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Alpine Ski Alpine Ski - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Alpine Ski - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Maneuver a skier through a downhill ski course, a slalom course, and a ski jumping competition.

Alpine Ski was produced by Taito in 1981.

Taito released 487 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Alpine Ski was produced include: Tri-Attacker, Speed Race CL-5, Moon Cresta, Defender, Western Gun, Part II, Colony 7, Fitter, Frog & Spiders, Grand Champion, and Marine Date


Name Alpine Ski
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6871
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class Taito Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Speed
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 260 lbs
Control Panel Alpine Ski Control Panel Image

Game Play

In Alpine Ski, the real enjoyment of skiing is presented by lifelike Down Hill Skiing, Slalom Racing and Ski Jump Competition. The object of the game is to skillfully maneuver your skier around snowmobiles, beginning skiers, and other obstacles in order to gain the highest amount of points. More advanced players will be able to move on to the slalom course and the jump competition. The speed of the skier can be controlled by depressing or releasing the button. Skiing down the slope successfully allows a player the chance to challenge the slalom course. Be careful not to knock down any poles or you will receive a penalty. Completion of the slalom course allows your skier to go onto the ski jump. In the jump competition, use the RADAR found on the upper portion of the screen to maximize the distance of the jump for bonus points. Playing time is increased when the player reaches the specified bonus level.

Alpine Ski KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.03 (6 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.68

Overall Like 4.80
Fun (Social) 4.40
Fun (Solo) 4.80
Collector Desire 4.60

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.20
Originality 4.80
Sound/Music 4.80

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Alpine Ski Census

There are 14,769 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,481 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,607 machines (6,903 unique titles).

Common - There are 39 known instances of this machine owned by Alpine Ski collectors who are active members. Of these, 25 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 11 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Alpine Ski machines for sale.

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

This game ranks a 11 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 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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