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A game consisting of three unique stages featuring some of the most popular movie monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and The Wolfman. Complete each level's task to continue on to the next.

Monster Bash was produced by Sega in 1982.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Monster Bash was produced include: Turpin, Turbo, Star Laker, K.O. Punch, Borderline, 005, Ali Baba And 40 Thieves, Buck Rogers - Planet Of Zoom, Guttang Gottong, and Pengo


Name Monster Bash
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8740
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Sega G80 System Raster
Game Specific Monster Bash Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Zap
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The levels are as follows:

  1. Dracula's House: You play "Little Red" who chases Dracula through his five-story house trying to light the candles to energize the sword.
  2. Frankenstein's Castle: Avoid the wolfmen by zapping them and then escape through a warp door.
  3. Chameleon Man's Graveyard: Avoid spiders and Chameleon Man by activating a background color change button.

Monster Bash KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.06 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 1.00
Fun (Solo) 3.75
Collector Desire 4.25

Technical Rating: 3.42

Gameplay 3.50
Graphics 3.25
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 2.50

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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Cabinet Information

The game is housed in the standard Sega Convert-A-Cabinet enclosure.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Monster Bash Census

There are 14,848 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Monster Bash collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 3 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 Monster Bash machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Monster Bash.

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.

This game ranks a 8 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]



Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 121; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 121; Color photo

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