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Apache 3 Apache 3 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Apache 3 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You control a yellow helicopter shooting at enemy helicopters and tanks.

Apache 3 was produced by Tatsumi in 1988.

Tatsumi released 9 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Tatsumi was based in United States.

Other machines made by Tatsumi during the time period Apache 3 was produced include: Gray Out, Speed Buggy Buggy Boy, Buggy Boy, TX-1 V8, Cycle Warriors, Super Delta Force, and Big Fight - Big Trouble in the Atlantic Ocean


Name Apache 3
Developer Tatsumi (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6893
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Apache 3 PCB Image

Game Introduction

In control of a chopper, you must fly through various terrains, shooting down enemy choppers as they appear, and rescue hostages by picking them up. Most sequences go forward with a behind view, and some are sideways scrolling.

Apache 3 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

The upright game is housed in a Chase H.Q.-style cabinet.


Chase H.Q. will also work in this cabinet, with a new control unit.


The monitor bezel instructions state: "You are piloting a heavily-armed helicopter through enemy territory. Your mission is to destroy enemy bases and rescue captured soldiers. You must complete your mission in each stage in order to proceed to the next stage."

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Apache 3 Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Apache 3 collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 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 Apache 3 circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 1 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]



The game relies heavily on SNES type MODE7 effects.


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