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Trivial Pursuit Trivial Pursuit - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Pick one of four characters like the Red Baron to walk around the board, answering trivia questions. Based on the board game and has the same rules.

Trivial Pursuit was produced by Bally Sente in 1984.

Bally Sente released 23 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Bally Sente was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Sente during the time period Trivial Pursuit was produced include: Chicken Shift, Snacks 'n Jaxson, Goalie Ghost, Hat Trick, and Trivial Pursuit Young Player's Edition



Name Trivial Pursuit
Developer Bally Sente (United States)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10199
Class Wide Release
Genre Trivia/Quiz
Development Team
Conversion Class Bally Sente
Dipswitch Settings

Trivial Pursuit Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Backlit Buttons: 1 - Incorrect
  • Backlit Buttons: 1 - Correct
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail

Trivial Pursuit KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.63 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 4.00
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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There are six known versions of this game:

  • Genus I
  • Genus II
  • All-Star Sports
  • Baby Boomer
  • Young Players
  • Spanish version

Bally and Sente must have been quite busy developing these games since they were all released within a year of each other!

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Trivial Pursuit Census

There are 14,952 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,357 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Trivial Pursuit collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 2 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 Trivial Pursuit machine for sale.

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

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.

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



  1. Trivial Pursuit
  2. Trivial Pursuit All Star Sports Edition
  3. Trivial Pursuit Young Player's Edition

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 195; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 195; Color photo

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