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Ballyhoo / IPD No. 158 / June 02, 1947 / 1 Player
Manufacturer: Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally] Project Date: June 02, 1947 Model Number: 497 Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) Serial Number Database: View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (IPSND.net) (External site) Theme: Ecdysiast Entertainment - Girls - Women Specialty: Flipperless Notable Features: Passive bumpers (10), Kick-out holes (7), Free Play hole (1). 3 or 5 ball play. Operator option for Free Play (Replay) or Novelty.
Sound: 2 bells.
Notes: The first flipper game by Bally was Bally's 1948 'Melody' in November 1947. Operators of this period would soon retrofit flipperless games, like Ballyhoo, and these new flippers often ended up in unusual places on the playfield.