Lucky Strike

Pinside rating

This game received 8 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.042 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #71 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.381

Artwork: 7.66

Sounds/Music: 3.356

Other Aspects: 8.369

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4 years ago
One of the best Williams machines from the 60s. Very playable, even with the mushy Williams flippers. A lot of fun!
5 years ago
Fun game that works the bowling theme well. Plenty of shots to make to keep the game interesting.
11 years ago
This game came to me as a fluke. I had never played it before and after having messed around with it a bit, decided to jump in and am glad I did.

The Pros:
The playfield is YEARS, (more than a decade) ahead of it's time. I would like to try the add-a-ball version some time. Shots require precision and skill to make the "bumpers on" at the top of the pf is necessary to get good scores. The sling kickers are well implemented and a good shot with the flippers will get the ball back to the top of the pf. A solid shot from the flippers will hit the 100 point standup (hope that strike insert is lit!) and makes you a happy pin-head. the playfield inserts make this a shooters game. The two lanes at the top of the PF alternate being lit which means your skill shot changes as the game plays on. Skill shot AND nudging skills that change require your adaptation skills to be on point! Norm Clark did a great job with this deck. We see this entire lower pf again in about another dozen years with space odyssey/space mission.

The Cons:
This is my copy only... the bg is cracked. I am not reflecting this in my score. It just really bums me out. The cabinet has a strange shape to it. Hungry, hungry outlanes can turn your game into a luck-fest.

The Takeaway:
If you like Eeeeeetty Beeeeetty Fleeeeper games of this era, get one. The BG animation is nicely done and appropriate to the theme. It's a great playing table. This deck will challenge your immediate as well as your anticipatory EM skills. When set up properly with a tight tilt, this game is a real challenge.
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