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Strike Force - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A player controls a spaceship on a horizontally left/right scrolling playfield. The object is to travel to various planets, shooting aliens and collecting power-ups while saving humans. Once these tasks have been completed, the mothership arrives to pick you up with any humans you may have dangling from your ship.

Strike Force was produced by Midway Manufacturing Co. WMS in 1991.

Midway Manufacturing Co. WMS released 36 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1988. Midway Manufacturing Co. WMS was based in United States.

Other machines made by Midway Manufacturing Co. WMS during the time period Strike Force was produced include: Dr. Dude, Bally Game Show, The, Ghost Gallery, Pool Sharks, Radical!, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Gilligan\'s Island, Harley-Davidson, Bugs Bunny's Birthday Ball, and Creature from the Black Lagoon


Name Strike Force
Developer Midway Manufacturing Co. WMS (United States)
Year 1991
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9845
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Strike Force Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 4 - TransformFireWeapon SelectWeapon fire special weapon
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Strike Force Instructions Image
Control Panel Strike Force Control Panel Image
PCB Strike Force PCB Image

Game Play

Strike Force is a powered-up version of Defender, though at first this isn't obvious....First comes a screen showing the galaxy, in which you steer your ship to a planet of your choice in order to rescue your stranded comrades there. On this screen an enemy mothership pursues you, so you must pick a planet before it catches you. Once you pick a planet, the similarities to Defender are obvious. You are presented with a side-scrolling view of your ship flying over the planets surface, with a radar screen showing where your fallen comrades are awaiting pickup as well as enemy bogies. You rescue your comrades by touching them with your ship, and you fire your weapons to defeat your opponents. But the resemblance to Defender ends there, as your comrades fight the aliens on the ground, and can fire their weapons while hanging onto the bottom of your ship. This is important, as the enemy includes every sort of flying, hopping, teleporting, crawling, swimming baddie you can imagine, many of them requiring many hits to destroy, which fire all manner of weapons at you and your buddies. In addition, you acquire power-ups throughout the game, which enhance your weapons missiles, lasers, bombs, engines afterburners, warps and/or shields ablative or limited invulnerability. The screen regularly fills with mayhem as you dodge homing missiles and carpet bombs while blasting off the limbs of giant saurian attackers and juggling your ground troops.

Strike Force KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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The game uses similar hardware to Smash TV, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, Total Carnage, High Impact Football and Trog. A simple ROM swap cannot be performed due to a protected PAL or two.


The control scheme differs from this game's prequels in that there are no thrust or reverse buttons. The player's ship moves in whatever direction the 8-way stick is pointing.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Strike Force Census

There are 14,743 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,468 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,437 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Common - There are 34 known instances of this machine owned by Strike Force collectors who are active members. Of these, 5 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 23 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 Strike Force machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Strike Force circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Strike Force boards sets.

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.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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