Clowns (VIC-20)

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Gameplay in Clowns shares 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 Instructions
Clowns VIC-20 Reaching a yellow balloon.
Clowns VIC-20 Ouch, that must have hurt! Sometimes you simple aren't quick enough.

Alternate Titles

  • "Springboard" -- UK Arcade title

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Kabushi (143963) added Clowns (VIC-20) on Feb 10, 2007
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