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Clowns VIC-20 Instructions


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Clowns is a home computer port of the arcade game with the same name released by Bally/Midway in 1978. Gameplay share some similarities with Breakout, but this time the bricks has been replaced with balloons that you get points for popping. To reach the balloons at the top of the screen you have to move a seesaw under a jumping clown. This will launch away the clown already standing on the seesaw, hopefully towards the balloons.

Balloons comes in three different: yellow, green and blue. Yellow balloons are the easiest to reach, while the blue are the hardest. Therefore you also get more points for the harder to reach balloons. If you manage to clear all balloons of a color, you'll get bonus points. Balloons of that color will then be replenished. You have five jumpers to your disposal, and you will lose one every time you miss to catch the landing clown. Clearing all blue balloons will give you an extra jumper.

Clowns can be played by one or two players using paddles.


Clowns VIC-20 If you manage to pop all blue balloons, you'll get an extra life.
Clowns VIC-20 Game over
Clowns VIC-20 Reaching the blue balloons can be hard.
Clowns VIC-20 Sometimes your clown will bounce between different balloons.

Alternate Titles

  • "Springboard" -- UK Arcade title

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