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Bally Professional Arcade 1981 Advertisement

Published 22 December 2017

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The Bally Professional Arcade Plus Expandable Computer System surely needs some sort of award for the longest title for a microcomputer ever devised. This second-generation machine is a great example of trying to do a lot with only a small amount of horsepower. This reproduced advert shows the various configurations for the Astrocade machine and a description for its target audience. We have gone over the photos in detail and looking carefully you can see that the photos are for a mock-up or physical configuration prototype.

Bally Professional Arcade Plus
Expandable Computer System
Now with Bally BASIC included


Bally BASIC

Programming Cartridge and Computer Learning Lab

The most fun game of all is learning to create your own computer programs. Now there's no easier way to learn about computers than with the new Bally BASIC system. This plug-in cartridge with built-in audio tape interface converts the ARCADE into a personal computer you can program yourself. The Learning Lab makes it easy to learn programming while creating computer games, electronic music, and video art. The exclusive Bally Keypad overlay provides a complete alpha-numeric entry system that's easy to learn and fun to use! Save your programs on cassette tape and trade them with friends. A complete library of BASIC software on inexpensive cassettes will expand these applications, and team more advanced programming techniques.

 

The complete Bally system gives you more

More fun...

The Bally ARCADE plus uses the powerful Z-80 microprocessor and two custom-designed microprocessors that provide better sound, color and graphics than any other system.

 

More Power...

The Bally ZGrass-32 keyboard gives the Bally Computer System more usable power because it was designed to be easy to program without any computer knowledge.

The line of Bally Videocade cartridges continues to grow.

The Bally ZGrass-32 keyboard gives the Bally Computer System more usable power because it was designed to be easy to program without any computer knowledge.

2001 - 280 Zzzzap/Dodgem
2002 - Seawolf/Missile
2003 - Panzer Attack/Red Baron
2004 - Clowns/Brickyard
2005 - Star Battle
2009 - Astro Battle (Formally Space Invaders)
2010 - Dogpatch
2011 - Galactic Invasion (March 1981)
2012 - Space Fortress (June 1981)
2014 - Grand Prix (March 1981)
2015 - Pirate's Chase (June 1981)
2016 - Skiing (August 1981)
3001 - Baseball/Tennis/Hockey/Handball
3002 - Football
2005 - Bally Pin
2006 - Basketball (June 1981)
3007 - Soccer (June 1981)

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