Speak Easy [Model 1273]
A 36-year-old Coin-op Pinball by Bally Mfg.
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): speakesy speakes4p
Bally/Midway MPU AS-2518-35 (Squawk and Talk)
Model Number : 1273
Main CPU : M6800 (@ 475 KHz)
Sound CPU : M6802 (@ 895 KHz)
Sound chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 895 KHz), DAC, Texas Instruments TMS5220 (@ 640 KHz)
Released in August 1982. 3,000 units were produced.
A 'Speak Easy' was one of the many saloons in the United States that illegally served alcoholic beverages during Prohibition, which was the period from 1920 to 1933 in which national law prohibited the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating beverages. Prior to Prohibition, the saloons admitted only men as patrons, but as speakeasies they allowed both men and women.