Bally Flash Gordon DIP Switch Settings

The -35 MPU used on the Bally Flash Gordon pinball machine has four banks of dip switches.

Each bank has eight switches for a total of 32 different switches, and the banks are labeled S1-8, S9-16, S17-24, and S25-32. The "ON" toggle position is marked on the switch bank. Before making any switch adjustments, you should TURN YOUR MACHINE OFF.

Here are a few charts as to what these switches do.


First the coin chute switches. All Ballys of this era have at least two coin chutes, one on the left side (hinge side), and one on the right side. Some have an optional center chute. Chute #1 (hinge side) is controlled by switches S1-S5, Chute #2 (center) is controlled by switches S17-S20, and Chute #3 is controlled by switches S9-S13. The left and right chutes are similar and the center chute is a little different. I believe this is to allow for a different coin in the center (e.g., quarters in #1 and #3, and SBA dollars in chute #2).

Left Chute Settings Center Chute Settings Right Chute Settings
S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 Credits/Coin
OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF 1/Coin
OFF OFF OFF OFF ON 2/Coin
OFF OFF OFF ON OFF 3/Coin
OFF OFF OFF ON ON 4/Coin
OFF OFF ON OFF OFF 5/Coin
OFF OFF ON OFF ON 6/Coin
OFF OFF ON ON OFF 7/Coin
OFF OFF ON ON ON 8/Coin
OFF ON OFF OFF OFF 9/Coin
OFF ON OFF OFF ON 12/Coin
OFF ON OFF ON OFF 14/Coin
OFF ON OFF ON ON 1/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON OFF OFF 2/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON OFF ON 3/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON ON OFF 4/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON ON ON 5/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF OFF OFF 6/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF OFF ON 7/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF ON OFF 8/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF ON ON 9/2 Coins*
ON OFF ON OFF OFF 12/2 Coins*
ON OFF ON OFF ON 14/2 Coins*
ON OFF ON ON OFF 1/1st Coin
2/2nd Coin
ON OFF ON ON ON 0/1st Coin*
1/2nd Coin
1/3rd Coin
1/4th Coin
ON ON OFF OFF OFF 0/1st Coin*
1/2nd Coin
0/3rd Coin**
2/4th Coin
ON ON OFF OFF ON 1/1st Coin
1/2nd Coin
1/3rd Coin
2/4th Coin
ON ON OFF ON OFF 1/1st Coin
2/2nd Coin
1/3rd Coin
3/4th Coin
ON ON OFF ON ON 1/1st Coin
2/2nd Coin
2/3rd Coin
2/4th Coin
ON ON ON OFF OFF 0/1st Coin***
0/2nd Coin***
1/3rd Coin
ON ON ON OFF ON 0/1st Coin**
0/2nd Coin**
0/3rd Coin**
1/4th Coin
ON ON ON ON OFF 0/1st Coin****
0/2nd Coin****
0/3rd Coin****
0/4th Coin****
1/5t Coin
ON ON ON ON ON 0/1st Coin***
0/2nd Coin***
1/3rd Coin
0/4th Coin****
1/5th Coin
S5 S4 S3 S2 S1 Credits/Coin
S20 S19 S18 S17 Credits/Coin
OFF OFF OFF OFF Same as Left Chute
OFF OFF OFF ON 1/1 Coin
OFF OFF ON OFF 2/1 Coin
OFF OFF ON ON 3/1 Coin
OFF ON OFF OFF 4/1 Coin
OFF ON OFF ON 5/1 Coin
OFF ON ON OFF 6/1 Coin
OFF ON ON ON 7/1 Coin
ON OFF OFF OFF 8/1 Coin
ON OFF OFF ON 9/1 Coin
ON OFF ON OFF 10/1 Coin
ON OFF ON ON 11/1 Coin
ON ON OFF OFF 12/1 Coin
ON ON OFF ON 13/1 Coin
ON ON ON OFF 14/1 Coin
ON ON ON ON 15/1 Coin
S20 S19 S18 S17 Credits/Coin
S13 S12 S11 S10 S9 Credits/Coin
OFF OFF OFF OFF OFF 1/Coin
OFF OFF OFF OFF ON 2/Coin
OFF OFF OFF ON OFF 3/Coin
OFF OFF OFF ON ON 4/Coin
OFF OFF ON OFF OFF 5/Coin
OFF OFF ON OFF ON 6/Coin
OFF OFF ON ON OFF 7/Coin
OFF OFF ON ON ON 8/Coin
OFF ON OFF OFF OFF 9/Coin
OFF ON OFF OFF ON 12/Coin
OFF ON OFF ON OFF 14/Coin
OFF ON OFF ON ON 1/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON OFF OFF 2/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON OFF ON 3/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON ON OFF 4/2 Coins*
OFF ON ON ON ON 5/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF OFF OFF 6/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF OFF ON 7/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF ON OFF 8/2 Coins*
ON OFF OFF ON ON 9/2 Coins*
ON OFF ON OFF OFF 12/2 Coins*
ON OFF ON OFF ON 14/2 Coins*
ON OFF ON ON OFF 1/1st Coin
2/2nd Coin
ON OFF ON ON ON 0/1st Coin*
1/2nd Coin
1/3rd Coin
1/4th Coin
ON ON OFF OFF OFF 0/1st Coin*
1/2nd Coin
0/3rd Coin**
2/4th Coin
ON ON OFF OFF ON 1/1st Coin
1/2nd Coin
1/3rd Coin
2/4th Coin
ON ON OFF ON OFF 1/1st Coin
2/2nd Coin
1/3rd Coin
3/4th Coin
ON ON OFF ON ON 1/1st Coin
2/2nd Coin
2/3rd Coin
2/4th Coin
ON ON ON OFF OFF 0/1st Coin***
0/2nd Coin***
1/3rd Coin
ON ON ON OFF ON 0/1st Coin**
0/2nd Coin**
0/3rd Coin**
1/4th Coin
ON ON ON ON OFF 0/1st Coin****
0/2nd Coin****
0/3rd Coin****
0/4th Coin****
1/5t Coin
ON ON ON ON ON 0/1st Coin***
0/2nd Coin***
1/3rd Coin
0/4th Coin****
1/5th Coin
S13 S12 S11 S10 S9 Credits/Coin
* No credits until second coin is dropped.     ** No credits until 4th coin is dropped.
*** No credits until 3rd coin is dropped.     **** No credits until 5th coin is dropped


