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Heavy Barrel Heavy Barrel - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Heavy Barrel - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


The object of this one- or two-player game is to kill a wide range of enemies by shooting or throwing grenades at them. Collect keys to open locked chests and receive a surprise! Collect all six parts of the "Heavy Barrel" to assemble and use the super weapon.

Heavy Barrel was produced by Data East in 1987.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Heavy Barrel was produced include: Break Thru, Fire Trap, Slap Shot, Express Raider, Western Express, Wonder Planet, Garyo Retsuden, Laser War, Captain Silver, and Real Ghostbusters, The


Name Heavy Barrel
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8094
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Heavy Barrel Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Heavy Barrel Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way Rotary - LS-30
  • Buttons: 2 - FireGrenade
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Heavy Barrel Control Panel Image

Heavy Barrel KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.54 (8 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.58

Overall Like 4.29
Fun (Social) 3.63
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.14

Technical Rating: 3.86

Gameplay 4.29
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.71
Sound/Music 3.43

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 Heavy Barrel Census

There are 14,827 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 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 130 known instances of this machine owned by Heavy Barrel collectors who are active members. Of these, 45 of them are original dedicated machines. 26 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 59 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Heavy Barrel machines for sale. There are 4 active VAPS members with a Heavy Barrel circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 7 active VAPS members currently looking for Heavy Barrel.

This game ranks a 34 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 13 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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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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HEAVY BARREL Data East PCB JAMMA grenade button doesn't work

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Heavy Barrel Arcade Marquee 26"x8"

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Heavy Barrel Arcade Marquee/Sign (26" x 8")

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Heavy Barrel by Data East tested and working

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Heavy Barrel Marquee

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Arcade Machine vintage Heavy Barrel

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2016 1 460.00 460.00
2017 1 230.00 230.00
All Years 2 345.00 345.00


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