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Terrorists have taken Super Joe's family and a number of townspeople hostage. You must drive your gun-equipped car through dangerous streets to free the hostages and collect power-ups. If your vehicle is severely damaged, you may jump free and continue to fight on foot.

Speed Rumbler, The was produced by Capcom in 1986.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Speed Rumbler, The was produced include: 1942 (PlayChoice), Commando, Exed Exes, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Gun Smoke, Ares No Tsubasa - The Legendary Soldiers, Side Arms - Hyper Dyne, Legendary Wings, Rush & Crash, and Tatakai No Banka


Name Speed Rumbler, The
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9713
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Speed Rumbler, The Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireEscape
  • Pedals: 1
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Speed Rumbler, The Instructions Image

Game Play

The game begins with animation showing the terrorists getting out of their car, entering a building and then leaving, taking "Super Joe's" family and townspeople as hostages. Next a threatening letter appears which conveys the terrorist action and Super Joe's mission.

Throughout each screen there are hostages hidden in the houses. When you release them from captivity you gain points, increased fire power or speed.

You drive and shoot from the car. If the car is hit by a bomb or destroyed by the enemy, you have the ability to escape by hitting the escape button on the control panel. At that time you are now on foot armed with a repeating rifle.

When you are fighting off ambushers on foot, you have the ability to do an acrobatic summersault to evade bullets. As you progress through the six different scenes, an ally will bring you additional cars that you can enter and then proceed with the rest of the game.

Speed Rumbler, The KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.59 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.33

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 2.67

Technical Rating: 3.69

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.50
Originality 4.67
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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This game is also known as IRush CrashI.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Speed Rumbler, The Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Common - There are 41 known instances of this machine owned by Speed Rumbler, The collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 5 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 31 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 Speed Rumbler, The circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Speed Rumbler, The.

This game ranks a 11 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.

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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