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Star Fire Star Fire - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Star Fire - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Fly around in space shooting TIE-fighter shaped ships. Occasionally an Exidy mother ship will fly by that you can destroy for big points. Your team do not shoot them flew in X-Wings with their S-foils closed.

Star Fire 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 Star Fire was produced include: Kreepy Krawlers, Fire One!, Rip Cord, Side Trak, Crash, Spectar, Bandido, Targ, Tail Gunner II, and Mouse Trap


Name Star Fire
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9758
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class unique
Game Specific Star Fire Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Star Fire Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: X/Y-directional yoke with common thumb buttons - Fire
  • Joystick: 2-way (up, down) - Forwards/Backwards
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Environmental/Cockpit
PCB Star Fire PCB Image

Game Play

The first wave of ships is red, the next is green and then finally blue. The enemy shoots big, white energy balls at you. If you get hit, a message on the heads-up display prints: "GOT YOU!". Your weapon is four X-wing style lasers that originate in the four corners of the screen and meet together at the sight in the center. The lasers are very slow and it takes a few seconds between the time you push the fire button to the time they hit the target in the site. Timing is a crucial factor when playing this game. Hitting a target flashes a message on the heads-up display: "GOT HIM!". Near the end of the game you will see a ship that looks like a Viper from Battlestar Galactica. It has "Exidy" printed on the top back wing. If you shoot it the heads up display will read: "GOT US!"

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

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Entering the initials "SKO" will cause the game to print "HI SUSAN". Entering the initials "DBR" will cause the game to print "HI DAVE".



This was the first cockpit game, but it was also released as an upright. Apparently, there was a sequel called Rolling Star Fire that was basically the same game mounted on a barrel-rolling chassis with some souped-up game play radar, "normal" color, etc..

This is the first arcade coin-operated video game to maintain a high score table by accepting and displaying the names of winning players.

This game was featured prominently in the 1980 Disney film, Midnight Madness, though the graphics were altered to fit the needs of the script.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Star Fire Census

There are 14,912 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,532 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,200 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 10 known instances of this machine owned by Star Fire collectors who are active members. Of these, 8 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 is one active VAPS member with a Star Fire machine for sale.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Star Fire. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Star Fire circuit board set.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 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]



The board consists of two PCBs: a main board for processing and a daughterboard for the EPROMs and sound. These boards were connected at 90 degrees via edge connector.


The edge connector that joins the daughter board to the main board is a common source of problems.


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 66; Color photo Price guide: No

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Cockpit

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