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Star Guards Star Guards - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Star Guards - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Players control robot warriors fighting enemies in outer space.

Star Guards was produced by Bally Midway in 1986.

Bally Midway released 96 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Bally Midway was based in United States.

Other machines made by Bally Midway during the time period Star Guards was produced include: Turbo Tag, Eight Ball Champ, Fireball! Classic, Sarge, Shoot The Bull, Motordome, Lady Luck, Strange Science, Max RPM, and Rampage


Name Star Guards
Developer Bally Midway (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9762
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class Midway Mono Board
# Simultaneous Players 3
# Maximum Players 3
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Star Guards Control Panel Image
Side Art Star Guards Side Art Image

Game Introduction

Up to three people can participate in this game and each player's character has a different color: red, yellow or blue. All player characters are equipped with standard firepower and a special weapon. During each level, all enemies must be destroyed in order to advance to the next. The player character changes name and likeness and receives a new special weapon between levels if all the enemies have been destroyed. The character names and special weapons include Flux, magnet; Tangent, shield; Rebound, boomerang; Kelvin, freeze ray; and Blitz, heat-seeking grenades. Each time a character is damaged, his energy is decreased but there are energy units on each stage that can be collected for additional energy. If a character is destroyed, the player's game ends, but continuous play is still available.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Star Guards Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 6 known instances of this machine owned by Star Guards collectors who are active members. Of these, 4 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. One is a set of 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]


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