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Astro Fighter Astro Fighter - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Astro Fighter - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Standard scrolling/shooting game with five waves of enemies that proceed down the screen. The addition of a fuel limitation adds to the urgency of the game, requiring that you eliminate all of each wave of enemies in order to make it to the final level with enough fuel.

Astro Fighter was produced by Sega/Gremlin/Data East in 1980.

Sega/Gremlin/Data East released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Sega/Gremlin/Data East was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega/Gremlin/Data East during the time period Astro Fighter was produced include:


Name Astro Fighter
Developer Sega/Gremlin/Data East (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6947
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Astro Fighter Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Astro Fighter Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Missile
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini - Lowboy
Instructions Astro Fighter Instructions Image
Control Panel Astro Fighter Control Panel Image

Astro Fighter KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.78 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.13

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.67
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.42

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.00
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 2.67

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 Astro Fighter Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 67 known instances of this machine owned by Astro Fighter collectors who are active members. Of these, 52 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. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Astro Fighter machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Astro Fighter circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Astro Fighter.

This game ranks a 20 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 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: 91; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 91; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Gremlin / Sega - 1980 Astro Fighter - Owners Manual 420-0410 Or 0411

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ASTRO FIGHTER GREMLIN 23 7/8-6 '' arcade video game sign marquee OF67

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Flyer DATA EAST ASTRO FIGHTER Game advertisement original see pic

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1979 Data East Astro Fighter I/O pcb DE-0025B-1. Untested.

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Auction Results

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 57.50 57.50
All Years 1 57.50 57.50


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