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A music simulation game where you play a large plastic guitar. Select a song, and try to play along as best as possible. Score well enough and you may select another song to play.

Guitar Freaks was produced by Konami in 1998.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Guitar Freaks was produced include: Konami System 573, Tokimeki Memorial Oshiete Your Heart, Terraburst, Total Vice, Solar Assault, Beatmania, Beatmania 2nd Mix, Evil Night, Fighting Bujutsu Fighting Wu-Shu, and Fisherman's Bait: A Bass Challenge


Name Guitar Freaks
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1998
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8026
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: 3 - Red|Green|Blue
  • Two-way Switch: Momentary - String simulator
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Just like in the other Bemani games, you follow along with the on-screen notes using the guitar controller's three buttons, and 'switch'. as the notes reach the top of the screen, hold down the corresponding button (red, green, or blue) and flick the switch on the body of the guitar, which simulates the guitar strings. Sometimes a guitar icon will come up the screen, and when it reaches the top, raising the guitar's neck vertically will give you a 'wailing bonus' Performing well enough will allow you to play an additional song.

Game Play

As the notes reach the top of the screen, press the corresponding button on the guitar (red, green or blue) and flick the switch on the guitar's body. Additional instructions can be found at

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Another spinoff in the Beatmania series.

Cabinet Information

Features two large racks to set the guitars on when not in use.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Guitar Freaks Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Guitar Freaks collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 1 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]



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Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 1 230.00 230.00
2017 1 57.50 57.50
All Years 2 143.75 143.75


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