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Sky Kid Sky Kid - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Sky Kid - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You play a bi-plane pilot on missions to bomb enemy targets. Left to right scrolling screen, shoot at enemy planes and trucks. Fly down and pick up the bomb as you go along. Cartoon-style graphics and great music.

Sky Kid was produced by Namco in 1985.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Sky Kid was produced include: Tower Of Druaga, The, TX-1, Super Xevious, Shoot Away, Grobda, Alien Sector, Baraduke, Dig Dug II, MetroCross, and Motos

Sky Kid
Sky Kid


Name Sky Kid
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9570
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco Galaga
Game Specific Sky Kid Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Sky Kid Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

Game Play

A great fun game, features 40 levels of game play with increasing difficulty and longer missions, with multiple targets to bomb as you go along. Avoid on-coming enemy planes, ground fire and air-balloons. Nice feature in that if you are shot down you can hit the loop button repeatedly to get control back of the plane. Some hidden bonus features, such as shooting the three dancing girls that appear when you complete a mission they turn into flowers. Excellent music and the graphics are all in a cartoon style.

Sky Kid KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.78 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 2.87

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 1.67
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.50

Technical Rating: 3.54

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.50
Originality 3.50
Sound/Music 2.00

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 Sky Kid Census

There are 14,911 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 40 known instances of this machine owned by Sky Kid collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 34 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 Sky Kid circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 15 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]



The game uses a 6809 microprocessor, a 63701 microprocessor, and a Namco 8-channel waveform PSG for sounds.


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