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Empire City: 1931 Empire City: 1931 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Empire City: 1931 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A shooting game where you attempt to rid 1931 New York City of the dangerous criminal element.

Empire City: 1931 was produced by Seibu Kaihatsu in 1986.

Seibu Kaihatsu released 26 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Seibu Kaihatsu was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Seibu Kaihatsu during the time period Empire City: 1931 was produced include: Knuckle Joe, Wiz, The, Shot Rider, Panic Road, Street Fight, Air Raid, Dead Angle, and Double Dynamites


Name Empire City: 1931
Developer Seibu Kaihatsu (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7707
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Empire City: 1931 Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireDefend
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Track down and destroy enemies one at a time. Enemies usually appear offscreen. When enemies shoot at you, a brief "countdown" will be displayed on the screen, along with a warning sound. You can deflect bullets by pressing the "defend" button, but this uses up some of your ammunition. Shoot boxes to discover bullets and bonus items. Rescue hostages for bonus points. If you reach the final stage, you'll get a chance to take out the crime boss with a single shot.

Empire City: 1931 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.40 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.56

Overall Like 4.67
Fun (Social) 1.00
Fun (Solo) 4.67
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.97

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Licensed to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.

This game is also known as Street Fight.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Empire City: 1931 Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 50 known instances of this machine owned by Empire City: 1931 collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 43 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 Empire City: 1931 circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Empire City: 1931.

This game ranks a 20 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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