Super Ball

Coin-op Bowler published 38 years ago by FAB Electronics, Inc.

Not emulated yet.

DESCRIPTION

Super Ball © 1980 FAB Electronics Co., Inc.


Early version solid-state skee ball alley arcade redemption game. A skill game. Player must use their skills to score lots of tickets.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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first(?) solid state system using tiny light bulbs to light up segments of digital displays and discrete electronic sounds (no chimes)

TRIVIA

This is a variant of the Fab-U-Ball series.

Possibly the world's first solid-state skee ball machine. In early release, the double-stacked beacon may had a rotating light at the top and a strobe light at the bottom (unconfirmed). A complaint was filed that forced to send an update kit to use only a large light bulb.

The game was based on a game featured in a popular TV game show "The Price is Right" (1980-1989).

SCORING

Early games only had 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 score holes in a game of 9 balls. Tickets are paid depending on the player's score. Solid state made it possible for the operator to adjust the payout. The game beeps on standard scores and plays a UFO sound effect when it pays out the first ticket. Winner light comes on while the first ticket is dispensed.