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Armor Attack Armor Attack - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Armor Attack - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The game offers a bird's eye view of a war-torn city, the jeep you are driving, and the tanks and helicopters you are trying to destroy. It uses a black and white vector monitor and a color overlay.

Armor Attack was produced by Cinematronics in 1980.

Cinematronics released 33 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. Cinematronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Cinematronics during the time period Armor Attack was produced include: Sundance, Tail Gunner, Space Wars, Starhawk, Embargo, Rip Off, Star Castle, Solar Quest, Boxing Bugs, and Jack The Giantkiller


Name Armor Attack
Developer Cinematronics (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6925
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Black and White with a Color Overlay
Conversion Class Cinematronics BW Vector
Dipswitch Settings

Armor Attack Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - ForwardFire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Control Panel Armor Attack Control Panel Image

Armor Attack KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.57 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.10

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.65

Gameplay 4.75
Graphics 4.50
Originality 4.25
Sound/Music 3.20

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 Armor Attack Census

There are 14,753 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 112 known instances of this machine owned by Armor Attack collectors who are active members. Of these, 104 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Armor Attack machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 8 active VAPS members currently looking for Armor Attack.

This game ranks a 37 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 12 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 116; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 116; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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2016 1 402.50 402.50
All Years 1 402.50 402.50


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