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Cabal Cabal - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Cabal - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Viewed from behind, you stand behind a wall for shielding and must fend off attacking troops and tanks etc. using your gun and grenades. At the end of each level, all the buildings collapse and you run off up the road to the next stage.

Cabal was produced by TAD Corporation in 1988.

TAD Corporation released 5 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1988. TAD Corporation was based in United States.

Other machines made by TAD Corporation during the time period Cabal was produced include: JuJu Densetsu, Toki, Blood Bros., and Heated Barrel


Name Cabal
Developer TAD Corporation (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7252
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Cabal Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Cabal Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Buttons: 2 - FireGrenade
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Cabal Control Panel Image

Game Play

Almost anything can be destroyed if you fire enough bullets or grenades at the objects. Some of the power-up weapons are formidable. Shooting unusual characters, pigs, bushes etc. will yield extra weapons.

Cabal KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.98 (6 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.27

Overall Like 3.67
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.17
Collector Desire 1.83

Technical Rating: 2.63

Gameplay 3.17
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.00
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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Licensed to Fabtek for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Cabal Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 161 known instances of this machine owned by Cabal collectors who are active members. Of these, 21 of them are original dedicated machines. 22 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 118 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 8 active VAPS members with a Cabal machines for sale. There are 10 active VAPS members with a Cabal circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Cabal.

This game ranks a 46 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 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]



The joystick version is JAMMA not sure about trackball version and had a small module that fitted into a socket to allow the use of a joystick. Possibly the two versions are interchangeable by the use of this module. This game seems to have been produced in the early days of the JAMMA standard, and in order to get the third button, TAD used the TEST and SERVICE connectors to act as the inputs. Often there will be a wire soldered from these points to the now standard button 3 contact on the JAMMA edge connector.


  1. Cabal
  2. Blood Bros.


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