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Oscar - Psycho-Nics Oscar - Psycho-Nics - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Oscar - Psycho-Nics - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A side-scrolling platform shooter. Guide Oscar the robot through the enemy terrain wiping out everything and accumulating power-up "selectors" and collecting points as you go. Fast and furious.

Oscar - Psycho-Nics was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1988.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period Oscar - Psycho-Nics was produced include: SRD - Super Real Darwin, Karnov, Makyou Senshi, Meikyuu Hunter G, Gondomania, Pocket Gal, Stadium Hero, Pocket Gal 2, Out Fencer, and Midnight Resistance


Name Oscar - Psycho-Nics
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8932
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Oscar - Psycho-Nics Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - ShootJumpSelect
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Oscar - Psycho-Nics Control Panel Image

Game Play

The power-up regime is identical to Nemesis.

Oscar - Psycho-Nics KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game is also known as Legend.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Oscar - Psycho-Nics Census

There are 14,959 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,366 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Common - There are 25 known instances of this machine owned by Oscar - Psycho-Nics collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 22 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 Oscar - Psycho-Nics 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 Oscar - Psycho-Nics circuit board set.

This game ranks a 8 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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