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Units produced: Exidy
Controls/Input Device: Control(paddle)
Number of Players: 1
Acting Talent involved:
More Machine Details:
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Game Awards Nominations:
Game Awards Won:
Circus VGMuseum Game Endings
Circus on CAESAR
Circus high score and replay at MARP
Circus on datObase
MAME folder name: circus
Display: raster 248x256 @ 57.00Hz (57.00 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels
Emulated in MAME via driver circus.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 2; Savestate: unsupported
9000.1c with 512kb
9001.2c with 512kb
9002.3c with 512kb
9003.4c with 512kb
9004.1a with 512kb
9005.2a with 512kb
9006.3a with 512kb
9007.5a with 512kb
9008.6a with 512kb
9009.7a with 512kb
9010.8a with 512kb
9011.9a with 512kb
9012.14d with 512kb
- 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)
* FB Alpha
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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip
Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
Circus (c) 1977 Exidy.
POP! POP! POP! Pop the balloons and score points. A wall of yellow, green and blue balloons will appear at the top of the screen. You must pop balloons by catching a clown on the teeter-totter and bouncing him up to the balloons.
- TECHNICAL -
Circus came in an upright dedicated cabinet, and may have also been available in a cocktail configuration as well. Circus machines had white sides with red painted sideart of several balloons in flight. The front of the machine was decorated with a large ornate monitor bezel that also doubled as a marquee (or nameplate), this bezel showed several clowns in a circus scene and had the game title spelled out with multicolored balloons. The control panel was unadorned, save for an analog spinner and a start button. The whole machine was finished off in black t-molding. Once inside the machine, you can see that it uses a black and white monitor with a colored overlay (to make the balloons have color).
Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 705.562 Khz)
Sound Chips : Discrete circuitry
Screen orientation : Horizontal
Video resolution : 248 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 57.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2
Players : 2
Control : paddle
- TRIVIA -
Released in January 1977, Circus was one of the first games produced by Exidy that used a CPU (6502) to control the game logic instead of hand-crafted hard-coded logic circuits.
At least 13,000 units, possibly as many as 20,000, were produced.
A bootleg was made by Sub-Electro.
- SCORING -
Successful jump : 10 points
Popping Yellow Balloon : 20 points
Popping Green Balloon : 50 points
Popping Blue Balloon : 100 points
Bonus for Clearing Yellow Balloon Row : 200 points
Bonus for Clearing Green Balloon Row : 500 points
Bonus for Clearing Blue Balloon Row : 1,000 points plus free jump
- STAFF -
Designed and programmed by : Edward Valeau, Howell Ivy
- PORTS -
* Consoles :
Atari 2600 (1978)
* Computers :
Tandy Color Computer (1982, "Clowns & Balloons")
- CONTRIBUTE -
Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=464&o=2
Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
00000000 002C 0000000A FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives/Jumps
00000000 0038 00000080 FFFFFFFF Always get a free jump
00000001 0038 00000080 FFFFFFFF Get a free jump Now!
00000010 000B 00000009 FFFF09FF Never Hit The Ground
Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file