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Quasar Quasar - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Quasar - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A multi-wave shoot-em-up that contains elements similar to those found in other classic space shooters.

Quasar was produced by Zaccaria in 1980.

Zaccaria released 69 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Zaccaria was based in Italy.

Other machines made by Zaccaria during the time period Quasar was produced include: Space City, Astro Wars, Hot Wheels, Shooting the Rapids, Dodgem, Star God, Fire Mountain, Space Pirate, Space Shuttle, and Laser Battle


Name Quasar
Developer Zaccaria (Italy)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9195
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 2 - Thrust|Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The first waves consist of ships that come down from the top of the screen vertically and shoot back. The ship is confined to the bottom of the screen like Moon Cresta or Space Invaders. The last waves in each round play like Asteroids or Computer Space where the ship is free to roam the screen using the Left/Right buttons to turn rather than shift, and thrust to move. The thrust has very low inertia and acts more like Omega Race than Asteroids.

Quasar KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.25 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.00

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

Technical Rating: 4.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
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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Cabinet Information

The dedicated cabinet has very nice side art that seems to be shiny colored formica.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Quasar Census

There are 14,755 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,460 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Common - There are 28 known instances of this machine owned by Quasar collectors who are active members. Of these, 22 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Quasar machines for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Quasar.

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 2 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 A

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