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Halley's Comet Halley's Comet - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Halley's Comet - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A space-shooter. Protect the earth from falling comets and asteroids.

Halley's Comet was produced by Taito in 1986.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Halley's Comet was produced include: Lady Master of Kung Fu, Typhoon Gal, Super Dead Heat, Onna Sanshirou, Metal Soldier Isaac 2, Alcon, Arkanoid, Battle Lane Vol. 5, Big Event Golf, and Bobble Bobble


Name Halley's Comet
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8064
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Halley's Comet Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Halley's Comet Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireSpecial Weapon
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Halley's Comet Instructions Image
Control Panel Halley's Comet Control Panel Image
Side Art Halley's Comet Side Art Image

Halley's Comet KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.23 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 4.67
Fun (Social) 2.67
Fun (Solo) 4.67
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 3.83

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 4.33
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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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The game was created by the Pacific Manufacturing Company, Ltd. and licensed to Taito.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Halley's Comet Census

There are 14,834 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 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 26 known instances of this machine owned by Halley's Comet collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 16 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Halley's Comet circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Halley's Comet circuit board set.

This game ranks a 9 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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