A 36-year-old Arcade Video Game by Video Games, GmbH

Looping screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): looping loopingv loopingva


Looping © 1982 Video Games GmbH.

As the player begins his flight into Adventure-Land, his airplane is quickly surrounded by hot air balloons. WATCH OUT! These seemingly innocent colorful objects mean destruction.

Immediately the Player's flying skills are tested. The hot air balloons challenge and engage the Player in a fierce dogfight. The Player must loop his plane to avoid and destroy the swirling balloons.

As the Player continues his journey into Adventure-Land he encounters the Maze Tunnel. Now the Player must guide and loop his airplane through the labyrinth with precision movements.


Looping the Arcade Video Game
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The Looping arcade machine contains a series of relatively rare Texas Instruments CPUs and a dedicated DAC (Digital To Analog Converter) sound chip, capable of speaking audible commands to the player throughout his/her mission. The Texas Instruments CPUs are reportedly difficult to find if they need to be replaced, and original hardware is becoming scarce as the years go on.

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick (vertical)
Buttons : 2


Released in April 1982. Looping was developed in Parma, Italy ans was completed in 8 months.

It was licensed to Venture Line for US manufacture and distribution.

David Teehee holds the official record for this game with 1,469,970 points.


Do not let too many hot-air balloons appear. Otherwise, the dreaded Red one will show up, making all of the other balloons move very quickly. Holding the SPEED button when diving or climbing will give you tighter turns. The longer you fly around in the pipes, the higher your score will get.

When you destroy the rockets, open the gate, finish flying through the plumbing and you will end up in the 'blob' room. Here a green blob repeatedly drops from a pipe in the ceiling. If you adjust your airplane's attitude just so, you will be able to hold down the joystick, the Fast button and the FIRE button, allowing your gun to destroy the blob each time you complete a loop 500 points each. This trick can be performed indefinitely, or at least as long as you are able!


1. Looping (1982)
2. Sky Bumper (1982)


Developed by: Giorgio Ugozzoli


Colecovision (1983)
Atari 2600 (1983 - Unreleased prototype /2003)

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