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Dr. Toppel Tankentai Dr. Toppel Tankentai - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A cutesy vertical shooter where you play as a cute green creature. This was a Japan-only release.

Dr. Toppel Tankentai was produced by Taito in 1987.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Dr. Toppel Tankentai was produced include: Daikaiju No Gyakushu - Giant Monster Counterattack, Violent Shooting, Land Sea Air Squad, Great Gurianos, Inspiration Baseball, Arkanoid - Revenge Of Doh, Double Dragon, Flying Shark, Hishou Same, and Kyuukyoku Tiger

Dr. Toppel's Tankentai
Dr. Toppel's Tankentai


Name Dr. Toppel Tankentai
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7633
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Taito Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The gameplay is similar to Twin Bee.

Dr. Toppel Tankentai KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

On EPROM 11, if the byte at location 7FFF is changed from 01 (which is Japanese language code) to 02, this will "convert" the game to the English/USA version. Title screen changes to say "Dr. Topple's Adventure" also.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dr. Toppel Tankentai Census

There are 14,817 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,868 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Dr. Toppel Tankentai collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 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 Dr. Toppel Tankentai circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 1 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]



This game runs on the same hardware as Extermination.

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