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Ikari III: The Rescue Ikari III: The Rescue - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Ikari III: The Rescue - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Two shirtless Rambos fight their way behind enemy lines to rescue a kidnapped hostage. Various military types must be killed by fist, knife, foot or gun. The players are occasionally marauded by tanks and helicopters as they scroll through the field.

Ikari III: The Rescue was produced by SNK in 1989.

SNK released 183 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. SNK was based in Japan.

Other machines made by SNK during the time period Ikari III: The Rescue was produced include: Koukuu Kihei Monogatari - The Legend Of Air Cavalry, Fighting Soccer, Chopper I, Gold Medalist, Mechanized Attack, Next Space, The, Prehistoric Isle In 1930, Neo Geo MVS, Genshi-Tou 1930's, and SAR - Search And Rescue


Name Ikari III: The Rescue
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8179
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Ikari III: The Rescue 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: 3 - Punch/WeaponKickJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Ikari III: The Rescue PCB Image

Ikari III: The Rescue KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Ikari Warriors is the basis for the Ikari team in the popular King of Fighters series produced by SNK. There has always been a team Ikari from the original King of Fighters 94 to King of Fighters 2003. Ralf and Clark have been transferred from the playable characters, and it is possible that Leona is the girl they rescue.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Ikari III: The Rescue Census

There are 14,900 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 165,167 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 34 known instances of this machine owned by Ikari III: The Rescue collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 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. 27 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 Ikari III: The Rescue circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Ikari III: The Rescue.

This game ranks a 11 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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]



CPU: 68000 at 10MHz
SOUND CPU: Z80 at 4MHz
SOUND: YM-3812 at 4MHz
SOUND: uPD7759 at 0.64 MHz


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