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Darwin 4078 Darwin 4078 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Darwin 4078 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Standard vertical shoot 'em up. You control a surrealistic space fighter, fighting just as surrealistic enemies. Power-up capsules alters the ship's shape, weapons, and makes it larger. There are sixteen levels with a giant enemy at the end of each.

Darwin 4078 was produced by Data East in 1986.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Darwin 4078 was produced include: Competition Golf, Boulder Dash DECO, B-Wings, Zero Target, Shootout, Western Express, Fire Trap, Baby In The Hole, Break Thru, and Express Raider

Darwin 4078
Darwin 4078


Name Darwin 4078
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7527
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Konami Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Darwin 4078 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Pick power-up capsules until you've become "Kues". Next, do not pick any more capsules until you've shrunk to "Zugau". Then, start picking them up again and you will enter another branch on the "tree of evolution". At the top of this tree, you will be "Deame". If you get hit, you become "Black Deame", and are invulnerable to shots. This will last as long as you pick power-up capsules.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Darwin 4078 Census

There are 14,824 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).

Uncommon - There are 7 known instances of this machine owned by Darwin 4078 collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Darwin 4078 circuit board set.

This game ranks a 2 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]



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