Bally : Malibu Beach

Game Parameters
Game Type magic screen
Game Number 1169
Manufacture Date 1980
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 8
Max Payout 600
Max Extra Balls 3
 - bg 1

 - cab 1
 - cab 2
 - cab 3

 - fly 1

 - int 1
 - int 2
 - int 3
 - int 4
 - int 5
 - int 6
 - int 7
 - int 8
 - int 9

Game Manual
 - manual (pdf) : 11.96MB
 - unoptimized manual (pdf) : 79.66MB

Mixer Diagrams
 - 1: w-735-2b
 - 2: w-907-8b
 - 3: w-905-1b
 - 4: w-904-1b

 - pf 1

Reflex Diagrams
 - w-770-13b

 - schematic : 9.04MB

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan

Malibu Beach

A nevada operator and former Bally field service technician is claiming responsibility for this game being produced. He says he told Bally they needed to "get back to the basics and forget the gimmicks".

The result, one way or another, is a remake of the 1960 game Laguna Beach. The only difference appears to be the artwork and the cabinet style, and some updated circuits (and all wiring plastic coated). Game play was the same.

This is believed to be the last electro-mechanical bingo Bally manufactured.

Notice anything missing on the flyer picture?

Resource pictures from Hugh Kown's ( machine acquired with only 10 plays on it.

magic screen games

First 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!

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