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Game Reference/Price Guides:
New for 2014!

Mr. Pinball Flipper Pinball List & Price Guide: $24.00 - SOLD OUT -

Part # MRPIN14
Newer, bigger, and now with more stuff about pinball! 230 pages! Over 2,900 games listed! This comprehensive pinball list contains information on pinball machines made since 1947 when the flipper was introduced, including manufacturer, date of release, number of players, distinguishing features, production numbers, collectibility, current value (price guide), market trend, designer, artist, and relationships with other games. Also contains listings of bingo pinballs, baseball games (pitch-and-bat), Bowling Games, and Rifle Games!

Now included in the pricing analysis are charts of price trends and values and a list of the top five games, by decade and by type.

The book also contains current website links to on-line resources for buying and selling parts and machines, popular pinball events, and how to find more information--everything a new collector or pinball enthusiast needs to know.

The most comprehensive pinball reference/price guide available!

  • Click here for a 3-page sample of past edition in PDF format.

  • Game Manuals & Schematics:
    REMEMBER: ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS on paperwork items- sales are all final.

    We've finally outgrown this page! Now too many manuals & schematics to list here!

  • For game-specific manuals and schematics, please see our Game-Specific Parts listing. Manuals and schematics are listed alphabetically, by game name.

  • For shop service repair manuals & schematics (non-game-specific), please see our Game Service & Repair Manuals section below.

    Can't find what you're looking for? E-mail us! We may have it, or be able to get it.


    Williams Instruction Booklet Envelopes:
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    Williams Instruction Booklet Envelope: $5.95 ea.
    Part # PDG330
    Reproduction envelope used to hold the small Instruction Booklet (or "Operator's Handbook") used with solid-state Williams pinball games (1977-up). Can be used on later-model games as well. Often torn, damaged, or missing from most games. Staples to inside wall of main cabinet (see inset in image at left) and holds Instruction Booklet for easy access.

    Great finishing touch item for any restoration. Makes your game look "factory original" again! (Instruction Booklet not included. See our Game-Specific Parts pages for new Instruction Booklets).

    Game Service & Repair Manuals:
    REMEMBER: ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS on paperwork items- sales are all final.
    Manufacturer Description Part # Price PayPal Image
    Bally/Williams
    "WPC Schematic Manual". Same as manual above, but has some light damage on cover from storage/use. Not bad- perfectly useable, just not as pretty as above manual.MAN_WPCLGA
    $22.50

    - Sample -
    Bally/Williams
    "WPC-95 Schematic Manual". Approx. 12 pages. This is the manual that specifically covers the circuit boards, display unit, and power/transformer wiring in Bally and Williams "WPC-95" pinball games, made from approx. 1994/95 to 1999. Your actual game manual covers only the game-specific (playfield) circuit boards and wiring, but this manual covers the rest! Essential for any circuit board troubleshooting/repair, and a must to complete any WPC-95 game.

    Factory original manual in new condition. Measures 11 x 17 inches.
    MAN_WPC95
    $30.00
    SOLD OUT

    Sample - Color May Vary
    Bally
    "An Introduction to Bally Flipper Games". Approx. 50 pages. For use with electro-mechanical (non-solid-state) games only. In-depth "theory of operation" guide and comprehensive operation/repair manual for use with Bally electro-mechanical games from about the 1960's through 1976. Includes diagrams, schematics, and descriptions of mechanisms used in these games- how they work, what they do, and how to service. A must if you are just getting started with Bally electro-mechanical games. Reprint manual, new condition.BAL_INT
    $25.00
    Bally/Midway
    Home Model Pinball Game Service & Repair Manual (May, 1978). Over 40 pages! Covers all four Bally/Midway home model pinball games: Fireball, Evel Knievel, Captain Fantastic, and Galaxy Ranger. Covers game operation, diagnostic tests, and includes schematics and wiring diagrams for the different models including CPU board and power supply too. Parts diagrams, illustrations, and part number listing charts also. Very comprehensive guide, and a must for any Bally/Midway home pinball owner.

