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Solar Assault Solar Assault - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Solar Assault - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Once again, you control the Vic Viper that shoots at enemy spaceships and other enemies in this first-person space shooter.

Solar Assault was produced by Konami in 1997.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Solar Assault was produced include: Dance Dance Revolution MegaMix 2, Midnight Run - Road Fighter 2, Jet Wave, Pleasure Castle 2, Versus Net Soccer, Battle Vision, GTI Club, Hang Pilot, Operation Thunder Hurricane, and Poly Stars - Tobe!


Name Solar Assault
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1997
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9608
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Backlit Buttons: 1 - Power Up
  • Joystick: Analog with trigger and thumb button - Laser|Missile
Sound Amplified Stereo with Subwoofer (three channel)
3-D Spatilizer Sound
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Play

This game is simply Gradius in 3-D. It features the same power-up system present the series and, at the beginning, you can choose the preset options or you can customize your own.

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Solar Assault 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).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Solar Assault collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Solar Assault.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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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