Baby Pac-Man Pinball Machine - Bally's 1982 Classic! Gameplay, artwork -

Baby Pac-Man Pinball Machine – Bally’s 1982 Classic! Gameplay, artwork

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Finished up the legendary Baby Pac-Man Pinball machine recently, and shot this video. Such a fun game, but incredibly tough! See all our games for sale @ !

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  1. I remember playing this in 1983 it was awesome n great fun to play pinball n Pac-Man together

  2. Complete stage one is 10,000; stage two 20,000; stage three 30,000; stage four 40,000; stage five and up is 50,000 each.

  3. Captions: "I wonder if they ever clarified if I was a little boy or little girl"

  4. It's probably the first and only pinball /arcade hybrid way before Williams arcade manufacturers came out with PINBALL 2000.

  5. I don't know if it's me.
    But in the player 1 button position it really kind of looks like Baby Pac-Man is flipping the bird to people.

  6. And it doesn't help that the game has no power pellets..
    Like every other pacman game.

  7. well you just replicated my childhood experience with this game… Every time I played it, I sucked at the pinball part and pretty much died within a few minutes. So thanks for the memories LOL

  8. An arcade near my town has one of these. This game is my favorite. I love how compact it is.

  9. It's unique piece of industrial design and amazing engineering.

  10. they got a 20 pack of 555's on ebay for $8.95. for sure they're not eiko.

  11. Wow very cool, never seen one, maybe didn't get over the pond, used to love being in the arcades down on Brighton seafront here in England.

  12. Good to see you kepted o.g. side art. doesnt have to be perfect to be cool!

  13. I remember playing this at Magic Castle in LA in 1984 and being blown away that somebody had made a combo video game and pinball machine. So cool!

  14. Looks like Bally created a game to eat quarters instead of pellets and energizers. Greed sold so few. Players most likely felt ripped off. How about earning fruits instead of energizers on pinball section? How did Arcade owners fair with this game. Did they make more money on Baby Pacman than Pacman or Ms. Pacman?

  15. Such a cool and strange bastard of a game, thanks for showing me this Joe! I've been binging through a lot of your videos during this quarantine and can't get enough.

  16. Does anyone happen to know the approximate weight of one of the cabinets? And if you had to transport one 350 miles in the back of a pickup, would it be best done laying down on its back, a side, or standing up? Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer and thank you for all you do to restore these classic machines and the great videos you make of doing it.

  17. Difficult game that is fun once you understand it. Those ghosts are no joke. My personal high score is only 71,540 at Galloping Ghost pinball in Brookfield, IL.

  18. I have a Baby Pac-Man pinball machine in my mancave. It is cosmetically like new but you're right its not working. The screen have a green screen. But will be looking to have it repaired

  19. When Baby Pac-man dies, it zounds like it's cryin!

  20. Cool game only played one one time at a arcade in the 80’s

  21. I've played this, but I was probably 7 the last time I did. (42 now.) I remember it being hard, but I always assumed it was because I was too young. Nope, it was a pain in the ass for everybody. (Would love to play it again.)

  22. I love this machine. I remember first seeing it and it blowing my mind. A pinball and arcade game in one????!!! Also, I think Midway did this without Namco’s authorization and the Namco revoked their license of rights. I’m foggy on it though.

  23. I wanna play this so bad! I just wanna try it myself because it just looks so cool!

  24. Love this game brings back so many memories used to played in the arcades back in the day😁👍

  25. This is a very unique game. I may have seen these back in the 80s but do not recall playing one of them. This would definitely be one to add in a personal arcade collection. I wonder how many of these are still in existence; especially in working condition. This is one I would love to see the inside workings; especially since the back panel is not the standard back board that a regular pinball game uses. The audio on the game was clear but didn't see any speakers when you showed close ups of the game. They must have hidden the speakers somewhere either on the bottom or on the top somewhere in the marque. If you do get another one; I would love to see the inside and the process of getting the two sections working together. Superior video.

  26. who coul be this RON person, he has the highest score. maybe he is the chosen one to defeat all pac players of the world.

  27. These videos are walking me back to my early teens in the 80s. I actually played more of the Granny and the Gators combo pin than I did of the Baby Pac in the local pool hall. The place was a little sketchy for kids but they always seemed to get the latest greatest arcade machines.

  28. What a really awesome combination of an arcade machine and pinball.
    Thanks for sharing this video ! 😀

  29. If i had the money and it was for sale i would buy this! This was my favorite game as a child. How much do they cost to buy?

  30. This is such an interesting idea for a pac man game ngl.

  31. This type of Pac-Man arcade machine is so much cooler! Because it’s an arcade machine fused with a pinball machine

  32. Hey thanks for showing everything on this machine before playing it. I love pinball but this game was really really hard for me so I never played it again.
    Liked and subscribed!

  33. Baby pac man was always my favorite game but nobody had it anymore. I just want to own one lol. But I can’t ever find one so…

  34. Can this work on the atgames pinball legends??? Also I've played granny and the gators…

  35. PAC man was made for Namco in Japan but was developed by Bally midway in the USA.

  36. When Showbiz Pizza was in our town, this game was there and I played it (back in 1991).

  37. I first played one of these at Pinballz in Austin several years ago. I've since encountered one a few times at the Houston Arcade Expo, though that one tends to be out of order. The arcade and pinball sections seem simple on their own, but together they're super cool. Baby Pac-Man is a quirky experience that, sadly, most arcade and pinball fans will never get to enjoy.

  38. just got a very derelict one of these along with an equally bad. Granny and the Gators.. I think 6 months from now I'll have them both up and running and look decent.

  39. 4:58 Pac-Baby's gender is a little inconsistent. Throughout the 80s, he was a boy, but starting with 1994's Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures, they made her a girl. Because all the 80s Pac-Man media depicted Pac-Baby as an only child, Pac-Baby's lack of appearance in Jr. Pac-Man, and the game she was first depicted as a girl in the was also the first game that had both Pac-Jr. and Pac-Baby appear in, I like to imagine that the 80s Pac-Baby got older and became Pac-Jr., and then Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man had a second kid, who is a girl.

  40. Pretty cool & unique design this machine sure was. They used to have this at the Chuck E Cheese in Johnson City, NY, near my 80's/childhood hometown of Binghamton, NY, which I often went to back in the day. I know they were prone to malfunction, due to all it needed to run properly, and took much work to keep working, and/or restore. Would be great if we can maybe get an Arcade 1Up machine to this eventually, since a console port would obviously be virtually impossible too.

  41. My local arcade has one of these and it works

  42. I was born after Pac-Man's prime, but I'm still a big fan of the series. I found out an arcade in my area that specializes in retro games has this machine and I'd always wanted to try it. It's a marvel in engineering and a cool idea on paper, but it's also the least friendly Pac-Man I've played. I couldn't even get past the first level. The ghosts are ruthless, the maze is easy to get trapped in, and I swear the pinball table's angled in a way to have the ball specifcally fly between the flippers! It's still a cool cabinet, and now I can say I've played one of the rarest Pac-Man games in person!

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