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
 - chris dade image
 - bg 1
 - bg 2

 - bar
 - knobs
 - cab 1

 - fly 1

 - back door
 - ball board
 - ball lift cams
 - ball lift motor
 - ball lifter
 - control unit back
 - inside cabinet
 - inside coin door
 - inside head
 - lamp panel
 - lamp panel back
 - mixers
 - playfield bottom
 - shutter switches
 - spotting disc
 - spotting slip ring wiper diagram
 - start relay
 - timer cams
 - trip relays

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

Mixer Diagrams
 - mixer 1: mixer mixer 1
 - mixer 2: mixer mixer 2
 - mixer 3: mixer mixer 3
 - mixer 4: mixer mixer 4

 - chris dade image
 - pf 1
 - pf 2

Reflex Diagrams
 - main

 - 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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