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Smokey Joe Smokey Joe - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Smokey Joe - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The player drives a fire engine through a maze of streets, avoiding parked cars.

Smokey Joe was produced by Atari in 1978.

Atari released 137 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 Smokey Joe was produced include: Airborne Avenger, Catch, Destroyer, Boxing, Dominos, Orbit, Fire Truck, Sky Raider, Avalanche, and Skydiver


Name Smokey Joe
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1978
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9593
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Atari B&W Raster
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Buttons: 1 - Horn
  • Pedals: 1 - Accelerator
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Smokey Joe Bezel Image

Game Introduction

This game is the one-player version of Fire Truck.

Smokey Joe KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 1.92 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 1.50

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 2.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 2.00
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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COPY OF: Fire Truck

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Smokey Joe Census

There are 14,965 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,552 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,380 machines (6,942 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Smokey Joe collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Smokey Joe.

This game ranks a 3 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]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 65; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 65; Color photo

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