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Golgo 13 Golgo 13 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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This is an animated action game based off an adult cartoon series in Japan. There are a dozen different types of levels, ranging from air combat to shooting and driving.

Golgo 13 was produced by Taito in 1984.

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 Golgo 13 was produced include: Spy Agent, Ice Cold Beer, Water Ski, Ultra Quiz, Tin Star, 10-Yard Fight, 40-0, Athlete, Ben Bero Bee, and Birdie King 3


Name Golgo 13
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7979
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
External Device LDP - Panasonic LD-V816
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - A|B
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Duke Togo, alias Golgo 13, must save the world from an international terrorist organization. The world is counting on you Duke.

Game Play

After completing the first eleven levels, the player reaches the final encounter with the terrorist leader General Ripken.

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The music score was by Vince DiCola, the composer for "Transformers: The Movie" and "Rocky IV".

Cabinet Information

The monitor does not display your status. Instead, there are number gauges above the monitor, one for your score, one for the number of lives left, one small one for which player's turn it is.


LICENSORS: Vic Tokai (Developer), Saito Productions Inc. (Creators of the cartoon)

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Golgo 13 Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Golgo 13 collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 3 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 Golgo 13 circuit board for sale.

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

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


The game doesn't have DIP switches. By pushing a button behind a locked door in back of the cabinet, you can access the service mode which has the listing of available settings in front of a sky-blue background. The features are: Number Of Lives, Sound Settings, Difficulty Settings, Clear High Scores, Test, and Exit.

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