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Desert War Desert War - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A vertically scrolling helicopter battle game where the mission is to rescue the prisoners of war from enemy battlefields.

Desert War was produced by Jaleco in 1995.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Desert War was produced include: Jaleco Mega System 32, Scud Hammer, Idol Janshi Shu-Chi-Pie 2, World PK Soccer, Best Bout Boxing, Game Paradise: Master Of Shooting, The, Mahjong Angel Kiss, P-47 Aces, Strike Alley, and Super Circuit

Desert War
Desert War


Name Desert War
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1995
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7566
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Attack/Rescue|Take-off/Landing
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Desert War Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Desert War collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 9 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 War circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Desert War boards sets.

This game ranks a 3 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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