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Fly a space ship over a vertically scrolling landscape shooting attacking enemies that circle and swirl past you. Bomb targets on the ground for extra points and then meet the boss spaceship.

HAL 21 was produced by SNK in 1985.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period HAL 21 was produced include: Gladiator 1984, Jumping Cross, Mad Crasher, Main Event, Vanguard II, Arian Mission, TNK III, ASO: Armored Scrum Object, Alpha Mission, and T.A.N.K


Name HAL 21
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8061
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Dipswitch Settings

HAL 21 Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - BombFire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB HAL 21 PCB Image

Game Play

Very similar to Galaga.

HAL 21 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op HAL 21 Census

There are 14,758 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,456 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by HAL 21 collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are only 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.

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