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A color vector game based on the movie and TV series of the same name. Utilizes a spin control with a button for photon torpedoes, phasers, warp, and impulse.

Star Trek was produced by Sega in 1982.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Star Trek was produced include: Turpin, Turbo, Star Laker, K.O. Punch, Borderline, 005, Ali Baba And 40 Thieves, Buck Rogers - Planet Of Zoom, Guttang Gottong, and Monster Bash


Name Star Trek
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9770
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Development Team
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: Vector
  • Color: Color
  • 19-inch Electrohome G08

Conversion Class Sega G80 System Vector
Game Specific Star Trek Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Star Trek Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Rotary: Optical
  • Buttons: 4 - Photon TorpedoPhasersWarpImpulse
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - Dedicated
  • Upright/Standard - Convert-a-Game cabinet
  • Environmental/Cockpit

Game Introduction

Before the game play begins, Scotty says "You are the Captain of the Starship Enterprise." followed by the Star Trek theme and then Mr. Spock saying "Welcome aboard, Captain.". Afterwards when the game play begins, you are plunged into space to battle the fierce Klingons. Your job is to defend the Starbases from Klingon attacks, and successfully pilot the U.S.S. Enterprise through more and more difficult and hostile sectors of the galaxy.

The screen is divided into three parts with the upper left-hand portion containing a supplies readout, so at a glance you can see how many shields, photon torpedoes and the amount of warp power you have left. The upper right-hand board is the main scanner screen that provides a bird's eye view of the Enterprise, enemy positions and the location of the Starbases. Below is the Forward Targeting Scanner, which shows off a striking vector graphic of the aliens that you battle or the Starbases that you dock with from a first person perspective.

Game Play

There are five controls which need to be mastered, including a Tempest-like rotary knob for directing the course of the ship, a Phasers button which shoots limited range phasers, an Impulse button for forward motion at slow speed, a Photon Torpedo button that fires torpedoes capable of wiping out large portions of the galaxy and a Warp button that allows forward motion at super speed. The Photon Torpedo and Warp buttons are placed at an awkward position which may take some time to get used to.

The game play involves a simulation of the powers and perils of piloting the Enterprise against The Klingon Empire.

You have only one ship to command. If it is destroyed, the game is over. At the beginning of the game, you are given a certain number of shields and photons and during the game play, you can gain additional shields, photons, and warp power by docking with a Starbase. When your ship is hit, you lose a shield. If you run out of shields, the next hits will take out your photon torpedos, and next your warp power, and finally your ship, thus completing the simulation.

There are six different enemies, including red, purple, and white Klingon ships, blue anti-matter saucers and the tricky yellow Nomad during special rounds, which plants dangerous space mines.

The game has 40 different simulation levels, all of where you pilot the Enterprise and try your best to destroy all enemies to protect the Starbases throughout the galaxy.

Star Trek KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.66 (13 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.63

Overall Like 4.17
Fun (Social) 2.42
Fun (Solo) 3.31
Collector Desire 4.08

Technical Rating: 3.69

Gameplay 4.33
Graphics 3.83
Originality 3.46
Sound/Music 3.83

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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Cabinet Information

The game was made available in a sit-down model known as 'The captain's chair', a big white cabinet with the controls on the arms of the chair, a dedicated upright, and in kit form. The kit can be seen applied to an Asteroids cabinet in the photo on the right. The black and white picture above is the dedicated upright. There were 2 types of kits one which was intended to fit the Sega 'Converta-game' series of cabinets Eliminator, Space Fury, Tac/Scan, etc., and a 'Deluxe' kit, which came with a G08 monitor, and larger sideart. The kit flyer shows examples of Asteroids,Tempest, and Scramble with the kit applied.


The marquee subtitles the game as "Strategic Operations Simulator".

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Star Trek Census

There are 14,826 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,504 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,880 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 234 known instances of this machine owned by Star Trek collectors who are active members. Of these, 178 of them are original dedicated machines. 34 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 13 active VAPS members with a Star Trek machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Star Trek circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 27 active VAPS members currently looking for Star Trek.

This game ranks a 58 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 52 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]



Mark Jenison wrote a Sega XY FAQ documenting hardware and conversion possibilities for this game. The most recent version is located at


As with all of Sega's vector games, the Electrohome color vector monitor used for this game has a notorious tendency to catch fire. It is unknown what to do to prevent this.


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 156; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 233; Color photo Price guide: No
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 156; Color photo
  4. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 233; Color photo

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright (loading?)

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