Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®

Kick Kick - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Kick - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Player controls a man on a unicycle who must catch or pop balloons with his pointy hat. Balloons that get by the player can be kicked back up in the air. Ghosts and Pac-Men can also be caught, but not bombs.

Kick was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1981.

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 Kick was produced include: Li'l Hoop Shot!, Extra Bases, Space Encounters, Space Invaders II, Rally-X, Bosconian, Gorf, Kick-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, and Ms. Pac-Man Plus


Name Kick
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8294
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class Midway MCR
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Roller: Optical (left, right only) - Left/Right movement only
  • Buttons: 1 - Kick
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini

Game Play

The game play is exactly the same as Kick Man.

Kick KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.16 (7 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.03

Overall Like 4.14
Fun (Social) 3.71
Fun (Solo) 4.14
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.29

Gameplay 4.14
Graphics 4.14
Originality 4.57
Sound/Music 4.29

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.

Log in to rate this game!

Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

On the first screen, if each balloon is kicked before it is popped, a bonus will be awarded.

More pictures


Kick was changed to KickMan after upright serial number 1600.

Cabinet Information

The cabinet is the same as KickMan (except for the marquee of course).


COPY OF: Kick Man

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Kick Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 74 known instances of this machine owned by Kick collectors who are active members. Of these, 62 of them are original dedicated machines. 11 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 8 active VAPS members with a Kick machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Kick circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 10 active VAPS members currently looking for Kick.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 13 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]


Capacitor CP34 was inserted backwards in some boards, causing them to break down.

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Kick Videogame machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Midway Manufacturing Co. for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


Ebay Compatible Application

Gottlieb EM Pinball Hole Kick Out Assembly (Eject Arm Switch Coil A-5194)

Auction ends in: 4 weeks, 7 hours


Mortal Kombat Extra Buttons Auxiliary Kick Harness Arcade Adapter

Auction ends in: 6 days, 5 hours


CPS1 to Mortal Kombat 1 Kick Harness Adapter Midway Arcade

Auction ends in: 5 days, 2 hours


Ninja Baseball Bat Man 3/4 Player Auxiliary Kick Harness Arcade Batman

Auction ends in: 1 week, 4 days


CPS1 Kick Harness

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 2 days


Konami 3/4 Player Auxiliary Kick Harness Arcade Turtles Simpsons Xmen

Auction ends in: 1 week, 3 days



  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library