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Clowns (rev. 2)

| 1978
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Units produced: Midway
Controls/Input Device: Control(paddle)
Number of Players: 1
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MAME folder name: clowns

Display: raster 260x224 @ 59.54Hz (59.54 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver mw8080bw.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: imperfect; Color: good
Palette size: 0; Savestate: supported

Roms:
c2.cpu with 1024kb
sha1:61eebb319ee3a6be598b764b295c18a93a953c1e crc:154d129a
d2.cpu with 1024kb
sha1:6051c0a2e81d6e975e82c2d48d0e52dc0d4723e3 crc:d61b5b47
e2.cpu with 1024kb
sha1:8aad486a72d148d8b03e7bec4c12abd14e425c5f crc:9e506a36
f2.cpu with 1024kb
sha1:ef39211493393e97284a08eea63be0757643ac88 crc:00757962
g2.cpu with 1024kb
sha1:72b681ca9ef23d820fdd297cc417932aecc9677b crc:676c934b
h2.cpu with 1024kb
sha1:997aee1e3669daa1d8169b4e103d04baaab8ea8d crc:ff4432eb
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


WIP:

- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.


LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)


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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip


Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Clowns (c) 1978 Midway.

Players bounce clowns off 'see-saw' to break rows of balloons for high score and bonus jumps.

- TECHNICAL -

Upright cabinet
Midway No. 630

Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 256 x 224 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 2
Control : paddle

- TRIVIA -

Clowns was released in January 1978.

Also released as "Clowns [Cocktail Table model]".

This game is known in UK as "Springboard" (licensed to Subelectro).

David Nelson holds the official record for this game with 61,390 points on June 1, 2004.

- SCORING -

Successful jump : 10 points
Popping Balloon in bottom row: 20 points
Popping Balloon in middle row : 50 points
Popping Balloon in top row : 100 points
Bonus for Clearing Bottom Balloon Row : 200 points
Bonus for Clearing Middle Balloon Row : 500 points
Bonus for Clearing Top Balloon Row : 1,000 points

- PORTS -

* Computers :
Commodore C64 (1983)

- CONTRIBUTE -

Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=478&o=2


Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 2010 00000009 FFFFFFFF Infinite Jumps

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file
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