Cirqus Voltaire Pinball Machine for sale
Cirqus Voltaire is a 1997 pinball game, designed by John Popadiuk. Released by Midway Games (under the Bally label). The theme involves the player performing many different marvels in order to join the circus.
Some of the captivating features include a neon light running along the right-hand ramp. A pop bumper that rises up from the middle of the playfield at certain times. and a mini-playfield at the top of the center ramp with a magnet to catch the ball for locking. The most notable feature is the Ringmaster, a head that rises at certain times and makes cracks against the player.
It was the first Williams/Bally pinball machine missing a real replay-knocker, a device driven by a coil to produce a loud bang when hammering against the wood of the cabinet or backbox. Instead this sound effect is pre-recorded and plays via the regular speakers.
Also, It is the second machine to move the dot-matrix display (DMD) from the backbox right into the cabinet. So the player doesn’t get any distractions from gameplay when watching the DMD. An idea that was taken to the maximum with the Pinball 2000 architecture two years later).
About Cirqus Voltaire Pinball Machine
Year of Release: 1997
Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (3), Slingshots (2), Stop magnets (3), Standup targets (9), Kick-out holes (2). Spinning targets (2), Speech, Playfield-mounted dot matrix display. The menagerie ball, a large plastic ball trapped within a cage above the left slingshot. The ball it in play and disrupt the direction.
The Ringmaster is an animated head that elevates from the underside of the playfield and makes wise cracks at the player, who tries to defeat him by hitting him with the pinball in various modes. A stop magnet is on the top of the Ringmaster’s head, holding the ball there when the head rises up. One of the three pop bumpers “disappears” by dropping down until its flat plastic top is level with the playfield.
The backbox animation simulates a cannonball fired to ring a bell. Although the bell is really just a piece of plastic with a bell drawn on it. This animation mostly activates automatically by the game but one feature allows the player to continuously fire the cannonball using the flipper buttons. The Player gets points if the ball takes a certain path in the fall (this path having a switch).
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When you place your order, we will take the game out of storage and put it on the shop floor where our technicians will fully recondition the game. Also note that this is done at no extra cost.
Furthermore, this process involves our technical staff fully testing all the component parts to ensure it is in fully working order. This also involve cleaning the machine and making any repairs that may be needed. Also, note that this is not a brand new product please be aware that there will be signs of cosmetic wear evident on the machine.
Maintenance & Warranty:
- We recommend keeping pinball equipment at room temperature for maximum performance
- We also recommend that you keep the machine clear of dust and dirt, and that care is taken switching the machine off and on and allowing software to fully load before attempting use
- For further information on maintaining and cleaning your pinball machine, we have a technical helpline that runs Monday to Friday between 10am & 5pm
- Also note that we supply all pinball equipment with a 12 month on-site manufacturing warranty – not suitable for commercial use
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