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Alpha 1 Alpha 1 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Alpha 1 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You Major Havoc must search out enemy space stations: defeat their space defenses, dock with the mothership and then destroy each robot infested mothership by setting off the reactor.

Alpha 1 was produced by Atari in 1983.

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 Alpha 1 was produced include: Fast Freddie, Gravitar, Dig Dug, Black Widow, Akka Arrh, Arabian, Cloak & Dagger, Cloud 9, Crystal Castles, and Firebeast aka Dragon Master


Name Alpha 1
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6865
Class Prototype
Genre Platform
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class Atari Color Vector
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 2 - Jump/FireShield
  • Roller: Optical (left, right only)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Alpha 1 PCB Image

Alpha 1 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

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

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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This title was an early prototype of the game Major Havoc. The game was originally called Tollian Web by the designer but this name was never really attached to the game outside of Atari. Apparently the name Alpha 1 was tacked onto the game for play testing. The titles of the game were as follows: Tollian Web -> Alpha 1 -> Rex Havoc -> Major Havoc



VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Alpha 1 Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Alpha 1 collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Alpha 1 circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Alpha 1.

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]

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