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Triple Strike

Pinside rating

This game received 7 approved Pinsider ratings and currently rates 6.636 /10


Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #248 in the Pinside EM Top 100.

Score breakdown

Score breakdown in the 4 main categories:

Game design: 6.478

Artwork: 6.862

Sounds/Music: 1.329

Other Aspects: 6.888

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9 months ago
I'm not rating this very well but this is actually my favorite bowling-themed pin. I like it a lot more than Strikes and Spares, which is about 1000 times more popular. To each his own I guess. (Does Laser Ball count? If so I like that one more, but anyway...)

This artwork is so boring it's like the management told Christian Marche "hey don't do anything weird this time, and make it blend into a bowling alley so no one notices it." There's nothing original here at all. But wanting to get that third strike keeps drawing me back, and it's always good when there's no mystery about what you're supposed to be doing. Big drop targets are always fun.

The blah artwork just about kills it and it could have used a spinner and maybe an up-post but this is one I'd have if I had a giant place to keep these things. Great bang for the buck game.

*Wife approval* "This is ok." She reviewed it better in three words than I just did.
3 years ago
This is a great example of what people refer to when a 70's williams game is "ok".

The Pros:
Fast shots and wide open PF.

The Cons:
uninspired artwork and a layout that is SCREAMING for action (specifically a spinner on the left lane to the top). This deck REALLY needs to be maintained well to be of real interest. The play can get flat fast.

The Takeaway:
If you can find a sweet well maintained copy, great! If not, walk on by...
3 years ago
Fun bowling theme, art is decent on back glass. I like the plastics and mine has purple caps which I think look cool. Rolling over the 10 pins and hitting the eject hole is fun to hold bonus. My 2nd pin I ever owned
3 years ago
For 1975 EM Machines, I do really enjoy it. It's easy to understand and there's a lot of open space. The bowling pin rollovers are so-so. I sort of dislike rollovers as they can change the trajectory of the ball. Overall, an attractive and fun game to play.
6 years ago
First thing I thought when I saw the playfield: "There's nothing to do". On closer inspection, there's several things to do, and a well thought-out ruleset gives the player plenty of strategic options.

There's four main groups of targets: the ten "bowling pin" rollovers which add to your bonus, the four drop targets positioned around the playfield, the saucer at the top, and the inlane/outlane rollovers. Completing the various groups affects the scoring for other sets of targets so it's important to both plan ahead and change tactics when necessary.

The backglass looks great and the playfield art is quite good as well. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the plastics or the cabinet.

Overall quite a good EM game, and can be picked up relatively cheaply.
8 years ago
This is the pin that got me back into the pinball scene! I was spending an idle afternoon in the Spring of 2009 thinking about things that I did in my mis-spent youth, remembered that I used to play a pinball game with a triangle set of rollovers. On the internet I found IPBD, and the rest is history! This is probably one of the only EM games I would consider adding to my collection.
I played a LOT of this game back in the mid 1970's. I love the bowling alley theme, rolling over those 10 pins, hitting the top saucer and the 4 targets to boost the bonus score and add balls to the game. Magic!
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