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An area-based space shooter. The ship firing pattern may be changed with the select button.

Blast Off was produced by Namco in 1989.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Blast Off was produced include: Baraduke II - Bakutotsu Kijyutei, World Stadium, World Court, Winning Run, Splatterhouse, Burning Force, Dangerous Seed, Dirt Fox, Finest Hour, and Four Trax

Blast Off
Blast Off


Name Blast Off
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7143
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco System 1 - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Select
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Blast Off KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Blast Off Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 5 known instances of this machine owned by Blast Off collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 4 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 Blast Off circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 1 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]



The game's hardware is a Namco System 1 board. It uses a three 6809 processors, a 63701 MCU, and many custom ICs. For sound it uses a Namco 8 channel stereo wavedata PSG, a YM3012 DAC, and a YM2151 FM sound chip.


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