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DECO Cassette System DECO Cassette System - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A conversion system developed by Data East that allowed arcade owners to change the game by simply swapping a small security pod and a cassette tape containing the program data. A test tape was also included with each system.

DECO Cassette System was produced by Data East in 1981.

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 DECO Cassette System was produced include: Mad Alien, Nebula, Space Fighter Mark II, Terranean, Tomahawk 777, Manhattan, Ninja, Astro Fantasia, Tornado, and Lock 'N Chase


Name DECO Cassette System
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7479
Class Wide Release
Genre System
Conversion Class Data East Cassette
External Device CTD
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail

DECO Cassette System KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

There were at least two different upright cabinet styles manufactured for this system. The first kind can be viewed in the Mission X entry. The second is displayed in the Bump 'n' Jump (DECO) entry. Each game had its own unique marquee. The bezel and control panel overlay were a generic four-color design and they were not changed between games. The system was also released in a cocktail version cabinet.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op DECO Cassette System Census

There are 14,844 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 18 known instances of this machine owned by DECO Cassette System collectors who are active members. Of these, 11 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 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 DECO Cassette System circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for DECO Cassette System.

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.

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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