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Dragon Saber - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A vertical shooting game with a dragon instead of a plane or spaceship. Shoot eggs to get power-ups such as fireballs or up to three heads. Very cool and uncommon bosses like a giant brain.

Dragon Saber was produced by Namco in 1990.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Dragon Saber was produced include: World Stadium '89, Winning Run Suzuka Grand Prix, Winning Run 3, Valkyrie No Densetsu, Rompers, Boxy Boy, Cosmo Gang, Driver's Eyes, Galaxian 3, and Kyuukai Douchuuki

Dragon Saber
Dragon Saber


Name Dragon Saber
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7644
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco System 2 - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Shoot/Charge|Bomb
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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The game is based on Namco's System II hardware and it can be converted to some other Games like Rolling Thunder 2, Metal Hawk or Dirt Fox.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dragon Saber Census

There are 14,896 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).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by Dragon Saber collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 17 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 Dragon Saber circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Dragon Saber. There are 3 active VAPS members looking for Dragon Saber boards sets.

This game ranks a 9 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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The Namco System 2 PCB uses two MC 68000 CPUs and a 6809 for sound. An "on screen menu" is used to setup the game options. Treble, bass and balance controls are available for adjustment on the board. The PCB has a stereo adjust knob that is documented in the maunal as unused. The game only has one speaker.


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