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This game is a police car race through the streets of San Fransico with lots of jumps, on the stepped streets, and 90 degree turns. The cabinets can be linked together for multiplayer racing.

Cisco Heat was produced by Jaleco in 1990.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Cisco Heat was produced include: Hachoo!, Astyanax The, Lord Of King, The, Jitsuryoku!! Pro Yakyuu, Jaleco Rally Big Run: The Supreme 4WD Challenge, Alien Command, Phantasm, Tetris Plus, Rod-Land, and Big Run


Name Cisco Heat
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7343
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel with Force Feedback
  • Pedals: 2
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The game is almost like a cross between Monaco GP and OutRun, though probably not as good as either title. It includes some multiple routes as well as a map screen showing which was taken and how far you progressed. The landmarks (Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, stepped streets, the Street Cars, etc.) make you want to see the game to the finish. The 90 degree turns and up/down streets are done with some fairly 'guessy' maths (it's only a sprite scaler) so objects move around unnaturally at certain points in the game.

Game Play

Race through the Streets of San Fransico against other police cars. Each section must be completed within a certain time limit. At various points different routes can be chosen through the city. All the other cars on the road are police crusiers, although not all of them are in the race. The cars you are actually racing against have yellow 'flasher' lights. A continue feature is selectable from a DIP switch setting on the game board.

Cisco Heat KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.16 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.50
Collector Desire 1.50

Technical Rating: 3.13

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 2.50
Sound/Music 3.00

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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Cabinet Information

The cabinet is decorated with large police badges and lots of red, white and blue.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Cisco Heat Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,389 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 17 known instances of this machine owned by Cisco Heat collectors who are active members. Of these, 9 of them are original dedicated machines. 8 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 Cisco Heat.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The accelerator switch is fairly unsturdy and likely to break.


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