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Bulls-Eye Drop Ball (Upright Model),

Features: Cabinet measures 76 inches high, 32 1/2 inches wide, and maximum 23 inches deep. This is a floor-standing upright console where balls (probably made of Catalin) are continually fed to the top of a scoring area to roll across a ledge of three metal bars aligned to form an inclined path above nine rollovers. Each metal bar is electromechanically controlled by a button on the front of the cabinet, and using these buttons the player can move any bar to drop a rolling ball to the rollovers below it. The rollovers are designated in groups of three, identified as 'Zones', and they award points when scored. Each Zone has a center rollover able to award additional points if scored when the bulls-eye target light above it is lit. Only one bulls-eye target is lit at a time and this light will switch to another target each time any rollover is scored. In the upper left backglass is a Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 feature to award an extra 8,000 points each time three lit bulls-eyes are achieved (This is the "Extra Score Feature" clearly referenced in the schematic identification). Balls that travel the metal ledge to fall into the far left unmarked lane do not count against the player. Each ball scoring a rollover increments the Zone Shot counter on the backglass. When the allowed number of Zone Shots is achieved (operator set at 3, 12, or 18), the game is over. There are seven score threshold jacks identified in the backbox as the "Lifesaver Adjustment" from which the operator can select up to three of them. When the player's score reaches a selected threshold, a marble will drop into view through a small window located inside the lifesaver artwork on the backglass. These marbles come in five colors and are fed by a large dispenser in the backbox. The machine awards the player nothing for earning these marbles, but the location could provide under-the-counter cash payouts. See our Files section where the manufacturer's Set Up Instructions contains suggestions to operators on how to utilize the "Marble Feature".
Manufacturer: Chicago Coin Machine Manufacturing Company (1932-1977)
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Theme: Beaches - Boating - Sailing - Swimming - Water - Women
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Machine Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) 
Notes: This game is not a pinball but is included here for clarification purposes. This game was also produced as a shuffle alley where the rolling balls were dropped not by pressing buttons but by sliding metal pucks across a horizontal wood playfield to hit an area below the backbox to correspond with the three Zones shown on the backglass. In fact, whereas the upright game pictured here indicates on the backglass to "Press Button To Drop Ball", the shuffle backglass instructs to "Shoot Here To Drop Ball". The shuffle backglass does not have the Bulls-Eye 1-2-3 "Extra Score Feature" but does have the Lifesaver feature. The youtube link in this listing is the shuffle version but the backbox scoring operation should be the same. Pictured in this listing is a game that is neither a shuffle alley nor a floor-standing console. It has the backbox of the shuffle alley but has player buttons. We believe it is an operator-modified shuffle version and have marked the image as such. Chicago Coin used the same backbox scoring mechanism on their 1960 'World Series' shuffle alley.
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