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Aztarac Aztarac - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Aztarac - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Color vector space game where the player pilots a ship, defending the Starbase from attacking alien ships. The ship's flight direction and firing is controlled by a joystick with a trigger similar to Gorf. Firing direction is controlled by a spinner. The ship stays at the center of the screen while scrolling in a large playfield in eight directions.

Aztarac was produced by Centuri in 1983.

Centuri released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Centuri was based in United States.

Other machines made by Centuri during the time period Aztarac was produced include: Tunnel Hunt, Loco-Motion, Time Pilot, Pleiades, Pit, The, and Munch Mobile


Name Aztarac
Developer Centuri (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6981
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Spinning the spinner at a high rate during parts of the attract-mode will result in the programmer's name (Tim Stryker) appearing in approx. three inch letters across the center of the screen.



It has been said that only 500 units were built. Actual production run quantities are unknown. The designer/programmer Tim Stryker later went on to found Galacticomm ( Tim committed suicide in the hills of Colorodo in October of 1996 for unknown reasons. A biography containing additional info can be found at

Cabinet Information

The monitor bezel has a large circular convex section approximately twelve inches in diameter.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Aztarac Census

There are 14,948 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,545 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,379 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 12 known instances of this machine owned by Aztarac collectors who are active members. Of these, 11 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - Popular - There are 11 active VAPS members currently looking for Aztarac.

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.

This game ranks a 15 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]



The game logic uses a 68000 processor and has a Z80 for sound generation. Like Atari's Quantum, this game has solid shapes in the display. This game uses a Wells Gardner 19K6401 High Resolution Color XY Monitor.


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 155; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 155; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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