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Galaxy Wars Galaxy Wars - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Galaxy Wars - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Launch a missile at flying saucers at the top of the screen. If you miss, hit one of the invincible drones or your missile will get shot and you will lose a launching pad. Lose all launching pads and the game is over.

Galaxy Wars was produced by Taito in 1979.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Galaxy Wars was produced include: Space Wipeout, Wall Block, Trampoline, Top Bowler, Super Speed Race V, Ball Park, Ball Park II, Field Goal, Galaxy Rescue, and Lunar Rescue

Specs

Name Galaxy Wars
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1979
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7895
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class Taito Classic
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Launch/Thrust
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Galaxy Wars Bezel Image
Control Panel Galaxy Wars Control Panel Image

Galaxy Wars KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.18 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 1.00

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 Galaxy Wars Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 13 known instances of this machine owned by Galaxy Wars collectors who are active members. Of these, 7 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Galaxy Wars. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Galaxy Wars circuit board set.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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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Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 89; Color photo

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