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E.D.F. Earth Defense Force E.D.F. Earth Defense Force - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

E.D.F. Earth Defense Force - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This is a sidescrolling shooter but, unlike most shooters, you do not pick up power-ups. Instead, you increase power by killing enemies. You can only change weapons when you complete a level or die.

E.D.F. Earth Defense Force was produced by Jaleco in 1991.

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 E.D.F. Earth Defense Force was produced include: Alien Command, Cisco Heat, Rock'N 3, Rod-Land, Big Run, 64th Street - A Detective Story, Avenging Spirit, B.O.T.S.S.: Battle of the Solar System, Grand Prix Star, and Big Striker

E.D.F. - Earth Defense Force
E.D.F. - Earth Defense Force


Name E.D.F. Earth Defense Force
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7682
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Attack|Change Weapon
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

You cannot actually change weapons during a level unless you die. If you press the second button then your current weapon will change its behaviour. You can use a single large beam, two rotating beams and two others (these are difficult to describe). There are also four weapon types: vulcan, laser, atomic and homing.

E.D.F. Earth Defense Force KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op E.D.F. Earth Defense Force Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by E.D.F. Earth Defense Force collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 19 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 4 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]



Pins 1 and 2 on connector CN2 supply the left channel audio (pin 1: speaker +; pin 2: speaker -) for the game. The standard JAMMA sound pins provide the right channel audio.


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