Bally : Sea Island

Game Parameters
Game Type magic screen
Game Number 623
Manufacture Date 1959
Number of Holes 25
Number of Odds Steps 8
Max Payout 600
Max Extra Balls 3
 - chris dade image
 - bg 1
 - bg 2

 - cab 1
 - cab 2

 - fly 1

 - int 1
 - int 2

Game Manual
 - manual (pdf) : 8.84MB
 - unoptimized manual (pdf) : 48.40MB

Mixer Diagrams
 - 1: w-735b
 - 2: w-871b
 - 3: w-854b

Press Image
 - mp 1

 - pf 1
 - pf 2

Reflex Diagrams
 - w-770b

 - schematic : 10.24MB

S/I Card Reproduction
 - sirepro

S/I Card Scan
 - siscan 1
 - siscan 2

Sea Island

The follow-on game to Carnival Queen, the player visible changes where:
screen position H
you could move the screen one more position left to expose an extra red section. The additional red section could only sit over the right column of numbers.

move screen after 5th ball shot
Now it's possible to get paid for 5-in-line in all the colors - a theoretical maximum payout of 1800 credits. Since the replay register has one three digits on this machine, 999 is as high as you can go

Inside the cover, though, a few more changes where made to loosen the machine up a little. Bally was conservative with Carnival Queen - if the operator didn't make enough money, screen games would end. The complaint heard about Carnival Queen was it was stingy lighting the screen sections. Since that's the whole point of the game, the sections needed to light faster. To balance that, odds advanced was made a little harder.

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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