1996 Safe Cracker
"In Pinball We Trust"
Here's a different way to play pinball - instead of 3 balls per game, your game is timed as you learn how to break into the bank and steal money. Hence your point totals are recorded as dollar values. You get as many balls as you can play within the time limits, which vary depending on how well or poorly you play.
This is a somewhat rarer '90s game from Bally, produced in 1998 and designed by Pat Lawlor (Addams Family, Twilight Zone) - there are less than 1000 or so made. The premise here is similar to the redemption arcades like Chuck E. Cheese or Ruckers where as you score you get tokens or tickets to redeem for merchandise. The game itself never sold very well - but it is a great game to play.
You play on a smaller pinball playfield with mini-flippers. You try and break into the bank, and once in the entrance the game moves onto the backglass where there is a board game. Defeating the guards, the guard dog and the security system sets you up to attack the main vault. If you win, you get a coin/token that comes rolling down the glass at you.
Inserting the token into the special coin slot rewards you with a second game, called "Assault on the Vault". This is pure 90 seconds of multiball - a nice addition to the main game. I was also able to get a NOS wired playfield which has just gone in - now all I need is a few more tokens!
I have many Safe Cracker parts left over from the swap that are for sale - see here.