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Alien Syndrome Alien Syndrome - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Alien Syndrome - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Travel to several alien-infested space stations to rescue children. Defeat the end boss before returning to your ship. Pick up a variety of weapons to help you eliminate your foes.

Alien Syndrome was produced by Sega in 1986.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Alien Syndrome was produced include: Champion Pro Wrestling, Teddy Boy Blues, Space Harrier, Sega Ninja, Repulse, Action Fighter, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, Body Slam, Dump Matsumoto, and Dunk Shot


Name Alien Syndrome
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6857
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Sega System 16
Game Specific Alien Syndrome Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Alien Syndrome Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Shoot
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Alien Syndrome Side Art Image
PCB Alien Syndrome PCB Image

Alien Syndrome KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.76 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.70

Overall Like 2.50
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 2.50
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 2.50

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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Alien Syndrome was sold in a dedicated cabinet by Sega, but was also sold as a conversion kit by Sun Corporation of America licensed by Sega. The following are the specifics for the conversion kit:

  • The marquee looks the same as the dedicated cabinet marquee, except that the word "SEGA" was replaced by "Licensed from SEGA", and "Sun Corporation of America" was added to the top. Additionally, the marquee is dated "C 1987 SEGA ENTERPRISES, INC USA".
  • The bezel is paper and says "Sun Corporation of America" across the top.
  • On the control panel, the overlay looks the same as the one used for Quartet 2, except that it is purple instead of red and the control panel stickers are the same purple as the overlay. The Shoot button stickers are gray and the buttons themselves are black. The Player 1 and Player 2 start buttons are white.


The boardsets are dated 1986.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Alien Syndrome Census

There are 14,831 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / 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 Common - There are 60 known instances of this machine owned by Alien Syndrome collectors who are active members. Of these, 26 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 32 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 Alien Syndrome circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 6 active VAPS members currently looking for Alien Syndrome. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Alien Syndrome circuit board set.

This game ranks a 19 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 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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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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