Quoted from Pinballomatic:
Target Pool you say
In amongst all those modern games, I just know there has to a story behind that one.
Hi, thanks for asking.
I see pinball a lot like a game of golf - its great if you can long-ball the driver all day long, but I've always felt the true test of a really good player is someone who can master every club. Same thinking as 'every type of pin.'
While the bulk of my collection is early 90s WMS, I also have a few GTB's from the 60s and 70s.
I find Target Pool to be a simple yet challenging game:
1. The centerfield triangle has slingshots on the TOP edges, which you have to use to carom the ball at a rounded arch of targets.
2. The game overall requires a fair amount of well-timed nudging (just like back in The Day).
3. Smaller-sized flippers and the typical punch they provided back then, make you 'goose' the ball into that upper arch.
4. It's a unique target environment overall. With LONG deadly outlanes.
5. When lit, like most older GTBs, it's a nice straight-forward art package to behold in today's era of LCDs and 'bling.'
6. It's been in the IPDB EM Top 10 for some time now too - and personally I feel it deserves it.
Again, my 2 cents.TP-lit field (resized).jpg
Everyone's mileage may vary....