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Return Of Ishtar, The Return Of Ishtar, The - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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An adventure game that requires two players. One person controls the maiden Ki who fights with magic and the other person plays Gilgamesh, the sword-wielding knight. Players are given a password to allow them to continue from where they left off.

Return Of Ishtar, The was produced by Namco in 1986.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Return Of Ishtar, The was produced include: Vs. Sky Kid, Vs. Battle City, Star Luster, Sky Kid, Motos, Assassin, Genpei ToumaDen, Hopping Mappy, Namco's Classic Gaming, and Sky Kid Deluxe

Return of Ishtar, The
Return of Ishtar, The


Name Return Of Ishtar, The
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9302
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class Namco System 86 - JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Attack/Use|Select
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Return Of Ishtar, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Return Of Ishtar, The Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Return Of Ishtar, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 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 Return Of Ishtar, The 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.

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The boardset is Namco System 86.


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