Bronco

Bronco

Manufactured as part of Gottlieb's 50th Anniversary in 1977, Bronco is a classic American-West themed machine that's designed by Ed Krynski and has colorful artwork by Gordon Morrison. It earned a 7.0 out of 10 on the Fun Scale rating at IPBD.

There are two main goals to this game: completing the A, B, and C rollovers and completing the three drop targets. There are three secondary goals, collecting the Extra Ball, maximizing the Bonus count, and collecting the Special.

Roll the ball over the rollover switches marked with "A", "B", and "C" lamps. Lit letters have not been collected yet. When complete, the end of ball Bonus is doubled (2X for most balls, but 4X for the last ball). Completing the A-B-C Rollovers is one of two requirements for lighting Special on the A Rollover lane.

Knocking down all three drop targets lights the Extra Ball feature, but only "sometimes". There are two Extra Ball lights on the playfield, at the Left Ball Kickout Rollover, and one at the Right Ball Kickout Rollover. In Conservative mode, only one can be lit at a time, and the Alternating Relay is used to toggle between them. An additional wrinkle is imposed though: the Extra Ball is only lit for certain Bonus Lights. As the bonus advances, if the three drop targets are all down, the Extra Ball light will come on and go off, and will cycle from side to side, so the game instruction card describes it as being lit "occasionally".

In addition to this, collecting the lit Extra Ball from the side rollovers not easy, which limits the number of Extra Balls collected. Dropping all three drop targets is the second requirement for lighting the Special.

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Design team

Game Design: Ed Krynski
Artwork: Gordon Morison



Game details

1865
D. Gottlieb & Co.
March 1977
(Electro) Mechanical
9,160 produced
$830 - $970
Normal
Mechanical Reels
4
2
0
1
#388
Unknown


Flyers


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Game quote

"HOW THE WEST WAS FUN!"

Pinside rating

This game has received 15 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 7.295 out of 10.

7.295

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #209 in the Pinside EM Top 100.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

94 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

18 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

12 public locations known where you can play this machine.



On the market

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1,100
Machine - For Sale
Mentor, OH

Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 26 times. The median asking price is $995

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Recent Pinsider scores

The most recently logged high scores by Pinsiders.

Pinball_Kurt
on Bronco
31,540
flipbill
on Bronco
94,280
jibmums
on Bronco
129,180
JustSomeGuy
on Bronco
24,860
MarvelousMarvin
on Bronco
75,100
FIREPOWER1980
on Bronco
147,740
dpapclare
on Bronco
136,250
kst8cat
on Bronco
96,550


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