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Star Trax

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Description

A game of the type having a large number of balls, the number of ball is adjustable but defaults at 800 per round with 3 rounds per game,a set of targets responsive to contact with the balls, and a scoring mechanism for keeping a score associated with contact between the balls and the targets further includes a tiltable rebound surface. A ball pump raises the balls to the top of the cabinet and discharges the balls from the output to cause the balls to fall in space onto the rebound surface. A user controlled steering mechanism is coupled to the rebound surface to allow a user to tilt the rebound surface as the balls fall onto the rebound surface in order to direct the balls that bounce off of the rebound surface against selected ones of the targets. The game was developed with the help of Williams Electronics. It uses the Williams system 11 pinball boards and was programed by Ed Suchocki.I was told by the game designer that the game tested very well but there was a change of management at Taito and the project was scrapped. See Patent Number 5,044,639 Date of Patent Sep. 3, 1991. Krell Development for Taito America Corporation

Star Trax was produced by Taito in 1991.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Star Trax was produced include: Yuuyu no Quiz de GO!GO!, Quiz Torimonochou, Derby Queen, Ashita No Joe, Honey Pit, Metal Black, Power Blade, Pu-Li-Ru-La, Racing Beat, and Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III

Specs

Name Star Trax
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Arcade
KLOV/MOG # 18644
Sub-Type Shooter
Class Prototype
Genre Skill
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Star Trax Side Art Image

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Star Trax KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 5.00
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 Star Trax Census

There are 14,832 members of the Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very rare - There are no known instances of this game owned by one of our active members.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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