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.
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)