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Ajax Ajax - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Ajax - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Using your helicopter/jet fighter, destroy both air and ground enemies with your machine guns and missiles. Use your Super Weapon to nuke all bad guys. Fight boss aircraft at the end of each level.

Ajax was produced by Konami in 1987.

Konami released 433 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Ajax was produced include: Sonic Le Mans 24, Wizz Quiz, WEC Le Mans 24, Top Gunner, Tokushu Butai Jackal, Battlantis, Black Panther, Blades Of Steel, Boot Camp, and City Bomber


Name Ajax
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6837
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Machine Gun|Missile|Super Weapon
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Ajax Instructions Image
PCB Ajax PCB Image

Game Play

A basic vertical shooter. Use your helicopter/jet to destroy enemies both in the air and on the ground using machine guns and missiles.

Destroy the red enemies and collect the power-up capsule. The letter on the capsule determines which enhancement is available:

  • V - Vulcan: Rapid bullets can be fired in the directions controlled.
  • B - Bomb: Air-to-ground missiles will have extra power.
  • 3 - 3-Way: Fire bullets straight forward, straight right and left
  • T - Triple: Bullets spread three ways in front.
  • L - Laser: Radiate double laser

Destroy the red enemy formation and collect an "O" power-up capsule for extra firing power.

Ajax KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.78 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.80

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

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.33
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.67

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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Cabinet Information

This kit is often seen in converted Gorf cabinets.


This game is also known as Typhoon.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ajax Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Common - There are 36 known instances of this machine owned by Ajax collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 24 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Ajax machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Ajax circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Ajax.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 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]



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