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Space Firebird

Space Firebird - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Space Firebird was a game licensed to Game World Manufacturing by Nichsubishi of Japan, through the British Video Game Manufacturers Association.

Space Firebird was produced by Nichibutsu in 1980.

Nichibutsu released 93 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1979. Nichibutsu was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nichibutsu during the time period Space Firebird was produced include: Galaxian Part X, Rolling Crash, Moon Base, Moon Tracker, Moon Alien Part II, Moon Cresta, Moon Raker, Moon Alpha, and Moon Quasar


Name Space Firebird
Developer Nichibutsu (Japan)
Year 1980 - 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 13049
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - space firebird
  • Cocktail - space firebird
Bezel Space Firebird Bezel Image

Space Firebird KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.60 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.20

Overall Like 3.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 4.00

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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 Space Firebird Census

There are 14,769 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,481 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,607 machines (6,903 unique titles).

Common - There are 21 known instances of this machine owned by Space Firebird collectors who are active members. Of these, 16 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 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 Space Firebird machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Space Firebird circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Space Firebird.

This game ranks a 5 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]


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Cocktail
  2. 3D Model (External): Upright

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