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Space Duel Space Duel - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Space Duel - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Color vector game where player's ship shoots colored geometric shaped "asteroids", mines, enemy ships, and opposing player's ship. A bonus wave adds a multiplayer to the player's score when all bonus objects are shot.

Space Duel was produced by Atari in 1982.

Atari released 136 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1972. Atari was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari during the time period Space Duel was produced include: Neutron Star, Tempest Tubes, Tempest, Triangle, Maze Invaders, Akka Arrh, Atari Force Liberator, Fast Freddie, Black Widow, and Gravitar


Name Space Duel
Developer Atari (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9647
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class Atari Color Vector
Game Specific Space Duel Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Space Duel Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 3 - FireThrustShield
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 272 lbs
  • Cocktail
Control Panel Space Duel Control Panel Image
Side Art Space Duel Side Art Image

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Game Introduction

This game is a two-player color version of Asteroids. It has two different modes of play: competitive and team. In competitive mode, each player competes for points. Players can shoot each other for bonus points, but they don't lose a ship. In team mode, the two players are attached together by a "filament". Each player's ship can move and shoot independently while still being attached.

Space Duel KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.53 (12 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.58

Overall Like 3.67
Fun (Social) 4.17
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.42

Technical Rating: 3.48

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.83
Originality 2.92
Sound/Music 3.17

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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The game appears on the album cover of It's Hard by the Who. The was possibly the first video game to make it onto an album cover.

Cabinet Information

8 color artwork is silk-screened directly onto the sides and depicts the player's ships battling several other mines and ships.


VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Space Duel Census

There are 14,748 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,472 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,455 machines (6,894 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 503 known instances of this machine owned by Space Duel collectors who are active members. Of these, 461 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 39 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 17 active VAPS members with a Space Duel machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Space Duel circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 28 active VAPS members currently looking for Space Duel.

This game ranks a 83 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 38 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]



  1. Asteroids
  2. Asteroids Deluxe
  3. Space Duel
  4. Blasteroids


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 127; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 127; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright
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Atari SPACE DUEL control panel-complete, working 100%. Pretty nice!

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Space Duel Free Play and High Score Save Kit Arcade

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Space Duel High Score Save and Free Play Kit - Arcade

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Space Duel arcade PCB board - repair and refurbish service

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2017 1 115.00 115.00
2018 1 88.50 88.50
All Years 2 101.75 101.75


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