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Clowns bounce around on a seesaw and break balloons.

Clowns was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1978.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Clowns was produced include: Boot Hill, Checkmate, Desert Gun, Double Play, Guided Missile, Rotation VIII, Blue Shark, Extra Inning, Sea Wolf II, and Dog Patch


Name Clowns
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1978
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7356
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class Midway 8080
# 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
  • Cocktail
Instructions Clowns Instructions Image
Bezel Clowns Bezel Image
Control Panel Clowns Control Panel Image
Side Art Clowns Side Art Image
PCB Clowns PCB Image

Clowns KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.23 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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 Clowns Census

There are 14,820 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 24 known instances of this machine owned by Clowns collectors who are active members. Of these, 24 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Clowns machines for sale.

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

This game ranks a 8 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]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 59; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 59; Color photo

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