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Exerion Exerion - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Exerion - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This is a shoot-em-up game with parallax effects in the background and a nice simulation of inertia in the control of the ship. You have lots of enemies and two kinds of shooting, slow and fast.

Exerion was produced by Jaleco in 1983.

Jaleco released 98 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 19. Jaleco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Jaleco during the time period Exerion was produced include: Naughty Boy, Pop Flamer, Chameleon, Saturn, Top Roller, Dingo, and Formation Z


Name Exerion
Developer Jaleco (Japan)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7731
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Exerion Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Exerion Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Slow ShotFast Shot
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Exerion Control Panel Image
Side Art Exerion Side Art Image
PCB Exerion PCB Image

Game Play

In this game you have two weapon systems: one slow double-shot cannon and one fast single-shot cannon. With each enemy hit by the slow cannon you get one shot added to the fast cannon ammunition supply. After each stage there is a challenge stage where you can also build your fast-shot supply.

Exerion KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

BUG: In the challenge stage, if you shoot all 40 aliens you normally get a bonus charge of 60. Sometimes a red hydra comes out during this stage. If you shoot it and all 40 aliens, you get a total of 41. The game seems to fail the test of 'hits40' and only gives you a bonus charge of 41.

HINT: Try so build your supply of bullets for the fast cannon so it can be used in critical situations.

HINT: To get a high score, if you do not miss any shots your bonus score will keep on doubling to 10000 then reset to 000. When at 10000 miss a shot then bonus score will revert to 5000.

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Part of this game was later used in the fifth stage of The Game Paradise. The stage is called "23bit CPU captured by 8bit CPU".


Licensed to Taito for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Exerion Census

There are 14,755 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,460 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 74 known instances of this machine owned by Exerion collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 63 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 Exerion machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Exerion circuit boards for sale.

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

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 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]



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