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Naturally, the success of ''Eight Ball'' led Bally to develop a sequel. Released in 1981, '''''Eight Ball Deluxe''''' was designed by George Christian, with art by Margaret Hudson. Instead of The Fifties malt shop-and-greaser theme of the original, ''Deluxe'' went with an ''Urban Cowboy'' atmosphere. The game takes place in a western bar, complete with mechanical bull and sawdust on the floors. The main draw, though, is the unnamed shooter, a steely-eyed mustached cowboy (and his attendant girl) having a game of pool against the player.

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Naturally, the success of ''Eight Ball'' led Bally to develop a sequel. Released in 1981, '''''Eight Ball Deluxe''''' was designed by George Christian, with art by Margaret Hudson. Instead of The Fifties malt shop-and-greaser theme of the original, ''Deluxe'' went with an ''Urban Cowboy'' ''[[NewOldWest Urban Cowboy]]'' atmosphere. The game takes place in a western bar, complete with mechanical bull and sawdust on the floors. The main draw, though, is the unnamed shooter, a steely-eyed mustached cowboy (and his attendant girl) having a game of pool against the player.


[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh and UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy had left the game in legal limbo until 2016, when a modern digital version was released for ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.

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[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh and UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy had left the game in legal limbo until 2016, when a modern digital version was released for ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.
''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''. However, with that game's license with WMS expired as of July 2018, the table is once again in legal limbo.


''Eight Ball'' is also noted for "borrrowing" the likenesses of The Fonz and Pinky Tuscadaro (Henry Winkler and Roz Kelly) from ''Series/HappyDays'' on the backglass and cabinet art. Reportedly, Bally got in trouble with Paramount Television and CBS as a result, but the details of the settlement[[note]]if any[[/note]] are unclear.

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''Eight Ball'' is also noted for "borrrowing" the likenesses of The Fonz and Pinky Tuscadaro (Henry Winkler (Creator/HenryWinkler and Roz Kelly) from ''Series/HappyDays'' on the backglass and cabinet art. Reportedly, Bally got in trouble with Paramount Television and CBS as a result, but the details of the settlement[[note]]if any[[/note]] are unclear.


* HatShop: The shooter's white cowboy hat (with the ears turned up).


[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy had left the game in legal limbo until 2016, when a modern digital version was released for ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.

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[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh UsefulNotes/AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows UsefulNotes/MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy had left the game in legal limbo until 2016, when a modern digital version was released for ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.


'''''Eight Ball''''' was a PhysicalPinballTable designed by George Christian. Released by [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally]] in 1977, it set a new record for the industry with 20,230 tables sold, a threshold that was only surpassed by ''Pinball/TheAddamsFamily'' nearly fifteen years later.

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'''''Eight Ball''''' ''Eight Ball'' was a PhysicalPinballTable designed by George Christian. Released by [[Creator/MidwayGames Bally]] in 1977, it set a new record for the industry with 20,230 tables sold, a threshold that was only surpassed by ''Pinball/TheAddamsFamily'' nearly fifteen years later.


[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy has left the game in legal limbo until 2016. A modern digital version is available in ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.

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[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy has had left the game in legal limbo until 2016. A 2016, when a modern digital version is available in was released for ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.

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* NintendoHard: This game is a notorious drain monster, as even making a shot successfully tends to either send the ball screaming back down towards the flippers or induce lateral motion, making the ball more likely to go into one of the outlanes. Those who aren't good at nudging will not do well.


* MachineMonotone: Unlike ''Eight Ball Deluxe'', the voice clips used by ''Eight Ball Champ'' are notably more robotic, elevating the game to MostAnnoyingSound for many players.
* MadLibsDialogue: Recycled from ''Eight Ball Deluxe'', but not as well done due to the MachineMonotone.

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* MachineMonotone: Unlike MadLibsDialogue: Mostly lifted straight out of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'', the voice clips used by ''Eight Ball Champ'' are notably more robotic, elevating the game to MostAnnoyingSound for many players.
* MadLibsDialogue: Recycled from ''Eight Ball Deluxe'', but not as well done due to the MachineMonotone.
though a few new lines have been added in.


[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy has left the game in legal limbo until 2016, where a new conversion is developed in ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.

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[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy has left the game in legal limbo until 2016, where a new conversion 2016. A modern digital version is developed available in ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.


[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy has left the game in legal limbo.

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[[DigitalPinballTables A digital version]] of ''Eight Ball Deluxe'' was developed in 1993 by Creator/LittleWing and published by Amtex for the AppleMacintosh and MicrosoftWindows computers. Amtex' bankruptcy has left the game in legal limbo.
limbo until 2016, where a new conversion is developed in ''VideoGame/ThePinballArcade''.

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* SignatureLine: "Quit talkin' and start chalkin'."

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* MatchSequence: Sounds like a car engine sputtering out while the numbers flash rapidly before slowly, before landing on the number.


[[caption-width-right:350:"Stop talkin' and start chalkin'."]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Stop [[caption-width-right:350:"Quit talkin' and start chalkin'."]]

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