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Carnevil Carnevil - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Carnevil - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


An undead theme park rises from an old graveyard when a token is placed in the mouth of the tomb of a jester. Battle your way through four gore-packed levels and battle many horrifying creatures such as killer mimes, zombies, Barney the dinosaur wannabes and many more.

Carnevil was produced by Midway Games in 1999.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period Carnevil was produced include: Touch Master 4000, Bio Freaks, Hyperdrive, Touch Master 5000, NFL Blitz '99, NBA Showtime - NBA On NBC, NFL Blitz 2000, Cruis'n Exotica, Invasion, and Hydro Thunder


Name Carnevil
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 1999
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7285
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
External Device HDD - Lucent Quantum 40-pin ribbon
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Gun: Optical - Small pump-action shotgun
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - Deluxe/Showcase
  • Upright/Standard - Deluxe/Showcase
Side Art Carnevil Side Art Image

Game Introduction

At the beginning of the game, there are three selectable levels: Haunted House, Rickety Park, and Freak Show. You must make it past these first three levels before you can advance to the final level.

Game Play

Blast a variety of attacking enemies with your shotgun. Point the gun off screen or cock the gun to reload.

Carnevil KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.98 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 4.33
Fun (Solo) 3.67
Collector Desire 4.33

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 3.67
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.33
Sound/Music 4.00

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

There is a horrible lack of rapid fire with this machine and I have found the only way to overcome the slow shooting is to rapidly cock the gun as you hammer the trigger. It may hurt your arms after a while but it is worth it.

To see party hats and Afros at the stage-select screen, choose the Haunted House stage then pump the shotgun five times before the stage starts. You will see that the zombies and other characters will have crazy hats and even afros on their heads!

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Carnevil Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 147 known instances of this machine owned by Carnevil collectors who are active members. Of these, 112 of them are original dedicated machines. 16 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 18 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 15 active VAPS members with a Carnevil machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Carnevil circuit board for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 20 active VAPS members currently looking for Carnevil. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for Carnevil boards sets.

This game ranks a 22 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 27 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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The game uses the 3DFX graphics chip for video processing.


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright (39 Inch Screen)
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright (generic cabinet)
  3. 3D Model (External): Environmental
  4. 3D Model (External): Upright

See the game at:

This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Bit Bar 278 Derby St, Salem Massachusetts United States 1

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 6 287.50 282.71
2016 3 345.00 316.25
2017 4 349.50 392.25
2018 1 590.00 590.00
All Years 14 345.00 343.14


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