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Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Mr Do!, the clown, runs along a rollercoaster track, which loops around the screen, attempting to reach the goal. He must avoid on-coming cars moving down the track by climbing ladders. Pick up cherries and flags for additional bonuses. Played against the clock.

Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride was produced by Universal in 1984.

Universal released 52 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Universal was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Universal during the time period Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride was produced include: Eggs, Mr. Do! Vs. Unicorns, Mr. Do!'s Castle, Go Go Coaster, Mr. Do! (Yankee DO!), Adventure Mr. Do!, La Cible, Do! Run Run, Nova 2001, and Jumping Jack

Specs

Name Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride
Developer Universal (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8772
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Monitor
Conversion Class Universal
Game Specific Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Speed
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

The usual Do-series cherries are present, but are not used in the same way as other games. Collecting them just changes the 'prize' found at the goal. The prize can be one or two letters from EXTRA, or other items which just score points. When you reach the Goal, Mr. Do waves the flag there while the bonus counter is added to his score. Mr. Do does not have his power ball in this game, holding the button makes Mr. Do run faster along the track, and his bonus points go down quicker. When you collect all the EXTRA letters, another Mr. Do is awarded. There do not seem to be any intermissions between levels as in Mr. Do. The first level is a circus roller coaster. The other screens retain the roller coaster track but can be identified by the different obstacles on-screen. Level 2, pirate ship. Level 3, three elevators. Level 4, castle on screen. Level 5, multiple columns. Level 6, six rings. After this the levels repeat.

Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.09 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.85

Overall Like 3.50
Fun (Social) 0.50
Fun (Solo) 2.25
Collector Desire 2.50

Technical Rating: 3.27

Gameplay 3.25
Graphics 3.50
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 1.00

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 Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride Census

There are 14,769 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,481 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,607 machines (6,903 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 67 known instances of this machine owned by Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 13 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 48 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride.

This game ranks a 21 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.

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Technical

The printed circuit board is marked 8339A. The EPROMs are labeled W1-W10. A swap of the EPROMs and color PROM will give the Universal game Kick Rider.

Legacy

  1. Mr. Do!
  2. Mr. Do!'s Castle
  3. Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride
  4. Do! Run Run
  5. Neo Mr. Do!

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