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A space-themed reflex game where you command a laser base and destroy a variety of attackers including space mines, alien ships, and attack sattelites.

Space Zap was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. in 1980.

Midway Manufacturing Co. released 133 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1959. Midway Manufacturing Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. during the time period Space Zap was produced include: 18 Wheeler, Phantom II, Super Speed Race, Super Galaxians, Submarine, Space Invaders II, Bulls Eye Darts, Extra Bases, Space Encounters, and Rally-X


Name Space Zap
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9692
Class Wide Release
Genre Skill
Game Specific Space Zap Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: Directional (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cocktail
  • Cabaret/Mini

Game Play

Keep your right hand close to the laser panel gentle pressure is enough to relocate the laser nozzle. Fire constantly with your left hand, making several shots per second your goal. Shoot in a swift circle, top-right-bottom-left-top, reflexively completing one circuit each second or second and a half. Whatever you do, never stop firing.

Each enemy you destroy has different point values:

  • Space Mine: 250 points
  • Alien Ship: 500 points
  • Attack Sattelite:2000 points

You will receive a bonus Laser Base every 75,000 points.

Space Zap KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.50 (7 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.70

Overall Like 4.14
Fun (Social) 3.33
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.32

Gameplay 4.29
Graphics 2.86
Originality 3.57
Sound/Music 2.57

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 was licensed to Bally Midway by Game-A-Tron.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Space Zap Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 85 known instances of this machine owned by Space Zap collectors who are active members. Of these, 83 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 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 Zap machines for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 13 active VAPS members currently looking for Space Zap. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Space Zap circuit board set.

This game ranks a 15 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 22 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]


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 83; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 83; Color photo

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