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Area 88 Area 88 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Area 88 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The game is a military, side-scrolling shooter. Great graphics and music.

Area 88 was produced by Capcom in 1989.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Area 88 was produced include: F-1 Dream, CP System I, Daimakaimura, Capcom Bowling, Forgotten Worlds, Buster Bros., Code Name: Viper, Coors Light Bowling, Adventure Quiz Capcom World, and Capcom Baseball


Name Area 88
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6910
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Area 88 PCB Image

Game Play

As you play Area 88, you shoot down enemies to score points as well as money, which is used to buy special weapons. You can also buy a different jet to pilot which affects speed, gun power, and which special weapons you can get.

When you get hit, your jet goes into a "danger" state. If hit again while "danger" is on, you'll lose a life. The "danger" state wears off after a moment. Every time you get hit, you lose a small amount of fuel. If your fuel gauge is empty, the "danger" state does not wear off.

Power ups can be picked up to get extra cash, increase your main gun's power, refill your special weapons ammo, and restore your fuel gauge.

Area 88 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Based on the Japanese manga comic book "Area 88," available in English from Viz Comics.


The game is also known as U.N. Squadron.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Area 88 Census

There are 14,832 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 23 known instances of this machine owned by Area 88 collectors who are active members. Of these, 23 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 4 active VAPS members looking for Area 88 boards sets.

This game ranks a 4 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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