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An interactive shooting game with a multitude of galleries hosted by stage comedian Gallagher. Shoot all the targets you are required to hit to advance to the next stage. Each time you miss, Gallagher taunts you.

Gallagher was produced by American Laser Games in 1992.

American Laser Games released 14 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1990. American Laser Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by American Laser Games during the time period Gallagher was produced include: Who Shot Johnny Rock, Mad Dog McCree, Mad Dog II - The Lost Gold, Space Pirates, Crime Patrol, Drug Wars, and Crime Patrol 2 - Drug Wars


Name Gallagher
Developer American Laser Games (United States)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7898
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class unique
External Device LDP - unknown
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

When you begin the game, you must go through the tour by selecting one of four stages:

  • The Food Store: You must shoot the food and drinks Gallagher hates like oranges, diet colas, eggs, wedding cakes and school cafeteria lunches. Also, you must shoot the cans of spinach, but not the cans of cherry pie filling.
  • Gadget Land: You must shoot gadgets that "need fixin'" like gumball machines, airplanes, and TV sets. You must also shoot the burned toast from the toaster, but not any of the good toast.
  • The Playroom: You must shoot the things Gallagher hates to do like hanging up the laundry, feeding the fish and getting up at the sound of an alarm clock. Also, you must kill the rats, but not the cats.
  • The Sheriff's Office: You can shoot anything, except people, including the headlights, tires and windshield of a car, Christmas lights, street lights and beer bottles. Also, you can shoot all the signs except the stop sign.

On each level you must shoot all required targets in order to complete the stage. After all four stages have been completed, you have completed the tour and you will go on to the main gallery where you get to shoot basketballs, rubber duckies, pins juggled by clowns, remember and redo lighting sequences, play reverse pool and so on. Afterwards, you get to challenge Gallagher to "The Death By Melon". Here you will try to stop him from smashing one of two watermelons, on each side of the screen, by shooting his Sledge-O-Matic hammer several times before he reaches one of them. If you get past this challenge, the game ends.

Gallagher KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.98 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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Gallagher is an American standup comedian who is known best for his outlandish physicalstyle comedy. His trademark is smashing watermelons with a SledgeOMatic an oversized mallet, spraying the contents into the nearby audience. During any number of his performances, he has mentioned that being in his own video game was one of his ambitions.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gallagher Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by Gallagher collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 2 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 Gallagher. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Gallagher circuit board set.

This game ranks a 1 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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