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Challenger Challenger - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Challenger - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Challenger was produced by Centuri in 1981.

Centuri released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Centuri was based in United States.

Other machines made by Centuri during the time period Challenger was produced include: Eagle, Killer Comet, Phoenix, Battle Station, Pit, The, Pleiades, Route 16, Vanguard, and Loco-Motion


Name Challenger
Developer Centuri (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7305
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Dipswitch Settings

Challenger Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 3 - FireSuper BombWarp
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Challenger Bezel Image
Control Panel Challenger Control Panel Image
Side Art Challenger Side Art Image

Game Introduction

Destroy the asteroids to clear the stage. Shoot or avoid the enemies that are harrassing you.

Unlike other Space Invaders-type games from the same era, this game allowed you to be oriented at the top of the screen as well as the bottom.

Game Play

Pressing Warp will transpose you to the top or bottom of the screen. A blue vehicle of some sort will come out during a wave with a number in it. Docking with it once it has stopped moving will give you a bonus as the number goes down towards zero.

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

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 Challenger Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 20 known instances of this machine owned by Challenger collectors who are active members. Of these, 17 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Challenger.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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]



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