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Performan Performan - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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This is a "static screen" shooter in which the player controls a robot named Performan that moves in four directions. The character's weapon is a "Perfor-Boomerang" that shoots in front of the player and a button allows the player to dig tunnels underground. This was a Japan-only release.

Performan was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1985.

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 Performan was produced include: Karate Master, Karate Dou, Cobra Command, Karate Champ - Player Vs Player, Haro Gate Ball, Road Blaster, Ring King, Metal Clash, Last Mission, and Kyoukou Toppa


Name Performan
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8997
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Performan 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).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Performan collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 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 Performan circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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