This is another game I got in a trade with my friend Bally Tim. I traded him a nice looking Guns N' Roses for a Fathom, and the return of a Fish Tales game that was part of another trade. I used to own the Fish Tales and ended up getting it right back after only having it gone for a few weeks. I sold the Fish Tales rather quickly for $1200 but still have the Fathom which I don't intend to part with. Since we made the trade, Fathom has really shot up in value so I ended up with a pretty good deal on the trade. The game was not shopped when I got it (although it was certainly playable), but since then I have completely torn the game down and cleaned and replaced parts and also removed the mylar that left a beautiful playfield. Tim was nervous about me removing the mylar but it turned out fine. Loose inserts had caused lifting under the mylar and the mylar was pretty worn so I decided to remove it. Turned out great and it's a favorite game to play. I also bought a full set of new plastics for the game in April of 2007.
Fathom was produced by Bally in December of 1980 and they released 3,500 units. The game features 3 flippers, 3 pop bumpers, 2 slingshots, one 6-bank drop targets, one 3-bank of drop targets, two 3-in-line drop targets, two kick-out holes, one spinner target, one standup target, left and right crossover return lanes, and a 3-ball multi-ball mode. The game was designed by Ward Pemberton with art by Greg Freres.
I've included PDF copies of the manual and the schematics and they are about 6 meg in size so you may want to right click and Save the files.
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