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Combat School Combat School - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Combat School - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A military training-like game with various actvities like an obstacle course and firing ranges.

Combat School was produced by Konami in 1987.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Combat School was produced include: Sonic Le Mans 24, Wizz Quiz, WEC Le Mans 24, Top Gunner, Tokushu Butai Jackal, Ajax, Battlantis, Black Panther, Blades Of Steel, and Boot Camp

Combat School
Combat School


Name Combat School
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7373
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire/Attack/Run harder|Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

In the obstacle course, you must repeatedly press the fire button to run as fast as possible. Press the jump button in order to clear or mount hurdles of various hights. Complete the course within a specific ammount of time to continue the game.

In the Iron Man Race, the controls are the same but you will jump puddles and boulders and swim across a stream. In the firing ranges, aim with the joystick or trackball and shoot using the fire button. There will be various firing range sessions beginning with stationary targets, preceeding to moving targets, and finishing with to having to avoid hitting the targets that represent comrades. The comrade targets resemble your drill instructer but you must still avoid hitting them (the wrong targets and the drill instructers) as it will cost you the game. The activities get progresivly more difficult as you proceed.

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

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The US version of this game is known as Boot Camp. The world version of Combat School has a copyright of 1988, the words spoken are in English and the game uses a joystick instead of a trackball. A bootleg of the world version was released in 1988 by Datsu.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Combat School Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by Combat School collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Combat School circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Combat School.

This game ranks a 5 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.

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CPU: HD6309
SOUND: YM-2203 and uPD7759


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