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TV Pin Game TV Pin Game - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

TV Pin Game - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A pinball game where a ball and paddle are used to knock out bumpers, hit pockets and a moving target at the top of the screen to score points.

TV Pin Game was produced by Chicago Coin Machine Co. in 1973.

Chicago Coin Machine Co. released 455 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1931. Chicago Coin Machine Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Chicago Coin Machine Co. during the time period TV Pin Game was produced include: Mini-Baseball, Fascination, All-Star Football, Super Bowl, Holiday, Big Top, Riviera, TV Hockey, TV Ping Pong, and Olympic TV Football


Name TV Pin Game
Developer Chicago Coin Machine Co. (United States)
Year 1973
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10001
Class Wide Release
Genre Video Pinball
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Rotary: Analog
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions TV Pin Game Instructions Image
Control Panel TV Pin Game Control Panel Image
PCB TV Pin Game PCB Image

Game Play

There are 16 bumpers worth 100 points each. 8000 points are awarded if all 16 bumpers are knocked out and then 16 new bumpers will appear on the screen.

There are nine pockets that can be hit to score 100 points each, but if the ball goes through the lower corner pockets, it will be lost.

2000 points are scored by hitting the moving target at the top of the screen.

TV Pin Game KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op TV Pin Game Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,389 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member TV Pin Game collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

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

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

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 18; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 18; Color photo

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