Inside the Box

Manuals, product cards and information that were inside the Bally or Astrocade box when you bought a unit. Note that these are NOT all from the same era.

Arcadian Business Reply Envelope Arcadian Business Reply Envelope
This was how most owners discovered the Arcadian newsletter. Until the Astrocade was released, most Bally Professional Arcade owners didn't even know that the Arcadian existed. Look how good you've got it; you can download every issue of the newsletter at your leasure.
Bally Home Library Computer Owner's Manual Bally Home Library Computer Owner's Manual
This is the original manual that came with the Bally Home Library Computer (the original name of the console before it was called the Astrocade or even the Bally Arcade).
Bally Professional Arcade Owner's Manual (Fun and Brains) Bally Limited Warrenty Card
Here's the 90-Day limited warranty card. Did you send yours in yet? Maybe you can register online...
Bally Professional Arcade Owner's Manual (Fun and Brains) Bally Professional Arcade Owner's Manual (Astrovision Version)
This is the Astrovision version of the owner's manual. This version is twenty pages and is only B&W. There are major differences between this manual and the Bally version.
Bally Professional Arcade Owner's Manual (Fun and Brains) Bally Professional Arcade Owner's Manual (Bally Version) - Fun and Brains!
Twenty pages of full-color instuctions on how to use your Bally Arcade.

This alternative version isn't as clean of a scan, but it has a different version number on the back of the booklet (though there are no apparent differences).
Bally Professional Arcade Owner's Manual Bally Professional Arcade Owner's Manual (Bally Version)
Sixteen pages of gray-scale instuctions on how to use your Bally Arcade.
Sourcebook Business Reply Envelope Computer Warm-Up Instruction
Did you know that your Astrocade has 'sophisticated computer circuitry?' It's so complex in fact, that the Astrocade needs to 'warm-up' before use. I do anything but let my Astrocade warm-up!
Sourcebook Business Reply Envelope Sourcebook Business Reply Envelope
The Sourcebook was the best way to find out everything that was available for the Astrocade. Like the Arcadian, you had to 'be in the know' to get this catalog before the Astrocade was released.