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Express Raider Express Raider - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Express Raider - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Travel along a train punching, kicking, and jumping over various opponents. Stages vary between running on top of a moving train or riding a horse and shooting things for points.

Express Raider was produced by Data East in 1986.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Express Raider was produced include: Competition Golf, Boulder Dash DECO, B-Wings, Zero Target, Shootout, Western Express, Fire Trap, Baby In The Hole, Break Thru, and Darwin 4078


Name Express Raider
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7735
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class Data East Classic
Game Specific Express Raider Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Express Raider Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Punch/FireKick/Duck
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Side Art Express Raider Side Art Image

Game Play

In this game, you control a train robber called Express Raider who must try to steal the bags of money from the running locomotives. There are two sequences: a fighting sequence and a shooting sequence.

During the fighting sequence, you must fight the bank teller, hit the coyotes and then jump onto the train before it speeds away. When you are on the trian, you must fight your way past other enemies and avoid various projectiles like bottles, bullets and shovels full of coal. Be careful to duck under the low signs that come along as the train is travelling. If you manage to make it to the train engine, the loot will be captured and you will move on to the shooting sequence.

In the shooting sequence, you ride on a horse and shoot at enemies appearing from the windows of a train car. They will shoot back at you and throw various objects, but hitting the Duck button will allow you to avoid their attacks. Do not shoot the woman on the train who will be handing over a bag of money, though. If you shoot her, you will lose a life. After the shooting sequence has been completed, the game will start over again with increased difficulty.

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

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Uses the "Data East" conversion pinout as used by games like Shoot Out and Ring King.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Express Raider 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 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Common - There are 46 known instances of this machine owned by Express Raider collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 34 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Express Raider machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Express Raider circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Express Raider.

This game ranks a 16 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]



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