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Chack 'N Pop Chack 'N Pop - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A platform game where a roundish yellow creature uses bombs to release the encaged hearts taken from him and his love, so he can go to the next level. After 14 levels there is a happy wedding between Mr. and Mrs. Chack'n.

Chack 'N Pop was produced by Taito in 1983.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Chack 'N Pop was produced include: Port Man, Jolly Jogger, Zoo Keeper, Wild Western, Time Tunnel, Bio Attack, Birdie King 2, Change Lanes, Elevator Action, and Fighting Roller

Chack'N Pop
Chack'N Pop


Name Chack 'N Pop
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7302
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Taito Classic
Game Specific Chack 'N Pop Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Chack 'N Pop Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - JumpBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This is the predecessor of Bubble Bobble. A roundish yellow creature named Chack'n must fight against Monstas and Mightas. Unlike Bubble Bobble, however, the Monstas hatch from eggs and the Mightas push a rock that is used as the game's timer.

Chack 'N Pop KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.23 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.75

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 2.67

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music -1.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Chack 'N Pop Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Chack 'N Pop collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Chack 'N Pop circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Chack 'N Pop. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Chack 'N Pop circuit board set.

This game ranks a 3 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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