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Tank Busters Tank Busters - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Drive your tank through town and shoot enemy bases.

Tank Busters was produced by Valadon Automation in 1985.

Valadon Automation released 6 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1980. Valadon Automation was based in France.

Other machines made by Valadon Automation during the time period Tank Busters was produced include: Squash, Pickin', Bagman, Le Bagnard, and Millpac


Name Tank Busters
Developer Valadon Automation (France)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10027
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class Tehkan
Game Specific Tank Busters Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireRotate Gun Turret
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

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Game Play

The object of the game is to shoot all the enemy bases. To do so, you have to drive your tank through a town to find them. On your way, collect fuel before your supply runs out. The game features a top-down view.

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

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The game appears to be a conversion/hack of an original Tehkan board set.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Tank Busters Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,354 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 11 known instances of this machine owned by Tank Busters collectors who are active members. Of these, 11 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with an extra Tank Busters circuit board for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 3 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]


Tehkan board no. 6009-A. Main CPU: Z80B. Sound CPU: 1x Z80 and 2x YM2149


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TECMO Tank Busters Arcade PCB (P.C.Board) 1985

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