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Sundance Sundance - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Sundance - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The goal of this timed game is to score as many points as possible by opening hatches to catch suns that bounce back and forth between two grids. By pressing the "Nova" button the player can also destroy the bouncing suns. As the play progresses the grids move closer together.

Sundance was produced by Cinematronics in 1979.

Cinematronics released 33 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. Cinematronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Cinematronics during the time period Sundance was produced include: Space Wars, Starhawk, Embargo, Flipper Ball, Tail Gunner, Armor Attack, Rip Off, Star Castle, and Boxing Bugs


Name Sundance
Developer Cinematronics (United States)
Year 1979
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9860
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
  • Orientation: Vertical
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class Cinematronics BW Vector
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: 9 - 123456789 3x3 matrix
  • Buttons: 1 - Nova
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Sundance KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.49 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.40

Overall Like 2.33
Fun (Social) 0.67
Fun (Solo) 2.33
Collector Desire 3.33

Technical Rating: 2.58

Gameplay 2.67
Graphics 2.33
Originality 3.33
Sound/Music 2.00

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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Cabinet Information

The most distinguishing feature of the cabinet (which otherwise is the same cabinet as that of Rip Off and Tailgunner) is the orange front plexi that gives the black and white monitor an orange tint. The side art, a drawing of suns bouncing between grids, was created by Timothy Skelly (he signed the artwork.) The front of the cabinet shows two suns shooting upward.


Barrier is the only other Cinematronics/Vectorbeam game to use the same monitor.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Sundance Census

There are 14,915 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,533 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,211 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 7 known instances of this machine owned by Sundance collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Sundance.

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 3 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: 73; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 73; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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