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Grand Champion Grand Champion - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Grand Champion - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

A vertical driving game. Compete against other computer cars to win races.

Grand Champion was produced by Taito in 1981.

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 Grand Champion was produced include: Tri-Attacker, Speed Race CL-5, Moon Cresta, Defender, Western Gun, Part II, Alpine Ski, Colony 7, Fitter, Frog & Spiders, and Marine Date

Specs

Name Grand Champion
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7994
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Monitor
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Grand Champion Instructions Image
Bezel Grand Champion Bezel Image
Control Panel Grand Champion Control Panel Image
PCB Grand Champion PCB Image

Grand Champion KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.68 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.60

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

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Grand Champion 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 22 known instances of this machine owned by Grand Champion collectors who are active members. Of these, 18 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion 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.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Grand Champion machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Grand Champion.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 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]

Flyers

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 131; Color photo

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Grand Champion by Taito Video Arcade Flyer / Brochure / Ad /

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Flyer GRAND CHAMPION Arcade Video Game advertisement original see pic

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GRAND CHAMPION Arcade Marquee. TAITO USA

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Original Grand Champion Taito arcade video game manual

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