Clowns [Upright model] [Model 630]

Arcade Video game published 45 years ago by Midway Mfg. Co.

Listed in MAME

Clowns [Upright model] [Model 630] screenshot

Clowns © 1978 Midway.

Licensed re-release of Exidy's "Circus"

Players bounce clowns off 'see-saw' to break rows of balloons for high score and bonus jumps.

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Upright cabinet
Midway No. 630

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 2
Control : paddle


Clowns was released in January 1978.

Also released as "Clowns [Cocktail Table model]".

This game is known in UK as "Springboard" (licensed to Subelectro).

David Nelson holds the official record for this game with 61,390 points on June 1, 2004.

Successful jump 10 points
Popping Balloon in bottom row 20 points
Popping Balloon in middle row 50 points
Popping Balloon in top row 100 points
Bonus for Clearing Bottom Balloon Row 200 points
Bonus for Clearing Middle Balloon Row 500 points
Bonus for Clearing Top Balloon Row 1,000 points

Commodore C64 (1983)


Game's ROM.
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