Cirqus Voltaire (Bally, 1997)

Cirqus Voltaire

Cirqus Voltaire

Cirqus Voltaire is a 1997 pinball game, designed by John Popadiuk and released by Midway Games (under the Bally label).

The theme involves the player performing many different marvels in order to join the circus. Some of the captivating features include a neon light running along the right-hand ramp, a pop bumper that rises up from the middle of the playfield at certain times, and a mini-playfield at the top of the center ramp with a magnet to catch the ball for locking.

The most notable feature is the Ringmaster, a head that rises at certain times and makes jokes against the player.

Some have likened the ringmaster (who is not all 'he' appears to be) to Batman's The Joker voiced by Mark Hamill.

The production number was in the low 2000s and only less than a 1000 are thought to have survived and the sample machines are even rarer and offer quite a different design including a thin faced ringmaster.

The machine topper are purple scrolls and the neon is available in any colour you can imagine including a tricolour modification. There is also a purple angry ringmaster wide head available.

Some owners have added popular mods relevent to the gameplay including Simba the circus jaguar , a real back box bell and an LED interactive menagerie ball.

The game is beloved by owners the world over and a worthy addition to any collection.

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Design team



Game details

876
Bally Manufacturing Co.
October 1997
Solid state
Williams WPC-95
2,704 produced
$6570 - $7630
Normal
Dot Matrix
4
2
2
4
#4059
Unknown


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Game quote

"Hey, what did you call my mother?"

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Pinside rating

This game has received 614 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.365 out of 10.

8.365

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #22 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


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Recent Pinsider scores

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on Cirqus Voltaire
23,465,220
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on Cirqus Voltaire
28,613,910
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on Cirqus Voltaire
122,412,740
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on Cirqus Voltaire
213,200,000
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on Cirqus Voltaire
25,850,335
LuxZ
on Cirqus Voltaire
105,698,000


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