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Jump Bug Jump Bug - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Jump Bug - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The player controls a VW Beetle that jumps through eight scenarios collecting money and jewels. Shoot or avoid the enemies.

Jump Bug was produced by Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. in 1981.

Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. released 259 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1928. Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. during the time period Jump Bug was produced include: 480 techna jukebox, 464, Model 460 Music Jukebox, 450, 448, Fantasy, Warp Warp, Demon, Eyes, and Mermaid


Name Jump Bug
Developer Rock-Ola Mfg. Corp. (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8250
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Jump Bug Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Jump Bug Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Jump Bug KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.46 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.32

Overall Like 3.80
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 3.80
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.60

Gameplay 3.80
Graphics 3.40
Originality 3.60
Sound/Music 3.60

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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Manufactured under license from Hoei Corp.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Jump Bug Census

There are 14,830 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 45 known instances of this machine owned by Jump Bug collectors who are active members. Of these, 27 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 17 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Jump Bug circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Jump Bug.

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: 141; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 141; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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