For Sale, good condition Black Rose. All original parts and plays 100%. Some ball wear around where cannon fires.


Black Rose is a pinball machine designed by John Trudeau and Brian Eddy and produced by Midway (released under the Bally name). The game features a pirate theme and was advertised with the slogan "This game is loaded!". Bally abandoned the idea to use black pinballs for the machine.


The basic goal of the game is to sink ships. The game features a rotating cannon situated underneath the playfield used to aim the ball at targets to award letters in the word "SINK SHIP". During multiball you also get letters for shooting flashing ramps. Once SINK SHIP is spelled, you load the cannon to light the center shot (the "Broadside") to get big points.


Although Ed Boon is listed on the playfield, according to Louis Koziarz, Ed was doing video at Midway (Mortal Kombat) when this game was created.

Designer John Trudeau said the backglass art contains likenesses of himself and artists Greg Freres and Pat McMahon.

According to the book Pinball Memories, artist Pat McMahon created X-rated artwork for a version of backglass intended for an interested European market. The glass was never produced. Additionally, Bally had considered using black pinballs, but had to abandon the idea.



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