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A game where a spaceship flies back and forth shooting aliens and monsters in space.

Swarm was produced by Subelectro in 1979.

Subelectro released 6 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Subelectro was based in United States.

Other machines made by Subelectro during the time period Swarm was produced include: Springboard, Super Knockout, Exodus, Meteoroid, and Fantazia


Name Swarm
Developer Subelectro (United States)
Year 1979
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9987
Class Hack/ROM Swap
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Namco Galaxian
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 2-way (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Sire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

You are a space fighter pilot who must shoot wave after wave of aliens that look like dragonflies. In this version, after you fire if you move to the side, your shot moves with you. Also, there is an energy indicater bar (timer, if you like) at the bottom sof the screen.

Game Play

You must shoot the aliens and their boss. Here are some tips for shooting the aliens: kill the boss and his two escorts, then shoot them when they are doing a somersault.

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

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The title screen says ""We are the Subelectrons"". This seems a bit vain on Subelectro's part.


Hack/ROM Swap of: Galaxian

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Swarm Census

There are 14,955 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Swarm collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). 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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