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Play Billiards using a trackball to control the cue ball. One-player game: knock all the balls in two-player game: stripes and solids. Bonus round in one-player game: knock bonus balls in for extra shots.

Gimme A Break was produced by Bally Sente in 1985.

Bally Sente released 23 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Bally Sente was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Sente during the time period Gimme A Break was produced include: Chicken Shift, Goalie Ghost, Hat Trick, Sente Diagnostic Cartridge, Snacks 'n Jaxson, Mini Golf, Mini Golf Deluxe, Team Hat Trick, Toggle, and Street Football


Name Gimme A Break
Developer Bally Sente (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7946
Class Wide Release
Genre Billiards/Pool
Conversion Class Bally Sente
Dipswitch Settings

Gimme A Break Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Backlit Buttons: 1 - Position Cue Ball
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
PCB Gimme A Break PCB Image

Game Play

If you sink three or more balls in one shot, you will get a replay of your shot. Push the "position cue ball" button to cancel it.

Gimme A Break KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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In the demo mode the screen can show pictures of missing children. This is controlled by dip switch settings.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gimme A Break Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 29 known instances of this machine owned by Gimme A Break collectors who are active members. Of these, 15 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 11 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Gimme A Break machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Gimme A Break circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



This game uses the same board set as Mini Golf, only the ROM board needs to be changed.

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original GIMME A BREAK U/R SENTE arcade video game owners manual

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Gimme a Break Pool Sente Video Arcade Flyer / Brochure / Ad

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original NOS Gimme A Break Sente ARCADE GAME FLYER

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Gimme A Break Arcade Game Manual

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