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A military combat game where players control tanks and/or helicopters and combat enemy tanks and helicopters in various battlefields.

Sarge was produced by Bally Midway in 1985.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Sarge was produced include: Black Pyramid, Ten Pin Champ, Spy Hunter, Granny and the Gators, Kings of Steel, Beat the Clock, Turbo Tag, Shoot The Bull, Eight Ball Champ, and Fireball! Classic


Name Sarge
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9433
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Midway Mono Board
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) with button - Fire
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) with button - Fire/Bomb
  • Buttons: 1 - Switch
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)

Game Introduction

There are two different armies each player can join. Each of them is indicated by two different colors: The Red Army and The Blue Army. The enemies are colored purple.

Game Play

Each player manuevers a tank and/or a helicopter through battlefields of winding rivers, dark forests and treacherous enemy terrain. Players must destroy all the enemy tanks and helicopters in order to proceed to the next round.

When in a tank, you can fire shells at enemy tanks and missles at enemy helicopters. When in a helicopter, you can fire bullets at enemy helicopters and drop bombs on enemy tanks. You can also score points by destroying buildings, staff cars and bomber planes which appear in some rounds.

The more you fire at the enemy tanks and helicopters, the more they get damaged. The more they fire at you, the more damaged your vehicle gets. If one of your vehicles is destroyed during that round, you can switch to your other one or you can press the button to switch to whichever vehicle you think is better. The game will end if both of your vehicles are destroyed.

For each round, you will obtain a different rank. You begin with Private, followed by Corporal, Sarge (as in Sergeant), 2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, full Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, full General and, of course, General Of The Army. Each time you destroy all enemies on each round you will be promoted to a higher rank.

Each round has a time limit and every time the limit is close to being up, an enemy bugler will set up a tent and sound the alarm, so you must shoot the bugler before the alarm is sounded off. If you shoot the bugler before the alarm is sounded off, the time for that round will be extended for you to destroy the remaining enemies. If you fail to kill all the enemies you will proceed to the next round, but you will not get a promotion. If you successfully destroy all enemies in the following rounds, you will be promoted.

Sarge KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Sarge Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,933 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by Sarge collectors who are active members. Of these, 16 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 4 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Sarge.

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 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]



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