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A shooting game where you are a cop who has different assignments. You must shoot criminals while protecting innocent by-standers.

Lethal Enforcers was produced by Konami in 1992.

Konami released 434 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 Lethal Enforcers was produced include: Tsurikko Penta, Slime Kun, Mario Roulette, Xexex, Vendetta, Asterix, Bucky O'Hare, Escape Kids, G.I. Joe, and Hexion


Name Lethal Enforcers
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8419
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Lethal Enforcers Instructions Image
Control Panel Lethal Enforcers Control Panel Image
Side Art Lethal Enforcers Side Art Image
PCB Lethal Enforcers PCB Image

Game Introduction

The game has five stages with five different assignments: The Bank Robbery, Chinatown Assault, The Hijack, The Drug Dealers, and The Chemical Plant. Your gun can fire up to six bullets at a time and whenever it needs reloading, you aim it away from the screen and squeeze on the trigger.

During each stage you must try to shoot the armed criminals, but not any innocent by-standers nor fellow officers. You must destroy the enemy at the end of each stage in order to complete the assignment.

At the beginning of the game, you have three to five life units, but you can purchase additional life units by depositing additional coins. Life units are also awarded based on how many points you score during the gameplay. Everytime you are shot, you will lose one life unit. You will also lose a life unit whenever you kill an innocent person. The game ends when all your life units are gone, but continuous play is available.

There are different ranks that you will attain, depending on how well you do. The ranks are Patrolman, Detective, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Commander. When the game begins, your rank is Detective and after each stage you will be promoted, but only if you do not kill any innocents. If you've killed innocents on any stage, you will either maintain your rank or you will be demoted.

Additional weaponry can be found throughout the game that will give you better fire power: automatics, Magnum bullets, rifles, shotguns, grenade guns and machine guns. The grenade guns and machine guns can each be used only once, but the automatics, the Magnum bullets, the rifles and the shotguns can be reloaded the same way as your regular gun. If you get shot while you have one of those weapons, though, you will return to your regular gun.

A DIP switch allows you to set the game to "Arcade Mode" or "Street Mode". In Arcade Mode, one assignment follows directly after the other where, between each assignment, there is a target practice session where you try to shoot all the required targets to improve your accuracy. Street Mode gives you a choice of which stage you would like to go to, including a target practice stage.

Game Play

Normally this game is set on street mode you can choose between that and arcade mode. Street mode is picking between the actual game or the target practice part. When you run out of bullets you don't necessarily have to shoot where it says "Shoot here" to reload simply shoot anywhere outside the screen and you get another full clip.

Lethal Enforcers KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.52 (9 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.95

Overall Like 4.43
Fun (Social) 4.25
Fun (Solo) 3.75
Collector Desire 3.75

Technical Rating: 3.42

Gameplay 3.88
Graphics 3.88
Originality 3.50
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 appears to take place in the city of Chicago as can be noted by the skyline on the helicopter chase level and the marquees graphics of police badges.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Lethal Enforcers Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 268 known instances of this machine owned by Lethal Enforcers collectors who are active members. Of these, 175 of them are original dedicated machines. 13 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 79 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 14 active VAPS members with a Lethal Enforcers machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Lethal Enforcers circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Lethal Enforcers. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Lethal Enforcers circuit board set.

This game ranks a 56 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Lethal Enforcers can be set to output either monaural or stereo sound via a DIP switch.


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2017 2 43.88 43.88
2018 4 59.00 66.38
All Years 10 59.00 72.70


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