Pachinko Playfield Numbers

Beginning around 1970, some manufacturers include a number printed on the playfield behind the play tray door. This number can help you identify the year of manufacture. Unfortunately, the number is sometimes partially or fully obstructed or faded.

Below is a table listing the playfield number and/or description with the year of manufacture. Here are some pictures to show you where you can locate the number.

 

 

Here are some manufacturer specific notes:

  • If Nishijin and the number starts with 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52 or 53 then add 1925 to the number to get the year. For example: 53 + 1925 = the year 1978.
  • If Sanyo and the number starts with 4S then the year is 1974, if 5S then the year is 1975 and if 6S then the year is 1976.
Year Make Playfield Number | Description
1970s Daiichi | white with four balls
1975 Daiichi | white with color burst
1970s Daiichi | white with pastel cubes
1974 Daiichi | white with pastel flowers
1970s Daiichi | white with pastel leaves
1975 Daiichi | white with pastel shooting stars
1973 Daiichi | white with pastel swirls
1970s Ginza | cream and green with penguins
1978 Ginza | cream and green with words “Beautiful ?”
1978 Ginza | white with mouse in car
1970s Heiwa 12 | white with pastel playing cards
1977 Heiwa 13 | white and green with electron paths and colored boxes
1970s Heiwa 15 | white with pastel streamers and hats
1976 Heiwa 27 | white with pastel flowers and vines
1976 Heiwa 35 | white with pastel snakes
1980s Kyoraku 25 | yellow with red and orange bands
1980s Kyoraku 27 | red, orange, yellow bands
1970s Kyoraku | white with green, pink tulips
1970s Kyoraku | white with multicolored fans
1975 Kyoraku | white with multicolored pentagon shapes
1976 Kyoraku | white with pastel shapes including people
1960s Marudai | cream with concave diamond shapes
1970s Maruhon | blue with large red, yellow rose with green pedals
1970s Maruhon | blue with white path and words “Best Machine”
1975 Maruhon | white with blue, green, orange, pink plus shapes
1970s Maruhon | white with red, blue, yello, green basketball shapes
1975 Maruto 591 | pastel flowers
1973 Maruto | multiple colors, small shapes
1978 Mizuho | big blue orange green flowers
1978 Mizuho | colorful flowers
1978 Mizuho | cream center, swirl boarder, green outside
1977 Mizuho | four fish
1979 Mizuho | green center with blue vines around it
1970s Mizuho | green rings; red, yellow and blue triangle outlines
1970s Mizuho | green with ring of stars
1978 Mizuho | hawk
1970s Mizuho | pink and blue dripping blobs
1980 Mizuho | three layers: orange, green, orange
1977 New Gin 5210 |
1980 New Gin 563 | Red Bird
1970s New Gin | Red Blue Green Shooting Balls
1976 New Gin | Red Blue Yellow Green Triangles
1980s Nishijin – Modern S-498 |
1971 Nishijin A ?-B | flowers yellow green
1973 Nishijin A 48A-W | weird green shape
1973 Nishijin A 48A-Y | green blobs thin lines
1974 Nishijin A 49A-51 | shooting stars
1970s Nishijin A | five fat blue letters
1975 Nishijin A 50-12 | large stubby lollie pops
1970s Nishijin A | butterflies
1973 Nishijin A | diagonal diamonds
1970s Nishijin A | four upside down rainbows
1971 Nishijin A | green stem large orange loopy flowers
1970s Nishijin A L-E | cherries
1971 Nishijin A L-G | lots of daisies mainly green
1970s Nishijin A | large rainbow
1971? Nishijin A | small two-leaf flowers
1974 Nishijin A | yellow and blue balls
1971 Nishijin A | yellow pink green flower
1970 Nishijin A Front Overflow ?-B | large brush strokes different colors
1970 Nishijin A Front Overflow A | pink green and blue roses
1970 Nishijin A Front Overflow Japanese T | Green and Red circles
1970 Nishijin A Front Overflow Japanese X | little frogs
1970 Nishijin A Front Overflow Japanese-A | Orange Blue Green Half Filled in Circles
1970 Nishijin A Front Overflow K-C | Orange Green LtBlue LtPink Circle Lines
1976 Nishijin A
Kan-Less
51-19 |
1975 Nishijin B 12 | white with lolly pop shapes in primary colors
1972 Nishijin B 47S-W | white with blue clouds
1973 Nishijin B 48S-A | white with long green stem flowers
1973 Nishijin B 48S-B | white with green “V” and Red Circle
1973 Nishijin B 48S-C | white with pastel green and blue blobs
1973 Nishijin B 48S-D | white with orange, green, yellow cubes
1973 Nishijin B 48S-E | white with green, blue pastel “U” shapes
1973 Nishijin B 48S-F | white with large “P”s with stars in them
1974 Nishijin B 49S-01 | white with primary color blobs and butterfly
1974 Nishijin B 49S-02 | white with pastel colors square round and line shapes
1974 Nishijin B 49S-03 | white with green “U”s with a ball in each
1974 Nishijin B 49S-05 | white with clown background
1974 Nishijin B 49S-06 | white with green wreath
1974 Nishijin B 49S-07 | white with pastel flowers
1975 Nishijin B 50-11 |
1975 Nishijin B 50-13 |  white with pastel people
1975 Nishijin B 50-16 | white with fish and star fish
1975 Nishijin B 50-17 |
1975 Nishijin B 50-18 | white with blue and yellow vertical shapes
1976 Nishijin B 51-21 | white with pastel fish
1977 Nishijin B 51-28 |
1975 Nishijin B S-08 | white with tattered pastel flowers
1976 Nishijin B | white with pastel swan and snail shapes
1977 Nishijin C 52-33 | white with pastel cherries and pears
1977 Nishijin C 52-36 |
1978 Nishijin C 53-51 |
1978 Nishijin C 53-52 | interchangeable – green with large orange butterfly shape
1978 Nishijin C 53-58 | blue sky, yellow setting sun, orange band, green band
1978 Nishijin C 53-59 |
1979 Nishijin C 54-114 |
1978 Nishijin C S-107 | white with pastel sea horse, fish and shell
1979 Nishijin C S-118 | white with avocado band and birds
1978 Okumurayuki 24 |
1977 Okumurayuki 52-17 |
1978 Sankyo M-49 |
1978 Sankyo M-57 |
1980s Sankyo – Modern M-156 |
2000s Sankyo – Modern M-445 |
1980 Sanyo 13 |
1974 Sanyo 4S7 |
1974 Sanyo 4S10 |
1974 Sanyo 4S12 |
1975 Sanyo 5S7 |
1975 Sanyo 5S9 |
1975 Sanyo 5S12 |
1976 Sanyo 6S2 |
1976 Sanyo 6S5 |
1976 Sanyo 6S7 |
1976 Sanyo 6S8 |
1976 Sanyo 6S9 |
1976 Sanyo 6S10 |
1974 Sanyo Bussan 38 |
1973 Sanyo Bussan 43 |
1973 Sanyo Bussan T7 |