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Battle Lane Vol. 5 Battle Lane Vol. 5 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Battle Lane Vol. 5 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A six-stage game where you ride a motorcycle and shoot at enemy vehicles. Enter the enemy's base and destroy their secret weapon. Pick up bazookas for extra fire power.

Battle Lane Vol. 5 was produced by Taito in 1986.

Taito released 486 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 Lane Vol. 5 was produced include: Lady Master of Kung Fu, Typhoon Gal, Super Dead Heat, Onna Sanshirou, Metal Soldier Isaac 2, Alcon, Arkanoid, Big Event Golf, Bobble Bobble, and Bubble Bobble


Name Battle Lane Vol. 5
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7047
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Data East Classic
Game Specific Battle Lane Vol. 5 Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Battle Lane Vol. 5 Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireMissile
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Battle Lane Vol. 5 PCB Image

Game Play

The fate of the country hangs in the balance. Break through the enemy checkpoints using your machine gun, bazooka and driving skill. Pick up more bazookas five missiles each along the road. Finally, enter the enemy base and destroy their secret weapon.

The game has five checkpoints with the base coming after the fifth checkpoint. Each wall is broken with five missiles.

Hint: shoot seven to ten defenders before trying for the wall.

Battle Lane Vol. 5 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.33 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
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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The actual licensing of the game went from Taito to Tecmo who further licensed the title to Romstar. This was a common distribution technique for games which were perceived as being "second tier" or less when compared to "hit" games. The game is still great fun and is, unfortunately, underappreciated.


Romstar licensed the game from Taito of America for distribution. The game's design is obviously that of Data East including it's pinout so Taito of America must have purchased the rights to the game from Data East of Japan.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Battle Lane Vol. 5 Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Battle Lane Vol. 5 collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 14 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Battle Lane Vol. 5 circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Battle Lane Vol. 5 circuit board set.

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.

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



Although the chipsets and pinouts may resemble the Data East layout two 6809 CPUs, the design internally is rather Machivellian. It seems almost like it was created by a hardware designer who did not like software programmers!


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