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Spectar Spectar - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Spectar - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Steer your battleship around a geometric grid to avoid collisions with enemy ships and fire upon these ships for points. Run over the twirling stars for more points. A level is complete when either all the enemy ships have been destroyed or all the stars have been collected.

Spectar was produced by Exidy in 1980.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Spectar was produced include: Kreepy Krawlers, Fire One!, Rip Cord, Side Trak, Crash, Star Fire, Bandido, Targ, Tail Gunner II, and Mouse Trap


Name Spectar
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9702
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Exidy Targ
Game Specific Spectar Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Spectar Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

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

Game Introduction

In the city of the SPECTARS, the HEROIC WUMMEL continues the crusade against evil and injustice.

Spectar KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.65 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.80

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 3.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 1.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 1.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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 Spectar Census

There are 14,834 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,890 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Common - There are 28 known instances of this machine owned by Spectar collectors who are active members. Of these, 15 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 10 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 6 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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Flyer EXIDY-SPECTAR Arcade Video Game advertisement original see pic

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