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Grid, The Grid, The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Grid, The - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A fourplayer shooter that began as a coinop, The Grid is best described as a cross between War and Smash TV. Set in a variety of computer generated arenas, The Grid boasts 25 different weapons including flamethrowers, machineguns, and even megaphones, individual special abilities enhanced by powerups, and one of the goriest presentations around.

Grid, The was produced by Midway Games in 2001.

Midway Games released 53 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Midway Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Games during the time period Grid, The was produced include: Gauntlet Dark Legacy, Offroad Thunder, Blitz 2000 NBA Showtime combo console, Cart Fury, Sport Station, Arctic Thunder, Ultimate Arctic Thunder, delete, and San Francisco Rush 2049 Special Edition


Name Grid, The
Developer Midway Games (United States)
Year 2001
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8010
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Grid, The Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way stick with trigger and one thumb button - Jump
  • Trackball: Optical - Aim
  • Buttons: 1 - Special
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

The gameplay is similiar to many first-person shooters like Quake and Outriggers, except that you are viewing behind the character.
/This futuristic game show unleashes its contestants into a holographic computer-generated arena known as The Grid where a studio audience cheers on the contestants. Cash, points and even the contestants virtual lives are on the line, making this the most intense competition ever. Players first choose from eight selectable characters, each equipped with their own special weapon and super power. Everyone is then transported into the virtual arena where a survival of the fittest battle takes place and the player with the most points and the most money wins. Sounds serious, but The Grid has so many humorous elements integrated in it, even the beginners will enjoy the ride.Up to six players can compete against one another using an arsenal of over 25 different weapons, super moves and hand to hand combat. The Grid also offers a unique, equally compelling single player mode where you compete against the clock to get enough points within the time allowed.The control panel consists of a trackball, a super move button, a keypad and a joystick. To encourage repeat play, the keypad allows players to store their relevant information, including names, last level conquered and points accumulated

Grid, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.87 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 2.80
Collector Desire 3.60

Technical Rating: 3.85

Gameplay 4.20
Graphics 3.80
Originality 3.60
Sound/Music 3.80

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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This game is designed by the same development team responsible for the Mortal Kombat series.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Grid, The Census

There are 14,963 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,551 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,377 machines (6,942 unique titles).

Common - There are 23 known instances of this machine owned by Grid, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 23 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Grid, The machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Grid, The. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Grid, The circuit board set.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 8 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]



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2015 1 460.00 460.00
2017 2 826.00 826.00
2018 2 2,891.00 2,891.00
All Years 5 826.00 1,578.80


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