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Electric Yo-Yo Electric Yo-Yo - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

You play a Yo-Yo whose job is to collect all the dots on a level while avoiding enemies. Certain dots make you immune to attack from the smaller enemies, but not the main enemy.

Electric Yo-Yo was produced by Taito in 1982.

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 Electric Yo-Yo was produced include: Janputer, Space Cruiser, Zarzon, T.T Mahjong, Space Seeker, Birdie King, Front Line, Jungle Boy, Jungle Hunt, and Jungle King

Specs

Name Electric Yo-Yo
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7698
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Monitor
Conversion Class Taito Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Electric Yo-Yo Bezel Image
Control Panel Electric Yo-Yo Control Panel Image

Game Play

Collect all the dots on a level while avoiding enemies. The dots are placed on the playfield in patterns that change from round to round. You move from dot to dot by moving the joystick in the direction you wish to go, which shoots out your Yo-Yo string which grabs onto the next dot in your line of fire. If you try to move in a direction where there is no dot to grab, you end up moving only a little bit. Certain dots sparkle and if you grab those dots you become immune from attack by the smaller enemies, but not the main enemy.

Electric Yo-Yo KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.38 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.00

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

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 3.00
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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Images

Cabinet Information

The game comes in a generic Taito cabinet that is brown on yellow. The marquee, monitor bezel art and control panel all have the Yo-Yo theme.

Conversion

The game uses the same boardset as Qix but has the addition of a coin processor board to prevent ROM swaps. A ROM hack exists to make the game run without the coin processor board, so there is a possibility that a conversion could be a straight ROM swap. Other games that run on nearly identical hardware are Zoo Keeper, Space Dungeon and Kram.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Electric Yo-Yo Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,348 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Electric Yo-Yo collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Electric Yo-Yo.

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

This game ranks a 2 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]

Fixes

If the original NiCad battery is still on the PCB, remove it and replace it with a 3.6v rechargable, mounted away the board. The 4116 video RAM ICs often fail and since they are becoming hard to find, they can be replaced with modified 4164's.

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 137; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 137; Color photo

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