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Great Sluggers Great Sluggers - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Great Sluggers - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This is a fast paced, 3-D baseball game that allows one or two people to enjoy the great game of baseball. Players can choose their team, control how the players react, their skill levels, the type of stadium, the complexity of the game, etc. Namco included stats from the actual Major League teams and players plus lots of realistic speech and a nice sound track.

Great Sluggers was produced by Namco in 1993.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Great Sluggers was produced include: Cracky Crab, Air Combat, Suzuka 8 Hours, Super World Stadium '92 (Gekitouban), Super World Stadium '92, Cyber Sled, Emeraldia, Final Lap R, Knuckle Heads, and Lucky & Wild


Name Great Sluggers
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8005
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - A|B|C
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

Players use a joystick and three buttons to control the actions of their baseball team and players (batting or fielding).

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

While pitching, move the joystick just before releasing the ball. This allows you to change the pitch at the last possible second, thus confusing the batter. While batting, move your player around the plate just before the pitcher releases the ball. This will allow you to change your hitting style and confuse the pitcher.

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Cabinet Information

This game was released as a JAMMA conversion kit so it should work in just about any JAMMA ready machine. The Great Sluggers kit comes with an instructional card designed to be placed inside the plexi-glass, facing the players. However, since Namco didn't make the card very bright, it is very difficult to see inside cabinets with dark plexi-glass bezels.


This game was only sold as a JAMMA conversion kit.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Great Sluggers Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Great Sluggers collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 7 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 Great Sluggers circuit board for sale.

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

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.

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All of the game controls are set by using an on-screen menu that is initated by pressing the Test button. The only actual switches on the PCB are the Test Mode and Screen Freeze switches (they are both normally OFF). The sound value is set by adjusting a volume control on the PCB. The game's PCB has two edge connnectors. The first is a 56-pin JAMMA edge connector and the second is a 48-pin extended edge connector. The second connector is only required if you install this kit into a cabinet that allows stereo sound. The JAMMA connector provides the mono sound for mono cabinets.


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