Monday, January 14, 2019

Super Shot Bingo Pachinko

This article is from the July 1976 issue of Canadian Coin Box Magazine, page 8B

So far I have not found any information about Super Shot or Amusement Service of Atlanta.

Interesting machine.
It's like a simplified version of a Satomi Sammy Miracle Arrange Ball with 9 numbers instead of 16.

Cool, Weird, Rare

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Bally Mariner close-ups with tiny little sea horses


Here are a few close-ups of Bally Mariner. 
Gratuatist shots of sea horses and a very sad looking fish.
Art is credited to Christian Marche

Two Sea Horses all lit up

Sea Horse with a zero
Very Sad Fish

Monday, November 5, 2018

Release Power Orbs


Everytime I release the Wild Balls when playing Balls-A-Poppin: I have to say aloud "Release Power Orbs".

Balls-A-Poppin being the ancestor to Centaur. In the same way as the Trilobite is the ancestor to the Spider. I can see the tenuous connection.

Even to this day I'm flabbergasted when I take a peek into the gameroom and see Balls-A-Poppin there. Such a rare title. They are so rare that I never even bothered dreaming of owning one. Mine has a nice "Patina"


1956 Bally Balls-A-Poppin

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Monday, June 18, 2018

Wine and Bally Mystic Gate Bingo


Playing Mystic Gate.
Drinking Wine.
Winning 192 credits on a 3 in yellow.
Messing around with my phone camera.
La dolce vita.
The sweet life.
La grosse vie.








Sunday, June 17, 2018

Bally Capersville coindoor wire repair

The wiring on my Capersville looked a little ragged. It worked but it looked really bad.

The plan was to bring the game to the 2018 Canada Pincon pinball show.

I imagined the wiring would give out at the worst possible moment at the show.

A bit of refurbishing was in order.

Wiring Before:

coin door wiring
Capersville coin door wiring before

Almost all the wires were broken. Most of them had the twist and tape routine.
The one wire that wasn't taped was barely holding by a strand.

I spliced and soldered the wires and finished them with some heat shrink tubing.
I even took the time to redo the wire dressing.  

Capersville
Repaired wiring

I finished the job by adding some nylon spiral wire wrap for additional protection. That way, it's unlikely the wires will get pinched in the door hinge.

Capersville door wire loom
Finished Capersville coin door wire repair



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Indian Cycle Rickshaw

Today was a beautiful day. Sunny. Not too hot. Cloudless sky. I decided to go out for a drive and check out a favorite junk shop of mine about an hour away from my place.

I spotted this rickshaw while perusing the said junk shop. I absolutely loved it. The colours, the patina, the rod brakes. I was mesmerized by it. I was imagining myself riding around my neighbourhood with my girlfriend sitting in the back. Bewildering the bystanders as we roll by.

But the real question is: How did it get to eastern Ontario?

There was no price on it and I did not dare asking. My loss.

Rickshaw in L'Orignal