Trail Drive

Pinside rating

This game received 14 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 8.465 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #12 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game Design: 8.385

Artwork: 8.94

Sounds/Music: 3.519

Other Aspects: 8.322

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1 year ago
Ted Zale put a bit of thought into this design.

The Pros:
Dangerous geometry from the top to the bottom to challenge the player at all times. This layout is the epitome of a game that will give it up to you one game and kick you in the dirt on the next play. So stay sharp and keep an eye out for trouble. Because it is coming! Spell TRAIL DRIVE and collect a special while your ball is fed to the shooter lane!

The Cons:
Incredibly hungry outlanes and wide space between the flippers. You'd better hit that saucer every time. You WILL need to have that diverter to the shooter lane open on the right hand side (okay, you do want to hit the top side lanes for the "R" targets.

The Takeaway:
When freshly rubber'd and properly setup, this design will keep players coming back to spin that cat as often as they can!
1 year ago
Kids favorite EM in my line up, easy too understand rules, shoot the cat, back box animation with spinning mountain lion , spell trail drive, gate for out lane. Wish it had a spinner to get back up top, better sounds and it would be top ten EM off all time. Always get a lot of play’s. Kids like the dime and quarter game option when not set up for free play.

If you can find a clean game worth putting in your line up. I got mind for $900 in 2022
1 year ago
I didnt expect much from this game but i love it. It olays fast and strong. I love the intimated backglass. Art ots great.

This machine gets a lot of attention from my friends! They all love to play it.

It a great bargain in pinball.
2 years ago
I love the theme and play it every time I see one which is not often.
3 years ago
Nice theme for those that like western pins. The game play lacks, especially for the price.
6 years ago
I just picked this up cause I fell in love with playing it at Allentown PA show..Great Backbox animation ..Great artwork and a blast to play ..theme is great..It's a keeper and quite rare
10 years ago
I too played when I was young. Hard machine to find. If you see it.
12 years ago
I played this game a lot as a kid ,one of my favorite at the time with back box animation-Shoot the cat!
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