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Alien Arena Alien Arena - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Alien Arena - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Keep opponent from getting to your base while at the same time you go for his. Various nasties and weapons are formed by picking up colored dots scattered around the screen.

Alien Arena was produced by Duncan Brown software in 1985.

Duncan Brown software released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Duncan Brown software was based in United States.

Other machines made by Duncan Brown software during the time period Alien Arena was produced include:

Specs

Name Alien Arena
Developer Duncan Brown software (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6850
Class Wide Release
Genre Other
Monitor
Conversion Class Williams
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Place|Flush
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Single screen of play is divided down the center with a barrier down the middle that you can eventually cross. The object is to get the other player's base. You can protect your base with mines and objects that freeze your opponent's movements and attack with various characters including something called a "Spazmataz".

Alien Arena KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.20 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.40

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

Technical Rating: 3.00

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 4.00
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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Trivia

The software for this game was written by Duncan Brown and runs on a Williams Robotron/Joust-type board set.

Cabinet Information

Duncan did make a prototype cabinet for this game out of a standard Williams Robotron: 2084/Joust cabinet.

Conversion

This is a ROM-SWAP for a Robotron: 2084/Joust board set. The sound EPROM for the game is Robotron: 2084's sound EPROM. In order for the game to run, the watchdog must be disabled on the boardset. There is a solder pad about three rows over from the clock on the CPU board. Cut this pad, and the watchdog will be disabled.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Alien Arena 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).

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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