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Combat Combat - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Combat - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A shooting game with a military motif. The player uses a gun, mounted to the cabinet, to protect allies from a variety of dangers while attempting to break through and conquer enemy lines and get promoted to a higher rank from Private to General Of The Army and be awarded a campaign medal.

Combat was produced by Exidy in 1985.

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 Combat was produced include: Cheyenne, Bristles, Astro Chase, Flip And Flop, Boulder Dash, Vertigo, Chiller, Clay Pigeon, Top Gunner, and 0077


Name Combat
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7372
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Exidy Crossbow
Dipswitch Settings

Combat Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# 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

Game Introduction

The game has various stages and settings which have military battlegrounds. The object is to protect your allies from attacks by enemy forces until they make it safely to the other side of the screen. Your allies are marked in yellow and the enemies are marked in red.

After your allies have broken through and conquered the enemy lines, you will get promoted to a higher rank and be awarded a campaign medal. Each rank is indicated by both a title and insignia. The rank you start with is Private one chevron, followed by Corporal two chevrons, Sergeant three chevrons, Second Lieutenant gold bar, First Lieutenant silver bar, Captain two silver bars, Major gold oak leaf, Lieutenant Colonel silver oak leaf, full Colonel eagle, Brigadier General one star, Major General two stars, Lieutenant General three stars, full General four stars and, of course, General Of The Army five stars.

During the demo, there is a screen that features a Godzilla character attacking a city with the army trying to stop him.

Game Play

When you begin the game, a globe of the world spins around displaying different stages, each with enemy lines that must be broken through and conquered. To select a stage, you must shoot the location of the world that is highlighted in red. The stages include cities, fields, mountains, depots, jungles, oceans and skies.

Your allies will either be bazookamen, infantrymen, battleships, submarines, jeeps, tanks or bomber planes. You will have a maximum of five allies at the beginning of the game. During each stage you must protect your allies from attacks by enemy craft such as planes, helicopters, tanks, ships, cannons and other military attackers. You need at least one of your allies to successfully make it across the enemy lines in order to complete the stage and that area will be highlighted in yellow. After that, you will be able to proceed on to another stage of your choice.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Combat Census

There are 14,909 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 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Combat collectors who are active members. Of these, 11 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Combat machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Combat.

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]


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