Bally : Parade

Game Parameters
Game Type magic squares
Game Number 581
Manufacture Date 1956
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 8
Max Payout 768
Max Extra Balls 3
 - chris dade image
 - bg 1

 - cab 1
 - cab 2
 - cab 3

 - fly 1

Game Manual
 - manual (pdf) : 9.04MB
 - unoptimized manual (pdf) : 50.10MB

 - chris dade image
 - pf 1

 - schematic : 8.68MB

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan


Bally continued to build on the Magic Square feature started on Broadway, and their next stab at making it more interesting was Parade.

They changed the colored lines colors from red and yellow to red and green, but otherwise left the multipliers the and scores the same as Night Club.

The new feature was the Extra Lines which was similar to the Magic Curtain found on Miami Beach.
There was one row of numbers above and below the normal 5x5 bingo card. These extra lines were covered by a screen. When the feature enabled, the screen slid away bringing the extra lines into play. With both lines active, you wound up with a 7x5 card.

This is the only machine with the Extra Lines feature, so it probably did not prove popular.

Ball in the Ballyhole awards the first extra ball.

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Some of the numbers on the bingo card are are mounted on wheels (behind the backglass), and pushing buttons on the foot rail allows you to rotate the wheels to rearrange the numbers into paying combinations.

A 1 9
19 4
A 9 4
1 19
The wheels have 4 numbers mounted on each. Here is the standard layout for magic square A. The first table shows the "home" position of the numbers, and the second table shows the numbers rotated one position:

The 4-number squares were initially used in the corners of the card, so people also called the feature "turning corners".

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