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Trio / IPD No. 2647 / November, 1965 / 1 Player
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Manufacturer: Bally Manufacturing Corporation (1931-1983) [Trade Name: Bally]
Project Date: July 27, 1965
Date Of Manufacture: November, 1965
Model Number: 768
Type: Electro-mechanical (EM) [?]
Production: 750 units   (approximate)
Serial Number Database:View at The Internet Pinball Serial Number Database (  (External site)
Theme: Happiness - Music - Singing - Dancing
Notable Features: Flippers (2), Pop bumpers (4), Mushroom bumpers (4), Slingshots (2), Kick-out hole (1). Right outlane ball return gate.

Build bonus on playfield to open free ball gate and light Special out lane. Ball through free ball gate advances backglass lights for bonus at 10th light.

Maximum displayed point score is 9,999 points.

Tilt penalty: game over.

Design by: Ted Zale
Notes: The add-a-ball version of this game is Bally's 1965 'Trio' (Model 768-A).
The add-a-ball version made for export to Italy is Bally's 1965 'Trio' (Model 768-C).

The schematic part number for this Model 768 is W-1042-13d.

Per Cash Box, Jul-2-1966 page 69, Bally debuted the replay and add-a-ball models in November 1965.

Bally provided production run data indicating they made 750 of these games. Their serial numbering during this time period usually started at 1001 which meant their last game would be stamped 1750. However, a number of Trio games have been located that carry serial numbers beyond the expected final number of 1750. We list a few of them here:

TR 1787 - "Added balls" version, located in the USA, Feb 2009.
TR 2106 - standard credit version located in the USA, Jan 2004.
TR 2333 - located in Italy, May 2003.
TR 2355 - standard credit version located in Italy, Sept 2002.

Photos in: Encyclopedia of Pinball Volume 2, page 238
Mike Pacak's Pinball Flyer Reference Book S-Z
Pinball Machines (Eiden-Lukas), page 82
Files: 278 KB JPG Instruction and Score Card [Bally Mfg. Corp.]
  221 KB JPG Instruction Card [Bally Mfg. Corp.]
(click to zoom)
Image # 3904: Trio Flyer

Image # 14591: Trio Early Production Playfield 
(Serial number 1004 is not confirmed as game is in storage.)
Early Production Playfield*

[Ian Lambden]
Image # 14592: Trio Early Production Backglass 
(Serial number 1004 is not confirmed as game is in storage.)
Early Production Backglass*

[Ian Lambden]
Image # 16777: Trio Illuminated Backglass 
(This game has serial number TR 2106.)
Illuminated Backglass*

Image # 16778: Trio Playfield with Lockdown bar 
(This game has serial number TR 2106.)
Playfield with Lockdown bar*

Image # 16779: Trio Cabinet 
(This game has serial number TR 2106.)

Image # 16780: Trio Under Playfield 
(This game has serial number TR 2106.)
Under Playfield*

Image # 16781: Trio Inside Cabinet 
(This game has serial number TR 2106.)
Inside Cabinet*

Image # 16782: Trio Inside Backbox 
(This game has serial number TR 2106.)
Inside Backbox*

Image # 35011: Trio Backglass - Reverse
Backglass - Reverse

[Jay Stafford]

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