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Cosmic Avenger Cosmic Avenger - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Cosmic Avenger - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You fly over mountain tops and through caves dodging enemy space ships and missiles fired from the ground.

Cosmic Avenger was produced by Universal in 1981.

Universal released 52 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Universal was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Universal during the time period Cosmic Avenger was produced include: Cheeky Mouse, Cosmic Alien, Magical Spot II, Magical Spot, Devil Zone, Lady Bug, Snap Jack, Zero Hour, Mr. Do! (Yankee DO!), and Mr. Do!


Name Cosmic Avenger
Developer Universal (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7399
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Cosmic Avenger Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireBomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Cosmic Avenger Bezel Image

Game Play

The gameplay is similar to Scramble.

Cosmic Avenger KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.78 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Cosmic Avenger 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).

Common - There are 42 known instances of this machine owned by Cosmic Avenger collectors who are active members. Of these, 33 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Cosmic Avenger machines for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Cosmic Avenger.

This game ranks a 8 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 114; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 114; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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