Close Encounters Pinball Machine
The Close Encounters pinball machine, also known as the Close Encounters of the Third Kind pinball, was release by Gottlieb in August of 1978. This game was based off of Columbia Pictures’ hit movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The pinball game was designed by Ed Krynski, with art by Gordon Morison.
Gottlieb’s flyer for the Close Encounters pinball machine describes it as:
D. Gottlieb adapts the spectacular Graphics and Sounds of Columbia Pictures’ “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” to a brilliant smash hit four player pinball game.
A new adaptation of Gottlieb’s Exclussive Roto-Target presents an irresistible challenge to every player.
Green “hit” lights indicate which Roto-Target has been scored.
“Star” Roto-Target can score extra balls, specials, and advance bonus multiplier.
5 Drop Targets and “A”-“B”-“C” rollovers lights extra ball and special features as well as advancing 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x multiplier.
Electronic sound generator simulates the exotic sounds of the mother ship communicating with Earth humans in the “Landing Scene” of the movie.