Aug 10, 2011
Hi. I just
fixed up a Super Wall Street and brought it back to original. It had been
heavily modified for the purpose of paying out less. The double or nothing
feature was lit on a random basis. When you pushed the C button it
automatically paid out. The R and D buttons weren't used. The random unit
circuit board had several traces scratched away so the advantage was
reduced. It also had extra wiring and an adjustment plug for liberal or
ingenious mod I found was a hidden light bulb. As I was removing all the
extra wire, one went through the light panel. When I looked at the front I couldn't
find it. A wooden block with a hollow back was glued onto the white panel
and was also painted to blend right in and look like it belonged there. Underneath
the block was a light bulb hot glued into the block.
getting very interesting now. Turns out it was a blinking type bulb. I
thought this was absolutely incredible. They had used a blinking bulb as an
in line relay. If you managed to get through all the other hacks you still
had to make it through the bulb relay to finally get your double. When I
first got the game roughly playing it wasn't very fun and quite boring.
Once put back
to original it was actually quite fun to play. I guess the moral of the
story is a game will earn and eventually you will lose but if the
entertainment value was good, you will walk away happy. To be outright
ripped off is not fun. I have worked on 4 bingos and every one had some
sort of hack. I have sold the game now to a gentleman who used to play in
his youth and hasn't played for years. He decided to start a collection and
this is his first game. It is nice to rekindle memories for people.
One product I used for repairing the light panel was called quick wood. It
is an epoxy putty that is very easy to use. Just cut off the amount you
need and knead it by hand. It dries in an hour and can be sanded and
painted. The light panel had sections missing between bulbs and light would
bleed through places it shouldn't. The putty was a quick easy fix that
could be shaped as required.