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DJ Boy - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


DJ Boy was produced by Kaneko in 1989.

Kaneko released 41 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1982. Kaneko was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Kaneko during the time period DJ Boy was produced include: Vs. Gong Fight, Jump Coaster, Fly-Boy, Red Clash, Air Buster, Jackie Chan The Kung-Fu Master, Gals Panic, Berlin Wall, and Magical Crystals


Name DJ Boy
Developer Kaneko (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7480
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Punch|Kick|Jump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB DJ Boy PCB Image

Game Introduction

You must recover DJ's stolen boom box. DJ and OJ skate through five different neighborhoods filled with a variety of bizarre characters. Collect the musical notes that appear from the defeated "big, bad guys" to earn stars, which when accumulated, earn extra lives.

Game Play

A player can defend himself using the punch, kick and jump buttons. By using different button combinations, the player can execute more elaborate moves. Repeatedly pressing the same buttons will cause DJ to perform various kinds of punches and kicks. When a player falls, shaking the joystick will allow him to get up more quickly.

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

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The Japanese version features Japanese musician Demon Kogure as the voice of the disc jockey.

The non-Japanese version features American DJ 'Wolfman Jack' - real name : Robert Weston Smith, who died in 1995 - as the voice of the disc jockey.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op DJ Boy Census

There are 14,832 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,505 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,882 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 46 known instances of this machine owned by DJ Boy collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 6 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 39 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 a DJ Boy machine for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a DJ Boy circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 11 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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