Genco Arcade Games (Electro Mechanical):|
Genco formed early in the 1930s by the three Gensburg's brothers - Louis, Meyer, and David.
Note Chicago Coin was formed in 1931 by the other Gensburg brother, Sam Gensburg (and
Lou Koren and Sam Wolberg.)
Genco would remain a competitor with Chicago Coin until the companies merged in 1959.
The main game designer for Genco was Harvey Heiss. Though Steve Kordek worked at Genco,
he was a bit player at Genco compared to Harvey Heiss. Harvey did all the main game
design, with Kordek playing apprentice. When Genco and CCM merged in 1959, Kordek
left and went to Williams as one of their main pinball and gun game designers.
Personally I find all the Harvey Heiss designed games to be pretty awesome.
Hence if you have any Genco EM arcade games for sale please contact me at
- Official Baseball, Genco, 4/34.
- Genco Baseball Electric, Genco, 6/35, an electric pinball baseball with
a playfield mounted running man unit using balls.
- Genco Baseball, Genco, 1942, a rolldown baseball game also
known as Genco Play Ball (Genco Playball).
- Play Ball 1942, Genco, 1942, a rolldown game.
End of WW2.
- Whizz, Genco, 9/46.
- Bowling League Shuffle Alley, Genco, 1950, single player,
- Hits and Runs, Genco, 3/51, one player pinball game
with animated (motorized) rotating outfielders.
- Silver Chest, Genco, 1953.
- Sky Gunner, Genco, 7/53.
- Night Fighter 3Dimension, Genco, 9/53.
- Invader 3Dimension, Genco, 10/53.
- Two Player Basketball, Genco, 3/54, two players,
player controlled manikin basketball players compete against each other,
game comes three ways (novelty, deluxe, super).
- Monkey Jungle, Genco, 1954,
similar to Genco's Two Player Basketball.
- Shuffle Target, Genco, 1954.
- Big Top Rifle Gallery, Genco, 6/54.
- Moving Target Rifle Gallery, Genco, 6/54.
- Rifle Gallery, Genco, 6/54.
- Criss Cross Wild West, Genco, 2/55.
- Wild West Gallery, Genco, 2/55.
- Sky Rocket, Genco, 5/55, two players take turns at shooting.
- Champion Baseball, Genco, 6/55, 1.5" plastic balls that
fly through the air, manikin players on the playfield.
- Super Big Top Rifle Gallery, Genco, 12/55.
- Genco Baseball Pool, Genco, 4/56, a pool/billards baseball game.
- Hi-Fly Baseball, Genco, 4/56, two players, 1.5" plastic balls instead of steel,
cabinet is very deep to allow balls to fly through the air (hence the plastic balls), three decks at back
of playfield for scoring.
- State Fair Rifle Gallery, Genco, 8/56.
- Official Skill Ball, Genco, 10/56, a skee ball type game.
- Davy Crockett, Genco, 10/56.
- Lucky 7, Genco, 1957, roll down game.
- Number Roll 21, Genco, 1957, roll down game.
- Circus Rifle Gallery, Genco, 3/57.
- Gypsy Grandma fortune teller, Genco, 5/57,
a small fortune teller with sophisticated movements
(nods, turns her head, breathes). She picks-up the card from the enclosure
that she opens with her left hand. After dropping the card into the caldron
(which delivers it to the patron), she waves her hand.
- Horoscope Grandma fortune teller, Genco, 5/57,
a dime for the horoscope and a
nickle for the fortune. When you insert a coin the
Grandma moves her head, moves both hands, and breathes and the
hoppers inside spin until the right scroll is delivered into
the tray out front.
- Motorama, Genco, 10/57,
you steer a car, and have a lever for forward and reverse.
The object is to steer onto the different targets, ramps, etc, to work your way
across the USA from NY to LA.
- Quarterback, Genco, 1957, one player, 1.5" plastic balls
that are kicked through the air.
- Gun Club, Genco, 1/58.
- Space Age Gun, Genco, 6/58.
- Space Age, Genco, 4/58,
great space graphics, similar to Genco's
Motorama (1957) but with a space theme.
- Jet Pilot, Chicago Coin, 5/59,
same cabinet as Genco's Motorama (1957) and
Space Age (1958), and a similiar style
space flying game.
- 1959: Genco absorbed by Chicago Coin.
- 4-Player Shuffle Pool, Genco, 1950s
(exact year unknown), four player, a shuffle alley with a pool theme,
- Massage-o-Matic, Genco, 1950s (exact date unknown),
coin operated massage chair.
- Genco Baseball Shuffle, Genco, 1950s (exact date unknown),
a shuffle alley baseball game.
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