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Jackal Jackal - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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One or two players operate a jeep on a vertically scrolling field. The mission is to save POWs and deliver them to helicopter pads throughout the game. Your armament is a machine gun, and a grenade thrower, which can be converted into a missile launcher with bonuses.

Jackal was produced by Konami in 1986.

Konami released 433 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Jackal was produced include: Ping Pong, Scooter Shooter, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Twin Bee, Shao-lin's Road, Bass Angler, Castlevania, Double Dribble, Goonies, The, and Gradius (PlayChoice)

Tokushu Butai Jackal
Tokushu Butai Jackal


Name Jackal
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8218
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Jackal Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Jackal Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

Game Introduction

Your brothers-in-arms are hostages behind enemy lines and you are their only hope for freedom. But the firepower you will face to rescue them is awesome. Rescue the POWs in the buildings. You will need a pocket full of miracles and the ferocity of a wild jackal.

Jackal KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.38 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

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

Technical Rating: 4.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.00

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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This game is the European version of Top Gunner.

In the Japanese version, your machine gun will fire in the direction you are facing. In the US version, the machine gun always fires straight up.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Jackal Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,468 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,437 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Common - There are 36 known instances of this machine owned by Jackal collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 35 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Jackal circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Jackal.

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]



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