Bally : Fun Way

Game Parameters
Game Type six-card
Game Number 634
Manufacture Date 1959
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 0
Max Payout 0
Max Extra Balls 0
 - bg 1

 - cab 1
 - cab 2

 - fly 1

Game Manual
 - manual (pdf) : 6.11MB
 - unoptimized manual (pdf) : 31.07MB

 - pf 1

 - schematic : 4.30MB

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan

Fun Way

Fun Way was the first game that was produced to sell into markets (like Ohio) where bingo's were illegal due to some of the specific features on them. In particular, free games we outlawed, as well as any sort of element of chance.

Rather than awarding credits, the games kept score. The score could be used to enable cards on successive games, but you had to deposit at least the first coin to get the machine going (that's how they avoided free play).

I've never played one of these games, so if you want decent info, grab Jeff Lawton's book.

six-card games

The game type has 6 5x5 bingo cards on the backglass.

Most games enable one card per coin/credit guaranteed, but a few enable the additional cards on mystery intervals.

Individual numbers light on all enabled cards at the same time, and wins on each card were scored separately, although only the highest winner on each card counted (i.e. if you had two 3-in-line winners on the same card, you got paid for only one. If you had a 3-in-line and a 4-in-line on the same card, you got paid the 4-in-line amount).

To encourage maximum coins to be played, the payouts generally increased for successive cards. The max payout for a game is usually only obtainable on card #6.

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