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Buster Bros. Buster Bros. - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Buster Bros. - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

One or two players cooperatively destroy bouncing balls with a variety of weapons. The players may only fire up, but may move right and left, or up and down ladders. The large balls that have been shot split in two, creating smaller balls.

Buster Bros. was produced by Capcom in 1989.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Buster Bros. was produced include: F-1 Dream, CP System I, Daimakaimura, Capcom Bowling, Forgotten Worlds, Code Name: Viper, Area 88, Coors Light Bowling, Adventure Quiz Capcom World, and Capcom Baseball

Specs

Name Buster Bros.
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7249
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Buster Bros. KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Miscellaneous

This game is also known as Pang.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Buster Bros. Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 44 known instances of this machine owned by Buster Bros. collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 10 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 31 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Buster Bros. machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Buster Bros. circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 10 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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Flyers

Technical

The PCB has two audio controls: one adjusts the volume of explosions and the other sets the main volume.

Fixes

This game uses a "suicide battery" that, when it dies, will render the game inoperative. A hack exists to revive the game involving replacing the custom Z80 with a standard Z80, burning one or more new EPROMs and doing a bit of soldering.

Legacy

  1. Buster Bros.
  2. Super Buster Bros.
  3. Buster Buddies

Manuals

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Buster Bros Arcade Marquee 26"x8"

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Buster Bros Original Video Arcade Game Service Instruction Manual 1989

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