Bally : Touchdown

Game Parameters
Game Type magic numbers
Game Number 659
Manufacture Date 1960
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

Cabinet
 - cab 1
 - cab 2
 - cab 3

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

Game Manual
 - manual pdf : 50.87MB

Press Image
 - mp 1

Playfield
 - pf 1
 - pf 2
 - pf 3
 - pf 4
 - pf 5

Schematic
 - schematic 1-1999 : 8.06MB
 - schematic 2000-up : 6.59MB

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan

Reflex Units
 - 1: w-770b
 - 1: w-770b



Touchdown

After a long string of Magic Screen, Bally went back to the Magic Square concept and modified it to produced Touchdown.

Rather than having numbers in 2x2 squares that could be rotated, Touchdown has four 3x2 rectangles that the numbers could loop around within.

Hole #16 in the center of the card was the only number that couldn't be moved, but it could be spotted.

In addition, Touchdown added the pick-a-play buttons that made a recent reappearance on Roller Derby.

As a final differentiator, four numbers in rectangle C had stars drawn around them. If you could light all four or the star numbers, you got paid 5-in-red odds.

magic numbers games

A variation on magic squares.

Six numbers are connected together with a chain, and they wind around such that a number can appear in any position within a 2x3 rectangle.


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