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Hippodrome Hippodrome - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Hippodrome - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You are the human competitor in the medieval gladitorial challenge. Fight a variety of mythological beings to the death in your quest to become the champion.

Hippodrome was produced by Data East in 1989.

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 Hippodrome was produced include: Birdie Try, Bloody Wolf, Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja, Battle Rangers, Chelnov: Atomic Runner, Trio The Punch - Never Forget Me..., Fighting Fantasy, Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon, Kuhga - Operation Code 'Vapor Trail', and Playboy


Name Hippodrome
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8118
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - JumpAttack
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

There are a variety of weapons and armor that can be bought. There are only eight opponents and you are allowed to choose your weapon and the opponent fight order so you can have the right amount of strength and weaponry.

Game Play

The game has nine different selectable colosseums, each with a different opponent to face.

Pandemonium - Cawnus the Lamia Noble
Gehenna - Gran the Gargoyle
Tarterus - Norfolk the Lizard Man
Gadsheim - Sharon the Armor Dragon
Archeron - Daldnoa the Scorpion Man
Elysium - Solomon the Wizard
Twin Paradises - Charry Steve The Assassins
Abyss - Pon the Giant

The game ends after all nine respective opponents in all nine respective colosseums have been defeated.

Hippodrome KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.13 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 2.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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Hippodrome was the original name of Madison Square Garden in New York City before they tore the arena down and rebuilt it five times.


A head-to-head fighting game that is similar in format to Street Fighter.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Hippodrome Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 16 known instances of this machine owned by Hippodrome collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 10 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 a Hippodrome machine for sale.

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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