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Gondomania - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Fly a craft over a scrolling background and dodge enemy fire while shooting enemies. The theme is somewhat medieval (dragons, soldiers, etc.) and plant-like (vines, lakes, etc.). Two fire buttons shoot weapons which when powered-up have a limited number of shots.

Gondomania was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1987.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period Gondomania was produced include: Breywood, Kyoukou Toppa, Lock-On, Last Mission, Ring King II, T.K.O. Boxing, Karnov, Meikyuu Hunter G, SRD - Super Real Darwin, and Makyou Senshi


Name Gondomania
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7981
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way Rotary - Aim
  • Buttons: 2 - Throw WeaponFire M-1 Cannon
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Gondomania PCB Image

Game Play

Two fire buttons allow for a weak weapon and a strong weapon, both of which may be replaced by picking up power-ups that appear when enemies die. Each power-up is a different kind of weapon which has a limited use as indicated next to the weapon icon ("10" would mean 10 shots left). When a power-up is acquired, it replaces the weakest weapon you currently have. When a weapon is used up, it converts back into the original single-shot weapon (infinite shots). Makes a great and wretched sound when you die. The rotary aims your arm for the throwing weapon (daggers, axes, etc.). The M-1 is mounted on your craft and only fires forward.

Gondomania KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.47 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.43

Overall Like 2.33
Fun (Social) 3.33
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 2.50

Technical Rating: 2.50

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 2.00

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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COPY OF: Makyou Senshi

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gondomania Census

There are 14,825 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 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).

Common - There are 43 known instances of this machine owned by Gondomania collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 29 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 a Gondomania machine for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Gondomania circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Gondomania circuit board set.

This game ranks a 11 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]



The joysticks used are the LS-30 variety.


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