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Targ - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Maneuver your ship through a grid, avoiding and destroying Targ ram-ships for points. The deadly Spectar Smuggler appears after a period of time, shoot it for bonus points. Simple graphics, but gameplay is fast and furious. Lightning reflexes are required.

Targ was produced by Exidy in 1980.

Exidy released 57 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1974. Exidy was based in United States.

Other machines made by Exidy during the time period Targ was produced include: Kreepy Krawlers, Fire One!, Rip Cord, Side Trak, Crash, Spectar, Bandido, Tail Gunner II, Star Fire, and Mouse Trap


Name Targ
Developer Exidy (United States)
Year 1980
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10034
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Conversion Class Exidy Targ
Game Specific Targ Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Targ Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini
  • Cocktail
Bezel Targ Bezel Image
Control Panel Targ Control Panel Image
Side Art Targ Side Art Image
PCB Targ PCB Image

Game Play

Your ship the "Wummel" travels through a 9 x 9 grid of yellow squares the "Crystal City" avoiding and shooting the ten red Targ ramships. Each Targ shot is worth ten points, this climbs to 20 on the second level, 30 on the third, and so on. At random a siren will sound, and the Spectar released into the Crystal City, shooting it scores 100-500 points. Clearing all Targs from a level scores 1000 bonus on the first level, 2000 on the second, 3000 on the third, etc. With each level, the Targs get faster and smarter.

Targ KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.93 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

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

Technical Rating: 3.25

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 2.00
Originality 4.00
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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The game was sublicensed to Centuri, who manufactured it in a cocktail version.


A person can convert to Spectar by simply doing a ROM swap.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Targ Census

There are 14,850 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,512 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,983 machines (6,922 unique titles).

Common - There are 43 known instances of this machine owned by Targ collectors who are active members. Of these, 32 of them are original dedicated machines. 11 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Targ machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Targ circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Targ.

This game ranks a 13 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 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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Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 86; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 86; Color photo

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