Then the game adjustment switches:

Description Switch Settings
SAUCER 10,000 LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls when the 10,000 award light for the saucer is lit
Liberal Conservative
10K is on at the start of the game 10K is not on at start of game
Level S6
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
SAUCER VALUES LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls if the lit values for the saucer are saved from ball to ball, or if they are reset w/ a new ball
Liberal Conservative
Any lit value will come on for next ball Any lit values will not come on for next ball
Level S7
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
SAUCER 2X, 3X ARROW ADJUSTMENT - Controls if the saucer arrow lights stay on for the next ball
Liberal Conservative
Any lit arrow will come on for next ball Any lit arrow will not come on for next ball
Level S8
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
OUTLANE SPECIAL LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls when the outlane specials are lit
Liberal Conservative
Outlane specials will come on for next ball Outlane specials will not come on for next ball
Level S14
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
TOP TARGET SPECIAL LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls when the special light will come on for the top target
Liberal Conservative
Lit special will come on for next ball Lit special will not come on for next ball
Level S15
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
2X, 3X, 4X, 5X BONUS LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls how the bonus multiplier lights come on
Liberal Conservative
Any lit bonus light will come on for next ball Any lit bonus light will not come on for next ball
Level S16
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
GAME OVER ATTRACT ADJUSTMENT - Controls sound during attract mode
Enable Disable
Voice says "Emperor Ming Awaits" No voice
Setting S21
Enabled ON
Disabled OFF
2 SIDE TARGET AND FLIPPER FEED LANE LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls how the side targets and flipper feed lane lights come on.
Liberal Conservative
Any lights will come on for next ball Any lights will not come on for next ball
Level S22
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
4-DROP TARGET LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls how the 4-target drop target bank's light comes on
Liberal Conservative
Any lit lights will come on for next ball Any lit lights will not come on for next ball
Level S23
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
TOP 3 TARGET ARRORW LIGHT ADJUSTMENT - Controls how the arrow lights on the top three targets come on
Liberal Conservative
Any lit arrow will come on for next ball Any lit arrow will not come on for next ball
Level S24
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
MAXIMUM CREDITS - The maximum credits accepted by the machine limits the number of games that can be accumulated by coining, winning replays, or both.
Credits S26 S25
10 OFF OFF
15 OFF ON
25 ON OFF
40 ON ON
CREDITS DISPLAY - For some reason, you can control the display of credits.
Credits Displayed S27
Enabled ON
Disabled OFF
MATCH FEATURE - When the Match Feature is ON, a random number appears in the 'Match/Ball in Play' window and the word MATCH is illuminated. If the number matches the last two digits in a player's score, a free game is awarded.
Match S28
Enabled ON
Disabled OFF
NUMBER OF REPLAYS EARNED - Controls how many replays can be earned per game
Liberal Conservative
All replays earned will be awarded Only one replay per game will be awarded
Level S29
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
EXTRA BALL AWARD - Controls how extra balls are earned
Liberal Conservative
One extra ball per ball can be collected Only one extra ball per cgame can be collected
Level S30
Liberal ON
Conservative OFF
BALLS PER GAME
Balls S32 S31
5 OFF ON
4 ON OFF
3 OFF OFF
2 ON ON



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