1965 Gottlieb Cowpoke pinball

Description: Cowpoke, 6/65, 1256 produced, Add-a-Ball version of Buckaroo (5/65), roto-target, mechanical animation in backbox (horse kicking a cowboy). Roy Parker playfield and backglass pinball artwork. Gottlieb Cowpoke also has a sister game called Gottlieb Buckaroo. Gottlieb Buckaroo and Gottlieb Cowpoke are the exact same game, except Buckaroo awards free games, and Cowpoke awards extra balls. Note the horse kicks the cowboy when ever the 100 point score reel advances (so the top center rollover, which score 100 points, will kick the cowboy). Related game: Gottlieb Flipper Cowboy.

Game rules are pretty straight forward. Complete 5 of the roto-target numbers in a row to award a ball. As the roto-target numbers are hit, they light up in a row on the playfield. Also the top A-B-C-D lights can be hit, lighting the top center rollover for a ball. There is also a red-dot roto target that will award a free ball.

If you have a Gottlieb Buckaroo or Gottlieb Cow Poke pinball for sale, please contact me at cfh@provide.net

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