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
$740 - $860
Normal
Alphanumeric
4
2
0
0
#536
Unknown


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Marketing slogan

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

Pinside rating

This game has received 42 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 6.768 out of 10.

6.768

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #318 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

There are 22 rating comments for this game.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

169 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

49 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

19 public locations known where you can play this machine.



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1,500
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Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 28 times. The median asking price is $725

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Recent Pinsider scores

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kinnma
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
221,200
plowpusher
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
692,990
JerodP
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203,000
Grizdog
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
508,220
Slayer1
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
758,630
denisn72
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
863,710
lazySUNBATHER
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
229,600
Gott1978
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind
606,850


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