Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Gottlieb, 1978)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Gottlieb’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind was based on the 1977 science-fiction film of the same name. Gottlieb had recently been purchased by Columbia Pictures, and Close Encounters represents one of the first attempts at synergy between a Columbia property and their newly acquired pinball division. An electromechanical version of this game was also made by Gottlieb in fewer numbers. The game features a spinner, a set of drop targets and Gottlieb’s trademark roto-target in the top right corner of the playfield.

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Design team

Game Design: Ed Krynski
Artwork: Gordon Morison



Game details

105
D. Gottlieb & Co.
August 1978
Solid state
Gottlieb System 1
9,950 produced
$830 - $970
Normal
Alphanumeric
4
2
0
0
#536
Unknown


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Marketing slogan

"You were dazzled by it on the screen...Now..."

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Pinside rating

This game has received 24 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 6.780 out of 10.

6.78

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #292 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


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Recent Pinsider scores

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kst8cat
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
204,640
Pinball-is-great
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
381,460
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on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
642,950
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on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
466,880
joew575
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
450,090
Adold
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
364,200


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