Bally : Broadway_51

Game Parameters
Game Type one-card
Game Number 535
Manufacture Date 1951
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 0
Max Payout 200
Max Extra Balls 0
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 - cab 1
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 - pf 1

 - schematic : 7.17MB

S/I Card Scan
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Looks like Bally made two Broadways. This one used the cabinet and playfield from bright lights, though the coin door configuration is a little different. It's pretty much a one-card version of bright lights, and currently only one is known to exist.

Thanks to Dennis Dodell for the schematic and award card.

Bill added the following:

That particular game with the one card was in most restaurants and bars in the Syracuse, New York area. If you got 4 in a row they paid you $2.00 and 5 in a row was a $10 pay out.

The game was never advertised, so it's possible it was a special machine for a single operator who could buy enough to make production worth it.

one-card games

The game has one main card, usually a 5x5 grid of numbers.

Usually, at least three numbers next to each other on either a horizontal, vertical, or the main 5 number diagonals are required to win.

There were, however, a few variations that occured over the years. The dimensions of the card, 2-in-line winners, and winning on the other diagonal combinations were all features that were used.

Another common feature was corners scoring.

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