King Pin (Gottlieb, 1973)

King Pin

King Pin

This is a bowling theme pin. It has 10 drop targets that are "bowling pins" you drop. Once you drop them all they reset and you do it again. To get the higher score you drop the lit target. To change the lit target you roll the ball over a rollover switch that is right in the center of the field. It steps the lit target one at a time through the drop targets.

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Design team

Game Design: Ed Krynski
Artwork: Gordon Morison

Game details

D. Gottlieb & Co.
December 1973
Electro mechanical
Production planned, 4,350 games
Mechanical Reels


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Game quote

"A cleaver adaptation of 'drop targets' to the ever popular bowling theme. - From the Gottlieb King Pin flyer"

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Pinside rating

This game has received 17 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.019 out of 10.


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #46 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

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