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A breakout-style ball-and-paddle game with a grid of sixteen widely-spaced blocks and pockets along the top and side edges of the playfield. Hitting a block once removes it, earns points, and bounces the ball. Hitting a pocket earns points and holds the ball for a moment.Hardware architecture is discrete digital logic chips with no microprocessor paddle control is purely analog. Cabinet includes a two-tone doorbell chime for bonus sound effects.

Ricochet was produced by Nutting Associates in 1976.

Nutting Associates released 15 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1968. Nutting Associates was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nutting Associates during the time period Ricochet was produced include: Wimbledon, Table Tennis, Watergate Caper, Computer Space 2 Player, Missile Radar, and Electradice


Name Ricochet
Developer Nutting Associates (United States)
Year 1976
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 13131
Class Wide Release
Genre Ball and Paddle
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Instructions Ricochet Instructions Image
Control Panel Ricochet Control Panel Image
PCB Ricochet PCB Image

Ricochet KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ricochet Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Ricochet collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Ricochet machines for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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