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Speakeasy / IPD No. 2270 / August, 1982 / 2 Players
Average Fun Rating: 7.1 / 10
Manufacturer:Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983)
MPU:Bally MPU AS-2518-35
Type:Solid State Electronic (SS)
Production: 3,000 units (confirmed)
Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Kick-out holes (2), 5-bank of Flyaway targets, Roulette wheel in playfield. This game can award both replays and extra balls during the same play. Objectives include successfully hitting playing cards in sequence. A unique “sacrifice” feature available at start of each ball in play allows the player to cancel any cards made out of sequence by pressing an extra button on left side of cabinet. A penalty of 25,000 points is then subtracted from the player’s score for each canceled card.
Design by: George Christian
Art by: Greg Freres
Notes: The 4-player version of this game made for export is Bally’s 1982 ‘Speakeasy 4’. ‘Speakeasy’ was also made as a prototype in a single player machine.
A “speakeasy” 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.
The woman on the backglass is reportedly wearing either Etruscan revival or Egyptian revival jewelry, both popular in the 1920’s.
Reportedly, all playfields in this production run were made of resin (plastic), not wood.
Price Includes Bally Speak Easy Pinball along with Shipping & Handling to your home or office!