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Cheyenne Cheyenne - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Cheyenne - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A shooting game, with a western motif. The player uses a gun (mounted to the cabinet) to escort the sheriff through a variety of dangers, gathering bounty for capturing criminals.

Cheyenne was produced by Exidy in 1984.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Cheyenne was produced include: Fax, Fax 2, Crossbow, Whirly Bucket, Catch 22, Astro Chase, Boulder Dash, Bristles, Flip And Flop, and Combat


Name Cheyenne
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7325
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Exidy Crossbow
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - rounded concave lower sides
  • Upright/Standard - straight lower front sides
PCB Cheyenne PCB Image

Game Play

In this game, you must protect lawman Buster Badshot from some of the most wanted outlaws in the West. Each level has three or more stages that can be chosen in any order by simply shooting the hanging picture. These stages are set in places like saloons, mines, deserts, forests, ghost towns, graveyards and canyons. After all the stages have been completed, you move on to a bonus target practice stage where if all the objects are hit within the time limit, you are awarded a Bonus Buster. At the conclusion of the bonus stage, you increase levels where new stages await.

On each stage, Buster Badshot will encounter many perils and be attacked by a variety of enemies as he travels. You must shoot any attacker or object that will harm him. Objects that are shot or thrown include bullets, knives, arrows, shovels, cannonballs and bombs. The wild animals that attack include coyotes, bats, buffalos, wildcats, beavers, bears, wolves, skunks, raccoons, birds and rats. Other perils include ghosts, falling boulders, floating twigs and runaway mining cars.

The gangs of outlaws are comprised of cowboys, women, Indians, hillbillies, Mexican bandidos or various mixtures of these. The sizes of the gangs range in size from two to four members and each carries a unique name like "The Petticoat Floozies" (Slu Foot Sue, Elvira and Lotta Love), "The Dalton Gang" (Big John Dalton and Emmet Dalton), "The Apache Braves" (Buffalo Breath, Running Bull, Geronimo and Running Nose), "The Banditos" (Lu Ren, Pancho Mancho and Cisco Disco), "The Pawnee Tribe" (Crazy Horse, Falling Rock, Flying Arrow and Bloody Hawk) and so on. Gang members are different from the other characters on the screen since their colors flash, but each must be shot (captured) in order to complete the stage. After the entire gang is captured, the stage's introductory screen will be shown again with iron bars being placed over the wanted poster of each outlaw while the red word "Paid" is stamped over the reward on each wanted poster. From here, you return to the main screen containing the pictures of the remaining stages.

The rewards for captured outlaws starts at $100, goes to $250 and then increases by $250 ($100, $250, $500, $750, $1000 ...). In the mine stages, shoot the dynamite in the wall for $5000. Between stages, if you shoot the picture that says "Deposit Gold", the bounty you've earned will be multiplied by the number of levels you've completed and then added to your score. The longer you wait to cash in your gold, the larger your bonus will be. Bonus Busters are awarded at various point levels throughout the game.

Cheyenne KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.63 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
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

Holding down the Start button at powerup will bring up configuration screen.

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These games were installed in Royal Video cabinets.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Cheyenne 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 67 known instances of this machine owned by Cheyenne collectors who are active members. Of these, 63 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. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Cheyenne machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Cheyenne circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 9 active VAPS members currently looking for Cheyenne.

This game ranks a 19 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 12 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 180; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 180; Color photo

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