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Space War

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Space War by Vectorbeam.

Space War was produced by Vectorbeam in 1977.

Vectorbeam released 5 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Vectorbeam was based in United States.

Other machines made by Vectorbeam during the time period Space War was produced include: Barrier, Speed Freak, Scramble, and Warrior


Name Space War
Developer Vectorbeam (United States)
Year 1977
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 13027
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Space War PCB Image

Game Play

When I last played this game, the ships would be in opposite corners, with a sun in the middle. The sun had an artificial gravity that would attract the ships to the center. If the ship would touch the sun, it would be destroyed. There were several options the players could choose at the beggining of the game:
- black hole (no sun)
- bounce off edges of screen
- travel through screen (like Asteroids)

If a ship was hit, a few parts could blow off, but the ship could still move and fire. A direct hit would destroy the ship.

Space War KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.87 (3 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.92

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 4.83

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.67
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 4.67

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 War Census

There are 14,955 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Common - There are 32 known instances of this machine owned by Space War collectors who are active members. Of these, 31 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Space War.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 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): Dedicated

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