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Final Star Force Final Star Force - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Final Star Force - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Pilot your spaceship, shooting enemy spacecraft and ground targets. Grab the pulsator capsules for extra fire power.

Final Star Force was produced by Tecmo in 1992.

Tecmo released 64 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Tecmo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Tecmo during the time period Final Star Force was produced include: Super Pinball Action, X the Ball, Strato Fighter, Mahjong Tottemo, Ninja Gaiden Episode III: The Ancient Ship Of Doom, Saboten Bombers, Quiz Kokology - Quiz & Shinri Game, World Cup 92, Zing Zing Zip, and V-Goal


Name Final Star Force
Developer Tecmo (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7803
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Bomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Final Star Force Control Panel Image
Side Art Final Star Force Side Art Image

Game Introduction

Game based on Tehkan's 1984 Star Force arcade but with 90's cool graphics and sound theme.

Game Play

The following are the button configurations for the different Pulsator Capsules:

  • A-Pulsator:
    • Fire: Thunder + Homing
    • Bomb: S-Bomb
  • B-Pulsator:
    • Fire: Wide Shot + Missile
    • Bomb: M-Bomb
  • C-Pulsator:
    • Fire: Spraygun + Synch-Fire
    • Bomb: T-Bomb

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Pulsator capsules and fire power will automatically be increased after a period of time. So, do not hesistate use the bomb if you are in a dangerous condition. Always choose the thunder cannon as this is the most powerful weapon among all others. Try to position your ship to the right screen since enemy craft always appear on this side.


VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Final Star Force Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 12 known instances of this machine owned by Final Star Force collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 11 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 an extra Final Star Force circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Final Star Force boards sets.

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]



Press and hold Start buttons one and two, then power on. The game advances to Test Mode. The crosshatch shows up on the screen for you to adjust the frame size. Press the 1P Start button and the screen displays color bars and the conditions of all DIP switches. Press Start buttons one and two and the screen shows conditions of DIP switches to. Press the 2P Start button to exit the Test Mode.


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