Bally : Big Time

Game Parameters
Game Type magic lines
Game Number 563
Manufacture Date 1954
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 8
Max Payout 300
Max Extra Balls 3
Features
Resources
Backglass
 - chris dade image
 - bg 1
 - bg 2

Cabinet
 - cab 1

Flyers
 - fly 1

Internals
 - int 1
 - int 2
 - int 3
 - int 4
 - int 5
 - int 6
 - int 7
 - int 8
 - int 9
 - int 10
 - int 11
 - int 12
 - int 13
 - int 14
 - int 15
 - int 16
 - int 17

Game Manual
 - manual (pdf) : 11.78MB
 - unoptimized manual (pdf) : 73.73MB

Mixer Diagrams
 - 1: mixer1
 - 2: mixer2
 - 3: mixer3
 - 4: mixer4

Playfield
 - chris dade image
 - pf 1
 - pf 2

Reflex Diagrams
 - main

Schematic
 - schematic : 7.26MB

S/I Card Reproduction
 - sirepro 1

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan 1


Big Time

The follow-on game to Variety, Big Time is pretty much identical except you can move all five columns on the bingo card up/down one position.

Oh, and the cabinet is a lot uglier.

magic lines games

The first feature that mechanically moved numbers!

The numbers on the bingo card were on strips that could be moved one position by turning knobs/pushing buttons on the foot rail.

Usually, the numbered strips were the vertical columns of the card, and they could be shifted up/down one position. When a column was shifted up, the top number "wrapped" and became the bottom number. The bottom number wrapped to the top when shifting down.

Miss America introduced horizontally shifting lines that used two 5x5 cards next to each other. A number could be slid from one card to the other.

12 8 14 3
3 12 8 14
14 3 12 8
8 14 3 12
The third type of magic line is the cleverest. It is a horizontal line consisting of four numbers. The numbers would shift right through all four positions. When a number fell off the right side, it reappeared on the left. For example, here is the four possible magic line positions on Cypress Gardens:


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