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Hellfire Hellfire - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Hellfire - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A spaceship fighter game that scrolls from right to left. Enemy cannons fire upon you from the surface and enemy ships attack from all around you.

Hellfire was produced by Toaplan in 1989.

Toaplan released 31 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1986. Toaplan was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Toaplan during the time period Hellfire was produced include: Tatsujin, Truxton, Pyros, Twin Cobra, Mahjong Sisters, TwinHawk, Demon's World, Horror Story, Same! Same! Same!, and Zero Wing


Name Hellfire
Developer Toaplan (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8103
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Hellfire Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireConfigure Weapon
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A spaceship fighter game that scrolls from right to left. Enemy cannons fire upon you from the surface and enemy ships attack from all around you. There are multiple weapon types and the unique weapon configuration button allows you to fire either forwards, backwards, up and down, or 4-ways diagonally.

Game Play

Destroy enemy ships and ground installations. Press the weapon configuration button to switch between either forwards, backwards, up and down, or diagonal shots.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hellfire 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).

Common - There are 35 known instances of this machine owned by Hellfire collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 33 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Hellfire circuit board for sale.

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

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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