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Magical Spot Magical Spot - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Magical Spot - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Shoot larvae and grubs dropping from a UFO. Missed larvae will spin cocoons and when a total of seven hatch, they turn into Ultramoths that swarm against your ship. Destroy all the bugs on the screen to increase your rank.

Magical Spot was produced by Universal in 1980.

Universal released 52 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Universal was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Universal during the time period Magical Spot was produced include: Alien Invader, Cosmic Guerilla, Cosmic Monsters, Limbo, Get A Way, Space Panic, Magical Spot II, Cheeky Mouse, Cosmic Alien, and Devil Zone


Name Magical Spot
Developer Universal (Japan)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8505
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Magical Spot Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
Instructions Magical Spot Instructions Image
Control Panel Magical Spot Control Panel Image
Side Art Magical Spot Side Art Image

Magical Spot KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Magical Spot Census

There are 14,753 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Magical Spot collectors who are active members. Of these, 13 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 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 a Magical Spot machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Magical Spot circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Magical Spot. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Magical Spot circuit board set.

This game ranks a 3 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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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 93; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 93; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 230.00 230.00
All Years 1 230.00 230.00


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