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End The End The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

End The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The player controls a bug at the bottom of the screen, shooting smaller bugs that peel off the carapace of a huge mother beetle. Prevent small bugs from taking away blocks from under you, and spelling "The End" in blocks.

End The was produced by Stern Electronics in 1980.

Stern Electronics released 67 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Stern Electronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by Stern Electronics during the time period End The was produced include: Trident, Hot Hand, Meteor, Dracula, Magic, Ali, Star Gazer, Nine Ball, Berzerk, and Astro Invader


Name End The
Developer Stern Electronics (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 12912
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Konami Classic
Game Specific End The Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Control Panel End The Control Panel Image

Game Play

There are two ways to lose. The primary and most familiar is to exhaust ships, but the player guards ranks of blocks which are stolen and placed to spell the words "The End". The game is over when this happens.

End The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.75 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.75

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 2.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op End The Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,514 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,994 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Common - There are 40 known instances of this machine owned by End The collectors who are active members. Of these, 25 of them are original dedicated machines. 15 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 End The machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for End The.

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

This game ranks a 3 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Arcade Treasures Kurtz (ISBN 088740619X) Page: 172; Color photo
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 238; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 238; Color photo

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