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Romset and name:
circusb Circus (bootleg)
Short name:
Circus
Manufacturer:
bootleg
Year:
Genre:
Ball & Paddle
Category:
Ball & Paddle / Jump and Touch
Serie:
-
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Only one supported (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Paddle
Buttons / keys:
0
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
-
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
248x256@57 Hz, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Black & White
CPU:
MOS Technology 6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, Samples, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.222 released on jun-27 2020
Last release:
Mame 0.223 released on aug-06 2020
Clone of:
circus Circus / Acrobat TV
Bios:
Not required
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Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
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Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 43 years ago:

    Circus © 1977 Exidy.

    POP! POP! POP! Pop the balloons and score points. A wall of yellow, green and blue balloons will appear at the top of the screen. You must pop balloons by catching a clown on the teeter-totter and bouncing him up to the balloons.

    TECHNICAL
    Circus came in an upright dedicated cabinet, and may have also been available in a cocktail configuration as well. Circus machines had white sides with red painted sideart of several balloons in flight. The front of the machine was decorated with a large ornate monitor bezel that also doubled as a marquee (or nameplate), this bezel showed several clowns in a circus scene and had the game title spelled out with multicolored balloons. The control panel was unadorned, save for an analog spinner and a start button. The whole machine was finished off in black t-molding. Once inside the machine, you can see that it uses a black and white monitor with a colored overlay (to make the balloons have color).

    Main CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)
    Sound Chips: Discrete circuitry

    Screen orientation: Horizontal
    Video resolution: 248 x 256 pixels
    Screen refresh: 57.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 2

    Players: 2
    Control: paddle

    TRIVIA
    Released in January 1977, Circus was one of the first games produced by Exidy that used a CPU (6502) to control the game logic instead of hand-crafted hard-coded logic circuits.

    At least 13,000 units, possibly as many as 20,000, were produced.

    A bootleg was made by Sub-Electro.

    SCORING
    Successful jump: 10 points
    Popping Yellow Balloon: 20 points
    Popping Green Balloon: 50 points
    Popping Blue Balloon: 100 points
    Bonus for Clearing Yellow Balloon Row: 200 points
    Bonus for Clearing Green Balloon Row: 500 points
    Bonus for Clearing Blue Balloon Row: 1,000 points plus free jump

    STAFF
    Designed and programmed by: Edward Valeau, Howell Ivy

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    Atari 2600 (1978)

    • COMPUTERS:
    VTech Laser-VZ
    Tandy Color Computer (1982, "Clowns & Balloons")
    Commodore C64
    Vic-20

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=464&o=2
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Data updated on august 6 2020


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