    NOTE: This manual appears to be a reproduction of an old outdated publication and some pages are not very good quality, so some detailed information may be illegible or difficult to read on some illustrations.
    BAL1028
    $17.50
    Bally/Midway
    Home Model Pinball Game Parts Catalog (May, 1978). 40 pages. Covers all four Bally/Midway home model pinball games: Fireball, Evel Knievel, Captain Fantastic, and Galaxy Ranger. Diagrams and photo illustrations of all parts and assemblies used in these games including full parts listings with part numbers. A must for any Bally/Midway home pinball owner. Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_BAL_HOME_CAT
    $20.00
    Bally
    "Service Bulletins" Collection (Aug, 1978). Approx. 42 pages! Here's a wealth of tech. info right from the factory! This manual includes service bulletins for Bally solid-state pinball games made between 1977 and 1979, including Night Rider, Evel Knievel, Black Jack, Mata Hari, Eight Ball, Star Trek, Power Play, Skateball, Strikes and Spares, Lost World, Six Million Dollar Man, Playboy, Voltan, Supersonic, KISS, Paragon, and also applies to many parts and circuit boards used in later games as well. Includes MPU board ROM numbers & jumper settings, spare parts kit listings, diagrams, various circuit board upgrades & changes, diagnostic info, manual & schematic corrections/updates, flipper parts, and more! Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_BLY_SB78
    $20.00
    Bally
    "Service Bulletin Book" (1987). 84 pages. Here's a wealth of tech. info right from the factory! This manual includes service bulletins for many Bally solid-state pinball and video games made between 1977 and 1987 inclusive. Covers the 6803 MPU board used in pinball games between 1985-1989, and the following pinball games: Beat the Clock, Black Belt, Black Pyramid, Cybernaut, Eight Ball Champ, Fireball Classic, Hard Body, Motordome, Spy Hunter, Strange Science, Strikes and Spares. Video and other games: Condor, Demo Derby, Jump Shot, Max R.P.M., Name That Tune, Rampage, Sac I and Cocktail Cabinet, Sacman Field Conversion, Stocker. Includes diagrams, schematics, part numbers, and more! Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_BLY_SB87
    $25.00
    Bally
    "Electronic Pinball Games Repair Procedures" #FO-560 (June, 1977). Approx. 60 pages! Solid-state Bally pinball repair manual used by shop technicians. This manual covers most circuit boards and diagnostic procedures for 1976-1985 electronic pinball games. Reprint manual, new condition.BAL_560
    $25.00
    Bally
    "Electronic Pinball Games Repair Procedures" #FO-560-1 (July, 1978). 72 pages! Same manual as FO-560, but updated with some additional, newer information from the previous year's edition, for the newer games. Reprint manual, new condition.BAL_5601
    $25.00
    Bally
    "Electronic Pinball Games Repair Procedures" #FO-560-1 (July, 1978). Same manual as above, but an original (used) copy. Condition varies- some signs of use, wear/tear, stains, and/or handwriting may be present. But complete and fully legible.

    No returns or exchanges on any printed material, so please enquire before ordering, if you need any information on actual condition of any item.
    BAL_5601U
    $17.50

