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First person fly through space game. You shoot or nuke various opponents with a gunner to help. Balance your ship's attributes between speed, agility, shields, and firepower.

Space Lords was produced by Atari Games in 1992.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Space Lords was produced include: Marble Madness 2 Marble Man, Steel Talons, Off The Wall, BMX Heat, Road Riot 4WD, Arcade Classics, Guardians Of The 'Hood, Moto Frenzy, Relief Pitcher, and Sparkz


Name Space Lords
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9674
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class JAMMA+
# Simultaneous Players 8
# Maximum Players 8
Game Play Either
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game is divided into four areas. In all modes you receive a final Rating Score. However, only by completing all 15 missions do you receive an actual RANK (see Missions 1 thru 15):

  1. Missions 1 thru 15: In this mode the object is to complete each mission by destroying the stated number of enemy ships. The first eight are against a single species opponent and the next six are against a combination of two enemies, while the last stage is a battle against all species/enimies. Upon completing the game you receive a rank based on your final rating. (Finishing the game gives you an extra 200 kills which will improve your overall rating). The ranks that can be obtained are as follows: Cadet, Corporal, Lieutenant, Captain, Admiral, Space Lord. These ranks will be displayed on the high score screen!
  2. Melee: This is a free for all battle, every ship for themselves, where the computer controlled ships also attack each other. In this mode, all linked players can interact and dog fight in the same space.
  3. Team/Vs.: In this mode players can choose to be on the same side or opposing sides and either combat the computer ships or each other. There are no "species" ships from the other modes in this type of combat, only the players and computer controlled "player-style" ships
  4. Modify: This is where you can choose the number of Nukes and Hypers you want your ship to start with whenever you enter any mode of play. You can also adjust Shields, Laser, Agility, and Speed. (Note: by increasing or decreasing the levels of one attribute others decrease/increase as well to keep the ship balanced). By adding a co-pilot you automatically gain one extra Nuke and one extra Hyper; you also gain slightly better attributes.

Space Lords KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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Cabinet Information

This game was released in a dual cabinet that could be linked with another dual cabinet allowing up to eight players to operate in the same space. The typical configuration allowed four simultaneous players to control two ships (pilot and co-pilot versus pilot and co-pilot)

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Space Lords Census

There are 14,823 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).

Common - There are 24 known instances of this machine owned by Space Lords collectors who are active members. Of these, 17 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Space Lords machine for sale.

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

This game ranks a 9 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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