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Last Resort Last Resort - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Last Resort - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A horizontally scrolling shoot-em-up where one or two players pilot spacecraft armed with lasers and an external spherical drone. The first level is based over a city with busy roads below that contain destructable cars. Enemy pilots plummet downwards from their craft when destroyed.

Last Resort was produced by SNK in 1992.

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 Last Resort was produced include: 2020 Super Baseball, ASO II: Last Guardian, Burning Fight, Alpha Mission II, Eightman, Art Of Fighting, Football Frenzy, Fatal Fury 2, Baseball Stars 2, and Garou Densetsu 2: Arata-naru Tatakai


Name Last Resort
Developer SNK (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8393
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Neo Geo MVS
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Adjust Pod Movement
Sound Amplified Either (Mono or Stereo)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

A Neo-Geo clone of the R-Type series (one and two) with much improved graphics and sound.

Game Play

The player must guide their spacecraft across horizontally scrolling cityscapes and wastelands, disposing of hordes of enemy spacecraft (some metallic, some organic) including huge mid- and end-level guardians. Power-up pods provide the craft with a moveable drone which can be charged up and fired or locked into position and used as an extra gun or 'battering ram'/shield.

Last Resort KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.85 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 1.00
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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Last Resort Census

There are 14,909 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,197 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 82 known instances of this machine owned by Last Resort collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 78 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 Last Resort circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Last Resort boards sets.

This game ranks a 27 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]



Last Resort is a 45 Mbit Neo-Geo cartridge.

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