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Battle Gear Battle Gear - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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An excellent driving game from Taito that was released in Japan only.

Battle Gear was produced by Taito in 1998.

Taito released 487 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Battle Gear was produced include: G Darius Ver.2, Side By Side 2, Puchi Carat, Pop, Magical Date - Sotsugyo Kokuhaku Daisakusen, Land Maker, Psychic Force 2012, Puzzle Bobble 4, Raycrisis, and Taito GNET System


Name Battle Gear
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7044
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A racing game that features 6 Japanese Car Manufacturers: Honda, Mazda, Subaru, Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi.

Game Play

There are 3 types of cars: CLASS A, B, and C. Cars include favorites such as the Mazda RX-7 FD, Mitsubishi Evo 3,4, and 5, Toyota Supra, Nissan Skyline GT-R, Honda NSX, and Suburu Impreza WRX. An Initial D inspired Toyota Trueno is also available.

Battle Gear KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.63 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

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

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
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 Battle Gear Census

There are 14,748 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,472 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,455 machines (6,894 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Battle Gear collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 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 Battle Gear circuit board for sale.

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

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The game features LAN interface where 4 players can challenge each other.

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