I have been on AtariAge for quite a few years, and have always wanted one since it's release. I got it about a year or so ago from Video Game Connection in Cleveland, Oh. I have known the owner for quite a few years, and he has quite a few good deals. I got the Bally unit with Incredible Wizard, but missing the smoked cover in the back for $75.
Anyhow, I grew up with the Atari 400 and 800. Added a VCS (2600) a short time later, but was very familiar with all the competition. A good friend of mine (who I am still close friends with today) Tracey, had a Bally, and I was SO JEALOUS. She somehow had Muncher, as well as Astro Battle (Space Invaders) and a few others. I attended the CCAG show here in Cleveland every year and got to know Ken Lill and Mike White pretty good. Still jealous of their WHITE Bally units!! Ken always sold his UltiMulti cart at the shows, and I wish I would have picked one up. Did not have the Bally unit yet, but I knew I would someday. Anyhow, I just got the UltiMulti 3.0 from Ken a week or so ago. THIS THING ROCKS!! If you do not have one, GET ONE!! Ken is a first class guy, plus he is an Ohioan.
I picked up a smoked cover off ebay for a great price. Seller was asking a bit more than I wanted to pay. Made an offer, and he accepted. It is the Bally Computer System cover, and my unit is a newer Astrovision, so it does not exactly match from a collectors standpoint, but without seeing the serial number sticker, no body has any clue.
I am so glad I finally added this great piece of hardware to my collection. I can not say enough good thing's about Ken's UltiMulti cart!! Something EVERY Bally owner needs!! I have replaced the original RF cable that came with it, as the insulation covering did not go all the way to the connector, and I am assuming that is the reason I got it so cheap. I must admit, that this system probably has the BEST RF output of any of the systems I own. This includes several 2600's, 5200, two 7800's (both signed by Steve Golson from GCC), two Colecovisions, two Intellivisions, Odyssey 2, Atari Video Pinball and others.
I am an emulation JUNKIE. I have been emulating sing the days of the Atari ST. I have been Mame since before it was Mame, when it was know as the Multi Pac Emulator. I have played Bally in Mame for years, but it feels so good to play this on real hardware after all these years.
PS- Did I mention if you are reading this, you need an UltiMulti??