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Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« on: April 12, 2019, 02:31:24 PM »
Hi Guys:

Long shot, I suspect.

About 35 years ago, I owned a small coin-op video game that could stand on a shelf or mount to the wall.

All I remember is that it had clowns and balloons and, if I remember correctly, the idea was to make the clowns bounce up, to pop the balloons.

That's all I remember but would love to have more information, for 'old time's sake'!

Any info appreciated.

Thanks.

Roger

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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 03:13:27 PM »
i can name 3 arcade games off my head that have that gameplay...but none fit on a shelf...

kick. kick-man. clowns.



it's not the style in this thread, is it?

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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 04:10:48 PM »
i can name 3 arcade games off my head that have that gameplay...but none fit on a shelf...

kick. kick-man. clowns.



it's not the style in this thread, is it?

http://villagebbs.com/forum/index.php?topic=36905.msg302240#msg302240


Wow, Chris, you're good!!!

It was Clowns and, for those interested, here is a video of gameplay:


I guess it was black & white, with colored strips across the top, to color the balloons.

However, mine might have been a clone as I am pretty sure I had it mounted on a shelf or the wall!

Good job, Chris.

Roger
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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 04:57:54 PM »
I have had two of these pass through my hands over the years. The first one I believe I sold to either Sid or HFK. And the second one I still have, but it needs monitor work (currently plays blind).

Surprisingly fun game!

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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2019, 06:10:30 AM »
I had the Circus cartridge for my Atari console back in the day.
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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2019, 08:25:10 AM »
I have had two of these pass through my hands over the years. The first one I believe I sold to either Sid or HFK. And the second one I still have, but it needs monitor work (currently plays blind).

Surprisingly fun game!

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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 09:25:13 AM »
I picked it up at one of Curly's parties years ago. It sadly went to Miami when I had to get rid of it.

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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 10:32:53 AM »
my wife HATES clowns. so of course, i do research, and basically buy every clown related object i can find.



i'm curious as to what roger had...i was thinking of a vectrex game, but they didn't make that...
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Re: Can Anyone Name an Old Video Game For Me?
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2019, 10:41:52 AM »
my wife HATES clowns. so of course, i do research, and basically buy every clown related object i can find.



i'm curious as to what roger had...i was thinking of a vectrex game, but they didn't make that...

It definitely mounted to the wall.  It was a small CRT so it didn't stick too far out from the wall.  That's all I know.