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Showdown - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A shooting game with a Western motif. The player uses a gun, mounted to the cabinet, to play a game of poker with Tex (or Doc in some versions), Dolly and Rawhide.

Showdown was produced by Exidy in 1988.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Showdown was produced include: Crackshot, Hit N Miss, Top Secret, Chiller, Clay Pigeon, Rough Ranger, Who Dunit, Twister, and Turbo Ticket


Name Showdown
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9532
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Exidy Crossbow
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Gun: Optical
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Although the controls are rifle-based, the game itself is a simple poker game, played against three computer opponents.

In between certain levels however, one can enter into brief "shoot-and-draw" shootouts with the other players.

Game Play

This title is more of a poker game than a regular shooter. The gun is used to make moves and decisions when playing a game with a card shark called Tex (or Doc in some versions), a lady called Dolly and a cowboy called Rawhide.

Between card games there is a showdown where you must shoot all three characters in order to play another round. If one of the characters shoots you, the game will end, otherwise, the next card game will have new rules and increased difficulty.

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

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This game is a part of the Exidy 440 board system ICrossbowI, ICheyenneI, IChillerI, etc..

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Showdown Census

There are 14,845 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 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Showdown collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. 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 Showdown circuit board for sale.

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

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.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


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