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Akka Arrh Akka Arrh - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Akka Arrh - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A space shooter where you must defend your spaceship from approaching enemies and prevent them from building a cannon. The game has two main views. One shows the overall area where you electrify zones with your cursor to destroy enemies and the other is a zoomed-in view of the center of the play area.

Akka Arrh was produced by Atari in 1982.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Akka Arrh was produced include: Neutron Star, Tempest Tubes, Tempest, Triangle, Maze Invaders, Gravitar, Kangaroo, Black Widow, Fast Freddie, and Atari Force Liberator


Name Akka Arrh
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6838
Class Prototype
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Akka Arrh Control Panel Image
PCB Akka Arrh PCB Image

Game Introduction

This game was originally called "Target Outpost." It was market tested in 1982, but was deemed too complicated for the average player. The sound effects are very "Pokey" sounding, much like those heard in Missile Command.

Akka Arrh KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.38 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.40

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.50
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 3.67
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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The game was designed by the team of Mike Hally and Dave Ralston. The title is an acronym for "Also Known As Another Ralston Hally production." Only two of these prototype games exist.

Cabinet Information

The game is housed in a uniquely shaped cabinet with a curved/round marquee containing small Atari logos on each side. Chase lights cycle around the monitor bezel.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Akka Arrh Census

There are 14,817 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,868 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Akka Arrh collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Akka Arrh.

This game ranks a 1 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]

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright (alternate)
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright

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