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Section Z Section Z - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Section Z - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A horizontal/vertical-scrolling shoot-em-up. You control a red spaceman with a jetpack and laser gun who flies through tunnels shooting at attacking enemies. Sections are labeled "A" to "Z" with end-of-level level craft appearing at E, J, O, T and Z.

Section Z was produced by Capcom in 1985.

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 Section Z was produced include: 1942, HiGeMaru - Pirate Ship, Son Son, Vulgus, Pirate Ship HigeMaru, Commando, 1942 (PlayChoice), Gun Smoke, Exed Exes, and Ghosts 'n Goblins


Name Section Z
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9465
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class Capcom Classic
Game Specific Section Z Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Section Z Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - ShootTurn Around
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Fly a jetpacked-spaceman through continuously scrolling tunnels shooting various spacecraft and wall-mounted cannons. The sections are marked "A" to "Z" and there are end-of-level craft to destroy at E, J, O, T and Z.

The direction of scrolling changes after defeating each boss. Sections A through E scroll right to left, F through J scroll top to bottom, etc.

Game Play

A spaceman faces either left or right shooting a laser gun horizontally and throwing grenades with each press of the fire button. Use the Turn button to face the other direction. When you die you go back to the start of the current section.

Destroying certain ground targets release B, S or P symbols that you collect for bonus, speed-up or weapon power-up respectively.

Section Z KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game is the first of Capcoms JetPack Hero shooters. Other games that fall into this catergory are ISide Arms Hyper DyneI and IForgotten WorldsI.PThe NES home version of this game is very different in that it is not linear rather, you have to pick a direction and hopefully the right one at the end of each level to move on. The hero in the NES version is called Captain Commando.


The game can be converted to IGhosts n GoblinsI or ITrojanI by simply swapping boards.


RELATED GAMES ISide Arms Hyper DyneI, IForgotten WorldsI

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Section Z Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 27 known instances of this machine owned by Section Z collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 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 is one active VAPS member with a Section Z machine for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Section Z circuit board for sale.

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

This game ranks a 9 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]



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