Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM

Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM

Gottlieb’s electromechanical 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. A solid state version of this game was also made by Gottlieb in greater numbers. Slight differences between artwork and rules exist between the two versions to accommodate EM limitations.

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Design team

Game Design: Ed Krynski
Artwork: Gordon Morison



Game details

1887
D. Gottlieb & Co.
September 1978
(Electro) Mechanical
470 produced
Unknown
Normal
Mechanical Reels
4
2
0
0
#4692
Unknown


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Pinside rating

This game has received 2 approved Pinsider ratings. 3 more approved ratings are needed to get a rating and for it to be eligible for the Pinside EM Top 100 ranking.

Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

22 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

28 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

3 public locations known where you can play this machine.



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Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 2 times. The average asking price is $750

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Recent Pinsider scores

The most recently logged high scores by Pinsiders.

PinbaIIWizard
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
211,100
pin_prospector33
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
173,660
flipbill
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
77,760
Tilt1985
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
195,600
HighProtein
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
95,340
SkeebWilcox
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
29,680
funtimewithdave
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
64,780
Chrisbee
on Close Encounters of the Third Kind EM
608,250


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