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A platform game where you aim to defeat Dr. GenBrain. Climb ladders and jump on platforms while killing enemies on the way to the end-of-level boss.

Thunder Hoop was produced by Gaelco in 1992.

Gaelco released 25 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1990. Gaelco was based in Spain.

Other machines made by Gaelco during the time period Thunder Hoop was produced include: Big Karnak, Xor World, TH Strikes Back, Squash, Splash, Thunder Hoop III, and World Rally Championship

Thunder Hoop
Thunder Hoop


Name Thunder Hoop
Developer Gaelco (Spain)
Year 1992
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10104
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Thunder Hoop Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
PCB Thunder Hoop PCB Image

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

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Thunder Hoop Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Common - There are 41 known instances of this machine owned by Thunder Hoop collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 40 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 Thunder Hoop circuit boards for sale.

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

This game ranks a 10 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]



The game can be configured by a DIP switch setting to use either a one- or two-player control panel.


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