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A typical vertically scrolling shoot-em-up game based on the 1995 anime series of the same name.

Macross Plus was produced by Banpresto in 1996.

Banpresto released 30 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1992. Banpresto was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Banpresto during the time period Macross Plus was produced include: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon, Super Slams, Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z 2 Super Battle, Juudan Arashi Gundhara, Air Gallet, Akuu Gallet, Bang Bang Ball, Z-Gundam A.E.U.G. vs Titans, and Gundam Battle Operating Simulator


Name Macross Plus
Developer Banpresto (Japan)
Year 1996
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8481
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Bomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Macross Plus PCB Image

Game Introduction

You play as one of three characters, each with his or her own unique Valkyrie fighter:

  • Isamu Dyson in his YF-19.
  • Guld Bowman in his YF-21.
  • An unnamed female pilot in the VF-11.

Game Play

Like the first Macross game, Super Spacefortress Macross, this game plays much the same as Raiden. Your Valkyrie transforms into three modes (fighter, gerwalk, and battroid) by grabbing power-ups labled F, G, and B. Each mode has its own set of weapons. Each character also has his or her own unique set of weapons for each mode. Micro Missiles can be fired by holding down the fire button for a few seconds. The longer the button is held, the more missiles will be fired.

Macross Plus KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Winning the game two times in a row will give you a different ending the second time around.

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This game has an incredible CG FMV opening that plays in attract mode. Also, each character has his or her own ending.

Cabinet Information

Available only as a conversion kit (which was never released in America). Two full-color instruction sheets were the only artwork included with the kit.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Macross Plus Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by Macross Plus collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 18 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 Macross Plus circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Macross Plus. There are 8 active VAPS members looking for Macross Plus boards sets.

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

This game ranks a 17 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]


Although the manual says it does nothing, DIP switch 7 on bank 2 is a language switch. Off is Japanese, on is English. However, all that changes is that the Japanese Macross Plus logo on the title screen doesn't appear in English mode.


  1. Super Spacefortress Macross
  2. Chouzikuu Yousai Macross - Macross II
  3. Macross Plus

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