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Desert Assault Desert Assault - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Desert Assault - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A three-dimensional scrolling action game. Up to four players fight the enemy in the Persian Gulf. Pick up weapons from the enemy, fly helicopters and drive vehicles.

Desert Assault was produced by Data East in 1991.

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 Desert Assault was produced include: Back To The Future, Phantom of the Opera, Crude Buster, Simpsons, Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing, Batman, Joe & Mac - Ikusae Genshizin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Captain America And The Avengers, and Caveman Ninja


Name Desert Assault
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7560
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - ShootNuke
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Up to four players can work as a team fighting in the Persian Gulf. Shoot the enemy and pick up new weapons such as machine gun, heavy machine gun, bazooka and shotgun. Players also can set off "nukes" that destroy all the enemies on screen.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Desert Assault Census

There are 14,829 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 44 known instances of this machine owned by Desert Assault collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 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. 37 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Desert Assault circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 18 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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