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Zzyzzyxx - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Move vertically through the gaps in a field of horizontally-moving bricks, collecting a sufficient amount of gifts to make Lola happy. Avoid contact with Rattifers who chase you and seek to destroy you. Bonus objects allow you to imprison Rattifers inside of bricks.

Zzyzzyxx was produced by Cinematronics in 1982.

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 Zzyzzyxx was produced include: Boxing Bugs, Solar Quest, Armor Attack, Rip Off, Star Castle, Freeze, Jack The Giantkiller, War Of The Worlds, Brix, and Cosmic Chasm


Name Zzyzzyxx
Developer Cinematronics (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10547
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down)
  • Buttons: 1 - Make Brick
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

You move the hero character up and down the screen gathering gifts for Lola. There are rows of blocks that move either left or right and you can move your character into an empty spot. There are also enemies that move into the spaces who are trying to catch you. If you press the "Make Brick" button, the space you are in will be filled in with a brick and you will be safe from enemies for a short period of time -- until the next empty space passes by. After you've gathered enough gifts to make Lola happy, she will whistle and you can move to her spot.

Zzyzzyxx KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.20 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

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

Technical Rating: 3.67

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
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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Cabinet Information

The game is housed in a generic black cabinet. The front glass has a picture of the player character and the girl, Lola.


The game is also known as Brix.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Zzyzzyxx Census

There are 14,817 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,868 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Zzyzzyxx collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Zzyzzyxx. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Zzyzzyxx circuit board set.

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]


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