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A firefighter climbs a burning building while avoiding falling objects, extinguishing the fires and rescuing people and animals who are trapped.

Fire Trap 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 Fire Trap was produced include: Competition Golf, Boulder Dash DECO, B-Wings, Zero Target, Shootout, Western Express, Express Raider, Baby In The Hole, Break Thru, and Darwin 4078


Name Fire Trap
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7813
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Fire Trap Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Fire Trap Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

Game Introduction

This game is very similar to Crazy Climber. As your firefighter climbs the building, he must use his fire extinguisher to put out the fires which include burning papers, flaming windows and shooting fireballs. The fire extinguisher contains a limited amount of water, so you will have to use it wisely.

Your firefighter can climb upward to get higher in the building and he can also scroll sideways on the building as well climb down about three steps. Your firefighter can get some items which appear on random windows that can help him like a rocket that will advance him about three stories up, an extinguisher that shoots in three directions at once, a water supply that fills your extinguisher and a special item that puts out all fires on the screen.

Your firefighter must touch men, women, boys, girls, dogs and cats, so they will parachute to safety. There are various falling objects that appear including cars, couches, hammers, chairs, lamps, stoves, refridgerators and so on. Your firefighter must avoid those objects or deflect them by shooting them with the fire extinguisher.

Your firefighter must climb to the roof of the building to rescue a young woman who is trapped up there. When your firefighter has nearly made it to the roof, there will be a giant fireball circling the tower and he must avoid it or shoot it with the fire extinguisher. After the firefighter has rescued the woman, he must fly down the building with his jet pack and extinguish any fires remaining on the building and then land safely at the bottom of the building. A cheering crowd will thank him. Afterwards, your firefighter goes to another building to make another rescue attempt.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Fire Trap 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 32 known instances of this machine owned by Fire Trap collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 23 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 Fire Trap circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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.

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



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