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Demon's World Demon's World - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A platform shooter where you fight against scary monsters.

Demon's World was produced by Toaplan in 1989.

Toaplan released 31 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1986. Toaplan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Toaplan during the time period Demon's World was produced include: Tatsujin, Truxton, Pyros, Twin Cobra, Mahjong Sisters, TwinHawk, Same! Same! Same!, Horror Story, Zero Wing, and Hell Fire


Name Demon's World
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7554
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Press jump twice in quick succession to perform a double jump. While jumping, press down to quickly descend.

Demon's World KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.35 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

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

Technical Rating: 2.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 1.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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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COPY OF IHorror StoryIPThe game was licensed to Taito for manufacture and distribution.PThere are two versions of this game. One has a setting in the netherworld of the far east and features undead creatures of Asian lore while the other sets the game in the spooky Old West with appropriate ghosts and the like.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Demon's World Census

There are 14,952 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,357 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 23 known instances of this machine owned by Demon's World collectors who are active members. Of these, 23 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Demon's World.

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.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


This games used hardware similar to that used in other Toaplan games of the time, including ITruxtonIITatsujinI. It uses a M68000 Main CPU, 10MHz, a Z80 Sound CPU, 3.5MHz driving a YM3812 also 3.5MHz, and a 320C10 Protection MCU, 3.5MHz.PLike the aforementioned Toaplan games, the game is multiregional, meaning that it can be configured for different regions via the DIP switches. These settings change the legal warnings, can display the Taito licensing message and can change the title between the English version IDemons WorldI and the Japanese version IHorror StoryI.

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Demons World Horror Story Original arcade video game board PCB C175 Jamma

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