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RoboCop RoboCop - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

RoboCop - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A player controls RoboCop who advances through various stages that are taken from the 1987 movie. The bonus screen is a target shooting range that uses a first-person perspective. The intermission features digitized voices from the actors.

RoboCop was produced by Data East in 1988.

Data East released 174 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Data East was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Data East during the time period RoboCop was produced include: Real Ghostbusters, The, Garyo Retsuden, Wonder Planet, Captain Silver, Heavy Barrel, Birdie Try, Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja, Battle Rangers, Chelnov: Atomic Runner, and Bloody Wolf


Name RoboCop
Developer Data East (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9343
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

RoboCop Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Attack/FireJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel RoboCop Control Panel Image
Side Art RoboCop Side Art Image
PCB RoboCop PCB Image

Game Introduction

The game is similar to Rolling Thunder, Batman, and Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja.

RoboCop KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.55 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.52

Overall Like 4.75
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.25

Gameplay 4.25
Graphics 4.50
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.25

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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  • Inspector Gadget - RoboCop is replaced with Inspector Gadget. The intro was changed, stages were edited, enemies changed and the music was also edited.

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This game was offered as a conversion kit. Rumor has it that 1000 were made. It was based upon the movie of the same name.

Cabinet Information

The side art is similar to the movie poster and the bezel contains many stills from the film. The cabinet above is a conversion of an original Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja. The conversion kits were released with either a curved marquee for the "Bad Dudes" cabinets or with a flat marquee for use in other uprights.


The ROM Board can be removed and Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja can be replaced and vice versa.


The dedicated cabinet is similar in design to Bad Dudes with its unusual curved marquee that is bowed outward.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op RoboCop Census

There are 14,839 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 214 known instances of this machine owned by RoboCop collectors who are active members. Of these, 61 of them are original dedicated machines. 10 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 143 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a RoboCop machines for sale. There are 6 active VAPS members with a RoboCop circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for RoboCop. There are 4 active VAPS members looking for RoboCop boards sets.

This game ranks a 52 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 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]



DIP switches are used to set options such as free play.


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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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2017 1 230.00 230.00
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