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The object of the game is to guide a skydiver from a travelling plane to a like-colored ground target. The player must watch the wind speed and direction and judge the target position, plane speed, and duration of freefall before pulling the rip cord. After that, the player must guide the skydiver onto the target by moving the rip cord control either left or right.

Skydiver was produced by Atari in 1978.

Atari released 136 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Skydiver was produced include: Airborne Avenger, Catch, Destroyer, Boxing, Dominos, Orbit, Fire Truck, Sky Raider, Avalanche, and Smokey Joe


Name Skydiver
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1978
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9580
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Standard Resolution
  • Color: Black and White with a Color Overlay
  • The monitor bezel is blue plexiglass.

Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Rip Cord Parachute Handles
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

The skydiver jumps from the plane whenever the player pushed the Jump button. The skydiver's parachute is opened when the rip cord is pulled. The rip cord control can be moved either left or right to help guide the diver on to the correct landing pad.

Points are scored for successfully landing on the target. The target point score is determined by the lenghth of freefall -- the longer the fall, the larger the point score. A double bonus score is awarded for spelling "SKYDIVER".

Skydiver KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.12 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.85

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.25
Fun (Solo) 3.75
Collector Desire 3.25

Technical Rating: 2.95

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 2.40

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 Skydiver Census

There are 14,748 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,472 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,455 machines (6,894 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 14 known instances of this machine owned by Skydiver collectors who are active members. Of these, 11 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 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 Skydiver machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 9 active VAPS members currently looking for Skydiver.

This game ranks a 6 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 64; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 64; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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