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Circus Circus - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Circus - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Clowns bounce around on a seesaw and pop balloons.

Circus was produced by Exidy in 1977.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Circus was produced include: Old Time Basketball, Death Race, Alley Rally, Destruction Derby, Hockey Tennis, Score, Attack (Exidy), Robot Bowl, Super Death Chase, and Car Polo


Name Circus
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7340
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Circus Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Rotary: Analog
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Circus Bezel Image
PCB Circus PCB Image

Game Play

One of the characters walks off one of the platforms and falls. You move the see-saw to make him land on the free end, catapulting his partner up into the balloons. You burst the balloons by hitting them from below or above. The trick is to get the man bouncing around among the balloons before falling back to earth and hopefully you repeated the process by catapulting the other man back into the fray.

Circus KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.78 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.80

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

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 2.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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 Circus 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).

Common - There are 42 known instances of this machine owned by Circus collectors who are active members. Of these, 38 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Circus machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 6 active VAPS members currently looking for Circus.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 49; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 49; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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