Lost In Translation/Clowns

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Clowns control panel.
Manufacturer Midway
Released 1978
Main CPU 8080 (@ 1.997 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) Discrete
Raster (Horizontal)
260 x 224 pixels
59.54 Hz
Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 6 ROMs
6,144 bytes (6.00 KiB)
MAME ID clowns · clowns1

About The Game

Clowns is an arcade video game that has players bounce clowns off 'see-saw' to break rows of balloons for high score and bonus jumps.


Released in January 1978.

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

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


  • 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

Cabinet and Artwork


Commodore 64 (1983)

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.