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Red Earth Red Earth - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Red Earth - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This 2-D fighter has four player-selectable characters, two modes of play (Quest and Vs.) and bonus rounds between levels. In Quest mode, players fight their way through the terrain to gain experience points. The Vs. mode features one-on-one combat similar to other fighting games.

Red Earth was produced by Capcom in 1997.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Red Earth was produced include: Star Gladiator, Rockman 2: The Power Fighters, Quiz Nanairo Dreams: Nijiirochou No Kiseki, Dungeons Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara, CP System III, Battle Circuit, Marvel Super Heroes Vs. Street Fighter, Pocket Fighter, Street Fighter III - New Generation, and Vampire Hunter 2


Name Red Earth
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9291
Class Wide Release
Genre Fighting
Conversion Class Capcom CPS III - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
Sound Capcom Q-Sound - Amplified Stereo
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Red Earth Instructions Image
Control Panel Red Earth Control Panel Image
PCB Red Earth PCB Image

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

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This was the first game to employ the CP System III arcade board.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Red Earth Census

There are 14,952 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,357 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 4 known instances of this machine owned by Red Earth 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 Red Earth circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 1 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]



This game's CP System III is roughly four times as powerful as the old CP System II board. The new hardware can handle 256 colours per sprite and with a total of 512 colour palettes, that means it can display up to 32,768 colours on-screen.

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