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Super Spacefortress Macross - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A fairly typical vertical-scrolling shooter that is based upon the Japanese animation series 'Super Dimensional Fortress Macross'. The game can be set in English or Japanese modes by means of a dipswitch.

Super Spacefortress Macross was produced by Fabtek in 1992.

Fabtek released 5 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1992. Fabtek was based in United States.

Other machines made by Fabtek during the time period Super Spacefortress Macross was produced include: Legionnaire, Jungle Joggers, Super Mario World, and New Zero Team

Super Spacefortress Macross
Super Spacefortress Macross


Name Super Spacefortress Macross
Developer Fabtek (United States)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9947
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
  • Orientation: Vertical
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - Fire|Bomb
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Instructions Super Spacefortress Macross Instructions Image
PCB Super Spacefortress Macross PCB Image

Game Introduction

You play either Hikaru Ichijo (player 1) or Max Jenius (player 2) who must battle the Zentraeti forces in their VF-1S Strike Valkyries through six stages of mindless destruction.

Game Play

The game play is fairly similar to that of Raiden. Your Valkyrie fighter transforms into three modes (fighter, gerwalk, and battroid) by grabbing power-ups labled F, G, and B. Each mode has its own set of weapons.

Super Spacefortress Macross KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.08 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.40

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music 3.00

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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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

If you win the game twice in a row, you'll get to see the ending animation. For some reason, you don't get to see it when you only win it once. Go figure.

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This game is based on the Macross movie that was made by Studio Nue in 1984.

The title of this game can also be translated as Super Dimensional Fortress Macross. The corresponding TV series based off the movie is called Robotech in its English translation.


Originally manufactured in Japan by Banpresto.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Super Spacefortress Macross Census

There are 14,895 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,527 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,094 machines (6,926 unique titles).

Common - There are 39 known instances of this machine owned by Super Spacefortress Macross collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 6 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 32 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Super Spacefortress Macross. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Super Spacefortress Macross boards sets.

This game ranks a 8 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 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]



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