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8 Ball Action 8 Ball Action - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

8 Ball Action - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A simulated pool game.

8 Ball Action was produced by Magic Electronics in 1984.

Magic Electronics released 7 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Magic Electronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Magic Electronics during the time period 8 Ball Action was produced include: Zygon, Eeek, Revenger '84, Porky, and Bull's Eye


Name 8 Ball Action
Developer Magic Electronics (United States)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6792
Class Wide Release
Genre Billiards/Pool
Conversion Class Nintendo Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel 8 Ball Action Control Panel Image
PCB 8 Ball Action PCB Image

Game Play

Use the joystick to move your aim dot around the table. Button causes ball to shoot at aim dot. Speed is determined by on-screen setting that changes between 3 speeds - Soft, Medium, Hard.

Each pocket has a point multiplier. Score for each made ball is determined by the ball number x the pocket multiplier x the round number.

You get three chances to make a ball before losing your turn. If you make a ball, you get another three chances to make another ball. A scratch causes a loss of turn.

8 Ball Action KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 1.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 1.00

Overall Like 1.00
Fun (Social) 1.00
Fun (Solo) 1.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 1.00

Gameplay 1.00
Graphics 1.00
Originality 1.00
Sound/Music 1.00

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 8 Ball Action Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 11 known instances of this machine owned by 8 Ball Action collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 10 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra 8 Ball Action circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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



This game was released as a conversion kit for Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, and Pac-Man boardsets.


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