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Back Fire Back Fire - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

A classic horizontal shoot-em-up. The main weapon can be powered-up to provide faster and more powerful shots. Weapons such as lightning or three-way shots appear as power-ups.

Back Fire was produced by Tecmo in 1988.

Tecmo released 63 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Tecmo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tecmo during the time period Back Fire was produced include: American Football, Gemini Wing, Tecmo Bowl, Rygar (PlayChoice), Argos No Senshi - Legendary Warrior, Tecmo Bowl II, Silk Worm, Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Ryukenden, and Shadow Warriors

Specs

Name Back Fire
Developer Tecmo (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6988
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

There are 18 levels to complete the game. If you use a credit to continue in levels 14 through 18, you will start back at level 13.

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

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Conversion

This game might be a prequel to the classic Silk Worm since the backgrounds are exactly the same in both games. Silk Worm, however, allows two people to play simultaneously while Back Fire only lets people alternate turns.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Back Fire Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Back Fire collectors who are active members. Of these, 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 Back Fire 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]

Technical

DIP switch 8 on SW2 allows a no-collision game (you cannot die!) but you cannot collect special weapons power-ups either.

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