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Badlands Badlands - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Badlands - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


An animated laserdisc game that takes place in the Old West. You must help a bounty hunter named Buck avenge the death of his family by killing every outlaw involved, including their leader.

Badlands was produced by Konami in 1984.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Badlands was produced include: Venus, Track & Field, Roc'n Rope, Mega Zone, Juno First, Antarctic Adventure, Circus Charlie, Comic Bakery, Hyper Olympic '84, and Hyper Sports


Name Badlands
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 6992
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Badlands Pinout
External Device LDP - Pioneer LD-V1000 (with different EPROM)
Dipswitch Settings

Badlands Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Badlands Side Art Image

Game Play

A gang of ruthless outlaws, lead by a murderous madman called Landolf, have killed Bucks wife and children and it is up to you to help Buck avenge their deaths. Buck wants to accomplish his goal by killing every last one of the outlaws until all of them, including Landolf, are dead. Landolfs accomplices are Doug, Hawk, Mary, Bull, Riston, The Pac Brothers nothing to do with IPacManI, Lloyd, Smith and Gas.PYou must find and meet each of those outlaws in a showdown. You start out in the local town and venture through the Western wilderness to find and gun down those murderers. On part of your quest you enter a cave full of bats and then when you emerge on the other side, you will be in a primitive jungle with dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters. There is also a scene where you approach a cabin where a young maiden will come out and then suddenly transform into a mystical monster. In another scene, you will approach the skeleton of Farmer John.PPress the fire button to shoot any enemy or deadly object that comes toward you on the screen. You must shoot an outlaw before he shoots Buck, but do not shoot the outlaw before he draws or it will cause Buck to get hanged or jailed. You must also shoot any dangerous animals or objects that approach Buck. If you shoot any innocent people or animals, it will cause Buck to get hanged or jailed. If Buck gets hanged or jailed for any of those misdoings, one life will be deducted for the offense. Shooting any other enemy before they attack can also cause Buck to be hanged or jailed.PThere are all kinds of strange death scenes that can occur if you do not shoot fast enough. Examples of these are Buck getting split into two halves by a flying tomahawk axe, a rattlesnake entwining itself around Buck and his horse, a scorpion giving Buck a funny haircut, etc. Short intermissions follow the death scenes. Example scenes include Buck all bandaged up, walking with a crutch, where the end of the crutch gets shot off and Buck, again bandaged up, waving a Red Cross flag while being carried on a stretcher by a short and tall cowboy. If all lives are lost, there will be a scene where Buck will turn into an angel and go to heaven and the game will end. If Buck makes it all the way to the final showdown with Landolf, you must shoot Landolf as soon as the coin hits the ground. If you kill Landolf, Buck will have his familys death avenged and he will ride off into the sunset.

Badlands KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.60 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 4.00
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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Badlands Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 18 known instances of this machine owned by Badlands collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines. 11 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 Badlands circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 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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