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Off The Wall Off The Wall - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Off The Wall - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


One or two players bust through blocks in various formations using a paddle and ball, trying to reach an exit located in the center of the blocks in order to advance to the next wave. There are glowing blocks which give you "Power Ups" Xextra ball, Ccatch ball, I invinciball, S slow ball, B bigger paddle, F firepower which allows you to shoot blocks with a gun located in the center of your paddle. You get points for busting blocks, but get more bonus points for blocks left when you reach the exit.

Off The Wall was produced by Atari Games in 1991.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Off The Wall was produced include: Gumball Rally, Pit-Fighter, Hydra, Race Drivin', Rampart, Road Riot 4WD, Steel Talons, Marble Madness 2 Marble Man, Race Drivin Panorama, and BMX Heat


Name Off The Wall
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8910
Class Wide Release
Genre Ball and Paddle
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
  • Buttons: 2 - StartAction
  • Rotary: Analog - UpDown
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Off The Wall Instructions Image
Side Art Off The Wall Side Art Image

Game Introduction

This game expands upon the classic Breakout theme in several ways. There are many levels with unique variations, such as new blocks parachuting in to replace the blocks which you just busted, barrier blocks that cannot be busted, moving blocks, and objects which can deflect or place spin upon the ball. If you keep the ball in play long enough, the ball splits in two. In the two-player mode, you only get points when the ball color matches your paddle color. The ball color is determined by the last paddle to hit the ball.

Game Play

This game adds enough twists to the classic Breakout to make for very interesting gameplay. When the game ends you can continue where you left off by adding additional credits, but your score at the end of a multiple credit game is determined by dividing your points by the number of credits played.

Off The Wall KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Off The Wall Census

There are 14,848 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Common - There are 28 known instances of this machine owned by Off The Wall collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 15 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Off The Wall machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Off The Wall circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Off The Wall.

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 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]



This game can be set up for three players with a larger control panel and a third set of controls. Atari Games also released a version with joysticks in place of the rotary controls. The buttons are the same in either version.

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