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Chiller Chiller - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Chiller - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Shooting game with horror/torture motif. Player uses the mounted gun to try and hit a specified number of targets within a given time limit. There are four basic scenes, plus two types of "bonus" levels.

Chiller was produced by Exidy in 1986.

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 Chiller was produced include: Combat, Vertigo, Cheyenne, Astro Chase, Boulder Dash, Clay Pigeon, Top Gunner, 0077, Top Secret, and Crackshot

Specs

Name Chiller
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7328
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class Exidy Crossbow
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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Game Introduction

The game's four basic screens are a vice/guillotine room (or torture chamber), rack room (with a river of blood), haunted house hallway, and graveyard. Between each level there is a slot-machine bonus screen, where one tries to match up 3 identical characters by shooting the fast-moving scrollers. If all of the levels are completed successfully, a target-practice bonus round ensues, wherein one tries to shoot various objects (decapitated heads, etc) that move at increasingly faster rates.

Game Play

Inaccurate shooting is punished by a faster rate of time decay. The game is generally considered quite gory, perhaps not by Mortal Kombat standards, but certainly for its time. The player is supposed to shoot apart people's body parts (exposing bones and blood, and resulting in realistic-sounding shrieks of horror). Various special situations are created as well. For example, shooting the edge of torture racks, to pull human targets apart into two pieces, or shooting the handle of a guillotine in order to drop the blade across someone's neck.

Chiller KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.36 (9 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.26

Overall Like 3.67
Fun (Social) 2.13
Fun (Solo) 3.38
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.20

Gameplay 3.38
Graphics 3.22
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 2.67

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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Cabinet Information

This game is housed within a large black cabinet approx. 77 inches tall at the highest point that is shaped somewhat like a coffin. Exidy is written on the sides in white letters. The control panel is a mix of green, purple and blue that depicts a graveyard scene with decapitated heads and the like.

Conversion

Supposedly, converting this boardset to other Exidy shooting series games such as ICrossbowI and ICheyenneI can be done by swapping ROMs and exchanging the 74LS368 at position A1 on the audio board with a 74LS367.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Chiller Census

There are 14,769 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,481 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,607 machines (6,903 unique titles).

Common - There are 35 known instances of this machine owned by Chiller collectors who are active members. Of these, 29 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions 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.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Chiller machine for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 14 active VAPS members currently looking for Chiller.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 25 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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Technical

The Exidy shooters generally used large number of EPROMs in order to create the smoothflowing graphics and moving characters.

Manuals

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Chiller Arcade Marquee/Sign (26" x 8")

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