Chuck's Guide to the original Bally HD
This pinball, though most
guess it, is a WPC pinball game. For it's
it is a throwback to the old days. There are
can be lifted to allow loops past the top
there are no ramps of any kind on the table.
a good bar pinball, that doesnt' require much
Just the thing for a real harley rider to
step up and play. The flippers don't need much power to
play the game well.
How to score points.
Completing U-S-A lanes (red, white, and blue,
direction lane change) advances bonus X, which
to 6x, and is never reset on factory
the lanes at 6x lights outlane extra ball.
completing USA gives you a USA bonus that
starts at 100k,
and increases by 100k each time it is
limit, as near as I can tell. If there is a
lot of good
bumper action, getting a replay off of the
is not out of the question.
There are two sets of drop targets. one bank
in te center,
(L-E-Y) and one on the far left (H-A-R)
lights the left spinner for 3k/spin, and
LEY lights the right. Completing both scores
the HARLEY bonus (50k 100k, 200k, 300k
Then there are the DAVIDSON standups. D is on
left below the drops, A is between the left
left eject, V is in the same spot on the
the rest are along the right wall. Completing
lights the speed bonus at the right eject, a
that starts at 1 million, and increases by 1
each time collected. Completing DAVIDSON
twice on one
ball lights the extra ball at the right
is also lit here, when you travel across
The left eject is lit for 25k at start of
this eject scores and advances the eject hole
(10k,25k,50k,100k,150k+lock) Upon locking a
eject lights for lock. Hitting right eject
for lock starts multiball. During multiball,
HARLEY *and* DAVIDSON scores 5 million, and
orbit shots for 1 million each for the rest
The jackpot is NOT related to multiball.
first multiball, the eject hole resets to 10k
There is a third eject on the field, this one
the IDSON standups, and is impossible to
A ball can only bounce in by accident. This
trap ("He's gettin away!", provided it didnt'
from a weak plunge, a random mystery value.
be a score bonus, bonus advance, lighting the
bonus, loosing a tilt warning ("Lemme see
hey, that's a nice bike. now go on. Git!") a
ticket (-10k!) or advance city i think. Speed
traffic ticker, and tilt warning seem to be
Note that it will ALWAYS award instant
a ball is locked. Locked balls can be stolen
game. Speed trap is usually awarded only once
but there is a way to relight the speed trap.
sure what it is, though.
Like Fathom, the inlanes are where the
be, and vice versa. The inlanes and outlanes
I K E. Lighting BIKE (lane change works here
a city ("Harley spotted in
<cityname>"), and scores
the BIKE bonus (50k). B and I light the right
and K or E lights the left. Hitting a LIT
the ball go all the way around the loop, and
a city+50k, just like spelling BIKE. It also
the orbit you just shot for one million ("One
Shooting an unlit orbit feeds the jets, and
orbit. Lit orbits and millions time out after
15 seconds or so. A ball that goes up a LIT
trickles back down usually awards two cities,
on speed (one for the return trip) A ball
up and down an unlit orbit will award one.
flippers don't hurt you too much. A clean
both orbits are lit will score two cities,
both orbits for million.
Lighting all cities lights jackpot ("Harley
in Laconia, heading for jackpot"). Jackpot
has a minimum
of 5 million, and is progressively increased
jet bumpers. Subsequent jackpots are
you second jackpot is a double jackpot, your
a triple jackpot, etc. Jackpots are probably
way to score points. Not to mention the
shots you'll pick up from loops, and the USA
you'll pick up from the USA lanes.
Hitting an unlit eject hole (other than the
gives you a rest stop bonus, which starts at
so and goes up 5k each time. Not very
the USA bonus.
There are three basic strategies. Advance
collect jackpots. Spell harley and davidson
harley bonuses and Speed values. Or play
Multiball is difficult, but can be very
you can still get cities during multiball. you cannot
collect harley and speed bonuses, though. Still it's
worthwhile to learn both eject shots. Even if you hate
multiball, you need to shoot the right one to collect
speed bonuses and jackpots, as well as the odd Extra
ball, and the two are mirror images of each other.