Rocky is an interesting pinball machine by Gottlieb. It features an unconventional layout with 5 flippers in total: 2 sets on the lower playfield and one flipper in the upper middle. The game has 11 drop targets and a kickback between the sets of flippers.

Rocky was made in 1982, one of the toughest years in history for pinball manufacturers. Only 1504 units were built.

However, Rocky does have all the features that define a solid early 80s pinball: apart from the creative extra large playfield layout, there's also a sound package featuring speech & a version of the Rocky theme, a bell and an original ruleset.

Eight months after the release of Rocky, Gottlieb management decided to make smaller, more sober games with significantly lower bills of materials.

Its rarity plus its full featured design puts Rocky in a short, cool list: one of obscure, original and very interesting games made during the dark period for pinball that lasted from 1982 until 1985.

Design team

Game Design: John Trudeau
Artwork: David Moore

Game details

D. Gottlieb & Co.
September 1982
Solid state
Gottlieb System 80A
1,504 produced
$10910 - $12690
Wide body


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Price history

Price estimate

This game has been listed a total number of 21 times on the Pinside Marketplace, most recently on 2023-10-06.

In the past 3 years, we've seen it listed 5 times. The median asking price (trimmed median) was $11,800

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Marketing slogan

"The Crowd Cheers...The Music Plays...The Fight Begins!"

Pinside rating

This game has received 20 approved Pinsider ratings. 30 more approved ratings are needed to get a rating and for it to be eligible for the Pinside Pinball Top 100 ranking.

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

48 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

96 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

9 public locations to play this machine.

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