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Colony 7 Colony 7 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Colony 7 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Defend Colony 7 from alien attack by using two ion-cannons that fire an exploding shot which knocks out targets near its detonation zone, an eradicator rocket that acts as a "Smartbomb" which clears the entire screen, and an ion shield which provides temporary safety (blasted away by alien fire).

Colony 7 was produced by Taito in 1981.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Colony 7 was produced include: Tri-Attacker, Speed Race CL-5, Moon Cresta, Defender, Western Gun, Part II, Alpine Ski, Fitter, Frog & Spiders, Grand Champion, and Marine Date

Specs

Name Colony 7
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7367
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
Side Art Colony 7 Side Art Image

Game Play

Extended weaponry gives the players weapons a greater area of destruction, and requires additional coins. Game is very similar in play to both Pleiads (first screen) as far as general theme goes, and Missile Command as far as actual gameplay (using a joystick, versus a trackball, and only one button to fire from two guns, versus three buttons for three bases).

Colony 7 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Images

Cabinet Information

The cabinet is pretty bland and rather large.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Colony 7 Census

There are 14,908 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,187 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 14 known instances of this machine owned by Colony 7 collectors who are active members. Of these, 11 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 Colony 7.

This game ranks a 4 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]

Flyers

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 104; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 104; Color photo

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