Flipper Cowboy

Pinside rating

This game received 5 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 7.471 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #194 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 7.283

Artwork: 7.912

Sounds/Music: 3.2

Other Aspects: 7.395

Pinside staff rating

None of the Pinside.com staff have rated this game. Sorry, no rating from us.

Your Rating?

You need to be logged in before you can rate pinball machines. No account yet? Registering only takes a sec!

Found 3 ratings (with comment) on this game

There are 3 ratings (that include a comment) on this game.
Currently showing results page 1 of 1.

List options

6 years ago
Another winner in the "Flipper" series, with add-a-ball action allowing for strategy in spades. A near identical game to Cow Poke. Cow Poke edges out Flipper Cowboy on the backbox animation (kicking Mustang edges out target shootin' rancher), but I like the overall colour scheme of Flipper Cowboy, it has a bit more style and swagger than Cow Poke. That carousel smack dab in the middle of the playfield is trouble any way you slice it--some entertaining danger worked into the gameplay. A great EM made in the early sixties that can stack up against anything made by any manufacturer in the fifteen years that followed.
6 years ago
Many people feel this is a classic Gottlieb Wedgehead. While I like it, gameplay is OK.

The Pros:
A great art package and animation on the BG draws players in like few others. The top lanes on the sides need to be passed through BEFORE the center lane under the pop is lit for a special. Truly nudge-tac-u-lar! getting 4 in a row adds balls to your game, Spin or shoot for the number needed? The BG animation with the spinnin bullseye is WAY SWEET!

The Cons:
Gameplay after the top lanes could be much better. Getting the ball back up into the pops is a moot point. The geometry of the game keeps the ball down on the lower 1/2 of the PF. 3 targets to shoot for on the lower pf, that's it.

The Takeaway:
For me (at least for now), this game looks really good, doesn't play as well as it looks. Maybe someone who knows the game better than me and has access to a crispy copy will show me better, but for now... this game is more of a looker, than a player.
9 years ago
The 5th entry in Gottlieb's Flipper series (all add-a-ball tables) is the original of "Buckaroo" and even more "Cow Poke". The ranch hand on the backglass fires at a moving target. There are 3 possible shots at the roto-target. Only one shot rotates the roto-target which makes it difficult. But there's a WOW-target as well which makes it easier to get an EB and makes you forget the numbers.
There are 3 ratings (that include a comment) on this game. Currently showing results page 1 of 1.

You too can add your own comment by rating this game! Click here to rate this game!

Over the years

Visualizing this game's rating and rank over the years

Hey there! Welcome to Pinside!

Donate to Pinside

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run without any 3rd-party banners or ads, thanks to the support from our visitors? Please consider a donation to Pinside and get anext to your username to show for it! Or better yet, subscribe to Pinside+!

This page was printed from https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/flipper-cowboy/ratings and we tried optimising it for printing. Some page elements may have been deliberately hidden.

Scan the QR code on the left to jump to the URL this document was printed from.