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Space Harrier Space Harrier - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Space Harrier - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Run along the ground or fly through the air using the gun under your arm to blast away at waves of oncoming creatures. Dodge the enemy's projectiles and destroy the boss creatures at the end of each level.

Space Harrier was produced by Sega in 1985.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Space Harrier was produced include: Spatter, Shooting Master, Mister Viking, GP World, Future Spy, 4-D Warriors, Albegas, Angel Kids, Bank Panic, and Choplifter


Name Space Harrier
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9660
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: Analog stick with trigger - Fire
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Deluxe/Themed (motion)
Side Art Space Harrier Side Art Image

Game Introduction

Several levels are similar to 3-D versions of other games. For instance, there is a psychedelic mushroom stage that looks somewhat like a Centipede landscape. Faces in another level look like those from Easter Island. Graphics and game flow are similar to other Sega games of the era such as After Burner and Out Run.

Game Play

The object is to shoot as many things as you can. Avoid running or flying into enemy projectiles and stationary objects. Battle the bosses, and move onto the next level. The game ends after you beat level 18 where you have to defeat almost all of the bosses, one after another, but not in the same order as they appear throughout the game.

Space Harrier KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.33 (12 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.32

Overall Like 3.45
Fun (Social) 2.45
Fun (Solo) 3.55
Collector Desire 3.55

Technical Rating: 3.54

Gameplay 3.33
Graphics 3.91
Originality 4.18
Sound/Music 3.27

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

HINT The enemies fire three types of projectiles at the main character Energy Bullets slow, Fireballs faster, and Missiles fastest. They are always fired directly at Space Harriers current location, never elsewhere. As long as you move constantly without backtracking, you cannot be hit, and need only worry about dodging stationary objects.PBUG Extra coins provide extra lives to continue the game. On the later levels, when your character is hit, it appears at times as if all extra lives are lost. The remaining credits are not lost. They just do not display properly.



Renderings of the classic ISpace HarrierI and IHangOnI games make a special apperance in the Sega Dreamcast title Shenmue. During the game, simply enter the You Arcade in Dobuita and the machines can be found at the back of the arcade. You can also win a Sega Saturn version of ISpace HarrierI which actually existed in Japan, as part of the Sega Ages series in a raffle at the Tomato Convinence Mart.

Cabinet Information

Three cabinet types were created for this game upright, fixed sitdown and a fullmotion cockpit. The control panels each have backlit instrument gauges. All the cabinets have similar styling that includes a dragon, the player character and racing stripes on the side.


The game does not register credits, just how many players lives you will have when you press start. If you have any extra lives at the end of the game, you cannot start a new game no matter how many quarters you dropped to get a ton of lives.P16 of the 18 levels have unique names the other two are just bonus levels. They are in orderOLLIMootLIGeezaLIAmarLICeicielLIBonusLIOlisisLILucasiaLIIdaLIReviLIMiniaLIParmsLIBonusLIDrailLIAsuteLIVicelLINaturaLINarkLIAbsymbelOL

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Space Harrier Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 88 known instances of this machine owned by Space Harrier collectors who are active members. Of these, 75 of them are original dedicated machines. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 6 active VAPS members with a Space Harrier machines for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 19 active VAPS members currently looking for Space Harrier. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Space Harrier circuit board set.

This game ranks a 17 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 27 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]



This game uses the same board system as IEnduro RacerI.


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Year Count Median $ Average $
2018 2 1,652.00 1,652.00
All Years 2 1,652.00 1,652.00


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