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Description

Keep ball in play by bouncing it back up. Knock out all the targets for bonus points.

TV Pinball was produced by Exidy in 1974.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period TV Pinball was produced include: Alley Rally, Destruction Derby, Hockey Tennis, Old Time Basketball, and Death Race

Specs

Name TV Pinball
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1974
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10002
Class Wide Release
Genre Ball and Paddle
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Maximum Players 1
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Buttons: 1 - Shoot
  • Rotary: Analog - left/right paddle control
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
And mechanical pinball chimes
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Instructions TV Pinball Instructions Image

Game Introduction

An early style ball and brick type game. There is a moving target at the top of the field that scores 2,000 points when hit.

Game Play

The Shoot button is used to put ball in play. Wait for the moving target to be right above the stationary ball so that you hit it right away. After that, hitting blocks scores points and removes them from play field. When all blocks are removed, a 7,000 point bonus is awarded and the blocks reappear.

TV Pinball KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Trivia

The prototype for this game was called "The Sting."

Cabinet Information

Also available as a (round) cocktail table version.

Miscellaneous

The game's audio is enhanced with mechanical pinball chimes inside the cabinet.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op TV Pinball Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by TV Pinball collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a TV Pinball circuit board set.

This game ranks a 1 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]

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Technical

The game was built entirely with discrete logic ICs. No microprocessors were used. The cocktail version uses a relay in the monitor that reverses the polarity of the horizontal and vertical yoke wires to cause the picture to invert for the second player.

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 23; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 23; Color photo

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