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    Bally
    "Electronic Pinball Games Repair Procedures" #FO-560-2 (January, 1980). 80 pages! Same manual as FO-560-1, but updated with some additional, newer information from the previous edition, for the newer games. Reprint manual, new condition.BAL_5602
    $25.00
    Bally
    "Electronic Pinball Games Repair Procedures" #FO-560-3 (October, 1981). WOW! 92 pages! Same manual as above, but updated with some additional, newer information from the previous year's edition, for the newer games. Also contains information on the Squawk & Talk sound/speech board, including theory of operation and diagnostic repair procedures. Use this manual if your game has sounds and speech (1980-up). Reprint manual, new condition.BAL_5603
    $30.00
    Bally
    "Electronic Pinball Games Theory of Operation" #FO-601 & FO-601-1 (1 June, 1982). In-depth overview of low-level operation of the AS-2518-17 and AS-2518-35 MPU boards used in Bally solid-state pinball games from 1977-1985. Discusses what goes on behind each of the LED "flashes" during game startup/self-test, game initialization, game play normal mode and CPU and display interrupts. Self diagnostic test procedures and opearation of the solenoid driver module are also covered, and includes some IC parts listing information. Great reference for any pinball owner trying his hand at low-level diagnosis and repair of MPU board issues. Approx. 20 pages. Also includes FO-601-1 supplement. Reprint manual, new condition. BAL_601
    $15.00
    Bally
    "Electronic Pinball Games Theory of Operation" #FO-601-2 (May, 1982). In-depth overview of low-level operation of the AS-2518-17 and AS-2518-35 MPU boards used in Bally solid-state pinball games from 1977-1985. Discusses what goes on behind each of the LED "flashes" during game startup/self-test, game initialization, game play normal mode and CPU and display interrupts. Self diagnostic test procedures and opearation of the solenoid driver module are also covered, and includes some IC parts listing information. Great reference for any pinball owner trying his hand at low-level diagnosis and repair of MPU board issues. 20 pages. Reprint manual, new condition. BAL_6012
    $15.00
    Gottlieb
    System 80 Pinball Game Service Manual. Factory-original shop service manual for Gottlieb 'System 80' model electronic pinball games, including Asteroid Annie, Black Hole, Caveman, Circus, Counterforce, Devil's Dare, Eclipse, Force II, Haunted House, James Bond 007, Mars God of War, Panthera, Pink Panther, Punk, Rocky, Spiderman, Spirit, Star Race, Time Line, Volcano. Includes sections on System 80 operation, on-location troubleshooting, theory of operation, circuit board service & repair, schematics & part lists, cable connection wire assignments, and System 80 LSI devices. Lots of diagrams and schematics also included. A must for any System 80 pinball owner. Approx. 70 pages. MAN_GTB_SYS80
    $30.00
    SOLD OUT
    Stern
    "Theory of Operation" Manual for Solid-State Games (1977-1984). An in-depth and low-level overview of operation of circuit board system used in these games. Includes MPU self-test diagnostic breakdown, MPU interrupts and functionality, score display operation, game self-diagnostic tests, solenoid board functionality, and data sheets on most common integrated circuits used on the boards. Great reference for any pinball owner trying his hand at low-level diagnosis and repair of circuit board issues in these games. 23 pages. Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_STNSSTOP
    $15.00
    Stern
    "Solid State Digit Display Repair Procedures". Service Bulletin #15. This manual covers testing, diagnostic, and repair procedures for 6-digit score display units used in Stern solid-state pinball games from 1977 through 1984. (Manual can also be used for Bally 6-digit displays as well. Does not cover 7-digit displays.) Includes testing and repair procedures, module diagrams, and schematics. 10 pages. Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_STN6D
    $7.50
    Stern
    SAM II Test System Instruction Manual (January, 1979). This manual is intended for use with the SAM II (Service Assistant Module II) circuit board test system. Covers operation and testing procedures of the SAM II unit and descriptions of use and testing points/procedures on power board, lamp driver, solenoid/regulator board, sound board (SB-100) and MPU board (MPU-100). Approx. 30 pages. Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_STNSAM2
    $20.00
    Williams
    "Introduction to Coin Operated Amusement Games" 64 pages. For use with electro-mechanical (non-solid-state) games only. In-depth "theory of operation" guide and comprehensive operation/repair manual for use with Williams electro-mechanical games from about the 1960's through 1977. Includes photo diagrams, schematics, and descriptions of mechanisms used in these games- how they work, what they do, and how to service. A must if you are just getting started with Williams electro-mechanical games. Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_WMS_INTRO
    $25.00
    Williams
    "Solid State Flipper Maintenance Manual" #16P-487-100 (July, 1979). Solid-state Williams pinball repair manual used by shop technicians. This manual covers most circuit boards and diagnostic procedures for 1977-1984 electronic pinball games. This manual covers Time Warp, Laser Ball, and all earlier (previous) games back to Hot Tip in 1977, but can be used for most procedures in newer games up until 1984 also. Reprint manual, new condition. MAN_16P-487-100
    $25.00
    Williams
    "Solid State Flipper Maintenance Manual" #16P-496-100 (Dec, 1979). Same manual as above, but updated with some additional, newer information from the previous edition. This manual covers Gorgar, production Laser Ball, and all earlier (previous) games, but can be used for most procedures in newer games up until 1984 as well. Reprint manual, new condition.MAN_16P-496-100
    $25.00
    SOLD OUT
    Williams
    "Solid State Flipper Maintenance Manual" #16P-497-100 (March, 1980). 35 pages. Similar to repair manuals listed above, but updated with some additional, newer information from the previous edition, for the newer games. This manual covers Firepower, and all earlier (previous) games back through 1977 (Hot Tip), but can be used for most procedures and components in newer games all the way up through 1984 (Star Light) as well. Reprint manual, new condition.MAN_16P-497-100
    $25.00
    Williams
    "Test Fixture for System 9 Games" Instruction Manual #16-539-101 (March, 1985). 7 pages. Operation instructions for using the Williams circuit board test fixture with System 9 MPU and associated boards/displays. Reprint manual, new condition.MAN_16-539-101
    $10.00



