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Panic Park Panic Park - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Panic Park was produced by Namco in 1997 (circa).

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Panic Park was produced include: Bongo Monkey, Prime Goal EX, Kosodate Quiz My Angel, Dancing Eyes, Super World Stadium '96, Alpine Racer 2, Armadillo Racing, Downhill Bikers, Final Furlong, and Libero Grande


Name Panic Park
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1997 - 2000 (circa)
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8975
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Lever - 2-Way
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game consists of two modes: Interactive Story mode, and Panic King mode. Interactive Story mode is the main mode for the game which can consist of one or two players. The objective is to complete various challenges selected at random, which is also randomly picked in the difficulty level. You must succesfully complete the challenge to gain a success medal. The player with the most success medals at the end of all the rounds wins the game. Panic King mode selects a random mini-game which changes each month. It consists in a difficulty even higher than the highest story mode is capable of going. This mode is only one player, and the single challenge usually goes for an infinite amount of time until you fail, and you have two chances to try. Your highest score between the two tries gets entered into the monthly top 10.

Game Play

This game uses an unusual control scheme: a horizontal slot across the cabinet with a pair of handles, red and blue, swinging across it. One or two players grab a handle (the other can be locked at the far end for single-player) and play a series of six mini-games, with the difficulty changing based on how successful the player is. Despite this simple control system, there's a variety of challenges, built around controlling a human character on skates, such as: running along a zigzag platform, hopping between platforms, and bouncing on a rickety bridge. Because the two handles swing along the same slot, the two-player mode involves physically bumping the other player's handle, affecting their character as well.

Panic Park KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.78 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.80

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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The game's cabinet has various translated warnings, including a mention that one shouldn't play "while reeking of alcohol."

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Panic Park Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Panic Park collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 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 an extra Panic Park circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Panic Park.

This game ranks a 1 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]



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