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This Williams bowling themed game was built in 1962. It features 3 pop bumpers, four polished pot-metal flippers, and a center kick out between the lower flippers. Its a one player game with a symmetrical playfield. A challenging game best appreciated by pinball enthusiasts, it features an accurate translation of bowling, with 10 rollover buttons representing pins in the middle of playfield and a strike and spare system. If three strikes are made during the course of the whole game, the "turkey" is rewarded with a replay. The rule set is reasonably deep, based on the merit of its availability of replays deep into a game. Gameplay is fairly quick compared to its contemporaries. Approximately 1250 were built.

King Pin was produced by Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) in 1962.

Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) released 119 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1958. Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) was based in United States.

Other machines made by Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) during the time period King Pin was produced include: Kismet, Batting Champ, Bobo, Highways, Hollywood, Extra Inning, Trade Winds, 3 Coins, 4 Roses, and Friendship 7

King Pin
King Pin


Name King Pin
Developer Williams Electronic Mfg. Co. (1958-1967) (United States)
Year 1962
Type Pinball
KLOV/MOG # 3304
Sub-Type Electro-Mechanical
# Maximum Players 1
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op King Pin Census

There are 14,825 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by King Pin collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a King Pin machine for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The 1993 Pinball Price Guide Bieza (ISBN ) Page: 50; Black and white photo
  2. Pinball An Illustrated History Colmer (ISBN 0451799666) Page: 113; Black and white photo Price guide: No
  3. Pinball Compendium : 1930s - 1960s Shalhoub (ISBN 0764315277) Page: 144; Color photo

Foto-Finder® (Billboard)

  1. September 29, 1962 - Page: 67

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