    Manufacturer's Parts Catalogs:
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    Manufacturer Description Part # Price PayPal Image
    Bally/Midway
    Home Model Pinball Game Parts Catalog (May, 1978). 40 pages. Covers all four Bally/Midway home model pinball games: Fireball, Evel Knievel, Captain Fantastic, and Galaxy Ranger. Diagrams and photo illustrations of all parts and assemblies used in these games including full parts listings with part numbers. A must for any Bally/Midway home pinball owner. MAN_BAL_HOME_CAT
    $20.00
    Bally
    "1979 Parts Catalog - Electronic Pinball Games". Factory original parts catalog in excellent condition. Covers most general game parts used in Bally solid-state games from approx. 1977-1985 and many specific parts on Black Jack, Eight Ball, Evel Knievel, Freedom, Lost World, Mata Hari, Night Rider, Power Play, Six Million Dollar Man, Strikes and Spares. Includes full parts listings, part numbers, and part diagrams/illustrations of cabinet parts, playfield mechanical assemblies (flippers, bumpers, drop targets, etc.), circuit boards, wiring harnesses, coin door, and accessory items. 83 pages. Original factory manual in excellent condition. MAN_BLYCAT79 $30.00 SOLD OUT
    Bally
    "1979-1 Parts Catalog - Electronic Pinball Games". Factory original parts catalog in excellent condition. Covers most general game parts used in Bally solid-state games from approx. 1977-1985 and many specific parts on KISS, Paragon, Playboy, Star Trek, Supersonic. Includes full parts listings, part numbers, and part diagrams/illustrations of cabinet parts, playfield mechanical assemblies (flippers, bumpers, drop targets, etc.), circuit boards, wiring harnesses, coin door, and accessory items. Approx. 70 pages. Original factory manual in excellent condition. 1 Unit Available Only MAN_BLYCAT79-1 $30.00
    Bally
    "1980 Parts Catalog - Electronic Pinball Games". Factory original parts catalog in very good condition. Covers most general game parts used in Bally solid-state games from approx. 1977-1985 and many specific parts on Dolly Parton, Future Spa, Harlem Globetrotters, Nitro Groundshaker, Rolling Stones, Silverball Mania, Space Invaders. Includes full parts listings, part numbers, and part diagrams/illustrations of cabinet parts, playfield mechanical assemblies (flippers, bumpers, drop targets, etc.), circuit boards, wiring harnesses, coin door, and accessory items. Approx. 85 pages. Original factory manual in excellent condition. 1 Unit Available Only MAN_BLYCAT80
    $30.00
    Bally/Midway
    "Pinball Game Playfield Parts Guide - 1987" 87 pages. 1987 parts catalog covering playfield parts for the following games: Black Belt, City Slicker, Hard Body, Heavy Metal Meltdown, Motordome, Party Animal, Special Force, Strange Science. Includes illustrations and photo diagrams with detailed part numbers and descriptions. A must for any late-1980's Bally/Midway pinball owner. Original factory manual in excellent condition. 1 Unit Available Only MAN_BLY_PF87
    $30.00
    Stern
    Stern Parts Catalog circa 1980. Factory original Stern parts catalog in excellent condition. Includes service bulletins, electronic parts listings/diagrams, and general parts listings for pinball games and shuffle (puck) bowlers. Approx. 30 pages. 1 Unit Available only. MAN_STNPTS
    $27.50
    SOLD OUT



