Bull's-Eye Ball

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Bull's-Eye Ball is a skee ball game developed by Hasbro (through its subsidiary Tiger Electronics). Small steel balls must be bounced via an elastic diaphragm into a narrow inlet in order to win points. The entire device is approximately the size of four soda cans. It consists of 3 different games: 30 Second Blitz, where the goal is to get as many points as possible within 30 seconds; 25 Point Rush, where the player must get 25 points as fast as possible; and Bull's-Eye Ace, where the player tries to get a large percentage of bull's-eyes.[1]

There are several editions of Bulls-Eye Ball, including Bulls-Eye Ball 2 (with a new addition, Target Master), Bulls-Eye Ball Platinum, and a baseball edition, Bulls-Eye Ball Baseball.

The versions of the game suffer from a fatal flaw in which the scoring mechanism is easily exploited. A "hit" in a particular scoring hole may be registered simply by inserting a finger (or any other appropriately sized object) into said hole. It is thus possible to repeatedly insert one's finger into the bulls eye hole during a game session and achieve an unrealistically high score. Though this could be (partially) remedied by forcing the scores to register only after the ball has traversed a certain length of chute specific to each hole, Hasbro (or their successors) have yet to implement this change to the game. Concluding, any high scores you may encounter if playing a used version of the game should be treated with suspect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bull's Eye Ball Instruction Booklet" (PDF). Hasbro. Retrieved 19 June 2013.