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Teeter Torture

Teeter Torture - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Teeter Torture was produced by Exidy in 1982.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Teeter Torture was produced include: Venture, Mouse Trap, Tail Gunner II, Spectar, Bandido, Victory, Victory Banana, Snapper, Pepper II, and Hard Hat


Name Teeter Torture
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10662
Class Wide Release
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Teeter Torture PCB Image

Game Play

You use a spinning controller to move a rolling cannon left and right atop a teeter totter, shooting at little monsters above. The teeter totter sits on a barrel of TNT, which is connected to detonators on either side of the screen. If the teeter totter falls too far to either side, the TNT explodes and you lose a life. The monsters begin dropping down towards you if they hit you, you also lose a life. If you fail to shoot them, they hook into the teeter toter, weighing it down (and increasing the chance that the TNT will explode).

Occasionally, starting at Level 2, a little flashing box appears floating on the playfield. If you shoot it, you instantly advance to the next level.

Teeter Torture KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.78 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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

Teeter Torture is a game that has rather mysterious origins. Only a single cabinet has even been found for it (fortunately it has been making regular appearances at the California Extreme show for a number of years). For years there was even confusion as to whether it was an Exidy-produced prototype or some bootleg running on the Exidy hardware.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Teeter Torture Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,514 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,994 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Teeter Torture collector. It is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Teeter Torture.

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]


The original ROM images for Teeter Torture (c) 1982 Exidy have been made available for free, non-commercial use. Authorization from H.R. Kaufmann, president of Xidy.

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