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Barrier Barrier - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Barrier - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The player attempts to reach the top of the grid without being hit by the computer enemies. When the top is reached, you scroll 'around' to the bottom and begin again.

Barrier was produced by Vectorbeam in 1978.

Vectorbeam released 5 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Vectorbeam was based in United States.

Other machines made by Vectorbeam during the time period Barrier was produced include: Space War, Speed Freak, Scramble, and Warrior


Name Barrier
Developer Vectorbeam (United States)
Year 1978
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7018
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
  • Orientation: Vertical
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Black and White
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Buttons: Directional (up, down, left, right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Barrier KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.48 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.70

Overall Like 2.50
Fun (Social) 2.50
Fun (Solo) 2.50
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 2.25

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 2.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 1.50

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 Barrier Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 9 known instances of this machine owned by Barrier collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Barrier.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 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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