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Wacko Wacko - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Wacko - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Kapt'n Krooz'r "kroozes" around the landscape and inside caves shooting monsters and avoiding collisions. Shoot two matching monsters in succession to make them disappear. On higher levels, shooting unmatched monsters creates "mutants".

Wacko was produced by Bally Midway in 1983.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Wacko was produced include: Baby Pac-Man, Blue Print, Bump 'n Jump, BurgerTime, Earth Friend, Domino Man, Discs Of Tron, Grand Slam (4 player version), Gold Ball, and E2088

Specs

Name Wacko
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10390
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class Midway MCR II
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Controls
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right) - Zap
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Wacko Control Panel Image
Side Art Wacko Side Art Image

Game Play

Kapt'n Krooz'r must destroy all monsters on each level to proceed to the next. There are six different monsters to destroy on each level and they include blue lizardmen, black-robed space vampires, yellow two-headed dragons, brown mudmen and red man-monsters.

On later levels, Kapt'n Krooz'r must zap like monsters in sequence or they will become mismatched and he will have to zap the monsters again to unmix them. Each pair of zapped monsters will then turn into babies. Once they have been zapped, the babies will turn into eggs and the eggs will turn into bats.

Kapt'n Krooz'r must zap all the monsters and whatever they each become until they are all destroyed. After that, the player will proceed on to the next level.

Wacko KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.43 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.60

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

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.00
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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Trivia

Kapt'n Krooz'r" starred in a later game by Bally/Midway called Kozmik Krooz'r.

Cabinet Information

Wacko has a uniquely designed cabinet -- the marquee and control panel are angled! Instead of being the same height on both sides, the right side of the cabinet is about three inches lower than the left-hand side.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Wacko Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 78 known instances of this machine owned by Wacko collectors who are active members. Of these, 75 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 are 3 active VAPS members with a Wacko machines for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 13 active VAPS members currently looking for Wacko.

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 20 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]

Flyers

Legacy

  1. Wacko
  2. Kozmik Krooz'r

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 154; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 154; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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