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Hard Hat Hard Hat - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Carpenter is chased by hammers and whirlwinds through a grid of scaffolding. Carpenter moves scaffolding to move letters and spell "EXIDY" and "HARD HAT". Puzzle/logic game.

Hard Hat was produced by Exidy in 1982.

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 Hard Hat was produced include: Venture, Mouse Trap, Tail Gunner II, Spectar, Bandido, Teeter Torture, Victory Banana, Snapper, Victory, and Pepper II


Name Hard Hat
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8075
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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Hard Hat KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.49 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.48

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 3.25
Fun (Solo) 3.60
Collector Desire 4.50

Technical Rating: 4.13

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.50
Sound/Music 3.50

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 Hard Hat Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Hard Hat collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Hard Hat. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Hard Hat 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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