Company Information

Zaccaria Games, from Bologna, Italy, produced pinball machines from the early 1970s (electromechanical), through the early 1980s (solid state). They briefly reorganized under the name Mr. Game before ending production. This web site is primarily aimed at the games produced by Zaccaria, but there is a little bit of information on Mr. Game games available. More information on Zaccaria, Mr. Game, and other Italian pinball companies is available on Federico Croci's web site.


I have broken the information on this web site up in to four major generations of games for convenience sake. There are sections for Electromechanical pinball games (no electronics, only motors, relays, switches, and wire), their "1st Generation" games, their "2nd Generation" games, and the three solid state games based on the National Semiconductor INS8060 that do not fit with the others.

The distinction between the three solid state generations is based on the electronics used and circuit board interchangeability. There are some similarities between the 1st and 2nd generation games, and the other three games have nothing in common with any of these, though some of the mechanical parts may be compatible.


Electromechanical Games

Games produced between 1974 and 1978:

8060 Games

Based on a single circuit board using the National Semiconductor INS8060 processor, produced in 1978-1979:

Very little is known about these games. There are no known working examples of any of them. Strike seems to be the most common of the three.

1st Generation Games

Produced from 1978-1981 and based on a multiple circuit board set using the Signetics 2650A processor:

These games featured simple but often fun playfields and early solid state electronics. Several different electronic sounds modules were used as the games evolved from barely more complicated than their electromechanical predecessors to more complex games like Locomotion.

Generally, a 1st Generation game will have a 1b1110 CPU board, a 1B1111 Driver board, a 1B1109 Power Supply board, and one of several sound boards. There is a simple four-tone oscillator based sound circuit on the Driver board, but only the earliest games used it.

2nd Generation Games

Produced from 1982-1987 and based on a four board set using the Signetics 2650A processor:

These games featured complex playfields, often with multiple levels, multiple sets of flippers, and dedicated sound boards. These are some of the most commonly found games, and the most popular with players and collectors.

Generally, a 2nd Generation game will have a 1B1165 CPU board, a 1B1166 Driver board, a 1B11167 Power Supply board, and one of several sound boards.