Kick (video game)
Arcade cabinet (side view)
|Cabinet||Standard upright, cabaret, and cocktail|
|Arcade system||Midway MCR-I|
Kick is an action arcade game where the player controls a clown on a unicycle, catching falling balloons and Pac-Man characters on the clown's hat. The game was later renamed to Kick Man. It uses the Midway Cart Rack arcade system.
The player moves a character to catch falling objects (balloons and Pac-Man icons). The character can also kick an object into the air to attempt to catch it again. The player loses a life for each object the character misses. Kick also has a bonus stage.
Electronic Games wrote in 1983 that the game had been unsuccessful despite "top-notch background graphics and special sounds for effects. Can you imagine a game featuring Pac-Man that didn't make it? Kick Man is it." The Commodore 64 version was somewhat better received, gaining a Certificate of Merit in the category of "1984 Best Arcade-to-Home Video Game/Computer Game Translation" at the 5th annual Arkie Awards.:29
- Pearl, Rick (June 1983). "Closet Classics". Electronic Games. p. 82. Retrieved 6 January 2015.
- Kunkel, Bill; Katz, Arnie (February 1984). "Arcade Alley: The 1984 Arcade Awards, Part II". Video (Reese Communications) 7 (11): 28–29. ISSN 0147-8907.