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Night Slashers Night Slashers - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Night Slashers - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This game is a horizontally scrolling beat-em-up from Data East that has a horror theme. Fight your way through hordes of attacking Zombies and Mutants.

Night Slashers was produced by Data East in 1993.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period Night Slashers was produced include: Diet Go Go, Michael Jordan, Boogie Wings, Dragon Gun, Dark Seal 2, Tales From the Crypt, Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends, Spinmaster, Fighter's History, and Heavy Smash - The Future Sports


Name Night Slashers
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1993
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8868
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Punch/KickJumpSpecial Move
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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Game Introduction

This is a scrolling fighter like many others from the late 1980's/early 1990's. It is a better than average example of the genre, with colorful and detailed graphics. The music is awful, though. The player(s) get to choose from three characters and must progress through the game's levels, attacking the undead creatures that confront them.

Night Slashers KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.49 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 4.50
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 4.50
Collector Desire 3.67

Technical Rating: 4.88

Gameplay 4.50
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
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 Night Slashers Census

There are 14,827 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,883 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 38 known instances of this machine owned by Night Slashers collectors who are active members. Of these, 6 of them are original dedicated machines. 32 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 Night Slashers circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Night Slashers. There are 7 active VAPS members looking for Night Slashers boards sets.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 15 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]



The PCB is equipped with a switch-operated options menu. Amongst other things, the game difficulty and gore levels can be adjusted.


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