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Ever Play A Bingo Machine?
In 1977 when I got Roger Sharpe's beautiful book Pinball!,
|Malibu Beach by Hung|
I saw some photos of complex pinball machines which had no descriptions. It
took a while and some traveling for me to find and play a Bingo, but YOU can
be playing one a few minutes from now.
An author named Hung from Taiwan has written 2 programs for
Visual Pinball that simulate Bingo pinball machines. Malibu
is an EM Bally game from 1980, actually a re-make of Bally's Laguna Beach (1960)
is a solid state machine derrived from Bally's Continental (1980) and some later European solid state machines.
On both programs you can adjust the tilt bob from very sensitive all the way
to no tilt at all, completely changing the character of the game. Both games
have no flippers (like pre-1947 pinball). The player inserts coins, and is paid
off on the credit meter. Both sport the features and complexities of the prototypes.
The author's native language is not English, so I have written very explicit
instructions for each machine in its' TABLE Menu/Table Info section of the Visual
Get the Bingo Machine programs in the UpDownloads Bingo section HERE!
If you're a pinball fan and are not using Visual Pinball, you're not playing
with a full set of balls. Don't be afraid to try it. And the Bingo simulations
are unique, historic, and a lot of fun.
After you use Visual Pinball, there are over 400 MORE simulatins
of solid state pinball machines with VisualPinMAME
But that's for another day.
Updated Jun 30, 2004 Written by DocFlipr 3233 reads
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