Game Classification

Clean Sweep Ramtek, Ramtek, 1974  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old / 25 to 35 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Clean Sweep Clean Sweep is an obscure early videogame designed by Howell Ivey in 1974.

Players try to erase a field of dots by directing a bouncing ball with a joystick-controlled paddle that is moved horizontally across the bottom of the screen. Each time the ball passes over a dot, the dot gets erased and the player gets a point. If he erases all the dots, he scores a "clean sweep" and can win a free game.

Though Clean Sweep is clearly a variation around the popular pong theme of the time, this game looks more like a mix between Breakout (destroy everything up there with your paddle) and Pac-Man (eat all the dots), but ... many years in advance!!! Breakout was released in 1976 and Pac-Man in 1980. [source:]

Clean Sweep is a very original game for the time, which must have inspired other designers/manufacturers.

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Arcade