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Hard Head Hard Head - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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One or two players try to collect items as they move along, jumping over or shooting enemies. When an enemy has been shot, it will encase him in a bubble. You must jump on the bubble to pop the enemy before he can get back out.

Hard Head was produced by SunA Electronics in 1988.

SunA Electronics released 7 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1987. SunA Electronics was based in United States.

Other machines made by SunA Electronics during the time period Hard Head was produced include: GoinDol, Super Ranger, Spark Man, Star Fighter, Hard Head 2, and Back Street Soccer


Name Hard Head
Developer SunA Electronics (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8076
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Hard Head Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

Game Introduction

This game is very similar in play to Super Mario Bros.. There is a time limit to complete each level, you must jump up to break blocks and, in two-player mode, players must progress at the same time. If one stands still the other can only move a few steps before the screen will not scroll any farther.

Hard Head KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.49 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.60

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 2.33

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music -1.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hard Head Census

There are 14,825 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 16 known instances of this machine owned by Hard Head collectors who are active members. Of these, 16 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.

This game ranks a 6 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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