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Assault Assault - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Assault - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Player's tank must obliterate 11 waves of enemy vehicles in mountain and city terrains. Top view rotates around tank, keeping orientation upward. Jump on lift pads to rise above landscape and drop devastating nukes.

Assault was produced by Atari Games in 1988.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Assault was produced include: Xybots, A.P.B., Atari R.B.I. Baseball, Blasteroids, RBI Baseball, Vindicators, Cyberball, Tetris, Vindicators Part II, and Toobin'


Name Assault
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6934
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco System 2 JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right) with trigger - Fire
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right) with trigger - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Assault Control Panel Image
PCB Assault PCB Image

Assault KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.59 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 3.80
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.40

Technical Rating: 3.58

Gameplay 4.20
Graphics 3.20
Originality 3.80
Sound/Music 3.25

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Finish a level with 0 seconds left and you will get credit for the maximum time on a level. On some levels this can be worth an extra 17,000 points!



This game used special hardware for bitmap scaling and rotations.

Cabinet Information

The game cabinet is very narrow in width, similar in style to that of Toobin'.


The PCB edge connector is JAMMA with some normally unused pins assigned to the second joystick. Watch those pins if you try a conversion!


LICENSED: Namco to Atari.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Assault Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 120 known instances of this machine owned by Assault collectors who are active members. Of these, 102 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 15 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 8 active VAPS members with a Assault machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Assault circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 17 active VAPS members currently looking for Assault.

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 23 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]



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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 2 416.88 416.88
2018 1 575.00 575.00
All Years 3 488.75 469.58


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