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Cerberus Cerberus - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Players fly around attempting to pick up pods and return them to the central space station. Meanwhile, enemy tugs attempt to steal the pods, and enemy destroyers attempt to destroy the player's ship. Each player has unlimited lives; the game is over when all the pods have been stolen by the enemy.

Cerberus was produced by Cinematronics in 1985.

Cinematronics released 33 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1976. Cinematronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Cinematronics during the time period Cerberus was produced include: Express Delivery, Space Ace, World Series Baseball, Brix, Cosmic Chasm, World Series - The Season, Info-Mania / Reflex, Mayhem 2002, Power Play, and Baseball The Season



Name Cerberus
Developer Cinematronics (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7301
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Cinemat System
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Rotary: Analog
  • Buttons: 2 - Thrust|Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Cerberus KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This is the earliest known Cinemat game.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Cerberus Census

There are 14,832 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very rare - There is one known instance of this machine owned by an active member Cerberus collector. It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit).

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

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This game uses the standard Cinemat hardware: a Z80 driving the primary game, and a second Z80 to draw sprites. Sound is generated via an AY-8910 PSG audio chip and a DAC that reads samples from video memory.

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