Created on 7-17-2010 - Last Update 01-01-2016
Adding to their “Magic Theme” machines: Bally spun-up Magic Squares and incorporated it in ten games, running from 1955’-to-1958’ and later slipped it into Bonanza in 1978’ for one last showing:
Although often referred to as “Turning Corners” by the players: Parade, Double header, and Bonanza would require a bit of variation to incorporate the concept into a great line-up of machines _ Which one of those Babies doesn’t Rock!
Broadway kicked things off and what better way to make a public showing – “Off Broadway” Right!!
…and B-way is a great example of how TC and other features were tied together – 2-or-18 Spotted
Man, look at the left side of that card _ The possibilities are endless _ I can hit the 10,19,4 all day long!
Now view it on the right side (also top and bottom left-to-right) you have TC interacting with Red & Yellow Scores Double _ Red & Yellow Scores Triple!
These games were “off-the-hook” attractive to players _ I would love to hear Phil B’s comments!
Big Show brought in Corners Scoring and Bonanza built upon it, offering two payout levels!
Bonanza also offered Extended Play _ Basically 11 machines with subtle variances on a really cool theme – Nice!
Well I guess these machines prove that Bally knew a little bit more than the engineers on Marketing the games!
_ For sure Magic Squares has a little more Zing than the “Selectively Changeable Score Indicating” feature, laugh! _
This one kind of helps validate Don’s comment “that a few other engineers helped design the games”
_ Clearly Bernie was charged with developing the Magic Square mechanism that was used in some Wonderful Bingos _
~ Double-Header ~
~ Parade ~
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