Bally : Miss America

Game Parameters
Game Type magic lines
Game Number 603
Manufacture Date 1957
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 8
Max Payout 600
Max Extra Balls 3
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 - bg 1
 - bg 2
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 - cab 1
 - cab 2
 - cab 3

 - fly 1
 - fly 2

 - back door
 - door details
 - inside head
 - lamp panel
 - line unit
 - line unit 2
 - mixers
 - reflex wipers
 - search relays
 - timer unit switches

Game Manual
 - manual (pdf) : 5.74MB
 - unoptimized manual (pdf) : 38.32MB

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Mixer Diagrams
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 - 2: w-808b
 - 3: w-810b
 - 4: w-811b

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 - pf 1

Reflex Diagrams
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 - schematic : 11.78MB

S/I Card Reproduction
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S/I Card Scan
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S/I Card SVG Source
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Miss America

After a long string of Magic Square games, Bally tried something different with Miss America. Take the Magic Line concept from Variety, make the lines horizontal instead of vertical, and let the player pass numbers between two cards next to each other on the backglass.

Also take the colored lines and use four colors - red, yellow, green and white. Red and yellow lines on the left card, green and white lines on the right.

The right card could only be activated at mystery intervals, so you had to deposit coins/credits until you got it.

Corners scored Red 5-in-line on the left card (there is no green lines on that card). The right card corners didn't score.

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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