Bally Mata Hari

Mata Hari pinball
Mata Hari pinball
Mata Hari pinball

This Mata Hari pinball machine was made by Bally in 1978. It was very popular, 16.206 machines were made. Of this there were only 170 made in an electro-mechanical version. The backglass of this version is slightly different.


Game rules are very simple, as Mata Hari was made at the beginning of electronic games and even exists in an electro-mechanical version. There are drop targets to shoot for and a sink hole at the top of the playfield.


There are about 20 prototypes made with a plastic instead of a wood playfield.
A limited amount of games have also been created in an electro-mechanical version.

On the backglass you see Mata Hari with a dagger in her hand. A number of games have a version of the backglass with an inscription on the dagger reading "Meine Ehre heisst Treue" (this is german for : My honor is loyalty). Although it's not really rare, the majority of Mata Hari games have a backglass without this inscription.

This pinball machine does not use electronic sounds. It still has a xylophone in the cabinet, sounds are triggered by firing coils that hit the metal parts of the xylophone.

Click here to see the IPDB entry of this game.