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Deathsmiles is a horizontal side scrolling shoot em up arcade game by Japanese developer Cave, released in late 2007. Its is notable for is aesthetic style, featuring heavy occult and Gothic influences. It is only the second Cave shoot em up to be played using a horizontally oriented monitor the first being Progear no Arashi.rev.also released a upgrade called Death smiles Mega Black Label in

Deathsmiles was produced by Cave in 2007.

Cave released 27 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1998. Cave was based in United States.

Other machines made by Cave during the time period Deathsmiles was produced include: Pink Sweets Ibara II, Pink Sweets Ibara Sorekara, Mushihime Tama, Ibara Black Label, Medal Mahjong Moukari Bancho, Muchi Muchi Pork, Death Smiles Mega Black Label, Death Smiles II, Do-Don-Pachi Dai-Fukkatsu Black Label, and DoDonPachi Dai-Ou-Jou Tamashii

Death Smiles
Death Smiles


Name Deathsmiles
Developer Cave (United States)
Year 2007
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 18003
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Deathsmiles PCB Image

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Deathsmiles Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,389 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 32 known instances of this machine owned by Deathsmiles collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 27 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Deathsmiles circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for Deathsmiles boards sets.

This game ranks a 1 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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