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Romset and name:
kick Kick (upright)
Short name:
Kick
Manufacturer:
Midway
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:
Dial
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
-
Video
Display:
512x480@30 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
AY-3-8910A PSG, Midway SSIO Sound Board, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.28 released on sep-07 1997
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
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Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 39 years ago:

    Kick Man © 1981 Midway.

    Move a man on a unicycle and catch falling balloons and Pac-Men on your head. Use the Kick button to make the character's legs kick out and knock balloons back up for another try. Balloons stack up eight high and then the man will pop them. Stack Pac-Men for bonus points.

    TECHNICAL
    [Upright model]
    [Game No. 968]

    The upright machine had yellow and orange painted side-art of a guy on a unicycle kicking balloons up onto his spiked helmet. The guy on the side-art looks more like an athlete than a clown, and doesn't resemble the game character at all. The marquee has an orange logo superimposed over a city skyline. Moving downward the game has an attractive monitor bezel that extends the background graphics that are already in the game. The control panel features a large black trackball, and a pair of huge 'Kick' buttons that light up when the machine is turned on.

    Bally Midway MCR 1 hardware

    Main CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2.496 Mhz)
    Sound CPU: Zilog Z80 (@ 2 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) General Instrument AY8910 (@ 2 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: Trackball
    Buttons: 1 (KICK)

    TRIVIA
    Kick Man was released in December 1981 and was planned as a sequel to "Pac-Man", but didn't catch on to anywhere near the same degree. The game was actually first developed back in 1978 as a black and white game entitled 'Catch 40'. Midway never actually got around to releasing 'Catch 40', so they reworked it in color and released it as 'Kick'. Then they turned around a few months later and re-released the game as 'Kick Man'. 'Kick' and 'Kick Man' are essentially the exact same game. The only difference is in the title screen.

    A Kick Man unit appears in the 1982 movie 'Jekyll & Hyde... Together Again' and in the 1982 movie 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High'.

    SCORING
    Balloons:
    Blue: 15 points.
    Red: 10 Points.
    Yellow: 5 points.

    Ghosts:
    Inky (blue): 25 points.
    Pinky (pink): 25 points.
    Clyde (Orange): 25 points.
    Blinky (red): 25 points.

    STAFF
    Original game (Catch 40) by: Ron Halliburton
    Conversion to the color system: Don Zimmer, Bill Adams, Henry Ross

    PORTS
    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] Commodore C64 (1982)
    [US] Commodore C64 (1982) "Kickman [Model C-64 602]"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1268&o=2
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