I was playing it just the other night and I think YES it's the ultimate early bally bingo machine. Before all the magic lines, corners, squares, cards, screens, etc.
The Hold / Double Hold feature is mesmerizing in action. See all the odd or even balls drop through the playfiels at the touch of a button.
Combined with the Super card(s) and the 15, 14 or 9 spotted number feature it's a scoring powerhouse.
Just don't forget to press the yellow button before each coin you drop when betting for extra balls. (hint)
A detailed explanation of the gameplay and repair journey can be found here... I wrote this up a long time ago.
The Super Line and Corner scoring are a bit useless IMO, but that doesnt matter. Cool features nonetheless.
I like Surf-Club so much I have two of them. I use the second Surf-Club to bring to pinball shows. As seen here, here and here I think it's a very good example for a bingo machine and it's relatively compact and lite to move around compared to later bingo machines.
The Surf-Club pictured here is / was my second bingo machine ever. The first being Super Wall Street (Bali). Bought it non working. Brought it back to life.
This actual machine was operated locally back in the day. For this reason, I will never sell it. The machine is patinated and battle scarred but that doesnt matter. When you drop a coin in it's a carnival!
What do you think of Surf-Club?
|Super Card Win|
|Super Card win general view|
|Main card win|
|No win, but lots of fun|
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