Centaur [Model 1239]

A 37-year-old Coin-op Pinball by Bally Mfg.

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): centaur


Centaur © 1981 Bally.


Centaur [Model 1239] the Coin-op Pinball
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Bally MPU AS-2518-35 (Squawk and Talk + Say it Again)
Model Number : 1239

Main CPU : M6800 (@ 475 KHz)
Sound CPU : M6802 (@ 895 KHz)
Sound chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 895 KHz), DAC, Texas Instruments TMS5220 (@ 640 KHz), SAD4096

This game also used a 'Say it Again' reverb board (hooked up to the Squawk and Talk board) which added echo effects to the sound.


Released in October 1981. 3,700 units were produced.

The development of this game took 9 months.

Centaur was inspired by the classic Bally's 1956 "Balls-A-Poppin".

The names PATLA (Jim Patla) and GOLEN (Emil S. Golen) appear on the playfield below the flippers near the figure of a woman.

Centaur was re-released by Bally/Midway in 1983 as "Centaur II".


Designer : Jim Patla
Artwork : Paul Faris
Software : Emil S. Golen

Game's ROM.