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Star Fighter Star Fighter - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Star Fighter - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Move left to right shooting pattern flying aliens. After a few levels, the player has a chance to dock with another space ship to add additional fire power.

Star Fighter was produced by Ace Vending Corp in 1980.

Ace Vending Corp released only 1 machine in our database under this trade name. Ace Vending Corp was based in United States.

Other machines made by Ace Vending Corp during the time period Star Fighter was produced include:


Name Star Fighter
Developer Ace Vending Corp (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9757
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Star Fighter Instructions Image
Bezel Star Fighter Bezel Image
Control Panel Star Fighter Control Panel Image
Side Art Star Fighter Side Art Image
PCB Star Fighter PCB Image

Game Introduction

This game is a copy of Eagle. Upon boot up of the game, it says "Trip to the Space War". No other text. High score screen says nothing about manufacturer or copyright date.

Star Fighter KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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There is no manufacturer information anywhere on the cabinet (marquee, artwork, bezel, cabinet, or boardset). The only information to go by is the foil sticker on the back by "Ace Vending Corp" and it is stamped "Star Fighter."

Cabinet Information

The cabinet looks like a standard Bally/Midway Galaxian cabinet. However, the marquee area is shorter. The side art looks similar to that of Moon Cresta.


COPY OF: Eagle

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Star Fighter 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).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Star Fighter collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Star Fighter machine for sale.

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]

Alternate Cabinet Images

The control panel on some cabinets say "Potomac Computer Games Division" in the corner.


The board is a two PCB set connected by two separate ribbon cables. There is a daughter board on each side connected together by wires. No manufacturer labels appear anywhere on the boardset. The screened parts lead one to believe that the boardset could be populated in order to run out of an actual Galaxian cabinet. The power supply is not standard, but looks like a switching power supply with some large caps hacked onto it. The monitor is Japanese (manufacturer?).

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