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Arbalester Arbalester - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Arbalester - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A vertical airplane shooter From Seta.

Arbalester was produced by Seta in 1989.

Seta released 12 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1988. Seta was based in United States.

Other machines made by Seta during the time period Arbalester was produced include: Twin Eagle, Castle Of Dragon, Meta Fox, U.S. Classic, Thunder & Lightning, and Super Eagle Shot


Name Arbalester
Developer Seta (United States)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6902
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Arbalester Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Arbalester KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.50 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.50

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) -1.00
Collector Desire -1.00

Technical Rating: 0.00

Gameplay -1.00
Graphics -1.00
Originality -1.00
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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Licenced to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Arbalester Census

There are 14,748 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,472 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,455 machines (6,894 unique titles).

Common - There are 23 known instances of this machine owned by Arbalester collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 21 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 Arbalester circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 5 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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ARBALESTER - 1989 Seta - Guaranteed Working jamma Arcade PCB

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