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A space shooter with terrific bosses including a giant crab with a city on its head.

Metal Black was produced by Taito in 1991.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Metal Black was produced include: Yuuyu no Quiz de GO!GO!, Quiz Torimonochou, Derby Queen, Ashita No Joe, Honey Pit, Power Blade, Pu-Li-Ru-La, Racing Beat, Warrior Blade: Rastan Saga Episode III, and Quiz Quest - Hime To Yuusha No Monogatari

Metal Black
Metal Black


Name Metal Black
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8671
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Taito F2 System
Dipswitch Settings

Metal Black Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

Metal Black KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Metal Black Census

There are 14,912 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 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 19 known instances of this machine owned by Metal Black collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 17 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 Metal Black circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Metal Black 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 ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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