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Astyanax The Astyanax The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Astyanax The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A side-scrolling platform game where you control a character named Astyanax. You fight various monsters and demons to reach the end of the game.

Astyanax The was produced by Jaleco in 1989.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 19. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Astyanax The was produced include: Kazan, Kick Off, Iga Ninjyutsuden: Itsushin no Kaku, Legend Of Makai, Makai Densetsu, Jitsuryoku!! Pro Yakyuu, Lord Of King, The, Plus Alpha, Hachoo!, and Counter Force


Name Astyanax The
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6952
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Astyanax The Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - WeaponJumpMagic
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Astyanax The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.88 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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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This machine can easily be converted to any two-player JAMMA game that requires three buttons or less.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Astyanax The 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).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Astyanax The collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 8 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 Astyanax The circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 3 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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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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The Astyanax Video Arcade Game Instruction Manual, Jaleco 1989

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