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Break Thru Break Thru - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Break Thru - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Pilot a military vehicle, equipped with super jump capability, through enemy territory. You must traverse dangerous mountain passes, bomb-torn bridges, harsh jungle and fortified cities to rescue your PK430 aircraft.

Break Thru was produced by Data East in 1986.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Break Thru was produced include: Competition Golf, Boulder Dash DECO, B-Wings, Zero Target, Shootout, Western Express, Fire Trap, Darwin 4078, Baby In The Hole, and Express Raider


Name Break Thru
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7213
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Break Thru Control Panel Image
Side Art Break Thru Side Art Image

Break Thru KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.72 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.93

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 3.33
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 3.33

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 3.67
Graphics 3.33
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 3.33

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 Break Thru Census

There are 14,913 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,533 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,213 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Common - There are 36 known instances of this machine owned by Break Thru collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 29 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

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.

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



The board set consists of two 12.25 inch by 9 inch PCBs labeled DE-0230-2 and DE-0231-2. The main processor appears to be a 6809 with the sound processor being a 6809 as well. The sound ICs are Yamaha YM2203C and YM3526. The ROM label prefixes are DD.


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