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Rambo III Rambo III - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Rambo III - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A shoot-em-up where Rambo shoots at enemy soldiers. Fight a tank-like boss at the end of each level. This game was based on the popular movie.

Rambo III was produced by Taito in 1989.

Taito released 486 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1967. Taito was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Taito during the time period Rambo III was produced include: Recordbreaker, Jigoku Meguri, Continental Circus, Kurikinton, Top Shooter, Asuka & Asuka, Battle Shark, Cadash, Cameltry, and Champion Wrestler


Name Rambo III
Developer Taito (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9260
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Rambo III Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireGrenade
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Rambo III KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.87 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.07

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 4.33
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.67

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.67
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 3.33

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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Taito made a second version of Rambo III with different levels.


Licensed to Romstar for US manufacture and distribution.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Rambo III Census

There are 14,948 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,545 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,379 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 27 known instances of this machine owned by Rambo III collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 20 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Rambo III circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Rambo III. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Rambo III circuit board set.

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 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]



This game runs on Taito's B-System architecture, and is the only game that takes advantage of the architecture's special graphics features hardware sprite scaling, rotation, etc..


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