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Moon Cresta

Moon Cresta - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Moon Cresta was produced by Gremlin in 1980.

Gremlin released 12 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Gremlin was based in United States.

Other machines made by Gremlin during the time period Moon Cresta was produced include: Frogs, All Star, Tenpin, Comotion, Fooswall, Skeet Shoot, and Grand Slam


Name Moon Cresta
Developer Gremlin (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 13057
Class Wide Release
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail

Game Introduction

Aliens swarm at the top of the screen, swooping down on your spacecraft. Your craft begins with three segments, one deployed at a time. After the "insect" and "fireball" levels, you are able to attempt docking the segments together. A successful dock gives you more firepower for the upcoming levels.

Moon Cresta KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.03 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Moon Cresta Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,527 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,094 machines (6,926 unique titles).

Common - There are 28 known instances of this machine owned by Moon Cresta collectors who are active members. Of these, 18 of them are original dedicated machines. 10 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Moon Cresta machines for sale. There are 2 active VAPS members with a Moon Cresta circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Moon Cresta.

This game ranks a 4 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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