    Game Score & Instruction Cards:
    Replace those lost or worn cards for great looks! Great restoration item.

    REMEMBER: ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS on paperwork items- sales are all final.

  • Game-Specific Cards by Game Name:

    Too many to list here- see our Game-Specific Parts section for full listing. Just look up your game there, by name, there to see what we've got!

  • Generic Pricing Cards by Manufacturer:

    Manufacturer Description Price PayPal
    Data East, Sega, SternPricing card (2-sided)$2.50 ea



    Hard-Laminated Technical Charts:

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    $12.50 each
    Great finishing touch to your game restoration! Replace that ugly, torn, stained, dirty, or missing original chart!

    INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Large Item- Shipments outside of the U.S. may require additional cost due to size/weight. E-mail us with your shipping address, if you need a shipping quote.

    As used on many late-model Bally, Williams, and Stern pinball games. These are the technical info charts that originally came stapled to the bottom or side wall of the main cabinet interior. Most originals get damaged or lost over the years. These new charts are hard-laminated for good looks, durability, and protection!

    Later-Model Games (1995-up) have tech. sheets that include vital game information including fuse listings/values, coil and flash lamp layout with wire colors and PC board connection points, coil and flashlamp part numbers, lamp matrix diagram and switch matrix diagram with matrix layout and wire colors.

    Early-Model Games (pre-1995) have tech. sheets that typically feature just the switch and lamp matrix diagrams.

    Great "finishing touch" for any pinball restoration, and always a must for working on your game!

    REMEMBER: ABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS on paperwork items- sales are all final.
    Game Name Manufacturer Order
    Addams Family
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Bally
    Attack From Mars
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Bally
    Batman Forever
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Sega
    Champion Pub
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Bally
    Cirqus Voltaire
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Bally
    Congo
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Williams
    Creature From the Black Lagoon
    (8-1/2 x 14 inches)
    Bally
    Doctor Who
    (8-1/2 x 14 inches)
    Bally
    Elvis, Elvis Gold
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Stern
    Fish Tales
    (8-1/2 x 14 inches)
    Williams
    Getaway: High Speed 2
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Williams
    Guns 'n Roses
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Data East
    Harley Davidson
    (All Editions)
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Stern
    Indiana Jones
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Williams
    JackBot
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Williams
    Johnny Mnemonic
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Williams
    Judge Dredd
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Bally
    Lord of the Rings
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Stern
    Medieval Madness
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Williams
    Monster Bash
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Williams
    NASCAR
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Stern
    NBA Fastbreak
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Bally
    Royal Rumble, WWF
    (8-1/2 x 11)
    Data East
    Safe Cracker
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Bally
    Scared Stiff
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Bally
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Williams
    Star Wars
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Data East
    Theatre of Magic
    (8-1/2 x 11 inches)
    Bally
    Theatre of Magic
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Bally
    White Water
    (8-1/2 x 14 inches)
    Williams
    WhoDunnit
    (11 x 17 inches)
    Bally



    Original Game Sales Flyers and Posters: For various games:

    Too many to list here! Please see our
    Game-Specific Parts page for a listing of games and available flyers/posters. Click here, then just look your game up by name to see what we have!


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