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In the center of the screen is a player-controlled rotating cannon enclosed within an octagon. Outside the octagon are bugs which grab bombs and place them next to the octagon. The player needs to shoot the bugs and bombs with either the boxing glove or the cannon.

Boxing Bugs was produced by Cinematronics in 1981.

Cinematronics released 33 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. Cinematronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Cinematronics during the time period Boxing Bugs was produced include: Armor Attack, Rip Off, Star Castle, Tail Gunner, Sundance, Solar Quest, War Of The Worlds, Freeze, Jack The Giantkiller, and Zzyzzyxx


Name Boxing Bugs
Developer Cinematronics (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7207
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Buttons: 3 - Glove|Cannon|Panic
  • Rotary: Analog
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Boxing Bugs KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.68 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 1.60

Overall Like 1.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 1.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is mostly white with minimal side art. The artwork is blue and depicts a reverse i.e. pointing downward mushroom cloud. The ICI Cinematronics logo is displayed at the top of the cloud and ICinematronicsI is written out below. The marquee is mostly black with IBoxing BugsI written in yellow. It shows a bug getting punched out by a boxing glove being shot out of a cannon. The control panel is mostly yellow and has artwork of bugs in a boxing ring with boxing gloves on all of their legs.


Although not technically part of the Cinematronics BW conversion class, IBoxing BugsI shares many similarities to the classic Cinematronics architecture. The CPU board is basically the same board used in all of the Cinematronics BW vector games, but this version was heavily modified with factory installed jumpers and also includes an extra ROM board. The Color Converter board takes the black and white video output from the CPU board and converts it to color in order to drive the WellsGardner K6100 series monitor.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Boxing Bugs Census

There are 14,845 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 16 known instances of this machine owned by Boxing Bugs collectors who are active members. Of these, 14 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Boxing Bugs machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Boxing Bugs.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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