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Special Forces Special Forces - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Special Forces - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


You control a Mohawk soldier armed with a rifle who battles mad Arabs and various military foes.

Special Forces was produced by Magic Conversions Inc. in 1985.

Magic Conversions Inc. released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Magic Conversions Inc. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Magic Conversions Inc. during the time period Special Forces was produced include:


Name Special Forces
Developer Magic Conversions Inc. (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9701
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Nintendo Classic
Game Specific Special Forces Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Special Forces Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Bezel Special Forces Bezel Image

Special Forces KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game was licensed from Senco Industries by Magic Electronics, Inc. The cabinet image shown is from a Donkey Kong conversion.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Special Forces Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 11 known instances of this machine owned by Special Forces collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 5 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



This was a conversion kit for Donkey Kong board sets. The main CPU was replaced with a daughter card containing a 40-pin DIP Signetics 2650. The sounds were simply analog so the sound CPU was also removed.

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