]
Image # 27382: Gold Ball Backglass

[Eric Avedesian]
Image # 30363: Gold Ball Backglass - Detail
Backglass - Detail

[Bruno Durand]
Image # 62296: Gold Ball Original Backglass Concept Artwork
                        (Artist is Tony Ramunni.Paint on posterboard.Approximate dimensions 14 by 14 inches.Metal frame is 16 1/2 by 20 1/2 inches.)
Original Backglass Concept Artwork*

Image # 62297: Gold Ball Final Backglass Concept Artwork
                        (Artist is Tony Ramunni.Paint on posterboard.Approximate dimensions 13 by 14 inches.Metal frame is 16 1/2 by 20 1/2 inches.Concept artwork presented to Bally executives for their approval.)
Final Backglass Concept Artwork*

Image # 62298: Gold Ball Original Backglass Artwork
                        (Artist is Tony Ramunni.Watercolor on posterboard.Dimensions 26 by 29 inches.Metal frame is 30 by 33 inches.This is the painting from which all of the backglasses for the game were produced. This painting has been professionally double matted and framed; the inner matte is red and the outer matte is blue.)
Original Backglass Artwork*


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