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Amidar Amidar - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Amidar - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Your character moves on a screen full of boxes. Either collect dots or paint all the paths to fill in the boxes, avoiding the chasing Amidars and Trackers. A bonus screen appears after each completed level.

Amidar was produced by Konami in 1981.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Amidar was produced include: Space War (Leijac), Space King, Block Game, 600, Jungler, Scramble, Super Cobra, and Tactician


Name Amidar
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6883
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Konami Classic
Game Specific Amidar Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Amidar Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game has two sequences for each level. In the first sequence, you are a gorilla trying to draw boxes and you are being pursued by savages. During the second sequence, you play a paint roller trying to paint squares while being pursued by pigs.

Game Play

On even-numbered levels, your character is a gorilla on odd-numbered levels, it is a paint roller and the Amidars are savages and pigs, respectively. Filling the four corner boxes of the screen gives you a short time to chase the Amidars and score extra points. You also have a jump button that causes all the enemies to jump, allowing you to escape from a close situation. You start with three "jumps" on every level. In between levels, there is a chance to earn 5000 bonus points. Here, a pig moves across the top of the screen. By pushing the jump button, the pig traces a path across the boxes towards the bottom of the screen. If the savage or pig reaches a bunch of bananas, the bonus is awarded. The game has infuriatingly catchy music.

Amidar KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.25 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.54

Overall Like 3.67
Fun (Social) 1.00
Fun (Solo) 3.33
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.11

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 2.33
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 1.00

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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One bootleg version was called Amigo.



VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Amidar Census

There are 14,944 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,544 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,327 machines (6,937 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 96 known instances of this machine owned by Amidar collectors who are active members. Of these, 27 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. 66 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 Amidar machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Amidar circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 32 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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