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Sheriff Sheriff - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Sheriff - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You control a sheriff who dodges bullets and shoots at bandits from an inner field. Enemies become more aggressive and evasive as play progresses.

Sheriff was produced by Nintendo in 1980.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Sheriff was produced include: SF-Hisplitter, Space Launcher, Head On N, Monkey Magic, Battle Shark, Vs. UniSystem, Heli Fire, Space Fever Color, Space Fever (Black & White), and Radar Scope


Name Sheriff
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9511
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Rotary: Optical with push-down button - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini
Instructions Sheriff Instructions Image
Control Panel Sheriff Control Panel Image

Sheriff KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.90 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.80

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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After Sheriff's release by Nintendo, it was licensed to Exidy for re-release as Bandido.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Sheriff 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).

Uncommon - There are 14 known instances of this machine owned by Sheriff collectors who are active members. Of these, 11 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Sheriff machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Sheriff circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Sheriff.

This game ranks a 2 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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