Bally : Silver Sails
|Game Type||magic screen|
|Number of Holes||25|
|Number of Odds Steps||8|
|Max Extra Balls||3|
- chris dade image
- bg 1
- bg 2
- bg 3
- cab 1
- cab 2
- fly 1
- back door
- cu cams
- drag arms
- inside head
- lamp panel
- search wipers locked
- manual (pdf) : 8.61MB
- unoptimized manual (pdf) : 55.51MB
- 1: w-936b
- 2: w-907-7b
- 3: w-935b
- 4: w-937b
- chris dade image
- pf 1
- schematic : 10.73MB
S/I Card Scan
Silver SailsThe 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 gamesFirst 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!