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Gravitar Gravitar - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Gravitar - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The player controls a space ship in three different solar systems. Each solar system consists of a home base, a death star, a red alien planet and four regular planets. Each planet has its own unique terrain.

Gravitar was produced by Atari in 1982.

Atari released 137 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Gravitar was produced include: Neutron Star, Tempest Tubes, Tempest, Triangle, Maze Invaders, Akka Arrh, Atari Force Liberator, Fast Freddie, Black Widow, and Kangaroo


Name Gravitar
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8000
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
  • Orientation: Horizontal
Conversion Class Atari Color Vector
Game Specific Gravitar Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Gravitar Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 3 - ThrustFireSheild/Tractor Beam
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 278 lbs
Control Panel Gravitar Control Panel Image
Side Art Gravitar Side Art Image

Gravitar KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.62 (10 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.91

Overall Like 4.11
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.89
Collector Desire 4.44

Technical Rating: 3.63

Gameplay 4.10
Graphics 4.11
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.11

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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Depending on the highest score, one of eight list names appears above the table of initials: FLUNKY 0- 20,000, GUNNER 20,001- 40,000, CO-PILOT 40,001- 80,000, PILOT 80,001-100,000, ACE PILOT 100,001-200,000, KILLER PILOT 200,001-400,000, PONTIUS PILATE 400,001-800,000, GOTTA-BE-LUCKY above 800,000.


This board set can be converted to Black Widow by a simple swap of ROMs.


VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gravitar Census

There are 14,836 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,889 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 263 known instances of this machine owned by Gravitar collectors who are active members. Of these, 230 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. 30 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 8 active VAPS members with a Gravitar machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Gravitar circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 23 active VAPS members currently looking for Gravitar. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Gravitar circuit board set.

This game ranks a 58 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 43 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]



This boardset uses the same wiring as Space Duel, except for the controls. So, for testing purposes, a Gravitar PCB could be plugged directly into a Space Duel cabinet.


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 143; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 143; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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Gravitar Free Play and High Score Save Kit Arcade

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Flyer ATARI=GRAVITAR Arcade Video Game advertisement original see pic

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Gravitar High Score Save and Free Play Kit - Arcade

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Gravitar Arcade Marquee/Sign (26" x 8")

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1 Atari Gravitar NOS Glass Marquee

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Gravitar Arcade Marquee For Reproduction Header/Backlit Sign

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Gravitar Arcade Marquee 23.65" x 6.75"

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ATARI Gravitar PCB board Non JAMMA

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 460.00 460.00
2017 1 1,207.50 1,207.50
All Years 2 833.75 833.75


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