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S.A.M.I. - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


SAMI (surface to air missile interceptor) uses mirrors and reflections to achieve its effects. Inside is a plastic terrain and a plastic model tank which is supposed to be you. A little light moves across the screen as your crosshair. Missiles which are holograms that you shoot at are two dimensional and are displayed from a projector onto another screen down front and reflected up with a mirror.

S.A.M.I. was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1970.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period S.A.M.I. was produced include: Golden Arm, Sea Raider, Whirly Bird, Fantastic, Dog Fight, Sportsman, Invaders from Outer Space, Flying Carpet, Sea Raider, and Sea Devil


Name S.A.M.I.
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1970 - 1975
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 5190
Class Wide Release
Genre Unknown
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art S.A.M.I. Side Art Image

S.A.M.I. KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.78 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op S.A.M.I. Census

There are 14,896 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Common - There are 23 known instances of this machine owned by S.A.M.I. collectors who are active members. Of these, 23 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a S.A.M.I. machines for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for S.A.M.I..

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade 1 Historical Guide to Arcade Machines Vol. 1 Bueschel (ISBN 086667-051-3) Page: 292; Black and white photo
  2. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 107; Color photo

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