Bally : Silver Sails

Game Parameters
Game Type magic screen
Game Number 707
Manufacture Date 1962
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 8
Max Payout 600
Max Extra Balls 3
Features
Resources
Backglass
 - chris dade image
 - bg 1
 - bg 2
 - bg 3

Cabinet
 - cab 1
 - cab 2

Flyers
 - fly 1

Internals
 - int 1
 - int 2

Game Manual
 - manual pdf : 55.51MB

Playfield
 - chris dade image
 - pf 1

Schematic
 - schematic : 10.73MB

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan

Mixers
 - 1: w-936b
 - 2: w-907-7b
 - 3: w-935b
 - 4: w-937b

Reflex Units
 - 1: w-770-5b



Silver Sails

The follow-on game to Golden Gate and its new feature is ... different artwork. Yup, it's the same as Golden Gate.

Speculation somewhat backed up by comments in the press in late 1962 is that Bally released the game before the federal courts issued the ruling that bingo games were gambling devices (see Russ Jensen's articles in the history section), thus making them illegal practically everywhere except nevada and overseas.

What feature, if any, was Bally intending to add? Possibly a white button for super-scores like on Can Can.

Parts are interchangeable between Golden Gate and Silver Sails. If fact, some people claim that the factory shipped some Silver Sails games with Golden Gate playfields or backglasses in them to use up the parts.

See Ray Watts Silver Sails demo.

magic screen games

First introduced in Carnival Queen, the numbers on the card are stationary, but a moving metal screen is slid across them.

The screen has in-line scoring and irregularly shaped colored section scoring. In the sections, rather than needing 3,4,or 5-in-line, you can get 3,4, or 5-in-section to score. While some sections have numbers that are in a line, to win in a section, the lit numbers DO NOT need to be adjacent!

Screen Home Position Screen Position B Screen Position E Screen Position G


In the screen home position, the standard three color in-line scoring is available. As the screen is slid left, the in-line scoring is replaced with section scoring. At position B, the scoring is a combination of both methods. By position E, in-line scoring is gone completely.

Also notice how in position B, the green diagonal is now over three numbers that could not be a diagonal winner on the screen in the home position, but only three numbers are in the diagonal line!


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