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Solar Fox Solar Fox - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Solar Fox - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Run over or shoot "Fuzors" while ships on each of the four sides of the screen travel back and forth or up and down trying to shoot you.

Solar Fox was produced by Bally Midway in 1981.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Solar Fox was produced include: Kick, Crossroads, Adventures of Robby Roto, The, Wizard Of Wor, Lazarian, and Blue Print


Name Solar Fox
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1981
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9610
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class Midway MCR
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) with button
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Speed
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
Control Panel Solar Fox Control Panel Image
Side Art Solar Fox Side Art Image

Game Play

The player can buy three (one credit) or seven (two credits) ships. Selecting the Novice level makes the normal speed slow and speed the control button will speed you up. Selecting the Expert level makes the normal speed fast and the speed control button will slow you down. A special Skip-A-Rack Timer allows you to skip a level if you clear the round within the time limit.

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

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The sound was programmed by Ben Blish, who also programmed the sound for Satan's Hollow.

Cabinet Information

Monitor is reflected on a mirror which is painted around the sides. Very nice cabinet artwork.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Solar Fox Census

There are 14,820 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 54 known instances of this machine owned by Solar Fox collectors who are active members. Of these, 51 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 2 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Solar Fox machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Solar Fox.

This game ranks a 14 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 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]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 142; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 142; Color photo

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Flyer SOLAR FOX Arcade Video Game advertisement original see pic

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