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Boot Hill Boot Hill - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Two player monochrome western gunfight overlaid via mirror onto back-lit plastic background.

Boot Hill was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1977.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Boot Hill was produced include: Tornado Baseball, Datsun 280 Zzzap dup, Sea Wolf, 280 ZZZAP, Amazing Maze, Guided Missile, Double Play, Laguna Racer, Desert Gun, and Checkmate


Name Boot Hill
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7193
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Raster: Standard Resolution
  • Color: Black and White
  • The image is mirrored. The back drop is lit with a blacklight.

Conversion Class Midway 8080
Dipswitch Settings

Boot Hill Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Boot Hill Bezel Image

Boot Hill KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.65 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

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

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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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This game, among other early video and non-video arcade games, were featured briefly in George Romero's horror movie classic "Dawn of the Dead" 1977, the direct sequel to "Night of the Living Dead" 1968. The scene, occouring about halfway through the film, features four survivors of a zombie holocaust who are seeking refuge from hordes of the walking dead in a giant shopping mall, which just happens to have an arcade. The version of Boot Hill played in the movie seems to be without the backdrop.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Boot Hill Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 58 known instances of this machine owned by Boot Hill collectors who are active members. Of these, 55 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 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 a Boot Hill machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Boot Hill.

This game ranks a 14 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 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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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 49; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 49; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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